Kentucky Retirement Information

Kentucky is known as the "Bluegrass State", a nickname based on the bluegrass found in many of its pastures. Kentucky has a cost of living more than 14% below the national average, the median home costs just $113,800.

Kentucky produces 95% of the bourbon consumed in the U.S. and three out of four Kentucky Derby winners are bred there.

Retirees enjoy the friendly vibe and one-of-a-kind culture. There is a mix of southern hospitality and Midwestern warmth. Home to bluegrass music, the state has a unique musical heritage that appeals to folk and country music fans.

The world's longest cave system, Mammoth Cave National Park, is in Kentucky. Kentucky is also home to the highest per capita number of deer and turkey in the United States, the largest free-ranging elk herd east of the Mississippi River.

Kentucky is known for coal, horse racing, bourbon distilleries, automobile manufacturing, tobacco, bluegrass music, college basketball, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Spring and fall are Kentucky’s most weather-popular seasons. In spring, Kentucky awakens with color and liveliness. During the fall, the weather in Kentucky brings about even more color. The first shades of yellow, red, and orange foliage can be spotted as early as mid to late September.

Living In Kentucky

Kentucky has a moderate, relatively humid climate, with abundant rainfall. The state experiences all four distinct seasons.

The daytime temperature during the summer averages 87 degrees. Conversely, the winter lows average around 23 degrees.

Tornadoes Yes
Thunderstorms Yes
Hurricanes None
Earthquakes Extremely Rare
Wildfires Rare
Flooding Some along rivers
Tidal Surges None
Mud Slides Rare
Volcanoes None
Snow Yes
Freezing Rain Yes
Cold Winds Yes
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