Murray is a small city of around 17,000 people in Calloway County. The town has had many names over the years, being called Williston, Pooltown, and Pleasant Springs before the present name of Murray was finally landed on in 1844. A lovely, small, southern city, Murray enjoys temperate weather, although it does get a clear four-season year. Most people who visit Murray are surprised by the quality of the art Galleries and Museums found in this small town. It also has extremely well maintained parkland and public recreation facilities. Murray State University is a competitor in NCAA Division I sports, and the school is known for having an excellent basketball program that has produced several notable NBA players.
For the size of the city, Murray has a surprising number of vacant rental properties at any given time. With a vacancy rate this high; no one should have too much difficulty finding an apartment, as long as you can meet the basic demands of an apartment application. Start looking two months before your proposed move-in date, and you should be fine.
Don't let high availability and low pricing lure you into making a mistake when it comes to Murray apartments. A good tip is to be the first in the door when applying for an apartment. Landlords will be eager to fill vacant suites, so if you can put together a good looking application and get in to apply first, you will stand a good chance of getting approved for the place.
Transportation in Murray is easily achieved through the bus routes, or by car. The Murray Calloway Transit Authority has enough routes to provide public transit between all major points of interest in the city. Most people in the area drive however. 12th street is the primary access to the city, and connects to major highways in the area. Outside of the city limits, 12th street is US 641.
Some of the festivals held in Murray attract visitors from far and wide, and aren't to be missed. Best among these is the Freedom Festival that runs near the end of June into the start of July. The Clara M. Eagle Gallery is the largest local gallery with a collection of over 1,200 pieces. Central Park is a wonderful place to visit for some fresh air, or to take advantage of public recreation facilities and swimming pools.