Simpson County has over 17,300 people. Franklin, the county seat, is the only incorporated city in the county, but it also has a number of unincorporated communities. With a south-central location and rich history, established in 1819, Simpson County has much to offer those looking for homes in a quiet part of southern Kentucky.
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Simpson County is a growing community, with over 7,000 housing units and a population of 17,327 as of the 2010 census. Simpson County has few new developments, but the established homes in Simpson County are attractive and comfortable. Land is available for those who wish to build as the community grows. The average list price of the homes in Simpson County is $122,400, which is a price holding relatively steady. Search Simpson County homes for sale by city.
Simpson County boasts a robust school system that focuses on producing students who are ready to be responsible adults. Young students attend Franklin Elementary for kindergarten, moving on to Simpson Elementary for primary grades and Lincoln Elementary for fourth and fifth grades. Franklin Simpson Middle School and Franklin Simpson High School (which have two campuses), round out the public schools in the county.
Simpson County's economy is largely industrial, with a number of industrial facilities in Franklin and the surrounding communities. Arney Industrial Services Inc., M & M Manufacturing and Berry Plastics Corporation are some examples of the type of industrial companies that call Simpson County home. Those who purchase Simpson County real estate will find employment options are often available in these large industrial facilities.
History is part of life in southern Kentucky, and those who purchase homes in Simpson County can often be seen exploring historic sites like the Octagon Hall Museum in Franklin and the Kentucky Downs gaming facility. Antiquing is a popular pastime in the area, and Bright's Antique World, the Heritage Antique Mall and the Strictly Country Antique Mall provide multiple opportunities to enjoy this pastime. Golf enthusiasts will find the friendly staff at the Kenny Perry Golf Course makes playing the game even more enjoyable.
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