Our Crescent Hill community is steeped in history dating back to the 1780s. This quiet pioneer community began flourishing in 1849 when the Louisville Frankfort Railroad line transformed Crescent Hill into a true suburb. Back then, popular structures like the Fairgrounds (home to national expositions) and the Crescent Hill Reservoir Park (a scenic nature area) were constructed. By WWI, the area was really thriving with churches, movie theaters, golf courses and schools. The neighborhood was officially annexed by the city in 1922.
Like many little nooks and crannies of Louisville, area residents care about community spirit and involvement. The Crescent Hill Improvement Club was started back in 1908 to encourage responsible growth in the suburb and, six years later, the Crescent Hill Forward Club was formed to address neighborhood issues. The Crescent Hill Community Club is yet another organization dedicated to the happiness and livelihood of local residents. Southern Living Magazine has named Crescent Hill one of the “best comeback neighborhoods” after the city suffered a brief spell of early growing pains.
Unique attractions abound right in your own backyard if you choose to settle down in Crescent Hill. Art lovers can visit the studio and showroom of local potter Melvin D. Rowe, take art lessons at Spot 5 Studio or visit the Just Creations international crafts marketplace. You can purchase delicious baked goods at Blue Dog Bakery, enjoy an Italian dinner at Porcini’s, or sample Vegetarian cuisine at Zen Garden. Gardeners may peruse Bluegrass Organics, wine connoisseurs can taste samples at The Wine Rack, and golfers can put a few rounds at the local Golf Course. Historic buildings include the Louisville Water Company, the Peterson-Dumesnil House, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Crescent Hill Branch Library. Every year, this community is the stage for an Arts and Music Festival and an Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration.
You’ll find much variety here, whether you want a home that is big or small, flat or sloping, Bungalow or Victorian. Most homes here feature big porches, which emphasizes the family-friendly atmosphere this Louisville neighborhood hopes to promote.