Now, the rest of the world knows what all of us at Sallie Davidson REALTORS® have always known, our local communities are some of the best in Kentucky. Local.Niche.com released its list of the Best Towns in Kentucky, and three of our local communities--Berea, Corbin and London—made the list. Local.Niche.com ranks towns based on livability scores using weather, safety, schools, activites, jobs, housing options and transportation as categories. And, quite frankly, who are we to disagree? We think our cities are simply the best.
Berea, which took the 13th spot on the best towns to live in Kentucky on Local.Niche.com, earned high marks for a strong jobs market and an easy commute. The community is considered the fifth safest in the state because of its low crime rate and offers its resident plenty to see and do.
This community is just on the edge of Bluegrass Country and 40 miles to the south of Lexington, and it has been named the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky. This is the place to shop for locally created art while experiencing a diverse culture and friendly people. It also happens to be home to Berea College, the South's first interracial college and one of the nation's top undergraduate options.
Berea is also known as a "sustainable living" community, because many of its residents focus on giving back to nature through a focus on sustainability. With all Berea has going for it, it's no wonder it made the list of top places for Kentucky real estate shoppers to consider living.
If you're searching for a home in Kentucky in a community filled with local charm, then add Corbin, Kentucky to your list. Home to the cafe where Colonel Sanders himself first introduced Kentucky Fried Chicken, Corbin is a quaint town surrounded by natural beauty. Daniel Boone National Forest, Levi Jackson State Park, and Cumberland Falls, home of the famous moonbow, are all located in or around Corbin. Corbin ranked 19th among the top places to live in Kentucky, earning highest marks for its strong schools and excellent things to do.
Finally, London, Sallie Davidson REALTORS® home town, ranked No. 23 on the list, earning high marks for its commute, housing options and things to do. London has been named a "Vacation Crossroads," but many who vacation in London find themselves drawn to the community to make it their permanent residents. A low cost of living makes it particularly popular, as do the forests and lakes surrounding the community to provide outdoor recreation opportunities.
There's a reason each of these communities was recognized as one of the best towns in Kentucky. Are you ready to discover them for yourself? Contact our team of local Kentucky real estate experts at Sallie Davidson REALTORS® for help finding your new Kentucky home in Berea, Corbin or London.