Murray and Calloway County is well known for many things that make its residents really proud, including recognition by both USA Today and Rand McNally as “The friendliest town in America” and recognition by Rand McNally as one of the best places to retire, based on the cost of living, quality of life and availability of quality health care. Basketball fans across the US have heard of our Murray State Racers, who have made big noise at the big dance.
It’s really about the people, their hospitality, their willingness to pitch in and help their neighbors, and their pride in everything that the community stands for.
Both school systems, Murray Independent Schools and Calloway County Schools, are often recognized for their outstanding performance in the classroom and on the playing field. Murray State University is a regional university known for academic excellence and value.
Geographically, Calloway County is blessed with rich farmlands and miles of shoreline on Kentucky Lake. Recreational opportunities abound with miles of hiking and horseback trails in the nearby Land Between the Lakes and in the City Park, which is also home to an outdoor amphitheater, community theatre housed in a historic railroad depot, skate park, dog park and 18-hole, 5,200-foot disc golf course.
Whether you are looking for a home on a city street where you can wave at neighbors from your front porch, a home on the Kentucky lake, or a farm, Murray and Calloway County has a lot to offer.