For anyone looking to purchase a home in Louisville, touring the priciest neighborhoods will reveal the impeccable architecture, rolling landscapes, and stunning views that allow these well-known areas to command such high price tags. After reviewing five years worth of data from the Greater Louisville MLS we were able to find the most expensive neighborhoods in Louisville. If you are looking for a mansion or even just a smaller home in one of these areas, be prepared to pay a premium price!


Luxury Neighborhoods Across Louisville KY


14. The Highlands

Around the 1920s a lot of developing was taking place in the Highlands. Today it still stands as one of the most popular neighborhoods in the Louisville area. Over the years the Highlands has carefully preserved the features that make the neighborhood unique. There are many architectural styles to fall in love with. Ranging from Bungalow, Colonial, Tudor style, and also Craftsman Style homes.


Real Estate Statistics

Number of Homes Sold: 9
Median Home Sale Price: $1,602,247
Average Price Per Square Foot: $252 sqft
Average Days on Market: 122 DOM
MLS Area: Area 03
Zip Code: 40207


13. Mockingbird Gardens

Mockingbird Gardens is one of Louisville's luxury communities. Situated just south of I-71 and to the east of Mockingbird Valley Road. This long-established neighborhood is filled with exquisite properties. Ranging from traditional-style homes to high-end custom-built properties.

Mockingbird Gardens neighborhood map overlay


Real Estate Statistics

Number of Homes Sold: 9
Median Home Sale Price: $1,207,500
Average Price Per Square Foot: $312 sqft
Average Days on Market: 49 DOM
MLS Area: Area 02
Zip Code: 40205


12. Hurstbourne

The Hurstbourne neighborhood is conveniently located near many shops, restaurants, and local businesses. One of the most desirable areas to live in throughout the Louisville area. Also, home to one of Kentucky's premier private golf courses and country clubs. Hurstbourne Country Club is member-owned and situated on 200+ acres in the east end. The only club in the city of Louisville with 27 holes of golf, truly an 18-hole Championship Course.


Real Estate Statistics

Number of Homes Sold: 12
Median Home Sale Price: $1,137,500
Average Price Per Square Foot: $225 sqft
Average Days on Market: 85 DOM
MLS Area: Area 08
Zip Code: 40222


11. Harrods Glen

Located on 60 acres of gently sloping farmland with an average size of one acre lots. There are only 46 lots in the Harrods Glen. Part of the original Fincastle Farm and is situated off of Wolf Pen Branch Road in Prospect.  The original farm's 81 acres were restored, offering stunning hilltop views of the Ohio River.

Harrods Glen neighborhood map overlay


Real Estate Statistics

Number of Homes Sold: 12
Median Home Sale Price: $1,877,500
Average Price Per Square Foot: $294 sqft
Average Days on Market: 170 DOM
MLS Area: Area 09
Zip Code: 40059


10. Cherokee Triangle

Two miles from Downtown Louisville sits Cherokee Triangle Historic District. The shaded streets of Cherokee Triangle are lined with mature trees. Some even 100+ years old. The preservation district is filled with historic homes that showcase a diverse range of architectural styles.

cherokee triangle neighborhood map overlay


Real Estate Statistics

Number of Homes Sold: 12
Median Home Sale Price: $1,300,450
Average Price Per Square Foot: $253 sqft
Average Days on Market: 65 DOM
MLS Area: Area 02
Zip Code: 40204


9. Mockingbird Valley

Some of the most beautiful homes in Mockingbird Valley are built on a high bluff overlooking the Ohio River. The intentional preservation of the historic landscape, which contributes significantly to Mockingbird Valley's identity. Large setbacks and well-kept lawns give this neighborhood a distinctive look. Enhanced by outcroppings of natural stone, soaring tree canopies, and walls and bridges constructed of local materials.

Mockingbird Valley neighborhood map overlay


Real Estate Statistics

Number of Homes Sold: 13
Median Home Sale Price: $1,400,000
Average Price Per Square Foot: $343 sqft
Average Days on Market: 78 DOM
MLS Area: Area 03
Zip Code: 40207


8. Poplar Woods Estates

Poplar Woods is situated in Goshen KY. Only the third conservation development in Oldham County's history. This stunning 203-acre property is truly unique. Poplar Woods consist of 108 acres of permanent open space, and 93 estate-sized lots offer wooded and gently rolling topography.


