Monticello KY Real Estate and Community Information
Known as the "Houseboat Manufacturing Capital of the World" for its active houseboat building industry, Monticello, Kentucky
offers an exciting family-friendly environment for anyone looking for homes for sale in a great real estate environment. Founded in 1801, the town was named after the Virginia home of President Thomas Jefferson and was incorporated in 1810. Covering an area of 6 sq. miles, the town has a population of almost 6,000 people as of 2010. As the county seat of Wayne County, properties in town offer a great investment to real estate buyers and those looking to purchase their first home.
Located just 5 miles south of Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, the town offers many exciting recreational opportunities such as camping, fishing and water activities including skiing, swimming boating and canoeing. There are also several hiking and rock climbing areas throughout the local parks and recreation points. There are also a number of civic sponsored activities like cycling and paddling clubs in town as well as the local YMCA and Little League baseball opportunities. The area also includes several forests and national parks to explore. For more information about local parks and recreational activities, go to: www.kentuckytourism.com
There are a number of local attractions that will provide opportunities for activity such as the Cordell Hull Birthplace and Museum State Park, known as the "Father of the United Nations" and the "Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park", a local hero of World War I. Pickett State Park covers a portion of the 19,200-acre Pickett State Forest with rental cabins and campground spaces available throughout the park. There are many other local parks nearby such as the Conley Bottom Resort, the Beaver Creek Resort and the Mill Springs Park. For more information about local parks and recreation, go to: www.monticelloky.com
When you are looking for events to attend throughout town, you will find plenty of venues where you can take in a concert or movie as well as local theatre productions. There also several children's events like music programs, book readings and more. You can take in concerts by the Klassyc Times Band, once of the most popular local bands in the county or attend a local food event with exciting festivals as well as classes and workshops. The local community hosts events like the annual Watermelon festival, the annual Tomato festival and the annual Zucchini festival.
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