Murray, Kentucky


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"


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!

Murray is a great place to raise children. It has the charm of a small town with the conveniences of the big city.
Reviewed by sdhlwright
on May 16, 2012
Miss my Kentucky Home!
Reviewed by cookiecook
on May 16, 2012
I grew up and spent 30+ years there. Such a great place to be whatever you want to be. And the people are always so friendly and willing to help you with anything. When I moved to Wa. state 10 years ago. My girlfriend here asked if I "waved at every car"? I replied, well of course I do. Well, after 10 years. I no longer wave at passing cars. People here in Wa, state, simply don't understand friendliness.
Reviewed by ducky98801
on May 16, 2012
Murray is a wonderful place to live with lots of friendly people.
Reviewed by bluefire5
on May 16, 2012
Murray is INCREDIBLE!!!
Reviewed by marlenewaldrop
on May 16, 2012
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