Retire In Campbellsville / Taylor County
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Campbellsville/Taylor County is the ideal place for simple, peaceful living. Yet Campbellsville puts you at the heart of the country. Taylor County is within a day’s drive of many major metropolitan areas, including Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis and Cincinnati. And you are only hours away from Louisville, Lexington and Nashville.
The gently rolling hills of central Kentucky are a sanctuary for nature’s diversity. Woodlands, rivers, lakes, lush valleys and spectacular ancient caves are all part of the landscape. Green River Lake in Taylor County is a recreational paradise. This 8,200-acre picture-perfect lake has sandy beaches and is surrounded by a 20-mile multi-purpose trail. Camping, cottage rentals and houseboat rentals are also provided. Avid anglers and beginning fishermen alike enjoy the challenge of fishing for white, largemouth, smallmouth, and Kentucky bass, bluegill, crappie and muskie.
Campbellsville/Taylor County is an affordable place to live. Three-bedroom homes start at well below $100,000. Home sites overlooking Green River Lake start at $14,000. Campbellsville also currently has two patio home developments under construction. Property taxes are as low as you will find anywhere in the country. The overall cost of living is well below the national average. It is also below the cost of living in the surrounding cities in the region.
Taylor County was founded in 1848 and covers 270 sq. miles. The area is filled with historic sites including Civil War battlegrounds. Approximately 30 sites in Taylor County are listed on the National Historic Register.
While agriculture remains important in the region, Campbellsville also attracts businesses. Amazon.com recently selected Campbellsville for a major distribution operation. Taylor County’s central location is attractive to businesses as well as retirees.
For decades, craftsmen have been producing fine cherry and oak furniture in Taylor County. The crafting of reproductions of antiques, custom-made pieces and other fine furnishings are a tradition here. Several companies make and sell handmade cherry furniture so you can see how the furniture is made.
The people of Taylor County take pride in their schools, medical community, civic organizations and churches. Newcomers are always welcome. You’ll feel at home in Campbellsville/Taylor County.
Mild climate with four beautiful seasons. Average temperature is 54.9 degrees.