Considering Retirement? Consider Marshall County
Marshall County, home of Kentucky Lake, has been an attractive place to retire for decades. However, the publicity associated with being selected as one of the top retirement areas in a national publication several years ago put the area in the spotlight. The 1995 edition of Retirement Places rated the Kentucky Lake area, which borders Marshall and Calloway counties, 61st on the list of 183 areas in the nation. Communities move up and down the list as new editions are published. No major changes have occurred since the area acquired this ranking. Therefore, Marshall County remains an attractive area to retire for people who enjoy the outdoors, a four season climate and a location within a day's drive of 70% of the United States population. Also, Kentucky only taxes your pension and retirement income from all sources on any amount greater than $39,400 per year per person.
Landscape: Kentucky Lake is one of the world's largest man-made lakes formed more than 40 years ago by damming the Tennessee River. The surrounding country is gently rolling and heavily forested with oak, hickory, walnut, maple, elm ash, and sweet chestnut trees, with lower layers of small trees and shrubs.
Climate: Hot continental, with moderately cold winters and warm, humid summers. Precipitation is ample and well distributed throughout the year. Most days, even those in the winter, are suitable for outdoor activity. Spring and Fall are the most comfortable seasons. Fall, the sunniest season is typically remarkably free from storms or cold. Kentucky Lake scored just below Fort Meyers, Florida, Cape Coral, Florida, and above Winchester, Virginia in the climate category.
Personal Safety/Crime: Kentucky Lake ranked number 14 in the personal safety category making it one of the safest area in the country.
Housing: This important criteria ranked the Kentucky Lake area number 4 in the realistic home values category. With average home costing $65,500 and $116,000 in the upper 10%. Alternative Housing in the area - 18% Mobile Homes, 3% Apartments.
Services: The area ranked 29th for services which includes continuing education, office-based physicians, public libraries, public transportation and short-term general hospitals. Considering the completion from larger communities, this is an impressive ranking.
Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake are magnets for warm water anglers
throughout the Midwest. Combined they are the second largest
manmade water systems in America, and their 3,500 miles of
shoreline provide countless coves, bays, finders and hideaways for
bass. Largemouth and spotted (Kentucky bass are plentiful, and
smallmouth bass have become especially prominent in recent as well
as crappie. Inland water: 59.94 square miles
There are also plenty of golf courses, movie theatres, bowling
alleys, art centers, mall shopping, antique shopping within a 25
mile radius of Kentucky Lake.
When you consider everything we have to offer, we think you will agree that Marshall County has it all!
|Benton Senior Citizens Center
1713 Golf Course Road, Benton, KY
|Calvert City Senior Citizens Center
203 Aspen Street, Calvert City, KY
|Hardin Senior Citizens Center
112 High School Street, Hardin, KY
|The Stilley House Assisted Living
971 Birch Street, Benton, KY
|Lakeland Wesley Village Apartments
1127 Village Road, Benton, KY
1003 Elm Street
|Caring People Services
1049 Jefferson Street, Paducah, KY
|Shared Care Adult Daycare
80 Commerce Blvd., Benton, KY
(270) 762-1537 or (270) 527-2325
|Lakeview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
U. S. Highway 641 S, Benton, KY
|Calvert City Convalescent Center
1201 5th Avenue SE, Calvert City, KY
|Oakview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
10456 U.S. Highway 62, Calvert City, KY