2.6 out of 10

Mount Olivet

38.5319034879291 -84.0371441083225
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cost of Living
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
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Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Sep 16, 2012

"Essentially nothing to do - Look elsewhere"

I'm only writing a review of Mount Olivet because I recently drove through the town and have a few things to say. I should say "very few" things because it is a tiny little town with almost nothing to see. I don't mean to be too down on the place, but wowza.

It's not a ghost town, as I did see a few people walking around (it was a nice day), but I couldn't hardly find a restaurant. It's just so small and there's next to nothing to do. I see another reviewer looked up the population. I'm surprised to see there are almost 300 people here. I'd have guessed closer to 30 than 300.

The things I saw are very limited. There was a photography studio, which seems like an odd place for a photo place, but maybe they get a fair amount of business from out of town. Perhaps they travel a lot.

There was also The Old Barn. This is the only place I remember where you could eat. I asked around a bit amongst some friends, and a buddy said he remembered there being good ice cream, but I can't verify.

Sorry. That's about it. Mount Olivet is a truly tiny town. I don't think there are many kids around, and I'm sure the schools are suffering because of this. Unless you're retired and want a crazy quiet place to sit and watch the paint dry, I'd suggest going elsewhere.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Safe
Cons
  • Nothing to do... at all
  • Slow economy
Recommended for
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Sep 11, 2012

"A little too slow for my tastes"

Mount Olivet is a tiny little town about halfway between my home of Lexington and Cincinnati. I've been through on a handful of occasions, but it's not directly between the two bigger cities, so there's not much traffic that'll run through here. You'd have to go out of your way to get to Mount Olivet.

As far as population, there are very few people living here. Mount Olivet has less than 500 people, and the population has been shrinking over the years. I looked up some stats, and there were roughly 442 people in the early seventies, 346 in the eighties and presently 289. There are a few reasons for this, though I would suppose the main reason for the lack of population is the economy in Mount Olivet. There are few job opportunities. While the town has been around for nearly 200 years it's not nearly as historic as other nearby towns.

There is the Pioneer Museum, which tells the history of Blue Licks Battlefield. It's not the most exciting museum, but it does give you an idea of what life was like here before being developed. Again, nothing special, but at least it's here. The Blue Licks Battle was the last Revolutionary War battle in Kentucky, so that's a more interesting detail. Most of the battle sites are for the Civil War, so you can go back a bit further with Blue Licks.

For schools there is Deming and Robertson County schools, but they're like much of the town: not really remarkable.

I wish I could say more. Mount Olivet is a very small town with no real tourist attractions and hardly any restaurants.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Safe
Cons
  • Nothing to do... at all
  • Slow economy
Recommended for
  • Retirees