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Places With The Best Housing In Kentucky 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score83
  • Bellevue, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,879
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  • Fort Knox, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,226
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  • Fort Thomas, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,317
  • When you think of quiet, easygoing country living you automatically think of Kentucky. Living in Ft. Thomas is the perfect mixture of a peaceful, natural setting with just enough conveniences nearby to
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  • Francisville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,452
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  • Hillview, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,688
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  • Flatwoods, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,358
70
  • Princeton, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,215
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  • Williamsburg, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,263
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  • Shepherdsville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,869
  • My family and I experienced marvelous memories while living in Shepherdsville Kentucky. The city is in Bullitt County Kentucky. Shepherdsville is close to Downtown Louisville and Elizabethtown. The small
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  • Lyndon, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,310
  • I experienced terrific moments while living in Lyndon Kentucky. The city is situated in Jefferson County. Lyndon is a part of Louisville and is closest to Rock Creek Lexington Road Louisville. The town
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  • Versailles, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,091
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  • Mount Washington, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,088
  • Living in Mount Washington has been an entirely pleasurable experience. I find the beautiful Kentucky landscapes to be mesmerizing, and they were certainly a factor in my decision to move here. Coming
70
  • Vine Grove, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,680
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  • Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 311,529
  • Lexington has some really good qualities, but it also has several things that are borderline intolerable. First the CONS ..... because from my perspective they can change your image of this community far
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  • St. Matthews, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,930
  • Living in St. Matthews is a boring existence! The best areas in the Louisville Metro area are the shopping malls, so you better be into shopping because there isn't much else to do! We do have the 4th
83
  • Villa Hills, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,404
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  • Fort Mitchell, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,245
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  • Bardstown, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,026
  • Moved here in 2002. I wish I had known then what I know now! Rated best small town in America. Are they kidding me? Take my advice, save yourself the headache and stress and don't even consider moving
71
  • Maysville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,883
72
  • Berea, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,667
  • I love a laid-back atmosphere, which is why Berea, Kentucky is the perfect place of residence for me! It has breath-taking scenery and a relaxed environment. A sense of art and, crafting, and exploration
86
  • Middletown, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,773
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  • Newport, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,321
  • If you're looking for one of the best areas in Kentucky to move to or even to visit steer clear of Newport. I've lived here for many years now and have seen this area go downhill more and more with each
75
  • Lawrenceburg, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,081
  • My family and I have been living in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky for about 22 years now and even though it may not be an absolutely perfect place, we love it here. The main complaints that I would have would
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  • Leitchfield, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,850
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  • Hebron, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,095
70
  • Bowling Green, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 62,824
  • When living in Bowling Green I was very amazed by many things there. Every place has its ups and downs but this place has a lot of ups! The attractions in Bowling Green had to be some of the best. One
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  • Hazard, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,383
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  • Highland Heights, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,136
66
  • Louisville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 611,573
  • I had no plans to do more than 3 classes when I purchased my gloves and 3 class combo. However, after my first workout I decided to buy a class pass. It has helped me get out of my comfort zone, increase
72
  • Lebanon, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,604
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  • Union, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,677
83
  • Fort Wright, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,732
74
  • Shelbyville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,039
  • The best thing about living in Shelbyville is that the winters are mild compared to where I come from. I love having light snow and not having to worry about my car getting stuck for days. The summer is
79
  • Jeffersontown, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,395
  • Jeffersontown is something else, after growing up here, I’ve come and gone several times. I always wound up coming back, because it’s such a great environment to be in, and I highly recommend for
65
  • Buckner, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,480
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  • Cynthiana, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,376
73
  • Owensboro, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,685
  • I have lived in Owensboro, KY for a few years now. While it does have a few drawbacks I love the beautiful parks, the weather and the Fine Arts Museum. This city is on the banks of the Ohio River. I have
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  • Central City, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,895
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  • Georgetown, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,708
  • Georgetown, Kentucky is a thriving city that is the 7th largest city in the state of Kentucky. There are a number of reasons why Georgetown has grown so much over the past two decades. There are many
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  • Franklin, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,706
77
  • Alexandria, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,878
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  • Fort Campbell North, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,054
  • For a military family like ours, Fort Campbell North is a good place to live. I like the overall community atmosphere of the region compared to some other military housing areas where we have been
66
  • Russellville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,998
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  • Douglass Hills, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,645
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  • Edgewood, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,703
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  • Burlington, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,347
  • Burlington Kentucky is a great little place to be. I love going there to experience the "big city life" without having to travel to a larger city in the area. I see a lot of families here that have a lot
71
  • La Grange, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,481
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  • Corbin, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,306
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  • Florence, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,735
  • Florence, Ky has a library of 6K plus books could you imagine a whole 6K books in one library wow huh? There is no art here whatsoever other than what a hillbilly's kid might bring home from school to
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  • Elsmere, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,488

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Kentucky. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Kentucky to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Kentucky as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Kentucky, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.