Choosing a neighborhood to live in is a big decision to make. You’re not just choosing where your house will be located, but also the kind of lifestyle you’ll have and the amenities you will have access to. Your place of work and proximity to schools are also factors to take into consideration when picking a location.
Since most cities have a few sought-after neighborhoods, it helps to go house hunting with an open mind. You might find that neighborhoods that you didn’t first consider are actually more appealing than they first seemed. Below are the best neighborhoods in Louisville, Kentucky for home buyers in 2019.
Earlier, Crescent Hill used to be called Beargrass, thanks to its location on a ridge on Beargrass Creek. This part of Louisville was annexed into the city towards the end of the 19th century. Its development started off when railroad tracks began being laid to connect Louisville to Frankfort.
Today Crescent Hill is known for combining a certain old world charm with modern establishments and amenities. Many of the homes are built in a Victorian style, which adds to the quaint atmosphere in Crescent Hill.
You’re never too far away from a water hole or shopping destination in this part of Louisville. Con Huevos, Blue Dog Bakery and Cafe, Porcini, and Red Hog are some of the well-known restaurants in the area. If you’re looking to go shopping, on the other hand, head to Just Creations, The Peacock Boutique, or the Crescent Hill Trading Company.
The median value of a house in Crescent Hill is $272,200.
Deer Park is a residential area four miles from downtown Louisville. It is a part of an area in the city called The Highlands, known for being home to a large number of restaurants, nightclubs, and other businesses. These businesses are located primarily along Newburg Road, Norris Place, and Bardstown Road.
The rest of Deer Park is composed mostly of single-family homes. Housing inventory in this part of Louisville is pretty uniform and tends to be low-key in appearance. The population here has a working class reputation. Development in the area has grown along with adjoining neighborhoods that form The Highlands.
The Deer Park Neighborhood Association was formed in 1974. Among other things, the association aims to beautify the neighborhood, preserve its historic character, and improve safety and well-being in the area.
The median house price in Deer Park, Louisville is $263,600. That’s 4.5% higher than it was last year and is expected to further rise by 3% in the coming year.
Off to the east of Louisville is Hayfield Dundee, a neighborhood with a population of about 3,467. 90% of the homes in this part of the city are owned, while only 10% are occupied by renters.
One of the reasons Hayfield Dundee is a draw for families in Louisville is thanks to Atherton High School, which has been in the locality since the 1960s. The school is part of the Jefferson County Public School district. Sue Grafton, Hunter S. Thompson, and former Atlanta Hawk Rick Wilson are some of the notable alumni of the school.
The median value of a house in Hayfield Dundee is $221,050. Median income in the neighborhood is $70,454.
Most of the neighborhoods in Louisville developed rather quickly. Clifton, on the other hand, grew over a period of 60 years. A lot of what you see in the neighborhood today is a result of the growth that happened alongside The Highlands in the 1990s.
According to a census from the year 2000, the population of Clifton was just under 2,500. That number has gone up in recent times no doubt. A third of the people who call this neighborhood home have college degrees, putting it above the city’s average education levels.
Clifton is known for offering some of the best dining and drinking experiences in Louisville. Establishments like The Silver Dollar and Apocalypse Brew Works are renowned watering holes. Bistro 160 and El Mundo are among the more well-known restaurants in the area.
A lot of the homes in Clifton are built in a Victorian style. The smaller properties are shotgun houses with narrow layouts. The median value here is $189,100, a whole 7.3% higher than it was last year.
Cherokee Triangle is at the very center of Louisville’s Highlands area. Like a lot of other parts of Louisville, the architectural style here is primarily Victorian. Most of the houses used to be larger than the average home in the city. However, an economic downturn during the 1960s led to the houses partitioned into apartments and single-family homes.
This neighborhood hosts the annual Cherokee Triangle Art Fair. The juried fair is held along the tree-lined street between Cherokee Road and Willow Avenue. Each year over 200 booths are assigned to artists taking part in the fair. The event is used to raise funds for the Cherokee Triangle Association, which gives back to the community in a number of different ways.
Cherokee Triangle is more populated than most other Louisville neighborhoods. More than 14,000 people live in this locality. The median household income in the neighborhood is $51,281.
Homes in Cherokee Triangle are on the higher end for real estate in Louisville. The current median value is $422,000, after an almost 14% increase in year-on-year prices.
Finding a home in your preferred neighborhood can often be hard since demand in many areas tends to be high. You can increase your chances of buying a house at a good price by working with an experienced real estate agent.
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