What's the culture?
considering a move

Mountain View, CA

#1 May 6, 2008
I am considering a move to Owensboro from the west coast. I've visited Owensboro a couple of times and I must say the people were delightful but the town seemed to lack a certain optimistic element (for lack of a better word). I read editorials about Owensboro on the web and there seems to be a common thread about poor city leadership, great place to raise a family, hopes of waterfront and hospital developments, etc., all threads you might see in any city. I am curious to know what Owensboro's identity is. What is the culture like? Why would anyone want to move there outside a job opportunity?
85bigo

United States

#2 Dec 9, 2008
Owensboro is a nice place to live. Some parts of town are better than others, just like any place.
Trae

United States

#3 Jan 13, 2013
Owensboro is set in its ways and doesn't accept change. It is a dead end town, if you move here expect to stay bored and eat sushi. There's nothing in this town for anyone unless you have a kid that wants to play sports.

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Since: Aug 12

Owensboro, KY

#4 Jan 13, 2013
There is a big racing culture here. Mostly roundy round but also drag racing. Of you like mudding or riding 4 wheelers that kinda stuff and your creative there is a lot to do. Other then that there is a lot of drinking and eating out and that's about it. But Nashville and Louisville are only couple hrs away. Job market sucks. Crime is low. Plenty of schools to choose from. It's no city more of a large town.
kristi

Tucker, GA

#5 Jan 13, 2013
I waited to move here for years. I had gotten stuck with a house and long time career in a city. I don't live in town but my work is there, i bought a farm in the county. I have no complaints, regrets. I appreciate ho hum, everyday normal quiet living. The mall is smaller than most but it's ok. My children will be going to the schools in town this next year. I wish the schools were not overcrowded but they want to try it. There are several private schools to choose from if the public doesn't work out. But i think the people are so nice.
Noooooooo

Princeton, KY

#6 Jan 13, 2013
considering a move wrote:
I am considering a move to Owensboro from the west coast. I've visited Owensboro a couple of times and I must say the people were delightful but the town seemed to lack a certain optimistic element (for lack of a better word). I read editorials about Owensboro on the web and there seems to be a common thread about poor city leadership, great place to raise a family, hopes of waterfront and hospital developments, etc., all threads you might see in any city. I am curious to know what Owensboro's identity is. What is the culture like? Why would anyone want to move there outside a job opportunity?
You will hate it. Too many rednecks, small minded people, uneducated people, and uncivilized people. You will hate it here unless you are a home body. People still use the N word here and are major homophobes.

“Cogito ergo sum”

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#7 Jan 13, 2013
I just read your title, and I had to laugh. Owensboro's culture? I wouldn't even know where to begin. Owensboro is a small city that it's resident's like to dream of being bigger. It is I suppose growing gradually, but no where near as it should be. The reason for this is politicians in this town like to keep the place in balance so they may maintain control. You would think a river city would be booming with numerous industries. This unfortunately is not the case. This stammers culture. You have a little of this and a little of that. Equaling up to not much of anything. Yes the town has it's history. However it doesn't have a specific culture other then being an imitator of other more culturally advanced areas. Turn on MTV, CMT, and other pop culture shows, and then watch the citizens of Owensboro. They will try and emulate it the best they can. You cannot blame the citizenry for this tho. The blame falls solely of the cities past and present leadership. In summary Owensboro has an identity problem.
kristi

Tucker, GA

#8 Jan 13, 2013
Goethe wrote:
I just read your title, and I had to laugh. Owensboro's culture? I wouldn't even know where to begin. Owensboro is a small city that it's resident's like to dream of being bigger. It is I suppose growing gradually, but no where near as it should be. The reason for this is politicians in this town like to keep the place in balance so they may maintain control. You would think a river city would be booming with numerous industries. This unfortunately is not the case. This stammers culture. You have a little of this and a little of that. Equaling up to not much of anything. Yes the town has it's history. However it doesn't have a specific culture other then being an imitator of other more culturally advanced areas. Turn on MTV, CMT, and other pop culture shows, and then watch the citizens of Owensboro. They will try and emulate it the best they can. You cannot blame the citizenry for this tho. The blame falls solely of the cities past and present leadership. In summary Owensboro has an identity problem.
but it is quaint, dont u think?

“Cogito ergo sum”

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#9 Jan 14, 2013
kristi wrote:
<quoted text> but it is quaint, dont u think?
It has it's quaint areas I suppose. Mostly outside the city however.

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