Many Louisville Neighborhoods Make Niche's Best Places to Live in Kentucky
Niche has compiled a list of the best places to live in Kentucky for 2016 based on public schools, cost of living, job opportunity, crime rate, and local amenities. They put together this list of best places to live with data gathered from various different sources including the FBI, BLS, CDC, the U.S. Census and a few other sources not named. This year an astounding 7 out of the top 10 on the list are Louisville neighborhoods.
Here are the Top 10 2016 Best Places To Live in the Niche List
- Hurstbourne Acres
- Beechwood Village
- Fort Mitchell
- Indian Hills
- Lexington- Fayette
- Windy Hills
- Fort Thomas
- St. Matthews
- Douglass Hills
Here is a quick overview into the 7 Louisville neighborhoods that made the list:
Hurstbourne Acres is a small suburb town of Louisville just outside the city limits with just 1,611 residents. It has affordable priced homes at a median home value of $189,300. This is a great place if you are looking for a small community where everyone knows who you are. The crime rate is low and it is very close to the city.
Beechwood Village is a small residential community in the St. Matthews area of Louisville. This neighborhood has 550 homes and many residents have lived here for a long time. This has always been a sought after area in Louisville with friendly neighbors, tree-lined streets and great location. The community is reasonably priced for the area and is walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and other businesses. Most homes are priced in the $200,000 range.
Indian Hills is just seven miles out of downtown Louisville. This is a small area of 1,200 homes that is actually it's own city. Indian Hills has been classified as one of the most prosperous suburbs of Louisville and has some of the highest income residents in the area. Jennifer Lawrence is from this neighborhood.Many young families like to call Indian Hills home it is a great place for families and has a great school district. Most homes range in price from the high $200,000s to around $1 million.
Windy Hills is the place to find a historic home. Early pioneer families from Virginia and Pennsylvania were among the first to build homes here. This small town has award winning schools and great walkablility. Homes are priced from the low $200,000s to over a million.
Barbourmeade there is a great variety of homes here. You will find classic, traditional,colonial, ranch, bi-level, tri-level, and cape cod style homes here. Homes are priced from the mid $100,000s to the mid $500,000s.
St. Matthews is a prominent area of Louisville. This is a great place for those that love to get outdoors with many parks. There is a great sense of community pride here and many businesses are moving to St. Matthews with the growing vitality and popularity of living here. The median price of homes here is $217,000.
Douglass Hills is a small suburb of Louisville, a residential community of single family homes, condos and apartments. There is much community pride here and it shows in the care for the community parks. Crosby Middle School is located here and very highly rated. Homes here are priced from around $80,000 for a condo to $300,000s for a spacious single family home. It is a very affordable place to live near downtown Louisville.