Real Estate Statistics

Number of Homes Sold: 14
Median Home Sale Price: $1,182,500
Average Price Per Square Foot: $307 sqft
Average Days on Market: 53 DOM
MLS Area: Area 20
Zip Code: 40026


7. Cherokee Gardens

There are many different architectural styles of homes throughout Cherokee Gardens - styles ranging from Colonial Revival, Queen Ann, Tudor, and many more. Beautiful homes accompanied by treeline streets and breathtaking landscapes.

Cherokee Gardens neighborhood map overlay


Real Estate Statistics

Number of Homes Sold: 14
Median Home Sale Price: $1,262,500
Average Price Per Square Foot: $297 sqft
Average Days on Market: 60 DOM
MLS Area: Area 03
Zip Code: 40206

6. Spring Farm

Spring Farm is made up of several developments. Spring Farm Pointe, Spring Farm Lake, and Spring Farm. The 2015 Homearama showcased the Spring Farm community when first developed. On 45 acres, this prestigious, affluent Prospect neighborhood has 42 estate-size lots that are averaging one acre apiece. In a spacious area, there is also a lovely two-acre lake.

Springfarm neighborhood map overlay


Real Estate Statistics

Number of Homes Sold: 21
Median Home Sale Price: $1,300,000
Average Price Per Square Foot: $267 sqft
Average Days on Market: 53 DOM
MLS Area: Area 09
Zip Code: 40059


5. Lake Forest

A popular east-end luxury neighborhood with approximately 1700 homes, Lake Forest is spread out across 2000 acres. Lush, well-maintained landscaping. It is also the location of the Lake Forest Country Club, a full-service private club that offers golf, tennis, swimming, dining, and more to members and their guests.

Lake Forest neighborhood map overlay


Real Estate Statistics

Number of Homes Sold: 26
Median Home Sale Price: $1,117,500
Average Price Per Square Foot: $223 sqft
Average Days on Market: 83 DOM
MLS Area: Area 08
Zip Code: 40245


4. Anchorage

Under the shade of oak and magnolia trees, Anchorage continues to thrive as one of the most popular historic neighborhoods. From large country estates to smaller, neighboring houses. It is not unusual to find some homeowners that have lived in their home for more than 20 years.

Neighborhood map of Anchorage KY


Real Estate Statistics

Number of Homes Sold: 30
Median Home Sale Price: $1,282,500
Average Price Per Square Foot: $257 sqft
Average Days on Market: 75 DOM
MLS Area: Area 08
Zip Code: 40223


3. Indian Hills

Makin it into the top three is another well-known expensive neighborhood. If you have ever been through Indian Hills you will notice the slightly windy streets lined with mature trees and beautiful homes. Indian Hills is just south of the Ohio River and east of the Louisville Country Club.

Indian Hills neighborhood map overlay


Real Estate Statistics

Number of Homes Sold: 31
Median Home Sale Price: $1,266,000
Average Price Per Square Foot: $334 sqft
Average Days on Market: 49 DOM
MLS Area: Area 03
Zip Code: 40207


2. Norton Commons

Coming in second on the list is Norton Commons. This extremely popular neighborhood offers a picturesque city center and attractive residential streets that are seamlessly connected by amenities, parks, and walkways. Norton Commons is home to many great thriving local businesses. To preserve the architectural standards intended for the community. Each home that is built by a member of the Norton Commons Builders Guild. Committed to paying close attention to the quality and detail of the home.



Real Estate Statistics

Number of Homes Sold: 32
Median Home Sale Price: $1,177,500
Average Price Per Square Foot: $319 sqft
Average Days on Market: 45 DOM
MLS Area: Area 09
Zip Code: 40059


1. Glenview

It should come as no surprise that Glenview ranks at the top of the list. Having a long tradition of extravagant properties. Dating back to the mid-1800s when wealthy families first started to move east to the area to construct summer homes. Glenview is lined with curvy, winding roads that cut through picturesque scenery, natural rock hillsides, and stone walls covered by a canopy of trees. View some of the homes for sale in this high-priced neighborhood below.  

Glenview neighborhood map overlay


Real Estate Statistics

Number of Homes Sold: 09
Median Home Sale Price: $1,280,000
Average Price Per Square Foot: $240 sqft
Average Days on Market: 86 DOM
MLS Area: Area 09
Zip Code: 40025



*Statistics are from the Greater Louisville MLS. Data gathered from a 5 Year span (08/2017-08/2022). Only homes with a sale price of $1M and above were counted and sorted by neighborhood. 

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