Known for its artwork, festivals and historic buildings, Berea, KY is a community that embraces its roots. It draws crowds each year who come to the community to enjoy its festivals and to purchase some of its locally made arts and crafts. Many of those visitors fall in love with Berea and end up staying. At a population of over 14,500 people, it is one of the fastest-growing communities in the state and the fastest in the Bluegrass Region. If you are considering making a move to Berea, you will find much to love in this thriving community.
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Throughout its history, Berea has had a strong traditional arts and crafts culture. Today, the people of Berea continue to support these artisans. The Kentucky Artisan Center showcases many of these artworks. The Old Town and College Square are lined with galleries from local and regional artists showcasing their skills and artwork. If you are looking for something unique and locally-made to decorate your home, you will find it in Berea. This focus has earned the community the nickname of the "folk arts and crafts capital of Kentucky."
The auto parts industry drives the economy of Berea, and jobs in this industry are fairly easy to find. Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, KI (USA), and STEMCO Motor Wheel, all of which make auto parts, are some of the area's major employers. With a number of employment options, those who settle down in Berea will find employment fairly easy to come by.
No matter how old the student is, the community of Berea has a school that will fit. The community has two high schools, which are well-known for their quality education, two middle schools and three elementary schools to assist the educational needs of its people. After high school, students can attend Berea College, one of the best small colleges and most affordable college options in the country. It holds the distinction of being the first interracial college founded in the south, and is known for its quality educational programs.
Berea sits right off of I-75, just 30 miles from Lexington. It's also close to Louisville and Cincinnati, Ohio. This convenient location means that residents can enjoy the quiet, small-town feel of life in Berea while still having access to the benefits of the city.
If you decide that the quiet atmosphere and excellent location of Berea is right for you, you will find a number of real estate options. The community has a rich history, and as such has a number of older, historic homes available for buyers. Recent growth has led to a demand for houses, and newly built subdivisions can be found throughout the community too.
Navigating these numerous real estate options can be overwhelming. Having the right real estate help can make it less so. Contact the team at Sallie Davidson REALTORS® today to get more information about finding a home in Berea, KY.