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Old 11-17-2019, 11:48 AM
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My family and I are from a small town in Arizona. We are planning to move to Kentucky in July to start a new beginning. We will be going to Kentucky for Thanksgiving and would love to find some beautiful places to check out. We are looking for a beautiful town with great weather and a picture perfect view of country life and tons of trees and low crime with great schools and lots of lakes, rivers, or water around for fishing. We plan on looking for affordable property and building a home with someplace that is near a medium sized town where it won't be too far to drive for shopping and places to have fun. I am a school counselor and and my husband owns his own carpet cleaning business. Our boys will be 17 and 18 by the time we move and our boys are into the "car" scene. We are looking for at least 10-20 places to visit while we are there. Please give us some towns to check out. Thank you so much for all of your help.
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Old 11-17-2019, 02:09 PM
Location: Eastern Kentucky Proud
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London, Williamsburg, Somerset, Monticello, Albany, Jamestown, Burkesville, Glasgow, Scottsville, Franklin...

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Old 11-17-2019, 03:11 PM
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I always put in a plug for western Kentucky. For your fishing, check out Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Kentucky Lake is the largest man made lake east of the Mississippi River. https://www.kentuckylake.com/
In between the two lakes is the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/, 170,000 acres of hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, camping and more.
With your sons being 17 and 18 you might want to check out the Murray, Ky. area, home of Murray State University
MSU also has 5 regional campuses around western Ky.
Paducah is the "medium sized town" in the area where people go to see shows, eat, shop, etc. https://www.paducah.travel/things-to-do/ Metropolis, Illinois, just across the Ohio River from Paducah, has the claim, since it's the only town of "Metropolis" in the US, to be the home of Superman, with a huge Superman statue on the court square.
Sights & Attractions | Metropolis Tourism

I found this as far as the low crime rates. Benton rates fairly high.

Hope you find a good home in Kentucky, no matter what part of the state you go to.
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Old 11-17-2019, 03:30 PM
Location: Boydton, VA
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The Kentucky weather will not be anything like Show Low, particularly in the summer. If you haven't experienced summer humidity, you are in for a surprise. I left Southern Indiana (much like KY) for Show Low the spring of '06, couldn't have been happier to leave the humidity behind. Most folks leave the mid west for AZ to escape the winters, not vice versa, but in Show Low, at 6,000 feet elevation, you are at least accustomed to cold and snow. You won't find the small clear trout lakes like in the White Mtns, but you will find large lakes for fishing. One of my favorites was Reel Foot Lake in No. Western TN (not far from KY), known for huge slab crappie.

Good Luck
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:57 PM
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Hi! Welcome to the Kentucky Forums here at City Data~
It's a great idea to visit, that can do more than a whole lot of research. I have listed a few smaller towns/cities.
But I have always lived in Louisville or Lexington, so I only know the cities. The small towns are really pretty.

Plus there is Georgetown, Paris, Versailles, and many others.
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Old 11-19-2019, 09:37 AM
Location: The Bluegrass State
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In addition to the locales listed above I would add Danville, Stanford and Harrodsburg.
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:26 PM
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Don't miss out on visiting the greater Lexington area, and eastern KY in general. The proximity to the Appalachians can't be beat, especially if you find a home with a view of them.
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