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Quality of Life

Murray and Calloway County have an extraordinary quality of life. Located near the geographic center of the U.S., Murray is within a one day drive of over 60% of the population with easy trucking to Chicago, Atlanta, and Memphis and beyond. Along with a temperate climate, very low crime, and a Cost of Living far below the national average (87.4%) housing is abundant and affordable, our schools are regularly ranked near the top in every category and recreational amenities are abundant. Murray State University, with its many resources, is regularly named by Kiplinger as a “best buy” for education. With incredible natural resources such as the Land Between the Lakes and a strong emphasis on traditional values, Murray is the choice to live, work and prosper.