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Top 6 Reasons to Live in Shelbyville, Kentucky

  • Heralded as the "American Saddlebred Capital of the World," Shelbyville, Kentucky, is located right beside the bustling Louisville metropolitan area amidst prolific distilleries and enchanting horse farms. This "Gateway to the Bluegrass" city offers true southern hospitality and small-town charm with unique sights to see (such as the Shelbyville History Museum) and appetizing Southern comfort food destinations so good that even Colonel Sanders made his home here.

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  • Scenic horse farms! Shelbyville is truly an equestrian's playground with over 80 saddlebred horse farms. The city even hosts an annual horse show, where you might just rub elbows with actor William Shatner, a frequent attendee. In addition, Shelby Trails Equestrian Park provides nearly 400 acres for horseback riding.
  • Inspiring history lessons! Shelbyville is rich with history as the hometown of Martha Layne Collins, Kentucky's first female governor. Nearby Hodgenville is the proud site of Abraham Lincoln's birthplace and boyhood home, and visitors can tour both locales at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site and Knob Creek Farm, respectively.
  • Affordable cost of living! Life in Shelbyville is more than just sweet -- it's also affordable. The cost of living here is over 8% lower than the national average, and the average home and rental costs are more than 17% less than the average nationwide. Use the savings to treat yourself to a caffeine boost at Harvest Coffee and Cafe or a gift from Favorite Things Boutique.
  • Mouth-watering southern food! If you like to eat, then you'll find yourself at home at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. The wife of the one and only Colonel Sanders (the legendary creator of Kentucky Fried Chicken) happened to share her husband's culinary talents, and the buffet filled with home-cooked delights is sure to please any palate.
  • Full of spirit!: Shelbyville and the surrounding area is home to an assortment of distilleries, all of which can be viewed through local tours. Shelbyville is positioned right in the middle of such prolific spots as Heaven Hill Distilleries, Woodford Reserve and Jim Beam in what's known as the "Kentucky Bourbon Trail." Wine enthusiasts will love Talon Winery, which is located right in the heart of town.
  • Beautiful housing options! If you're looking to buy or rent to own a home in this scenic town, you're in luck. With a mix of farms, Victorian architecture and modern homes for sale, Shelbyville has every aesthetic covered. The historic downtown area offers an assortment of dining options and boutiques, including At Home on 7th and Main and Bell House Restaurant.