5.5 out of 10

Maysville

38.6443567028677 -83.7907698752726
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Pest Free
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Oct 03, 2012
Editors Choice

"A bit out of the way, but beauty and fun can be found in Maysville!"

Maysville is a nice little town about an hour from both Cincinnati and Lexington. I've driven up there on occasion, but it's not really directly between my home of Lexington and Cincinnati (which I have to visit for work on occasion) so I don't get here all that often. That said, the times I have visited have generally been successful. Maysville is clean, quiet and safe, with a fair amount to do, especially for a more isolated Kentucky town.

I suppose it's not completely fair to say it's isolated, as you're never too terribly far from Lexington or Cincinnati, but it's still out of the way enough to make you feel like you're not in some really loud, busy place.

I think one of the things I like most about Maysville is that it's such a physically lovely setting. The Ohio River is right there, and while I don't consider the town to be overly pretty because of the architecture, it's still quite a pretty place to visit, and no doubt this is a big help to those who live here. I find the town to be relaxing in general, and that's a huge benefit. Maybe I'm getting older, but I appreciate the laid back nature of the town.

When I visit I like to hit up Tumbleweed for some really good TexMex. I'm a big steak-eater, and they have some excellent steaks here. Nothing fancy, nothing out of the ordinary, but still very good. You see a few places like this around Kentucky, but there are far more BBQ joints, (which I love too, but they're more common and less exciting because of that) so I like to get a bite to eat here when I can.

I've also tried Pasquale's for pizza, but I've never been overly impressed. It's good pizza, but it's less special. I can't vouch for any other places in Maysville, but there are enough options that I don't think you'll go hungry.

There are a few good educational options in Maysville too, so if you're a parent or looking to continue your own education you won't struggel to find opportunities. I know there are a lot of online schools these days, but I still think getting in a classroom is important, so you can check out Maysville Community College to pick up a few new skills. If you're a parent the public schools are good, but the private schools are said to be better, especially St. Patrick's. Your mind has a good chance at developing in Maysville.

Overall I really enjoy Maysville. It's a bit out of the way, but it's also incredibly nice and there's both plenty to do and some great scenery to see! I recommend it for anyone, but especially families and retirees.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Peaceful
  • Beautiful
Cons
  • A little isolated
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Oct 15, 2012

"Nothing exceptional, though most of it's nice enough"

I almost never get over to Maysville, and that's a shame because it's not a bad town. Oddly, it's not far from where I live, Independence, and yet I don't get here often. I suppose that says something about the quality of the town, as it's nice and all, but not terribly exciting to me. This is strange because there are actually a fair number of establishments to enjoy. For whatever reason I just don't get here often to enjoy them.

Tumbleweed is actually pretty good, but I prefer Gold Star Chili, and I'm not much of a chili fan personally. There's also Capronis if you want something more upscale, though I've never been even remotely impressed by it. Too expensive and the food isn't worth it.

I will say I agree with the other reviewer on the prettiness of Maysville. It really is quite picturesque, but I think that's true for so much of Kentucky, as it's a beautiful state. The setting might be a bit nicer than some towns, but for me the overall atmosphere is slow enough and without enough energy to make it worthwhile.

Maysville is safe, and the schools are said to be good, though I had to ask a few friends before writing this review to make sure that was true. You don't hear much about Maysville's schools, so I think they're quality but not exceptional.

Maybe that's what it is about Maysville in general. Quality but unexceptional. I'd rather try out something with a bit more exceptional in it. But perhaps that's just me. Perhaps.
Pros
  • Beautiful
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Not enough energy or excitement
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees