Louisville MLS Listings And Real Estate

Truly, real estate remains one of the best facets of life in Louisville. In addition to the large supply of beautifully preserved historic homes, we’ve also seen a New Urbanism boom in affordable, walkable communities like Norton Commons and Barbour Manor that offer generous amenities like community schools, shops, supermarkets, swimming pools, fitness centers, events and more. We’re known as a warm, accepting city of friendly neighbors. Whether you have a young family you’d like to settle, you’re looking for a comfortable retirement haven, or you’re a professional relocating for work, Louisville, Kentucky is the perfect place to call home.

Life In Louisville

Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky, with a quarter of a million people living in the metropolitan region. Over the years, nicknames have included: “The City of Beautiful Churches,” “Derby City,” “Gateway to the South,” and “River City.” It’s hard to define exactly what makes an eclectic city like Louisville so special, as there are many cultural gems and different interests represented here, depending on who you ask. I hope to cover a comprehensive overview of Louisville that will acquaint you with the city, should you be considering a trip or a more permanent move here.

Fun Facts About Louisville

  • 95% of the world’s bourbon comes from Kentucky, with a third of the world production made here in Louisville.
  • 90% of the world’s disco balls are made, specifically, in Louisville at Omega National Products.
  • The city is home to the world-famous Louisville Slugger bat -- created in 1884 and used in the MLB.
  • The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi-style sternwheeler in the nation at over 100 years old!
  • The 60 tons of fireworks exploding at Thunder Over Louisville during Derby Week is the nation’s largest display.
  • Old Louisville has the nation’s largest number of Victorian homes & is the 3rd-largest preserved historic district.
  • Louisville’s 6,218-acre Jefferson Memorial Forest is the largest municipal urban forest in the country.
  • The Ohio River running through Louisville is the Mississippi’s largest tributary at 981 miles long.
  • Next to NYC, Louisville’s Main Street has the second-largest collection of cast-iron storefronts in the U.S.
  • The first hand transplant was done at the Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center in 1999.
  • The Kentucky State Fair is the largest air-conditioned fair in the country.
  • Famous Louisville residents include: John James Audubon, Lionel Hampton, Muhammad Ali, Tom Cruise, Diane Sawyer, Evan Williams, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Zachary Taylor and Hunter S Thompson.

Location, Location, Location!

  • If you like to travel, you’ll find no more convenient hub than Louisville:
  • You can reach two-thirds of the U.S. population within a day’s drive from Louisville.
  • Non-stop flights to 24 destinations leave Louisville’s International Airport daily.
  • There are 1,100 miles of commercial waterways, 10 interstate highways and 2,760 miles of railroad track.

Louisville Culture

You’ll find traditional Southern hospitality and a warm, friendly spirit here in “the gateway to the South.” Many visitors to Louisville instantly fall in-love with our relaxed attitude toward life and the one-of-a-kind architecture (found in Old Louisville and the Highlands, particularly.) With a vibrant arts and music scene, not to mention some of the most impressive and well-designed municipal parks in the nation, Louisville truly has something for everyone here.

Compared to other metropolitan cities, it’s fairly easy to get around Louisville. The Downtown core, Old Louisville, The Highlands and Frankfort Avenue neighborhoods are all walkable and connected by a city bus. The Bardstown Road Highlands Shopping District from Broadway to the Douglass Loop features Bohemian coffee shops, art galleries, bars, restaurants and boutiques you won’t want to miss.

Naturally, horse culture is a big part of Louisville life, with the annual Kentucky Derby hosted at Churchill Downs on the first weekend in May. The Kentucky Derby Festival (two weeks prior) brings in 1.5 million tourists with a full schedule of fireworks, races, outdoor concerts, hot air balloon rides, parades, boat tours, charity events and cocktail hours. You can also visit the Kentucky Derby Museum, which is dedicated to preserving the history of the more than 140-year-old race. For a more slow-paced equestrian experience, you can drive just over an hour to Lexington, Kentucky, where serene rural horse pastures and rolling hills dominate the landscape.

You’ll find that Louisville frequently makes national lists in just about every category. For instance:

  • “10 Tastiest Towns in the South” – Southern Living
  • “25 Big Cities For Art” – American Style Magazine
  • “Manliest Town In America” – GQ Magazine
  • “50 Best Cities For Sports Fans” – Men’s Fitness
  • “Best Arenas and Stadiums in America” – Rolling Stone
  • “Most Hipster Cities in America” – Thrillist Nation
  • “Best Halloween Neighborhoods” – AOL Travel
  • “Top 10 Compassionate Cities” – Charter for Compassion International

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