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Places With The Best Housing In Kentucky 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Bellevue, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,879
81
  • Fort Knox, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,226
94
  • 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…[read more]
83
  • Francisville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,452
81
  • Hillview, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,688
83
  • Flatwoods, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,358
68
  • Princeton, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,215
82
  • Williamsburg, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,263
76
  • 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…[read more]
85
  • 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…[read more]
81
  • Versailles, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,091
87
  • 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…[read more]
74
  • Vine Grove, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,680
75
  • Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 311,529
  • Great for a visitor, local amenities are great, nightlife and recreation and touristy things are authentic and, well... awesome. However, living here, some things can be a pain. Particularly traffic. …[read more]
72
  • 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…[read more]
85
  • Villa Hills, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,404
89
  • Fort Mitchell, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,245
64
  • 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…[read more]
71
  • Maysville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,883
80
  • 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…[read more]
93
  • Middletown, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,773
67
  • 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…[read more]
72
  • Lawrenceburg, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,081
  • I lived there for a year and left because being married to an Arab gives you dirty looks in public there (never saw one person of color either) and the neighbors are very crude and loud. Shopping at some…[read more]
70
  • Leitchfield, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,850
76
  • Hebron, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,095
73
  • 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…[read more]
64
  • Hazard, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,383
84
  • Highland Heights, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,136
73
  • Louisville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 611,573
  • I used to love this city. It was unique and eclectic. It’s going downhill fast! Schools are horrible, crime is on the rise, the weather is stupid, taxes are outrageous. Litter everywhere you turn, unless…[read more]
69
  • Lebanon, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,604
82
  • Union, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,677
86
  • Fort Wright, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,732
76
  • 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…[read more]
84
  • 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…[read more]
64
  • Buckner, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,480
70
  • Cynthiana, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,376
72
  • Owensboro, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,685
  • As of 2019 the Owensboro bus system continues to argue over not having major bus stop schedules to download. Owensboro Transit refuses to have major bus stop schedules like most of the world has. And the…[read more]
72
  • Central City, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,895
80
  • 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…[read more]
72
  • Franklin, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,706
84
  • Alexandria, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,878
81
  • 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…[read more]
59
  • Russellville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,998
  • The whole town is corrupt from the child support office where Kay Fisher works to her buddy buddy friends in the Attorney's office and in the court. If you have children you pay support for STAY AWAY…[read more]
83
  • Douglass Hills, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,645
86
  • Edgewood, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,703
78
  • 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…[read more]
74
  • La Grange, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,481
68
  • 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…[read more]
76
  • Corbin, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,306
77
  • 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.