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Pros

-Cost of living
-Central location
-Low crime rates

Cons

-Entertainment
-Educational attainment
-Economic cycles


What Bert Has To Say About Elizabethtown Metro Area


Elizabethtown, or “E-town”, is a small transportation and commercial/industrial center located at the junction of the north-south I-65 and east-west Western Kentucky Parkway, a short drive south of Louisville. There is a notable historic district in the small, mostly nondescript downtown.

The central location brings a diverse base of mostly light to medium manufacturing concerns, many tied to the automotive and machinery industries. Larger names include Dana Corporation, Dow Corning, Gates Rubber, and Remington (firearms). UPS operates a logistics center. Cost of living and housing are quite reasonable. A 300-bed hospital anchors the health care scene. Besides Louisville, the area is close to Fort Knox to the north, Mammoth Cave to the south, and Bardstown to the east.

Terrain is flat to gently rolling with mixed agricultural and other uses. The variable continental climate brings hot, humid, subtropical summers punctuated by thunderstorms. Weather patterns at other time of year are active due to the location near storm tracks and the border between warm, moist Gulf air and cooler air from the north. Winters are an unpredictable mix with rain and occasional periods of heavy snow. Spring may bring strong storms, while fall seasons are relatively dry and pleasant. First freeze is mid to late October, last is mid-April.


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Quick Facts About Elizabethtown


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Elizabethtown is 6.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Elizabethtown jobs have Decreased by 0.36 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Elizabethtown's cost of living is 11.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Elizabethtown's population is 28,254 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 18.46 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Elizabethtown is $132,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -3.60 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Elizabethtown public schools spend $9,909 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.9 students per teacher in Elizabethtown.

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Home, Sweet Home
I have lived in Elizabethtown, KY since returning from a 29 year tour of Europe. I am employed by Defense Department at Fort Knox. I'm not rich but I live well. To... (read more)
re: Elizabethtown KY, great place to live. - 10/9/
Hope you not looking for local entertainment.Who wants to drive to Louisville or TN.should never have to do that.We dont live in a small town its a city with nothing to... (read more)
Elizabethtown KY, great place to live.
Our family just moved into the Elizabethtown area a few months ago and we love it!!! It is a great place to raise a family. It has a great small town feel, (I would... (read more)
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