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Top Five Reasons to Live in Glasgow, Kentucky

  • Glasgow, Kentucky, is located just outside of Bowling Green. It is the county seat of Barren County, which The Progressive Farmer magazine named as the number one rural place to live in the entire country. Glasgow itself finished 10th in Movoto's list of the top places to live in the state. With beautiful scenery at Diamond Caverns to history lessons at South Central Kentucky Cultural Center's museum, it's easy to see why the city ranks so highly among visitors and locals alike.

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  • Home of the Glasgow Highland Games! Glasgow is named for another Glasgow -- the one in Scotland, to be exact. In honor of its roots, the city holds an annual event called the Glasgow Highland Games during the first week of June at Barren River Lake State Resort Park. With over 10,000 attendees, the event is packed with Scottish traditions (hello, bagpipes) such as hurling, sheep herding and wrestling.
  • Beautiful rural scenery! Residents of Glasgow aren't limited when it comes to outdoor activities and recreational pursuits. In addition to the abundant hiking, horseback riding and camping found within Barren River Lake State Resort Park's 1,500 acres, the city is situated near Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest system of caves in the world with 365 miles of passageways for visitors to explore.
  • Rich Kentucky history! During the Civil War, Glasgow was a major part of the Underground Railroad system. The Spotswood House, Old Glasgow Seminary Home and Big Spring Bottom were three key locations that assisted slaves on their paths to freedom. Fort Williams is also an important site to see that dates back to the Civil War era.
  • Charming housing! President George Washington gifted the Spotswood Home on North Race Street in Glasgow to a relative, and the home still stands there today. If you're looking for rent to own houses, you'll find an abundance of interesting home options full of character. Many historic properties are found along South Green Street, which features various types of Colonial, Victorian and Federal architecture.
  • Reasonable prices! Glasgow's overall cost of living is 17.8% less than the national average, while its median rental property rates are a whopping 40% less than the nation's average. In addition, the city features plenty of affordable entertainment offerings, from Dinosaur World to the Plaza Theatre, as well as appetizing dining options, including Driftwood Restaurant and The Ritter House.