3.5 out of 10


38.5941961453162 -83.3222457428012
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Retirees


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Too small and not enough to do - But it's safe!"

Vanceburg is a fairly small town a ways away from almost anything else going on in Kentucky. I live in Independence, which is pretty close to Cincinnati, and that feels somewhat out of the way at times. Vanceburg is WAY out there. It's about a 2 hour drive from me, and roughly the same distance from Lexington. So if you're hoping to get a little 'big city fun' on occasion, it's going to be a long drive.

On the plus side, Vanceburg has very little crime. I don't mean 'kinda little crime,' I mean VERY little crime. I had to look it up, and there are hardly ever any crimes here. It's also super cheap to live here. The cost of living is miniscule, and you can actually rent some places for around $380 a month. That's huge, and no doubt helps a lot, as there isn't a whole lot of economic opportunity here.

You also don't have much in the way of eating or getting a drink. I can't say I've ever had a meal in Vanceburg, but based on a quick Google search I did come up with Chigger's, but I can't really tell you anything about it. I really couldn't find anything as far as nightlife goes either, so there are some pretty slim pickings here. I don't recommend it for singles.

I actually don't really recommend Vanceburg for almost anyone. The schools are small, and while probably nice enough, they're nothing to write home about. There aren't really any tourist attractions that I can find either, so you're really a lot better off trying your luck somewhere else. I hate to be so down on a place, especially one as safe as Vanceburg, but it's too small and there's too little to do to bring very many people here. Try your luck somewhere else.
  • Super safe
  • Quiet
  • Nothing to do
  • No bars
  • Very few restaurants
Recommended for
  • Retirees

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