These Are The 10 Best Suburbs In Kentucky For 2018

We used science and data to determine the best suburbs in Kentucky for you to live.

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Are you sick of being a city slicker?

Do you long for life in suburban Kentucky? Where you can drive your overly-large vehicle to the store for groceries, and schlep the kids around to practices and appointments without worrying about a parking space?

We do too.

Public transportation is…icky at times. When you have to call an Uber to get to urgent care on a Friday night, that gets old after a while.

So, the question is, if you wanted to move out to the suburbs of Frankfort, where would you go? And how would you decide on the ranking factors to help you pick which Kentucky suburb was best?

No worries. We got it all figured out here.

These are the 10 best suburbs in the Bluegrass State:

  1. Edgewood (Photos)
  2. Fort Thomas (Photos)
  3. Villa Hills
  4. Cold Spring
  5. Fort Mitchell (Photos)
  6. Fort Wright (Photos)
  7. Lakeside Park (Photos)
  8. Crestview Hills
  9. Union (Photos)
  10. Independence (Photos)

Edgewood is the place to be when it comes to being a soccer mom in suburban Kentucky.

So if you’re thinking of packing up your mini van and making a move to a quiet place to live in Kentucky, we’ve got you covered.

Keep on reading for a detailed methodology. Or, check out the best places to live in Kentucky and the best places to raise a family in Kentucky.

How do you determine which suburb is the best in Kentucky anyways?

To give you the best suburbs in Kentucky, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what’s a “best city” and what isn’t.

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the suburb numbers for the Bluegrass State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of Kentucky, we looked at every town between 2,000 and 200,000 residents, and within 30 miles of a city that’s over 200,000 people (In other words, suburbs).

We paid particular attention to:

  • Median Home Values
  • Median Income
  • Population Density (Higher is Better)
  • Unemployment Rates
  • Commute Time
  • Education Levels
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Poverty Rates

We ranked each suburb in Kentucky across a number of criteria from one to 27, with one being the best.

We then took the average rank across all criteria, with the town posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Suburb To Live In Kentucky”.

The result is some of the safest, quiet, and awesome places to live in Kentucky

Read on to see why Edgewood is the ‘burb with the most, while Covington is probably not the best place to live in Kentucky.

1. Edgewood

Edgewood, Ky

Source: Public domain

Population: 8,703
Median Income: $89,073
Median Home Price: $204,300
Edgewood is located 9 miles south of Cincinnati.

2. Fort Thomas

Fort Thomas, Ky

Source: Public domain

Population: 16,317
Median Income: $68,333
Median Home Price: $200,600
Fort Thomas is located 4 miles south of Cincinnati.

3. Villa Hills

Population: 7,404
Median Income: $85,217
Median Home Price: $211,800
Villa Hills is located 7 miles west of Cincinnati.

4. Cold Spring

Population: 6,168
Median Income: $68,483
Median Home Price: $193,100
Cold Spring is located 9 miles south of Cincinnati.

5. Fort Mitchell

Fort Mitchell, Ky

Source: Public domain

Population: 8,245
Median Income: $62,396
Median Home Price: $229,600
Fort Mitchell is located 7 miles south of Cincinnati.

6. Fort Wright

Fort Wright, Ky

Population: 5,732
Median Income: $68,422
Median Home Price: $189,000
Fort Wright is located 6 miles south of Cincinnati.

7. Lakeside Park

Lakeside Park, Ky

Source: Public domain

Population: 2,762
Median Income: $68,594
Median Home Price: $233,200
Lakeside Park is located 8 miles south of Cincinnati.

8. Crestview Hills

Population: 3,327
Median Income: $68,186
Median Home Price: $185,000
Crestview Hills is located 8 miles south of Cincinnati.

9. Union

Union, Ky

Source: Public domain

Population: 5,677
Median Income: $100,517
Median Home Price: $238,800
Union is located 16 miles south of Cincinnati.

10. Independence

Independence, Ky

Population: 26,317
Median Income: $73,038
Median Home Price: $160,400
Independence is located 12 miles south of Cincinnati.

There You Have It – The Best Suburbs In Kentucky

Here’s a look at the worst suburbs in Kentucky according to the data:

  1. Covington
  2. Newport
  3. Crittenden

For more Kentucky reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Suburbs In Kentucky

City Rank Population Median Income Median Home Price
Edgewood 1 8,703 $89,073 $204,300
Fort Thomas 2 16,317 $68,333 $200,600
Villa Hills 3 7,404 $85,217 $211,800
Cold Spring 4 6,168 $68,483 $193,100
Fort Mitchell 5 8,245 $62,396 $229,600
Fort Wright 6 5,732 $68,422 $189,000
Lakeside Park 7 2,762 $68,594 $233,200
Crestview Hills 8 3,327 $68,186 $185,000
Union 9 5,677 $100,517 $238,800
Independence 10 26,317 $73,038 $160,400
Wilder 11 3,066 $57,972 $133,500
Alexandria 12 8,878 $74,409 $156,900
Highland Heights 13 7,136 $55,457 $126,700
Park Hills 14 2,987 $47,115 $190,000
Southgate 15 3,814 $53,026 $114,000
Bellevue 16 5,879 $54,554 $116,900
Taylor Mill 17 6,719 $55,319 $148,900
Crescent Springs 18 3,986 $53,724 $213,300
Florence 19 31,735 $53,911 $139,100
Erlanger 20 18,565 $55,982 $119,800
Walton 21 4,081 $64,551 $147,900
Elsmere 22 8,488 $52,969 $105,500
Ludlow 23 4,528 $47,006 $108,600
Dayton 24 5,385 $38,514 $90,100
Crittenden 25 3,843 $48,503 $125,400
Newport 26 15,321 $33,008 $121,700
Covington 27 40,766 $37,391 $99,100
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.