A Great Place to Live, Work and Raise a Family
Owensboro is Kentucky’s fourth-largest city with a population of 60,000, with a county population of 100,000. Louisville and Nashville are among its closest neighbors.
Owensboro’s particular flavor is best experienced in its bourbon, barbeque and bluegrass music.
Nestled on a scenic bend of the Ohio River, Owensboro has a low crime rate, affordable housing and a cost of living well below the national average.
“Who wouldn’t want to be in Owensboro? This is a great city with a great population of people with a family environment. We're very proud of the offerings that we have here.”
– Greg Strahan, Owensboro Health President and CEO
The city’s newly revitalized downtown features the award-winning Smothers Park Riverfront, including playground, spray-park, riverwalk and fountains – a favorite location for live outdoor entertainment and family fun.
Owensboro is the best city in Kentucky for sporting opportunities, According to Sports Illustrated, and it’s the home of more than 20 annual festivals, including the world-famous International Bar-B-Q Festival and the ROMP bluegrass music festival.
With its family-friendly culture, excellent schools and plenty of cultural, recreational and entertainment activities, Owensboro is one of the nation’s best places to live, work and raise a family.
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