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Florence, KY

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Originally called “Crossroads” due to the convergence of several roads in the area, Florence was renamed in 1830 to honor Italy. After the construction of the Covington-Lexington Turnpike, the town became a third class city due to its population increase. Known to surrounding areas for the local water tower in the town, Florence holds true to its southern roots. With plenty of shopping, business, and housing options, the town has lots to offer residents both old and new.

Getting Around in Florence, KY

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Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
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Transit Score®
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The average commuter time in Florence is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.3%
  • 10.9%
  • 2.59%

Aquatic Center

When you are looking for family friendly water activities, stop in at the Florence Family Aquatic Center. The center is home to a lazy river, a zero depth area, and a host of slides. Sunbathing areas, umbrellas, and a bathhouse are also available in order to give you a place to relax after hours of fun play. A concession area provides food and drinks so that you have everything you need to spend the entire day. The paved path around the building accommodates walkers and bikers and the center can be rented to host your special events.

Florence Park

Spending the day enjoying the great outdoors is possible with the variety of parks located in Florence. South Fork Park spans over 42 acres on the west side of town and is home to picnic tables, grills, and restrooms. A bike path is also available along with volleyball and basketball courts. When you need to entertain the younger crowd, a playground with equipment for all ages is located within the park. Florence Nature Park contains over 15 acres of walking trails and gazebos that can be rented for family gatherings, parties, and reunions.