Northern Kentucky Communities Stand Out As “Best in Kentucky”


Besides Louisville and Lexington, the Northern Kentucky region (Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties) is home to Kentucky’s highest population density per square mile. A recent livability rating of Kentucky cities showed how the appeal of many Northern Kentucky communities has contributed to the region’s growth and prominence in the state.

Burlington (#3), Erlanger (#3), and Fort Thomas (#5) were all rated in the top 15 best places to live in Kentucky. Additionally, Independence, Newport, Covington, and Florence made the top 40 list. Ratings were based on total amenities, quality of life, crime, tax rates, unemployment rate, commute time and weather.

With amenities like CVG International Airport, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, Newport Aquarium, among others, it is no wonder why so many are drawn to the area. Being a stone’s throw away (depending on how well you throw) from Cincinnati doesn’t hurt either.

What community was the best? Murray, Kentucky took home Movoto’s top spot as Kentucky’s #1 place to live. Congratulations!

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