Pikeville, Kentucky is a family oriented community listed as one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America (Prentice Hall) and is the hometown of former Kentucky Governor Paul E. Patton. Enjoy a quality lifestyle in Pike County, the best-kept secret in the south, where the scenic mountain beauty is surpassed only by the hospitality of the people. The area offers a diverse and affordable real estate market to suit your family's needs. Pikeville is a major center of commerce for the area and is the third largest banking center in the state after Louisville and Lexington.
Educational opportunities include schools that rank among the best in the state academically, a large public school system, an independent school system, parochial schools, a vocational/technical school and The University of Pikeville, a four year college with a graduate program in osteopathic medicine.
Many recreational opportunities are nearby, including two state parks, several lakes, seasonal white-water rafting, outdoor theater and the Mountain Arts Center.
One of the most exciting new developments in Pikeville is the brand new East Kentucky Exposition Center which was recently completed with the ability to host sporting events, concerts and other types of entertainment. Recent and upcoming events include some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, most of which you may have expected to find only in large, metropolitan cities:
- American Idol artists Kelly Clarkson and Chris Daughtry
- Disney On Ice
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
- Comedian Jeff Dunham
- Styx/REO Speedwagon
- Journey/Night Ranger
- Three Doors Down
- Larry the Cable Guy
- The Harlem Globetrotters
Religion is an important part of many people's lives, and our area has a variety of religious organizations that cover a range of religious faiths. These include most Christian denominations such as Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Church of God and Church of Christ. There are also opportunities for Catholics, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Islamic Faiths as well.
If you are looking for a challenging professional practice in a place where you can enjoy raising a family and be a part of the community, Pikeville is the place for you.
Links to more information about Pikeville/Pike County and the surrounding region:
CityOfPikeville.com ...features streaming videos about Pikeville area tourism, municipal services, and economic development
Primary and Secondary Education
Our area has diverse primary and secondary opportunities including: