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.