According to the Social Daily Post, an on-line blog which hand picks content to educate and inspire, The City of Russellville was selected in its Top 10 list of Best Cities in Kentucky to Retire.
“I am very proud to have our city selected in the top 10. It speaks well of this community, not just for Russellville, but for all of Logan County and the other small cities,” said Russellville Mayor Mark Stratton. “I’m a big fan of Andy Griffith and I feel we have a wonderful atmosphere similar in Russellville and Logan County. There is a sense of comfort and friendliness here… a sort of hospitality. Everybody cares about one another. You can see this when things happen and everyone pulls together.”
The Post begins by saying there are several great regions in the state for retirees to call home, but like most other states, some regions are not as friendly or inviting to those who are a part of the 65 plus community. When choosing where to retire in Kentucky, the number of retirees living in that city should be accounted for, in addition to other relevant factors to help you choose the right community.
Kentucky is quite affordable to live in, in comparison to other US states, which is something retirees will appreciate. Namely those who are on a limited or fixed budget once they are no longer working. But, the Kentucky city you choose to move to should also have other locals your age, activities you enjoy, and different venues which you are going to like visiting, since you are going to be living out the rest of your life in that city.
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Russellville came in at number 10 on the list. The Post says Russellville is a community packed with other retirees, which makes it extremely inviting for those who are a part of the 65 plus community. In addition to this, the cost of housing is extremely low, which retirees who are on a fixed budget are sure to appreciate as well.
If you like pleasant weather, the city offers it year round. It is a safe neighborhood with limited crimes, there are many local golf courses in the community, and a visit to a local doctor would be just a short car ride away, as there are several doctors located within city limits as well.
Others in the top 10 include:
Number 9- Princeton
Number 8- Maysville
Number 7- Middlesborough
Number 6- Lebanon
Number 5- Wilmore
Number 4- London
Number 3- Glasgow
Number 2- Somerset
Number 1- Corbin
Mayor Stratton added those who retire in Russellville, or in other areas of Logan County, can feel safe knowing there are many other people around them who would help anyway they could if needed.
“We who live here, and have been raised here, take it for granted because we’ve grown up here. We don’t see what it is others see in our community from the outside. By drawing in those who are ready to retire, it not only adds to out community, but adds to our economic development and growth. When those people retire in Logan County and their kids come to visit them, they themselves see what a great place this is to also raise a family,” Stratton said.
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