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Thinking of relocating to the Kentucky Lake area?  Well, you're certainly not alone, as many people are now choosing to call western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee their home.  With an abundance of educational opportunities and recreation options, a slower pace of life perfectly suited for retirees, beautiful natural scenery, unique dining experiences, and exciting attractions for all ages, it's not difficult to see why this area is so attractive a destination.

The communities of Murray, Kentucky, and Paris, Tennessee, are consistently ranked among the top retirement destination in the United States. 

In 2008, Murray was recognized by Back Home in Kentucky magazine as one of the top retirement communities in Kentucky.  In 2001, it was selected as one of only eight cities in the state as a Certified Retirement Community by the Kentucky Tourism Development Cabinet.  Murray also received the "Friendliest Town" award by Rand McNally in 2012.

Paris is famous for the World's Biggest Fish Fry, with its week-long hometown celebration and catfish feast.  The Paris Landing State Park Golf Course is home to six courses to hone your golf skills, while the park itself is a perfect setting for weekend getaways or family reunions.

Quality educational opportunities exist for all ages in the Kentucky Lake area.  Comprehensive and nationally-recognized city and county school systems offer excellent elementary and secondary education experiences in Livingston, Lyon, Trigg, Calloway, and Marshall counties in Kentucky and in Stewart and Henry counties in Tennessee. 

Murray State University is perennially ranked as one of top universities in the south by U.S. News & World Report.  With satellite campuses in Paducah, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, and Henderson and course offerings online, MSU provides more opportunities than ever to obtain a college degree.

MSU is also home to the men's Racer basketball team, one of the winningest programs in NCAA Division 1 basketball.  The Racers host their games in the CFSB Center, an 8,600-seat multi-purpose facility which plays host not only local sporting events but also great concerts, family events, outdoors and trade shows, and conferences.  High school sports and local recreational sports leagues for all ages provide ample opportunities both watch and participate in athletics on a year-round basis.

For the outdoor enthusiast, the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area provides endless opportunities for enjoyment.  Managed by the United States Forest Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, LBL is a prime destination for biking, camping, fishing, hiking, horse riding, hunting, picnicking, sightseeing, water activities, and wildlife viewing. 

The Woodlands Nature Station serves as the area's gateway to LBL's rich natural attractions, while the Elk & Bison Prairie features a 700-acre enclosure of freely-roaming elk and bison which have been reintroduced to the area.  Visitors to LBL can travel back in time with a visit The Homeplace 1850, which features a working history farm, or travel to the stars at the Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory.

When you're not too busy taking advantage of all the recreational opportunities the area has to offer, you can enjoy some wonderful and unique dining experiences, such as Patti's 1880's Settlement in Grand Rivers, Kentucky.

Voted the number one Restaurant for Tourism in the state of Kentucky, Patti's has also received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Blue Chip Award and a Pork Producers Award and was voted the Best Small Town Restaurant in the Southeast United States in the Southern Living Magazine's Readers Choice Awards. 

Patti's is also home to numerous gift shops and activities and features a dazzling Festival of Lights each year to celebrate the holiday season.

As you can see, there is no shortage of compelling reasons to consider a move to the Kentucky Lakes Area.  ExploreKentuckyLake.com features a list of realtors (see below) who would love to assist you in every phase of your relocation process.  Who knows?  We may even see you soon!

Kentucky Lakes Area Real Estate Agencies

Gold Level Real Estate Agencies

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It's real estate made easy! Whether you are buying or selling the smallest piece of property or the highest end waterfront, we would consider it an honor to serve you. We invite you to meet our Realtors and read testimonials shared by our clients on our website. Visit Park Avenue Properties online

Bronze Level Real Estate Agencies

Over seventy town house condominiums are available with marvelous views of Green Turtle Bay and Lake Barkley. Buy one for the experience of a lifetime. Visit Green Turtle Bay - Condo Sales online

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Luxury condos overlooking Big Bear Resort and Marina. Lots also available on Birmingham Pointe Golf Course. Each lot has over 200 feet of frontage on the course. Lifetime membership at club is included! Visit Big Bear Condo Sales online

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Voted Murray's favorite real estate office by the Murray Ledger and Times Reader's Choice Awards 10 years in a row. Visit Kopperud Realty online

