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All About

Living In Louisville, KY

Getting to Know Louisville, KY

Famous for bourbon making and horse racing, Louisville is also a city rich in history and culture. Its heritage is reflected in many of this city's attractions and tributes to the past; notable sites include the Muhammad Ali Center and Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. Industry is strong in Louisville, and the city's access to north-south and east-west Interstate highways makes it a major hub for cargo and shipping across the United States. Rental homes and apartments abound for those who want to live in this vibrant city.

 

Louisville Attractions and Higher Education

Louisville is known as the home of the famed Kentucky Derby, held at Churchill Downs every May. If horseracing isn't of interest, take time to visit the city's abundance of museums, art galleries and music venues. