Why is Louisville KY a great place to live? There are so many answers to this question. Let's start off by giving you a little background of Louisville.
Louisville is located in Jefferson County KY, in northwestern Kentucky. Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky and the 30th largest city in the United States. The population in Louisville is over 800,000 people. Per Realtors Property Resource, the median estimated home value is $145,130 and the Jefferson County Real Estate median list price is $169,900. Since November 2015, the home value in Louisville has increased by 11.4%. About 61% of people in Louisville own their home and 39% rent their home. The median household income in Louisville is $44,806.
The median household income is $48,695 in Jefferson County and the unemployment rate is 3.9%. Louisville is home to a few Fortune 500 companies including Yum! Brands, Norton Healthcare, and Humana. In addition, there are several other major employers such as UPS, Ford Motors Co. Kentucky Truck Plant, KentuckyOne Health, and much more. There are many job opportunities in Louisville.
Louisville is famous for many reasons, including Kentucky Derby, Muhammad Ali, the Louisville Slugger bat, University of Louisville athletics, and much more.
Louisville is a great place to live because you get a little bit of everything. Because it is a larger city, you will have plenty of options for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Louisville has several major shopping centers (Mall St. Matthews, Oxmoor Mall, The Paddock Shops) with many nationally known brands. There are also many boutiques and specialty shops scattered throughout the city. Westport Village has several boutiques and specialty shops, and there is also a high concentration of boutiques and specialty shops along Bardstown Rd. and in Downtown Louisville. Dining can be found in just about any area of Louisville and more restaurants are popping up every day. Louisville is most well-known for its burgoo, Hot Brown, Derby Pie, Chili (the Louisville way), Bourbon Balls, Henry Bain sauce, and BBQ.
Although Louisville offers a lot to its residents, you still get the small Southern town feel. Louisville is large enough to feel like you always have something to do yet small enough that you don't have to deal with the downfalls of most larger cities. In Louisville, traffic and commute time is shorter than most larger cities. In addition, you don't have to deal with the poor air quality that most larger cities have.
Louisvillians also get to enjoy all four seasons! Louisville is a beautiful place to experience all four seasons too. The city has an abundance of trees and beautiful parks to enjoy.
Louisville has a low unemployment rate and plenty of large companies to work for. With Louisville being one of the more inexpensive cities to live in, this is a win-win.
All in all, if you are looking for a larger town feel without all the negative aspects that come along with big cities, you may want to consider living in Louisville, or at least visiting!