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Old 07-17-2006, 03:00 PM
Location: Central Florida
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Tell me about these towns. Are they great places to raise a family. Where is the reasonable real estate and property taxes? Safe neighborhoods? What about the job market? Any small community papers you recommend to view online about the areas too?
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:04 PM
Location: hanson
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Thumbs up murray and hoptown !

well it depends on what your looking for. murray is a really nice small town(college town) close to ky lakes and lots of hospitalitiy. hopkinsville on the other hand is bigger and close to fort campbell army base and a little wilder place to live,so its all in what you want. so whats bringing you to this area anyway? if you don't mind me asking. if you need any more info just ask. I know pretty much all there is to know about most towns from tn-ky-indiana ok. hope this helps.Janice
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Old 07-18-2006, 10:53 AM
Location: E ND & NW MN
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I grew up in Madisonville, Kentucky and my parents still live there. I graduated High School in 1984, and I know back them Hopkinsville (Hoptown) was a bit bigger than Madisonville, but also tended to have more minorities and crime. We never really went there at all, besides maybe a sporting event once or twice as the two towns played in basketball regionals at times.
Hopkinsville would have more businesses, most of them are at the junction of Pennryile Parkway and US 41. But unless you have a specific job you want there I could not recommend moving there for families. If you want or need to be close to a military base, however, Fort Campbell is close by.

Murray is quite smalll and I have never been there. Kind of out of the way and no reason to go there except that is where Murray State Univerisity is. I had a neice go there in the 1990s and she liked it and it is close to the land between the lakes region for recreation. Murray and Calloway county are "dry" though (at least I think it still is - i.e. no alcohol for sale). Hopkinsville is "wet".

The Hopkinsville newspaper is the Kentucky New Era.
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:02 PM
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I've lived in Hopkinsville and would not recommend it. My son was at Murray-great for college town. Have you considered Cadiz? This is in Trigg county and seems to have the best of all worlds.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:37 AM
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Murray, speaking as a resident from age 3 - 21, and one who always loved to return to visit my parents, is a nice little town. Safe, has an old-fashioned feel, but has plenty of amenities within the small town framework. Local newspaper is the Murray Ledger & Times. Always rates well on retirement lists due to many of the qualities that make it a great small town - the university, the local recreational opportunities at Kentucky Lake, Barkley Lake, and the public recreational area, Land between the Lakes. Murray is not dry and hasn't been for at least 10 years. The friendly population embraces newcomers in part because they are used to the faculty, staff, and students who come and go due to the university location. Any other question, I'd be glad to respond.
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:27 PM
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Murray area beats Hopkinsville hands down.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:03 PM
Location: Cecilia, Ky
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murray area beats hopkinsville hands down.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:36 PM
Location: NC
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I would Suggest Murray for jobs that is the job market in Ky is really slow depending on your profession
The medical field has alot of job openings Here is a local newspaper You should find what you need here
Hopkinsville in my opinion is pretty rough
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:40 PM
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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I don't even like DRIVING through Hopkinsville. Of course I am biased.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:07 PM
Location: Murray, KY
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I would highly suggest Murray over Hoptown anyday. Hoptown is really nothing more to me than a place to stretch my legs on my way to see my folks in Muhlenberg County, KY. Murray, on the other hand, is a nice oasis in far western Kentucky!!! Great location, schools, shopping, proximity to larger cities, etc.
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