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Make the Move with Us! We are Your Real Estate Connection for West Kentucky! Feeling good about the community you live can be just as important as selecting the right home or property. As friendly reliable agents, we will bring knowledge and expertise throughout your buying and selling experience. Get in touch: (270) 978-0096 for Kristy Barnes & (270) 564-7280 for Carrie Armstrong. Visit The Property Pros - Keller Williams Experience online

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Other Real Estate Agencies

Buck Master Realty, LLC

770 Salmon Ranch Road
Erin, TN 37061
(931) 764-0171

Century 21 Southern Heritage RE

6586 US Hwy 641 North
Gilbertsville, KY 42044
(270) 362 - 863

Gateway to the Lakes Realty INC

752 N. Tanyard Road
Cadiz, KY 42211
(270) 522 9105

Re/Max Cornerstone Real Estate

1011 Locust Street
Paris, TN 38242
(731) 642-7362

Campbell Realty

12th & Olive Streets
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 759-8780

Moon Bay Harbor Realty, LLC

60 Grandview Lane
Kuttawa, KY 42055
(270) 388-7389

Terry D. Paschall Real Estate

1234 Crawford Trail
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 767 - 922

MTG Real Estate

100 East 12th Street
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 527-1331

1st Realty Group - Glenda Ritchie

414 South 12th Street
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-1651

Grey's Properties

1300 Johnson Blvd
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 759-2001

Professional Associates Real Estate

70 US Hwy 68 West
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 252-1111

Two Rivers Realty

60 Main Street
Big Sandy, TN 38221
(731) 593-3700

Golden Realty

14862 US Highway 68 East
Hardin, KY 42048
(270) 354-8880

Century 21 - Lake Barkley Realty

263 Main Street
Cadiz, KY 42211
(270) 522-3363

Lakeland Realty Donna Clark Group

52 Jefferson Street
Cadiz, KY 42211
(270) 522-9333

Keith Arnold Realty & Auction

40 East Main Street
Camden, TN 38320
(731) 584-2100

Bill Collier Realty & Auction Company

198 S Clydeton Road
Waverly, TN 37185
(931) 296-2766

Century 21 Land Of Lakes

490 U S Highway 62 East
Eddyville, KY 42038
(270) 388-9199

Coleman Real Estate and Property Management

108 North 12th Street
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-9898

Lake Realty & Development Co.

141 Payne St.
Grand Rivers, KY 42045
(270) 362-4219

Rushton & Co. Real Estate

101 West Main Street
Waverly, TN 37185
(931) 296-3507

Arrowhead Land Lease Community

100 Broken Arrow Road
Paris, TN 38242
(731) 641-0025

Lake Associates Realtors

6471 East Antioch
Buchanan, TN 38222
(731) 642-1399

KY Homes Realty - Eddyville

246 Outlet Ave.
Eddyville, KY 42038
(270) 388-9811

Patriot Realty USA, LLC

60 Fox Street
Big Sandy, TN 38221
(731) 593-3540

Re/Max Real Estate Services / Lake Barkley

5176 State Route 93 South
Eddyville, KY 42038

Shayne Holland

156 West Main Street
Camden, TN 38320
(731) 213-3131

Re/Max DreamWorld Properties

1706 J.H. O'Bryan Ave.
Grand Rivers, KY 42045

Collier Appraisal & Associates

111 West Main Street
Waverly, TN 37185
(931) 296-9441

Bear Development, Inc.

30 Big Bear Resort Road
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 354-6436

Keller Williams Experience Realty

118 South 5th Street Suite B
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-1492

Coldwell Banker Service 1st Realty- Cadiz

110 Merchant Street
Cadiz, KY 42211
(270) 522-4699

Bass Realty Co.

104 Tyson Avenue
Paris, TN 38242
(731) 642-9612

Spotlight Properties

333 Highway 79
Dover, TN 37058
(931) 232-7222

Two Rivers Realty

714 Donelson Pkwy
Dover, TN 37058
(931) 232-4100

Moody Realty Company, Inc.

414 Tyson Avenue
Paris, TN 38242
(731) 642-5093

Lake Realty

141 Payne Street
Grand Rivers, KY 42045
(270) 362-4219

Re/Max Real Estate Associates

86 Commerce Boulevard
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 527-8035

Photo by Susan Eizenga

If you are visiting Land Between The Lakes after dark, you are sure to hear the hoots of one of the many species of owls that can be found in this region.