When making a move to Kentucky from a different state, things may not meet your initial expectations. It’s always wise to do a little visiting first if possible. If not, jumping right into a new scene in a new state can lead to quiet the culture shock. The Bluegrass State is a pretty friendly place to start anew, but first timers still might be surprised by some of what they find.

Here are 9 things that might surprise you when moving to Kentucky:

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1. Political Controversy


The FBI considers the Bluegrass State to have the most corrupt officials in the entire nation. They are encouraging Kentuckians to turn in any crooked politicians.

Kentucky is a beautiful place to live, raise a family, and grow old. Like everywhere else, it has faults that residents either accept or don’t. The humidity and climate can be a challenge for some, but allergies tend to be the biggest complaint. Please feel free to post any other things that might shock or surprise someone moving here from another state.

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