Best places to live in Kentucky

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Best places to live in Kentucky

What do you look for in an ideal town? Proximity to trails, lakes, and beaches? How about top-ranked schools for your children? Would you like a professional or college sports team nearby, or do you prefer museums and art walks?

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Kentucky using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather.

On the list, there’s a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

#10. Windy Hills
- Population: 2,433
- Median home value: $271,500 (94% own)
- Median rent: $1,542 (6% rent)
- Median household income: $95,588
- Top public schools: DuPont Manual High School (A+), Louisville Male High School (A), J. Graham Brown School (A)

#9. Fort Wright
- Population: 5,745
- Median home value: $201,900 (70% own)
- Median rent: $879 (30% rent)
- Median household income: $85,794
- Top public schools: Beechwood High School (A+), Beechwood Elementary School (A), Dixie Heights High School (B+)
- Top private schools: St. Agnes School

#8. Wilmore
- Population: 6,335
- Median home value: $170,800 (48% own)
- Median rent: $718 (52% rent)
- Median household income: $50,662
- Top public schools: West Jessamine High School (B+), Rosenwald Dunbar Elementary School (B+), West Jessamine Middle School (B)

#7. Hurstbourne Acres
- Population: 2,027
- Median home value: $201,400 (17% own)
- Median rent: $1,028 (83% rent)
- Median household income: $63,240
- Top public schools: DuPont Manual High School (A+), Louisville Male High School (A), J. Graham Brown School (A)

#6. Anchorage
- Population: 2,376
- Median home value: $715,000 (96% own)
- Median rent: $1,163 (4% rent)
- Median household income: $187,946
- Top public schools: DuPont Manual High School (A+), Anchorage Independent Public School (A+), Louisville Male High School (A)

#5. Prospect
- Population: 4,896
- Median home value: $388,300 (95% own)
- Median rent: $1,140 (5% rent)
- Median household income: $145,511
- Top public schools: DuPont Manual High School (A+), North Oldham High School (A), North Oldham Middle School (A)

#4. Northfield
- Population: 1,181
- Median home value: $391,700 (75% own)
- Median rent: $1,154 (25% rent)
- Median household income: $108,056
- Top public schools: DuPont Manual High School (A+), Louisville Male High School (A), J. Graham Brown School (A)

#3. Hurstbourne
- Population: 4,394
- Median home value: $421,000 (68% own)
- Median rent: $1,288 (32% rent)
- Median household income: $123,521
- Top public schools: DuPont Manual High School (A+), Louisville Male High School (A), J. Graham Brown School (A)
- Top private schools: Our Savior Lutheran School

#2. Indian Hills
- Population: 2,961
- Median home value: $529,000 (100% own)
- Median rent: No data available (0% rent)
- Median household income: $190,313
- Top public schools: DuPont Manual High School (A+), Louisville Male High School (A), J. Graham Brown School (A)

#1. Fort Thomas
- Population: 16,308
- Median home value: $227,600 (71% own)
- Median rent: $907 (29% rent)
- Median household income: $78,972
- Top public schools: Highlands High School (A), Woodfill Elementary School (A), Moyer Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: St. Thomas School

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Best places to live in Kentucky

What do you look for in an ideal town? Proximity to trails, lakes, and beaches? How about top-ranked schools for your children? Would you like a professional or college sports team nearby, or do you prefer museums and art walks?

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Kentucky using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather.

On the list, there’s a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

#10. Windy Hills
- Population: 2,433
- Median home value: $271,500 (94% own)
- Median rent: $1,542 (6% rent)
- Median household income: $95,588
- Top public schools: DuPont Manual High School (A+), Louisville Male High School (A), J. Graham Brown School (A)

#9. Fort Wright
- Population: 5,745
- Median home value: $201,900 (70% own)
- Median rent: $879 (30% rent)
- Median household income: $85,794
- Top public schools: Beechwood High School (A+), Beechwood Elementary School (A), Dixie Heights High School (B+)
- Top private schools: St. Agnes School

#8. Wilmore
- Population: 6,335
- Median home value: $170,800 (48% own)
- Median rent: $718 (52% rent)
- Median household income: $50,662
- Top public schools: West Jessamine High School (B+), Rosenwald Dunbar Elementary School (B+), West Jessamine Middle School (B)

#7. Hurstbourne Acres
- Population: 2,027
- Median home value: $201,400 (17% own)
- Median rent: $1,028 (83% rent)
- Median household income: $63,240
- Top public schools: DuPont Manual High School (A+), Louisville Male High School (A), J. Graham Brown School (A)

#6. Anchorage
- Population: 2,376
- Median home value: $715,000 (96% own)
- Median rent: $1,163 (4% rent)
- Median household income: $187,946
- Top public schools: DuPont Manual High School (A+), Anchorage Independent Public School (A+), Louisville Male High School (A)

#5. Prospect
- Population: 4,896
- Median home value: $388,300 (95% own)
- Median rent: $1,140 (5% rent)
- Median household income: $145,511
- Top public schools: DuPont Manual High School (A+), North Oldham High School (A), North Oldham Middle School (A)

#4. Northfield
- Population: 1,181
- Median home value: $391,700 (75% own)
- Median rent: $1,154 (25% rent)
- Median household income: $108,056
- Top public schools: DuPont Manual High School (A+), Louisville Male High School (A), J. Graham Brown School (A)

#3. Hurstbourne
- Population: 4,394
- Median home value: $421,000 (68% own)
- Median rent: $1,288 (32% rent)
- Median household income: $123,521
- Top public schools: DuPont Manual High School (A+), Louisville Male High School (A), J. Graham Brown School (A)
- Top private schools: Our Savior Lutheran School

#2. Indian Hills
- Population: 2,961
- Median home value: $529,000 (100% own)
- Median rent: No data available (0% rent)
- Median household income: $190,313
- Top public schools: DuPont Manual High School (A+), Louisville Male High School (A), J. Graham Brown School (A)

#1. Fort Thomas
- Population: 16,308
- Median home value: $227,600 (71% own)
- Median rent: $907 (29% rent)
- Median household income: $78,972
- Top public schools: Highlands High School (A), Woodfill Elementary School (A), Moyer Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: St. Thomas School

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