Best Places to Live in Oakland, Kentucky

Small town/College town - Western Kentucky, 120 miles south of Louisville
Pros
-College town amenities
-Historic interest
-Nearby national park
Cons
-Hot, humid summers
-Economic cycles
-Isolation

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What Bert Has To Say About Bowling Green Metro Area

Bowling Green, located along I-65 20 miles north of the Tennessee border, has a diverse economic and cultural base. Best known as the city where the Chevrolet Corvette is built, this pleasant, small town is also home to the 15,000 students of Western Kentucky University. Other prominent employers include Holley Performance Products (carburetors) and Fruit of the Loom, and the town is a center for a wide and diverse agricultural region. Downtown is modest and attractive with a classic main street and numerous historic homes and Civil War sites. The outskirts east towards I-65 have grown rapidly and bring some typical “strip” and freeway sprawl.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Kentucky
County: Warren County
Metro Area: Bowling Green Metro Area
City: Oakland
Zip Codes: 42159
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 496 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Oakland is 4.50% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Oakland jobs have decreased by 1.65%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Oakland's cost of living is 18.40% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Oakland's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Oakland's population is 233 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 15.35%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Oakland is $98,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.21%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Oakland public schools spend $8,559 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.4 students per teacher in Oakland. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Oakland

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