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Top 16 Best Neighborhoods in Louisville KY

Posted by Nathan Garrett on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 7:30am.

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We have gathered a list of the top neighborhoods in Louisville. These communities have either been statistically proven over the years to be in high demand, continue to appear in the press and headlines or even a high-end communities with luxury dream homes.

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List of the Best Neighborhoods in Louisville

 

1. Audubon Park

Located only ten minutes south of Downtown Louisville and the Louisville International Airport. The historical Audubon Park is a beautiful neighborhood that is shaded by mature trees and a park like setting. Residents also enjoy the private, full-service Audubon Country Club. Featuring golf, tennis, swimming and dining as well.

The average median sale price for homes for sale in Audubon Park is $198,500. Based on the local statistics from our MLS, houses sold on average in 44 days and for 97% of the list price. In 2015, there was a total of 31 homes that sold in Audubon Park.

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2. Clifton

Another popular and trending neighborhood in Louisville is Clifton. Found east of Louisville, Clifton features very nice Victorian homes and conveniently located near the Highlands and Crescent Hill.

Locals and residents love to visit the shops nearby on Bardstown Rd and Frankfort Ave. Clifton is also a thriving art district and home of the Mellwood Art Center and also a great place to go for dining.

The average median sale price for homes for sale in Clifton is $160,000. Based on the local statistics from our MLS, houses sold on average in 45 days and for 96% of the list price. In 2015, there was a total of 70 homes that sold in Clifton.

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3. Crescent Hill

Crescent Hill is found located just east of Clifton and Downtown Louisville and is the next one on the list of best neighborhoods in Louisville. Recently just featured on Southern Living’s, The South’s Best Comeback Neighborhoods. Crescent Hill is growing in popularity. Many people come to Crescent Hill from other surrounding areas to visit the shops and restaurants on Frankfort Ave.

The average median sale price for homes for sale in Crescent Hill is $245,580. Based on the local statistics from our MLS, houses sold on average in 33 days and for 98% of the list price. In 2015, there was a total of 59 homes that sold in Crescent Hill.

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4. Germantown

If you are looking for homes that may be less expensive as the properties in the nearby homes in the Highlands and Old Louisville, but still want the convenience. Germantown is a great neighborhood in Louisville, KY and is home to shotgun and camelback houses. Located alongside Barrett Ave and Eastern Pkwy.

The average median sale price for homes for sale in Germantown is $130,000. Based on the local statistics from our MLS, houses sold on average in 30 days and for 99% of the list price. In 2015, there was a total of 87 homes that sold in Germantown.

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5. Highlands

If you are moving to Louisville, you will quickly learn that the Highlands is one of the best neighborhoods in Louisville, KY. Almost always towards the top of the list statistically, the Highlands has been a favorite in Louisville for decades. Located within minutes from Cherokee Park and Cave Hill Cemetery. Many residents also enjoy visiting the local shops alongside Bardstown Road.

The average median sale price for homes for sale in Highlands is $250,000. Based on the local statistics from our MLS, houses sold on average in 27 days and for 98% of the list price. In 2015, there was a total of 156 homes that sold in Highlands.

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6. Hurstbourne

Hurstbourne is another popular neighborhood in Louisville. This area is conveniently located to both the Watterson Expressway and I64. Residents who live in the Hurstbourne neighborhood are within minutes of the abundance of stores alongside Shelbyville Road. Including the Oxmoor Mall and also the St Matthews Mall.

The average median sale price for homes for sale in Hurstbourne is $336,800. Based on the local statistics from our MLS, houses sold on average in 53 days and for 97% of the list price. In 2015, there was a total of 38 homes that sold in Hurstbourne.

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7. Indian Hills

A picturesque neighborhood with beautiful wooded areas that have been intentionally left undeveloped. A popular and historic neighborhood located Northeast of Downtown Louisville. Indian Hills is easily accessible from Brownsboro Road, River Road, and Blankenbaker Lane.

The average median sale price for homes for sale in Indian Hills is $393,483. Based on the local statistics from our MLS, houses sold on average in 55 days and for 96% of the list price. In 2015, there was a total of 54 homes that sold in Indian Hills.

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8. Jeffersontown (Jtown)

Jeffersontown is also known as J-town. A well-structured community that is home to more than 27,000 residents. What is more surprising is that this number almost doubles during the workweek because of the workforce and mixture of businesses that are located within the Commonwealth's largest Industrial Park.

The average median sale price for homes for sale in Jeffersontown is $174,900. Based on the local statistics from our MLS, houses sold on average in 42 days and for 98% of the list price. In 2015, there was a total of 141 homes that sold in Jeffersontown.

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9. Lake Forest

One of the most well know subdivisions in the east end of Louisville is Lake Forest. A twenty-year-old community with more than 1700 homes. Lake Forest is located just off of the Gene Snyder freeway and Shelbyville Rd.

