Are you looking for a fun, beautiful, and inexpensive place to call home?
Murray-Calloway County is located in western Kentucky approximately 120 miles northwest of Nashville, TN and 180 miles southeast of St. Louis, MO near the physical center of the contiguous United States and within a day’s drive of 60% of the nation’s population.
Murray is the proud home of Murray State University, which has been named by Kiplinger and other sources as one of the best and most affordable universities in the nation. Murray State University offers a quality education to approximately 10,000 students a year.
Murray and Calloway County boasts not one but two K-12 public school systems that consistently rank in the upper tier of accomplishment and testing. The City of Murray and Calloway County are both named as one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” in the United States. Murray and Calloway County have an incredible quality of life exemplified by very low crime, affordable housing, and cultural amenities usually unavailable in communities of similar population.
MCDI is located just a few miles from Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Land Between the Lakes Recreational Area. Kentucky Lake is 184 miles in length with 2,064 miles of shoreline, and Lake Barkley is 118 miles in length with 1,004 miles of shoreline. Some activities available in the lakes area are backcountry camping, biking, boating and sailing, fishing, hiking, hunting, golfing, off highway vehicle areas, and scenic drives. Land Between the Lakes is a national recreation area with 170,000 acres of undeveloped, uninhabited land situated on a peninsula. There are 420 miles of country roads, 200 miles of hiking trails, live wildlife exhibits, a planetarium, a 19th century working farm, an OHV area, horseback riding trails, and much more.