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Life In Owensboro, Kentucky


Owensboro, Kentucky, sits in the crook of the bend of the Ohio River, which led 18th-century settlers to originally call it “Yellowbanks,” for the yellow sands located along the river. The long, hot summers provide outdoor enthusiasts plenty of opportunities for water sports, hiking, biking, or simply enjoying one of the area’s many parks. Nature enthusiasts might also enjoy the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden or visiting the World’s Largest Sassafras Tree. The city is also... 

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Owensboro considers itself the BBQ capital of the world. Known as the “Festival City,” Owensboro hosts several festivals each year, including The International BBQ Festival where attendees can sample the typical barbecue chicken, but also taste unique local favorites such as mutton and burgoo, a stew-like Irish or Mulligan stew.

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“My mortgage was a lot cheaper than my rent was in my previous city where I lived. So it was a really unique opportunity for me to be able to purchase my first home here in my hometown.”

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