Are you sick of being a city slicker?
Do you long for life in suburban Kentucky? Where you can drive your overly-large vehicle to the store for groceries, and schlep the kids around to practices and appointments without worrying about a parking space?
We do too.
Public transportation is…icky at times. When you have to call an Uber to get to urgent care on a Friday night, that gets old after a while.
So, the question is, if you wanted to move out to the suburbs of Frankfort, where would you go? And how would you decide on the ranking factors to help you pick which Kentucky suburb was best?
No worries. We got it all figured out here.
These are the 10 best suburbs in the Bluegrass State:
- Fort Thomas (Photos)
- Villa Hills
- Cold Spring
- Fort Mitchell (Photos)
- Fort Wright
- Lakeside Park
- Crestview Hills
- Union (Photos)
- Independence (Photos)
Edgewood is the place to be when it comes to being a soccer mom in suburban Kentucky.
So if you’re thinking of packing up your mini van and making a move to a quiet place to live in Kentucky, we’ve got you covered.
How do you determine which suburb is the best in Kentucky anyways?
To give you the best suburbs in Kentucky, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what’s a ‘best city’ and what isn’t.
So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.
How we crunched the suburb numbers for the Bluegrass State
We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of Kentucky, we looked at every town between 2,000 and 200,000 residents, and within 30 miles of a city that’s over 200,000 people (In other words, suburbs).
We paid particular attention to:
- Median Home Values
- Median Income
- Population Density (Higher is Better)
- Unemployment Rates
- Commute Time
- Education Levels
- Health Insurance Coverage
- Poverty Rates
We ranked each suburb in Kentucky across a number of criteria from one to 27, with one being the best.
We then took the average rank across all criteria, with the town posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title ‘Best Suburb To Live In Kentucky’.
The result is some of the safest, quiet, and awesome places to live in Kentucky
Read on to see why Edgewood is the ‘burb with the most, while Covington is probably not the best place to live in Kentucky.
Median Income: $89,073
Median Home Price: $204,300
Edgewood is located 9 miles south of Cincinnati.
2. Fort Thomas
Median Income: $68,333
Median Home Price: $200,600
Fort Thomas is located 4 miles south of Cincinnati.
3. Villa Hills
Median Income: $85,217
Median Home Price: $211,800
Villa Hills is located 7 miles west of Cincinnati.
4. Cold Spring
Median Income: $68,483
Median Home Price: $193,100
Cold Spring is located 9 miles south of Cincinnati.
Median Income: $62,396
Median Home Price: $229,600
Fort Mitchell is located 7 miles south of Cincinnati.
6. Fort Wright
Median Income: $68,422
Median Home Price: $189,000
Fort Wright is located 6 miles south of Cincinnati.
Median Income: $68,594
Median Home Price: $233,200
Lakeside Park is located 8 miles south of Cincinnati.
Median Income: $68,186
Median Home Price: $185,000
Crestview Hills is located 8 miles south of Cincinnati.
Median Income: $100,517
Median Home Price: $238,800
Union is located 16 miles south of Cincinnati.
Median Income: $73,038
Median Home Price: $160,400
Independence is located 12 miles south of Cincinnati.
There You Have It – The Best Suburbs In Kentucky
Here’s a look at the worst suburbs in Kentucky according to the data:
For more Kentucky reading, check out:
- 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Kentucky
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Kentucky
- 10 Most Ghetto Cities In Kentucky
Detailed List Of The Best Suburbs In Kentucky