6.9 out of 10

Radcliff

37.8055039102098 -85.9251005591839
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Oct 11, 2012

"Right by Fort Knox - Plenty of Military Folks around!"

Radcliff is a pretty big town considering it's a ways South of Louisville and pretty far from much the "action." Very interestingly it's right near Fort Knox. That's probably one of the main things people talk about when they come to this area. Yep, the Fort Knox is located right nearby. This adds a lot to the area and certainly brings in quite a bit of tourism.

One thing to note is that Fort Knox isn't just a place where they have a lot of gold. Yeah, they have much of the Treasury's reserves of gold bullion, but it's actually a very different place. It's a training camp for the US Armed Forces, and is therefore not nearly as open to the public as you might think. That doesn't mean there aren't things to do or people to see if you're a tourist, far from it, but it's not just some place you can head over to and grab a couple bars of gold on your way out. They actively train people here (at least, so far as I know.)

Because of the military ties to Fort Knox, Radcliff is a fairly hopping town. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to hit up on occasion. The fort also makes it certain that there will be a good chunk of sustained employment in the area, so long as you work for the Government. This leads to more chances to open your own business to serve these men and women, and this again serves to help make the town successful. That's a big thing if you're moving to Radcliff. It's pretty much guaranteed to either grow or stay about the same size.

For food, you should check out My Rosita for Mexican food, Jerry's for old fashioned diner-style food, and Autumn Gardens for Asian food. There are plenty of options to check out, so even if you don't love those you'll likely find something you do like!

The schools in and around Radcliff are also pretty good. The Government does a decent job of taking care of her soldiers, and Hardin County Schools are above average for Kentucky. There are a few private schools nearby as well, though I think the public options are the way to go.

All in all I'm a big fan of Radcliff. There are jobs, a pretty safe environment and a fair bit of stability to enjoy. All of those things add up to a good place to live.
Pros
  • Stable job economy
  • Plenty of restaurants
  • Good Schools
Cons
  • Kinda out of the way - South of Louisville
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees