Close to outstanding lake recreation, Cadiz is an affordable, low key town in a pretty area. Is it a great place to retire?
Kentucky's second largest city is in the heart of the state's lush Bluegrass Region and started in 1775. It is known as the "Horse Capital of the World" and is a healthy, growing metropolis.
Trent Village is a comfortable a 55+ apartment community in Lexington, Kentucky and places an emphasis on affordable living. It is one of several senior apartment developements owned by Episcopal Retirement Services.
Surrounded by gently rolling hills and flat farm land in rural western Kentucky, Murray is a pleasant place and home to Murray State University (11,000 students). It is also just 20 minutes from Land Between the Lakes, a huge national recreation park.
Kentucky was originally part of Virginia and became the 15th state to enter the Union on June 1, 1792. Early settlers noticed a dark grass growing from the rich limestone soil and gave the area its nickname - the Bluegrass State. Daniel Boone blazed a trail through the state's Cumberland Gap, and many pioneers followed.
Bounded by the Ohio River and the Appalachian Mountains, the state has five divergent geographic regions. Rolling meadows, plateaus, mountains, flat lands, valleys, and coal fields are all found within state borders. Because of its diverse geography, Kentucky has four different and distinct seasons with considerable fluctuations in summer and winter temperatures.
Although the Bluegrass State is noted for its Bourbon Whiskey, racehorses, coal, and tobacco, it is gaining a reputation for health services, auto manufacturing, transportation logistics, and biotechnology. Eight well-endowed public universities keep pulling the quality of life forward.
Kentucky also boasts the longest cave system in the nation, and it has the highest per capita ratio of deer and turkey. Fort Knox holds almost 150 million ounces of gold for the U.S. Government. Other items it has held include the Magna Carta and the crown of St. Stephen.
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