Louisville Areas
A Home Buyer’s Guide to Louisville
Historic Anchorage
This neighborhood is a designated historic district by the US Department of Interior. Take a walk back in time by viewing this area of Old Victorian Homes in Eastern Louisville. You will also find a venue of old charm shops and restaurants.
Are you looking for a relaxed atmosphere? We offer you our Beechmont area. It can be credited to tree lined Southern Parkway which leads to Iroquois Park. This is also a historic neighborhood which features homes ranging from small cottages to expansive two and three-story homes on extra-large lots. Beechmont is close to the Kentucky Exposition Center, as well as the University of Louisville.
This area of town is located just east of the downtown business district. Through massive preservations efforts, Louisville has been able to maintain the area’s historic homes, some of which are dated back to the Federal era.
Cherokee Triangle
Cherokee Triangle is located in the well-established “Highlands” area which provides the perfect backdrop for small festivals, farmer’s markets, and events. You will find a mix of single family homes and large houses that have been turned into apartments.
Cresent Hill
Talk about large Victorian houses!! You will find these magnificent houses located on quiet streets that are lined by mature trees. Crescent Hill is located close to historic Frankfort Avenue with many different boutiques, café’s, and unique Louisville Restaurants, such as Genny’s Diner and Porcini’s. These shops and businesses are housed in century old structures.
Louisville is going through what I like to call revitalization. It is fast becoming a very hip urban environment hosting $140 million in condo’s and apartments, as well as, other new and renovated housing.
If you like rural yet still being part of the city, you will like the Fairdale area. It is on the Jefferson-Bullitt county line. Fairdale offers residents easy access to I-265. Homes range for farmhouses to modern houses.
Fern Creek
Just north of Fairdale, also right off of the I-265 you will find Fern Creek. It is about 10 miles southeast of downtown. Fern Creek hosts a very “Down home, friendly atmosphere” which is part of its appeal. This is a growing area with new communities and apartment complexes.
If you are looking for smaller homes in an older neighborhood, you will feel right at home in Germantown. This area was established in 1849. You will find a strong sense of community and heritage in this area. There are many different affordable housing options in Germantown.
Glenview began as a small collection of country estates overlooking the Ohio River. Now, the Glenview District which includes 13 properties named on the National Register of Historic Places and still maintains its regal country setting.
The Highlands
The Highlands is a very artsy mix. It has tree-lined streets as well as large historic homes. Most built between 1870 and 1940. Cherokee and Tyler  parks add to the natural beauty of the area, while Bardstown Road offers great restaurants, music, stores, boutiques, and antique shops.
This area is an array of upscale residential homes, condominiums, and apartments. Hurstbourne also hosts many restaurants, shopping centers, book stores, movie theatres, and more. Shelbyville Rd. and Hurstbourne Pkwy. Is a main intersection of eastern Jefferson Co. This location offers a variety of conveniences.
Jeffersontown is touted by the Greater Louisville Association as one of the fastest growing areas in Kentucky. “J-Town” is home to the Bluegrass Industrial Park, in addition to plenty of shopping centers, restaurants, and businesses. New subdivisions and apartment complexes can be found all over this growing community. The moderately priced homes are a plus. As host to the annual Gaslight Festival, J-Town offers a neighborhood atmosphere of America, right in the middle of a thriving business environment.
If you are looking for a convenience, you will find it in the Lyndon community. This area is known for its quiet neighborhoods, with convenience to shopping centers, businesses, and affordable housing.
Are you looking for a combination of a country feel with city convenience? You will find it here in Louisville’s East end Middletown. Located right along Shelbyville Road you will find growing businesses with a backdrop of historic homes and apartments complexes. This area is noted for its ability to offer a wide selection of living options.
An area that hosts three of Louisville’s greatest corporations: UPS, General Electric, and Ford’s Louisville assembly plant. You will find moderately priced starter homes to more upscale homes in the Okolona area.
Old Louisville
Step back into the early 1800’s with Old Louisville. This area hosts impressive Victorian Homes. These homes showcase historic brick walkways, cast-iron gas lamps, courtyards, fountains, statues. Old Louisville’s St. James and Belgravia Courts are among Greater Louisville’s most prestigious areas and host the annual St. James Court Art Show held each October. Central Park lies in the heart of Old Louisville.
Park Duvalle
Park Duvalle hosts an ongoing redevelopment in Louisville’s West End. You will find an array of beautifully designed single family homes, town homes, and apartments.
Pleasure Ridge Park
Better known as PRP, Pleasure Ridge Park is a busy commercial strip located off of busy Dixie Hwy. However, nestled in the back you will find very quiet neighborhoods with affordable home prices.  This is great if you are thinking of relocating to Ft. Knox.
The river heritage of Portland is still evident in the preservation of many of tis Steamboat Gothic Homes. The Portland Museums, spot lights, waterfront, and the area’s riverfront history, which includes its position as the docking port of west of the Falls of the Ohio.
Nestled along the river of the Jefferson-Oldham lines you will find Prospect. The beautiful city of Prospect hosts grand, upscale neighborhoods, cute coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques. You will also find log cabins, quaint cottages and small businesses here. Prospect is conveniently located along 1-71 as well as i-265.
Russell is a neighborhood in the western part of Jefferson Co. This neighborhood is in the midst of revitalization with property and land renovations either completed or underway. Scheduled to open this year, the Kentucky center for African-American Heritage sits in the heart of the Russell neighborhood. You will find a variety of large Victorian frame homes to new moderately priced homes here.
St. Matthews
Conveniently located to many thoroughfares, shopping centers, and many east end businesses, you will find lovely St. Matthews. Many homes sit amongst the mature tree lined streets of St. Matthews. Many homes are known to be at least 100 years old in this traditional area. You will find a mix of great restaurants, boutiques, coffee, and antique shops.
With Shawnee park at the heart of this community, Shawnee’s large homes on shaded streets include some of Louisville’s best examples of late 19th century architecture.
Shively is located close to downtown, the Ohio River and Louisville’s International Airport. It is close to the I-264 Watterson Expressway. You will also find older homes with tree lined streets and subdivisions with starter priced homes.
Valley Station
This is a neighborhood located in the South side of Louisville along Dixie Hwy. It hosts many homes varying from old farmhouses, to contemporary homes. Valley Station is the home of Riverside, the Farnsley-Moreman Landing (A historic house and museum). It is convenient to Fort Knox and West Point.