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Owensboro, KY

Owensboro, KY

Owensboro, KY

Why you should be moving to Owensboro, KY
Wondering why you should be moving to Owensboro? Well, here are just a few reasons this community may beckon to you. This city of more than 57,000 residents is considered the industrial, retail, and cultural center for the western region of Kentucky. The town is affectionately referred to by residents as the “BBQ Capital of the World” and proudly offers the International Bar-B-Q Festival annually bringing in thousands of visitors to enjoy great food, music, and dancing. In town, you’ll find excellent opportunities for career growth via some of the following top employers:

  • Owensboro Medical Health System Hospital
  • U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
  • Owensboro Public Schools
  • Unilever
  • Specialty Foods Group

After moving to Owensboro, you can also further your education as it is home to two four-year colleges: Brescia University and Kentucky Wesleyan College. The town also houses a public community college called Owensboro Community and Technical College.

Points of Interest after moving to Owensboro, Kentucky
Along with the annual BBQ Festival, Owensboro also plays host to several other events through the year for all residents to enjoy:

  • Friday’s After 5 is a 16 week outdoor concert series held at the riverfront downtown.
  • Each September you can enjoy Pumpkin Fest at the Sportscenter/Moreland Park complex packed full of vendors, games, food, rides, crafts, etc.
  • The town also hosts a unique fundraiser known as Men Who Cook – Celebrity Chefs Gala & Auction where amateur chefs compete for coveted Silver Spoon Awards and all proceeds from the event go to support the mission work of the Glenmary Sisters.

Moving to Owensboro provides you with opportunities to enjoy the arts at the Owensboro RiverPark Civic Center which provides multiple live events. The town also hosts the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, the Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, and the Owensboro Museum of Science and History.

When moving to Owensboro, you’ll also find the community offers activities like golfing, ice skating, hockey, walking trails, baseball and softball leagues, and so much more. With the amazing Ohio River serving as the town’s stately backdrop, this unique community promises to offer every resident a quality way of life.

Resources needed when moving to Owensboro
City Website
Chamber of Commerce
Visitor Information
Public School
Economic Development

The service center for Owensboro, KY is located in Evansville, IN.

Information about Owensboro, KY

Est. Population: 57265
County: Daviess
Latitude: 37.7667
Longitude: -87.1167
Zip Codes: 42301