Located along Interstate 24 on the Western Kentucky – Middle
Tennessee border, Oak Grove is a growing community with a small-town atmosphere. With a variety of local amenities and easy access to the larger cities of Hopkinsville, Clarksville, and Nashville (but with none of the traffic and congestion) Oak Grove is a wonderful place to live and raise a family!
Here are a just few of the reasons we love living in Oak Grove:
Low Cost of Living
- With one of the lowest cost of living rates in the U.S., your dollars go further here!
- While the average home costs are ballooning in nearby cities (over $200,000 in Clarksville and well over $300,000 in Nashville!), you could build in Oak Grove for a fraction of the cost, as housing costs are 30% lower than the U.S. average and we boast some of the lowest property (real estate) taxes of anywhere in the surrounding area.
- As one of the fastest-growing cities in Kentucky, our steady and stable construction market ensures that a variety of homes are available for both residents and newcomers. Oak Grove is a rare place where buyers get their money’s worth and more.
- Our state’s central location allows you to enjoy all four seasons. With average summer temperatures in the 70s & 80s and average winter temps in the 30s & 40s – this mild climate is ideal for getting outdoors all year round.
- Little snow – little stress! Oak Grove averages 6 inches of snow per year, considerably less than the U.S. average of 28 inches of snow per year. This allows Oak Grove residents to still appreciate the beauty and peaceful serenity of an occasional snowfall, without dealing with the hassle of frequent traffic-snarling snowstorms during the winter months.
Parks and Recreation
- With 49 state parks, Kentucky has great recreational opportunities for the entire family and some of the best camping, fishing, hiking and boating in the U.S.!
- Located just a short drive from Oak Grove is the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, a 170,000 acre outdoors playground. Encompassing Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley (one of the world’s largest man-made bodies of water), LBL provides ample opportunities for boating, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, camping, and over 200 miles of hiking trails.
Proximity to Ft. Campbell
- Oak Grove is most popularly known as “The Hometown of Fort Campbell,” as our quiet rural community is located just outside the gates of the 101st Airborne Division and the other units located inside of Ft. Campbell, including the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment & 5th Special Forces Group. This super short commute to Ft. Campbell makes Oak Grove an ideal place for soldiers and military families to live.
- Oak Grove military residents can also take advantage of certain state-wide military benefits. Active duty military members pay no Kentucky state income tax, and Christian County, Kentucky (where Oak Grove is located) also has no sales tax on groceries or new car purchases for active-duty military.
In the Middle of Everything
- Oak Grove, Kentucky is located on the boundaries of Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee. We’re just an hour from Nashville, and less than four hours from Atlanta, Louisville, St. Louis and Memphis. Our central location in the United States also means we’re within a day’s drive of 65% of the U.S. population and over 75% of major metropolitan areas!
- The great state of Kentucky itself boasts two international airports, 3 global shipping hubs- a UPS world port, a DHL hub, and the $1.5 billion AmazonPrime Air Hub, plus 482 logistics/distribution operations. Locally, the Walmart distribution center is located just down the road from Oak Grove in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
- While our proximity allows us to take advantage of the many amenities of our neighboring cities (Hopkinsville, Clarksville, Nashville), Oak Grove has a wide variety of local attractions of our own.
- Annual festivals – Our Spring Into Summer Festival recently celebrated its 12th anniversary and is the highlight of our spring calendar. Our award-winning Butterfly Festival has been going on for over a decade and is one of the most popular events in the region. This special experience culminates in the release of over 1,400 monarch butterflies!
- Local Parks – Our Oak Grove War Memorial Walking Trail Park pays homage to the veterans from all U.S. wars and conflicts by displaying a series of markers along the wooded trail. The park also features our Butterfly Garden, and Viceroy Performing Arts Center and is a great place to attend events, festivals and concerts throughout the spring, summer and fall.
- Local Distilleries – Christian County’s own MB Roland Distillery is a part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour and is located right down the road in nearby Pembroke, Kentucky. MBR is also a part of the Stateline Whiskey Tour alongside two other local distilleries that are within a 30 minute drive of Oak Grove, Hopkinsville’s Casey Jones Distillery & Clarksville’s Old Glory Distillery.
- Horse Racing – The entire Oak Grove community is excited for the completion of the Oak Grove Racing and Gaming facility in Summer 2020. The space will feature over 1,200 games, a 5-story hotel, restaurants, live horse racing, equestrian center and event space.
- Dining – Thanks to our proximity to Ft. Campbell, our Oak Grove community has a wide variety of diverse food choices within our city limits. Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Hot Chicken, Greek, Sushi, and so much more!
As you can see, there’s a lot of reasons to be proud of our city and the great state of Kentucky. Come see for yourself! Welcome to the City of Oak Grove, KY.