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Old 05-20-2007, 04:59 PM
 
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Default Hopkinsville, KY information

Can anyone provide me with information on Hopkinsville and/or surrounding areas? Thinking of relocating my family from Florida to Kentucky, but don't know much about the area.

Any information anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

ElMar
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:05 PM
 
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Can anyone provide me with information on Hopkinsville and/or surrounding areas? Thinking of relocating my family from Florida to Kentucky, but don't know much about the area.

Any information anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

ElMar
Ah Hoptown. It is a fairly nice growing area. I think it seems like a nice place for families. the town currently lacks some shopping amenities, but Bowling Green is close and has a lot of that.
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Surrounding Area;
Originally from Hopkinsville but now live in Cadiz and loving it!
Check out www.barkleylake.com (broken link)
So if you are looking for a small, friendly town check out Cadiz, Ky we are about 20 minutes from Hopkinsville. We have Interstate 24 and US 68 that can get you to larger towns in a short time, such as Clarksville, Tn and Paducah, KY among others.
If you like to fish than our community has Barkley Lake. We have the nicest state park in the area, Barkley Lake State Resort Park that has a lodge, convention center, fitness center with indoor pool, restaurant, marina, camping area, beach area and etc.
If you like getting back to the basics you need to check out "The Land Between the Lakes". Check out www.lbl.org
If you would like more information just let me know.

KYHummingbird
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:28 PM
 
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Hello! My family is considering moving to the Hopkinsville/Clarksville area and we are looking to obtain as much information as possible about the schools, crime, housing, etc...

We have been told the schools in Christian County we not very good and the crime and drugs were terrible. I am hoping locals can offer accurate information or view points to help us. If this is not a good area can anyone offer information regarding surroundings areas that are good for schools and overall good family living?

I appreciate any information anyone can offer.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:34 PM
 
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Please don't listen to all the haters and naysayers who run down Hopkinsville. Hopkinsville is a city with approx' 35,000 people living in or near the city limits. Clarksville has approximately 160,000 and is 12 mile south of Hopkinsville. Ft. Campbell sits in between. Clarksville has a lot more shopping and places to eat. Tennessee doesn't have an income tax but if your husband is working in Kentucky you might lose that benefit. Clarksville has higher sales taxes and more items are taxed. Clarksville is also more crowded and traffic is ten times as bad. Both cities have large minority populations and becuase of the military base they also both have a lot of people from other countries, especially Korea and Vietnam. Public schools in the area are just like public schools everywhere else. Both cities have numerous private schools. Hopkinsville has two public and two private high schools. One, Heritage Christian, is the largest private k-12 Christian school in Kentucky. The country side is beautiful, you get all four seasons, and the whole metro area is an hour away from Nashville, when you need a BIG city fix. Like every other place on the planet, your standard of living in the area will be determined by how deep your pockets are. It's also right next door to the land between the lakes, so if you like hiking, boating, etc... you will be very happy. We would welcome you in Hopkinsville with open arms. Both cities are fine. You'll fare well. Best wishes and God bless.
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:54 AM
 
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Hopkinsville is not a place to raise a family.
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:29 PM
 
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As a lawyer, and a retired policeman, and a local resident, and the father of a teenager, I disagree. Hopkinsville does have a fairly large minority population, 30% or so in the city.

Moderator cut: your comment about Hopkinsville not being the place for a racist was removed becaue it could be construed that you were accusing other members of being racist

Last edited by Cornerguy1; 12-07-2007 at 10:43 PM..
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:25 PM
 
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Thumbs up You will find Hopkinsville is a Great Place to Live and Growing

Hopkinsville is a great place to live. Like all towns anywhere there are good and not so good sides of town. The west side of Hopkinsville is the growth area and is virtually crime free. Schools demand parental involvement and many of the schools parking lots overfill when PTA meetings are held. Hopkinsville is in Christian County and you will find it is more of a Bible Belt community one in which the FFA <Future Farmers of America> is the most popular club in the High Schools. Christian County is one of if not the largest agriculture county in Kentucky. It is not a town full of bars and strip clubs, in fact there are no strip clubs in Hopkinsville. To the south town has a great sports stadium for High School Sports with a newly large park that continues to expand for kids with all sorts of recreational equipment being installed. There is a very large YMCA that is only a few years old that offers endless activities for the youth in the community. You will find everyone here is friendly, helpful and y'all will just love the surrounding areas which range from being only 1 hour from Nashville "Music City of the USA" and Oprey Mills a major shopping complex with entertainment and great restaurants. 20 -25 Minutes from Clarksville with a large indoor mall. Movie Theaters abound with a Carmike Digital Stadium Seating Theater in Hopkinsille and a New 16 theater complex just this side of Clarksville on I-24. The land between the lakes is only 30 minutes to an hour away. And there is a Harrahs Casino in Metropolis, Il just 1.5 hours away or another casino in Evansville, Indiana just 1.5 hours to the north. There is also a Great Regional Theater in Downtown Clarksville called the Roxy with great stage plays only 35 minutes away.
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:22 PM
 
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Default Hopkinsville west - crime free?

Don't make me laugh.
There are NO areas of Hoptown that are crime free anymore.

I still have relatives that live there, and they inform me that *most* of the town are concerned about the growing youth and drug problems.

When I lived there, my daughter went to CCHS; I understand now that the school (and HHS) have guards because of the fights that take place. The CCMS middle school has a sign that says "no weapons (guns) allowed".
Granted, this is a growing problem in many small southern towns, but dont get fooled: Hopkinsville is turning into a little Chicago and nothing's being done about it.
There are many other towns that address the problems head-on without taking a liberal approach - and that surprises me; Hopkinsville being so conservative.

I've said it in almost every post: do the research for yourself. Don't take my word (or others) as gospel: we all have our opinions....but there are plenty of websites that show statistical data.
Good luck in finding a great place to live!

Pat, currently in Tennessee!
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:48 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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When I lived there, my daughter went to CCHS; I understand now that the school (and HHS) have guards because of the fights that take place. The CCMS middle school has a sign that says "no weapons (guns) allowed".
YOu can go to just about any school in the state and will see the sign that says no weapons. That sign is there by law. As for the guards, that goes for a lot of school systems. I know of several who have received federal grants to have a police officer stay at the schools during the school day.
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