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Old 05-07-2007, 01:27 PM
 
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I live in Hodgenville Ky. Located in central Kentucky and the birthplace of Abe Lincoln. We have country cooking, classic car shows on the square, and everyone walks around town for exercise. Your neighbors take care of your house if your not there. Older homes are all around and several for sale. Check it out.
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:47 AM
 
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Paducah IS a great place to retire, arts, shopping,fishing, boating and across the Ohio river from Harrahs Riverboat Casino and Superman in Metropolis, Illinois!
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Murray is nice if you need College, fishing to found everywhere, and it's not crowded (yet) and the property prices and taxes are low compared to the central part of the state.
I agree completely. The Murray/Land-Between-the-Lakes area is a terrific retirement area. I constantly see it listed as a top choice in "Where to Retire" magazines.
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:52 PM
 
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I'm interested in reading all the postings about the towns of KY which would be good retirement areas. How about Radcliff. Can anyone tell me anything about it. High income area? High housing?
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:15 AM
 
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I'm interested in reading all the postings about the towns of KY which would be good retirement areas. How about Radcliff. Can anyone tell me anything about it. High income area? High housing?
Middle class military boom town. Reliant on Louisville for its airport and cultural attractions. A new twin to Elizabethtown ( a historic town), and part of its own Micropolitan area. Together, Radcliff and Etown are part of the greater Louisville region. Radcliff is nearly totally reliant on Ft Knox economically, and many military people actually retire there. A couple bases consolidated, and now Ft Knox will be getting thousands of new people in the next few years. I would not be surprised if the Radcliff really grows a lot, and you will begin to see a merger with the south suburbs of Louisville that are slowly but surely sprawling and creeping down US 31W (Dixie Highway). Radcliff is a nice town... but not the best KY has to offer as small towns go IMO. I would pick Etown over Radcliff bc it seems more like its own historic town. Radcliff sort of looks like an anywhere town with a main drag of chain shopping and a couple car dealerships.


For small towns that feel like they are their own thing, yet so close to a cool city, I really recommend La Grange. I think its just a neat little town with a lot going on, but yet in 25 minutes, you can be in downtown Louisville. Just my two cents....
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Old 05-27-2007, 07:23 AM
 
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i'm looking for a place to rent in mt sterling not far from wal-mart but not to close something preferably towards the country if anybody knows of any place please contact me kygirl11652005@yahoo.com
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:52 PM
 
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Smile KY is better than TN?

I have read all these posts, and to those of you who could have chosen anywhere to relocate, why would you pick KY over TN?I ask this because they appear to be quite similar in geography and demographics but there is one glaring difference and that is the tax bite. Taxes are much higher in KY as it has a state income tax, and TN does not! That's a huge savings year over year - it would really add up so what is it about KY that makes taking a tax hit worth it? I mean they both have rolling greenery, tornadoes, humid weather, and friendly people. The sales tax in TN is higher than KY but you'd have to buy an awful lot of stuff to balance the income tax difference!

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Old 01-21-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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Looking for an Elvis "kissin cousins" kind of town up in the mountains quiet and nothing but beauty around. I've lived in the city most all my life and am ready to go to the beautiful apps. Also love to fish so a small river would be nice too lol and not into fast foods or chains love good home cookin.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA & Butler county KY
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I have read all these posts, and to those of you who could have chosen anywhere to relocate, why would you pick KY over TN?I ask this because they appear to be quite similar in geography and demographics but there is one glaring difference and that is the tax bite. Taxes are much higher in KY as it has a state income tax, and TN does not! That's a huge savings year over year - it would really add up so what is it about KY that makes taking a tax hit worth it? I mean they both have rolling greenery, tornadoes, humid weather, and friendly people. The sales tax in TN is higher than KY but you'd have to buy an awful lot of stuff to balance the income tax difference!

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12buttons:
Land in Tennessee generally tends to be more expensive than Kentucky, from what I have seen. Plus property taxes and general cost of living seems to be a bit lower in Kentucky. Income taxes for retired people should not be much of an issue as far as I know, but I admit I have not looked into that aspect. I love Tennesse and Kentucky both! I just want to live in Kentucky when I retire, that is where my family is from.

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Old 01-21-2009, 10:16 PM
 
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Why Ky over Tn, there are generous retirement -income exemptions meaning most likely no income tax, food is excluded in the 6% sales tax, and there is a low property tax. In this case, Tn would actually have the higher tax burden over Ky for those retired anyway.
Why Tn over Ky, Tn has a statewide no smoking ban.
Once I get back from a visit to both states this summer, I'll be happy to give my personal reasons why one is better then the other, since we are considering retirement options in both states.
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