Southern Living Names Three Kentucky Towns as ‘Best Small Towns in America’
Kentucky is a beautiful state all-in-all. However, Southern Living Magazine has named three Kentucky Towns among the best small towns in America and here they are.
BEST SMALL TOWNS IN KENTUCKY
According to Southern Living.com they have released the 50 best small towns in America and Kentucky had a pretty darn good showing.
Forget about size. These 50 Southern towns may be small (some are technically villages) but each one has its own distinct story to tell. We asked our readers to share their favorites, and this wide-ranging list captures the wonderful diversity of our region. You’ll find towns by the seaside, in the mountains, outside of big cities, near universities, and more. Some are known for German food (Helen, GA; Fredericksburg, TX), others have thriving art and culture scenes (Ocean Springs, MS; Berea, KY; Boone, NC), and many are rich in history (Williamsburg, VA; St. Augustine, FL; Harper’s Ferry, WV) or natural beauty (Beaufort, SC; Blowing Rock, NC). There is a small town for every type of person on this list, and we guarantee that all of these places are destination-worthy in their own right. But be warned: One visit, and you might start packing your bags to start a new small-town life.
Danville, Kentucky was up first on the list for Kentucky at #49.
Often referred to as Kentucky’s “city of firsts,” Danville’s appeal is due in large part to its long history. Explore spirited Main Street, where you can find Renaissance Revival- and Federal-style buildings housing modern eateries; boutiques; and the Art Center of the Bluegrass, a creative hub in the community.
Next up, Paducah, Kentucky, rolling in at a cool #35. There is so much beauty in Paducah and I think it is sometimes forgotten because it is not among the larger cities of Kentucky but it is a mighty one. Even with a population of over 25,000 it still has that small-town feel we all love.
And sliding in at #26 Berea, Kentucky. I'll admit I have never been to Berea but we did play them in soccer when I was at KWC. I had always heard it was a beautiful small town and with a name like Berea, it really does sound like it would be.
The Smallest Incorporated Kentucky Towns