Anchorage Ky homes are located in a scenic town located along LaGrange Road in Eastern Jefferson County. The approximately 3,299 people who call Anchorage “home” live among tall Oak and Magnolia trees, Olmsted parks, historic stone bridges, wildflower fields and nature trails. Early resident James W. Goslee referred to his estate as “The Anchorage” and hung a ship anchor in the center of town, which led to the community’s name at incorporation in 1878. The first developer of Anchorage, Edward Dorsey Hobbs, was a railroad builder and map-maker. Before the railroad, residents had to travel 20 miles by buggy to downtown Louisville.
The Anchorage Ky real estate market has a reputation for housing wealthy residents, as $534,000 is the median home price. Since the 1800s, Anchorage has been a community known for sprawling estates, but the homes built doubled between 1977 and 1997. Despite the influx of new homes, you can still find plenty of historic properties as well.
Residents and out-of-towners alike enjoy coming to The Village Anchor, a local restaurant that really embodies all that is great about living in Anchorage KY. This “pub & roost,” as it’s called, serves up everything from cast iron scallops in vanilla butter and demi-glaze to apricot bourbon pork with corn pudding and jalapeno sauerkraut. They’re famous for their “hot brown” – a casserole made of chicken, sourdough bread and cheese. The restaurant is great for business meeting dinners or lunch on the patio.
The small town feel is appealing to long-term residents of Anchorage KY. The official town page describes country estates and small bungalows sitting side by side, housing citizens both young and old who are actively involved in their community. Anchorage was designed to be a “safe harbor” for families.