Caldwell County

Welcome to Caldwell County

Tucked just northwest of Hopkinsville, KY and Clarksville, TN, Caldwell County truly encompasses the best of small-town Kentucky living. Here, you'll discover plenty of cozy towns and rural communities, as well as ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. And to top it all off, homes here are surprisingly affordable and often come with quite a bit of acreage.

Want to learn more about life in Caldwell County? Let's take a closer look.

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At a Glance

Getting Around

Major roads: I-69, US-62, Hopkinsville Road
Nashville International Airport: 1 hour, 34 minutes
Paducah, KY: 48 minutes
Hopkinsville, KY: 36 minutes

Demographics

Population: 12,715
Largest city: Princeton
County seat: Princeton
Median home value: $139,900

Communities of Caldwell County

Fredonia

Don't be fooled by Fredonia's size—this 400-resident community has a quaint downtown district, as well as a diverse selection of charming homes for sale. Buddy Rodgers Park, Coon Dog Inn, and Coppertop Barbecue are just a few highlights of life in Fredonia.    

Princeton

Princeton serves as the Caldwell County Seat, and more than half of the county's population lives within its borders. Though it may be a small town, it's home to a variety of attractions and events, including the Adsmore Museum, the Princeton Art Guild, the Eddie Pennington Festival, and a historic downtown.

Things to Do in Caldwell County

What You'll LOVE in Caldwell County

Whether you choose to settle down in the bustling community of Princeton or a rural oasis in one of Caldwell County's unincorporated communities, you'll never run out of things to do in this unique area. Here are a few more benefits that come with living here.

Shopping & dining

Most of Caldwell County's major shopping and dining destinations are located in Downtown Princeton or along Interstate 69. You'll find various locally owned shops near Market Street, including Posh Embroidery, Joshua Tree Boutique, and Joseph's Storage Bin. Princeton also has its fair share of larger chains, including a Walmart.

Once you've worked up an appetite, you can enjoy a great meal at one of Caldwell County's countless eateries. Gather on Main, Pagliai's Pizza, and Majestic House are just a few favorites.

Parks and recreation

Love spending time in the great outdoors? When you call Caldwell County home, you'll never be more than a hop, skip, and a jump away from some of Kentucky's most spectacular green spaces. Locals often recommend exploring the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, which offers over 170,000 protected acres for hiking, boating, and camping. You'll also find Caldwell County residents exploring the Jones-Keeney Wildlife Management Area or hitting the links at Princeton Country Club.

Educational opportunities

Children living in the area are served by Caldwell County Schools, which operates six institutions across the area. In total, the district has an enrollment of around 2,000 and boasts a graduation rate of 95%. In addition to its traditional schools, CCS also has a regional career center, as well as an adult services department for those seeking their GED.

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