Recently voted “Best Small Town in America” and lots of reasons why. Bardstown is a great tourist destination and also a wonderful place to live. My Old Ky. Home, The Stephen Foster Drama, The Ky. Bourbon Trail, Bernheim Forest, and many other venues attract people from all over the world here each year. Industry is thriving with many of the local factories supplying parts to the auto industry. Big name distilleries have always called Bardstown/Nelson County home but recently many new ones have opened providing good paying jobs to many people. Even through the past economic downturn Real Estate maintained its value here in Nelson County better than in many surrounding states. Come see what you have been missing and you will probably want to stay.
If you are looking for small town charm and atmosphere then this is the place to be. Bloomfield is centrally located and less than a one hour drive to some of Kentucky’s major cities (Louisville, Lexington, and Elizabethtown). Throughout the last 50 years we have seen many small towns in rural America dry up and fade away but that has not been the case in Bloomfield, Ky. With a population of only about 1000 people in the Incorporated City limits, Bloomfield is a thriving rural community. Excellent Elementary and Middle Schools, Doctors, Dentists, a Pharmacy, 2 Banks, Real Estate & Auction Firm, 2 Convenience Stores, Hardware Store, New Holland Equipment Dealership, Antique Stores, Dollar General, Bed & Breakfast, Restaurant, Pizza Shop, Auto Repair Shops and much more. There is a City Park for recreation and Churches of all denominations. The majority of residents here commute to work in surrounding towns. Folks that are born here seem to want to stay and those that move here never want to leave.
Chaplin is a small unincorporated community in Northeast Nelson just 5 miles East of Bloomfield on Highway 62. Agriculture dominates the beautiful rolling landscape of the Chaplin area with Beef cattle, Tobacco, Corn, Soybeans and Hay being the primary crops. Pride in ownership is evident as you ride the winding roads of this community. If you are searching for a home in the country, this may just be the place to start looking.
Fairfield is a small town just 5 miles West of Bloomfield, Ky. on Highway 48. Many years ago it was the home of H. McKenna Distillery. Beautiful older homes line the streets of this quiet country town. Agriculture is the primary industry with large farms surrounding the city. St. Michaels Catholic Church (Circa 1792) sits on a hill overlooking the city and in 1913 a School of the same name was opened and educated many current Nelson County Residents up until it closed in 1968. St. Michaels is the oldest Catholic Church in Nelson County and served early settlers migrating from Maryland to the frontier. Come breathe the country air and sit a spell.
Let’s find your dream home together.
We Won't Be Happy Till You Are!