The average median sale price for homes for sale in Lake Forest is $419,250. Based on the local statistics from our MLS, houses sold on average in 58 days and for 97% of the list price. In 2015, there was a total of 89 homes that sold in Lake Forest.

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10. Lyndon

Only minutes away from the Hurstbourne and St Matthews neighborhood is another convenient subdivision that has been growing in popularity over the years. The City of Lyndon is a beautiful community and also very proud of its green backdrop. For more than a decade, the city has been part of the national recognition program known as Tree City USA. Lyndon is also home to the Robison Park (which just opened up a new spray grounds!).

The average median sale price for homes for sale in Lyndon is $154,500. Based on the local statistics from our MLS, houses sold on average in 39 days and for 97% of the list price. In 2015, there was a total of 32 homes that sold in Lyndon.

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11. Mockingbird Valley

A breathtaking neighborhood that offers such a beautiful picturesque park like setting. Take a drive down the scenic Mockingbird Valley Road off of Brownsboro Rd. Home to country estates and high-end luxury properties. Mockingbird Valley is rich in history and sits adjacent to Indian Hills and is also home to the Louisville Country Club.

The average median sale price for homes for sale in Mockingbird Valley is $600,000. Based on the local statistics from our MLS, houses sold on average in 45 days and for 95% of the list price. In 2015, there was a total of 3 homes that sold in Mockingbird Valley.

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12. NuLu/East Market District

NuLu is one of the most ‘trendiest’ neighborhoods in the Louisville area right now. NuLu, short for New Louisville can be found off of East Market Street also known as the East Market District. Home to newer and recently transformed older buildings that have been restored for businesses and lofts just outside of Downtown Louisville.

The average median sale price for homes for sale in NuLu is $209,000. Based on the local statistics from our MLS, houses sold on average in 53 days and for 100% of the list price. In 2015, there was a total of 3 homes that sold in NuLu/East Market District.

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13. Old Louisville

Welcome to Old Louisville, the third largest historical preservation district in the United States. Wooded streets lined with mature trees and historical, Victorian architecture. Old Louisville has the largest number Victorian mansions. The population is just over 12,000 but Old Louisville attracts thousands more every year for its annual St James Court Art Show.

The average median sale price for homes for sale in Old Louisville is $195,500. Based on the local statistics from our MLS, houses sold on average in 62 days and for 95% of the list price. In 2015, there was a total of 53 homes that sold in Old Louisville.

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14. Polo Fields

Polo Fields and the Polo Fields Country Club is located just off of Flat Rock Rd in the East End of Louisville. Polo Fields is just around the corner to one of the most popular parks in Louisville, Long Run Park.

The average median sale price for homes for sale in Polo Fields is $303,000. Based on the local statistics from our MLS, houses sold on average in 60 days and for 97% of the list price. In 2015, there was a total of 65 homes that sold in Polo Fields.

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15. Springhurst

Springhurst is located in one of the most ideal places found just outside of Louisville. Springhurst is only minutes from the Gene Snyder Freeway and Interstate 71. There are a number of grocery stores, shops and even a movie theater located within the Springhurst area. Also, just around the corner is the Paddock Shops, an outdoor strip mall with a number of stores and also a handful of restaurants to choose from.

The average median sale price for homes for sale in Springhurst is $332,000. Based on the local statistics from our MLS, houses sold on average in 45 days and for 98% of the list price. In 2015, there was a total of 65 homes that sold in Springhurst.

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16. St Matthews

Do you love shopping? This top neighborhood in Louisville is the largest commercial shopping district in Louisville. St Matthews is home to both Oxmoor and St Matthews Mall.

The average median sale price for homes for sale in St Matthews is $239,950. Based on the local statistics from our MLS, houses sold on average in 25 days and for 98% of the list price. In 2015, there was a total of 47 homes that sold in St Matthews.

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Understanding the Best Neighborhoods in Louisville

If you are new to the area or thinking about relocating to the city of Louisville, you will learn that Louisville has a vast majority of styles of homes that can be a great match for anyone's lifestyle. Louisville has many different areas and communities of affordable homes that may be a great fit for first-time homebuyers or for homeowners thinking about downsizing.

You can also find beautiful luxury homes for sale in subdivisions that are located throughout the City and certain areas such as Anchorage, Glenview, Prospect, St. Matthews and more.

This is a small list to just name a few of the best neighborhoods in Louisville. Do you have a favorite subdivision that was left out?

What is your favorite neighborhood? Comment below to Share.

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Nathan Garrett is a local real estate agent in Louisville KY. Creator of the GarrettsRealty.com website. He specializes in Real Estate in Louisville and Oldham County. Questions about buying a home? Send him an email: ngarrett@garrettsrealty.com

 

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