Murray, Kentucky


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

361 Votes - "Friendliest"
6 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
4 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
2 Votes - "Most Fun"
1 Votes - "Best For Food"


The Friendliest Small Town title only adds to Murray’s accolades as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People and a Playful City USA recipient. Not only is this a prime location for young people as the home of Murray State University, it’s also certified as a retirement community and an ideal location for all ages with such friendly residents.

Murray State is a prime attraction in this small town. A public university with over 10,000 students, its presence provides athletics, art and entertainment for the entire community. The campus hosts The Clara M. Eagle Gallery, which features everything from photography and new media to woodwork, ironwork, sculpture and student art, and the Wrather West Kentucky Museum, which exhibits the regions history and development.

Visitors should not miss local landmarks like Murray Court Square and Central Park or area lakes and outdoor recreation. Central Park boasts a disc golf course, dog park, and theater classes, performances and youth programs through Playhouse in the Park. Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, connected by a canal, offer recreation, camping and attractions. From go-karts to water parks or fishing and hunting, the area offers something for everyone in a beautiful natural setting.

Hosting several seasonal festivals each year, Murray is best known for its annual Freedom Fest celebration, which includes street fairs, cookouts, concerts and a parade amongst the four days of events. People come from all over to join in the family fun, run the 5K, and view the fireworks finale.

Check out Murray's reviews for more!

Murray Kentucky is a town that is open and welcoming to all people. We are also a town that takes care of thier own in time of need. It is amazing how we rally to each others cause. When you come to Murray the red carpet is rolled out! We are a town that says hi to you with a smile just because you are in front of us not because we want anything. It's a little slice of heaven everyone should experience.
Reviewed by lallison
on June 1, 2012
Great place to live.
Reviewed by jmuehleman
on June 1, 2012
People in Murray go the extra mile to help anyone and everyone. There is a great educational environment. It is a GREAT place to raise a family. People in Murray care about others.
Reviewed by kypapaw
on June 1, 2012
Murray is not only a friendly town but is a kind place where people help people. I have the option of living other places but I choose to remain in Murray.
Reviewed by wbird
on June 1, 2012
Murray is home to 2 wonderful school districts as well a Murray State University. People always make you feel welcome and it is a great place to call home.
Reviewed by kjh
on June 1, 2012
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