Recently ranked one of the top 100 fastest-growing communities in the United States, according to the city's website, the city of Independence, KY is one of those special places that offer plenty of big-city amenities, but still holds onto its small-town southern charm. Just 15 minutes south of Cincinnati along the Ohio/Kentucky border, many residents are happy to be making the move into Independence apartments for rent.
Because of everything this city has to offer, the city has seen extensive growth in recent years. According to City-Data, Independence has seen a stunning 65 percent increase from 2000 to 2010, showing that this is a community that many people want to be a part of.
Independence was originally named Crewitts Creek, and it was settled as early as the 1830s. The patriotic name the city has today derived from Campbell County's split from Kenton County, resulting in the name Independence, which has stuck ever since.
The city remained small for many years but saw a large amount of growth from the 1960s to the 1980s because of large tracts of land being bought along the border of Ohio and Kentucky. Today, the city is home to more than 24,700 residents, according to statistics from the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau.
Many residents in the Bluegrass State love living in Independence because of its affordability. Based on information from City-Data, the city's cost of living index is nearly 10 points below the nation's average, meaning you can live in Independence comfortably without breaking the bank.
One of the city's most beloved green spaces is Memorial Park, a 26-acre recreational hub that includes walking trails, a senior citizen center, an amphitheater, and plenty of playground equipment for the kids.
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