3.7 out of 10


38.5406148868313 -84.8458745198166
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers


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

"Safe and Affordable, but with hardly a thing to do :("

Owenton is a nice but remote little town roughly halfway between Cincinnati and Louisville. The population is small, crime is nearly non-existent, and you can get a decent place for a bargain. There are some nice things about the quiet, but at the same time what gives Owenton a degree of charm also makes it difficult for me to recommend.

There are two big negatives about Owenton. First, with the small population you get less to do. You won't find many good restaurants or bars, or much else fun to do. Not that there's nothing, but your chances are limited.

This limitation is also very prevalent in the job opportunities. You will likely struggle to get a decent job in Owenton. Yeah, your rent might be super low (so insanely low that I looked it up: the median rent asked is $250!!!), but you could still struggle to pay your bills because you can't find a decent job. That's really too bad, but that's also how it goes. The good job markets are more popular and therefore the rent is higher.

I don't really get to Owenton very often, and that's because I never find much to do. I don't really have any friends in the area, so visiting seems pointless. The only restaurant I know of is Huddle House, which is a decent breakfast joint, but it's hardly a reason to drive out of my way. There are some nice small town things, like a good farmers market and a quality trail to go hiking on, but it just doesn't feel like enough in general. I'd prefer to have a bit more to do. I love the great outdoors, and I like peace and quiet most days, so if I had a good job in Owenton I'd probably be content with the occasional excursion to Cincinnati for nightlife, but that's still a struggle to me. I'm not the type to need crazy excitement, so when I say Owenton is too slow, know that it comes from someone who doesn't go out every night. Or even every week.
  • Very cheap rentals
  • About as safe as it gets
  • Good hiking opportunities
  • Nothing to do
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

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