Henderson, Kentucky -- 5 Fun Facts About Your New Home

Head 30 miles west of Owensboro -- where I-69 meets the Ohio River -- and you'll find Henderson, Kentucky. Nearly 30,000 people call this city home, which began as a small strip of land back in the 1700s.

Thinking about renting an apartment in Henderson, KY? Here are 5 fun facts:

1. You'll hear people call it "Kentuckiana"

It may sound a little silly (and a little confusing!), but since Henderson sits across the river from Evansville, it's officially part of the Evansville Metropolitan Area. As a result, your apartment in Henderson will only be about twenty minutes south of the bright lights of the area's largest city.

2. There's a distinct industrial theme here

This area is one of Kentucky's leading coal producers, but it's also home to a variety of industrial businesses -- including aluminum producers, automotive part manufacturers, plastic molding experts, and food processing plants. If you'd rather roll up your sleeves than sit at a desk all day, you'll have plenty of jobs to choose from!


3. Henderson residents love their festivals

No matter what month it is, you'll find a fun festival just a few minutes from the front door of your Henderson apartment. One of the favorites among the locals is Tri Fest, a street fair that raises money for local non-profit organizations.

If you love good barbecue, you'll love living in Henderson every summer because that's when the biggest of the barbecues get fired up. You can start the summer off right by going to the Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival in mid-June, which combines two local favorites -- great food and great music! In fact, this free festival is so awesome that USA Today named it one of the best blues festivals in the entire country.

4. There's no shortage of the great outdoors

There are dozens of big and small parks scattered around town, so if you love to get out in the sunshine, this is the place for you. If you'd rather hit the water than the hiking trail, head to Atkinson Park, where the big Hayes boat ramp can launch you into the Ohio River. Or if you'd prefer to be a little further from the hustle and bustle of town, head just northeast of the Henderson city limits to the Diamond Island boat ramp.

5. You can get a workout right along the river

Henderson is home to a three-mile long Riverwalk, which is perfect for joggers, walkers, or people who simply love great scenery. If you're sharing your Henderson apartment with kids, you'll be happy to learn that the Riverwalk is also home to a big play area where they can burn off tons of energy!

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