When summer is in full swing and kids are out of school, it's a great time to get outside and visit some of the top parks in the area. Below are some of the best playgrounds and parks to visit around Oldham County KY.

Evidence shows that when residents have easy access to local parks, it helps increase the quality of life for the neighborhood and the community.


Top Parks in Oldham County KY

Most parks are usually open year-round but you will tend to see more activity and visitors during the warmer months.


1. The Maples Park

The Maples Park in Crestwood KY

This new addition to Oldham County not only has an awesome playground but also has a popular splash pad. Maples Park has paved and mulched walking trails. There are numerous benches, picnic tables, and even a…

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Eighteen Parks and Playgrounds in Louisville to Visit

Discover some of the most popular parks and playgrounds around the Louisville area. The list below ranks our cities top parks to better help you discover new parks you may want to visit this summer.

1. The Parklands of Floyds Fork

Playground at Beckley Creek Park at the Parklands

Growing in popularity is one of my favorite parks to visit, the Parklands of Floyds Fork. A new park system that stretches alongside the Gene Snyder Freeway and Floyds Fork. A collection of four different, unique parks with plenty of amenities. The four parks include Beckley Creek Park, Pope Lick Park, Turkey Run Park and the newest one Broad Run Park.

Hiking in The Parklands

The Parklands features over 40 miles of trails throughout the park system that…

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The real estate world has changed at a greater rate than perhaps any other industry in the last two years. Millions of homeowners have become far more aware of what makes their house unique, what it boasts, and the areas that it could improve upon. For those very reasons, home renovation projects have multiplied recently with the desire to get the most out of one’s home and to maximize its value.

Key Takeaways

  • Not all home improvements have a positive ROI
  • New improvements to your home shows that your home is well taken care of
  • Home buyers love energy-efficient features when looking at homes for sale

Whether looking to stay in your home for the long haul or prepare it to get top dollar on the open market, knowing exactly what home…

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Homeownership is a goal for many Americans. However, following a good home maintenance checklist may be overwhelming. Especially if there are years of deferred maintenance. Below is an easy-to-follow checklist to help you tackle these small tasks each month throughout the year.


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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Sprint time is usually when the real estate market starts to pick up. It is also a good time to do some maintenance around the house. Below are home maintenance tips to perform during this time of year. Some of the most important tips you can do are the ones that will keep your house protected from the rain.

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  • Some arborists recommend that late winter, just before…

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What is Staging a house?

Staging a house is when you prepare the interior of the home so it is ready for the market and exposure. Transforming the house so it is appealing to a larger group of buyers and not one's specific taste. There are many different tips, tricks, and techniques for staging a house. Below we will go through some easy tips on how to stage a house. These steps will help you successfully get your home ready to sell.

Staging by Category:

Living Room Dining Room Kitchen Bedroom Bathroom Entryway


60 different tips to follow when staging a home for sale - Infographic.

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When it comes to the value of a home, it may seem pretty straightforward. There may be some negotiating back and forth between a Buyer and Seller, but once both parties agree on a price, that should be it, right? Unfortunately, most of the time a contract is contingent on an appraisal. Especially when there is financing involved. Some buyers and sellers may even be surprised to find out that an appraiser must give their "stamp of approval" on the purchase price before moving forward.


Key Takeaways

  • An appraisal is typically paid for by the buyer in a real estate transaction.
  • Appraisers review the exterior and interior of the home. Measuring the square footage while looking at features of the home and possibly any safety concerns.
  • Common…

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