Murray, Kentucky

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

361 Votes - "Friendliest"
6 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
4 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
2 Votes - "Most Fun"
1 Votes - "Best For Food"

Description

The Friendliest Small Town title only adds to Murray’s accolades as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People and a Playful City USA recipient. Not only is this a prime location for young people as the home of Murray State University, it’s also certified as a retirement community and an ideal location for all ages with such friendly residents.

Murray State is a prime attraction in this small town. A public university with over 10,000 students, its presence provides athletics, art and entertainment for the entire community. The campus hosts The Clara M. Eagle Gallery, which features everything from photography and new media to woodwork, ironwork, sculpture and student art, and the Wrather West Kentucky Museum, which exhibits the regions history and development.

Visitors should not miss local landmarks like Murray Court Square and Central Park or area lakes and outdoor recreation. Central Park boasts a disc golf course, dog park, and theater classes, performances and youth programs through Playhouse in the Park. Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, connected by a canal, offer recreation, camping and attractions. From go-karts to water parks or fishing and hunting, the area offers something for everyone in a beautiful natural setting.

Hosting several seasonal festivals each year, Murray is best known for its annual Freedom Fest celebration, which includes street fairs, cookouts, concerts and a parade amongst the four days of events. People come from all over to join in the family fun, run the 5K, and view the fireworks finale.

Check out Murray's reviews for more!

Best place to live and work!
Reviewed by tmscarboro
on May 16, 2012
Murray is such a lovely place to raise a family. There are excellent schools and many activities for children and parents. The residents make you feel welcomed as soon as you arrive.
Reviewed by carololive
on May 16, 2012
Murray breakfast show covers various activities that are daily taking place for community involvement and participation!
Reviewed by erbieh7
on May 16, 2012
Born and raised in Murray, so a bit biased. Great place to live and raise family.
Reviewed by mwilson54
on May 16, 2012
I never thought I would enjoy small town life as much as I do. This is thanks to the friendly people of Murray, KY. This is a great place to live.
Reviewed by don gaskin
on May 16, 2012
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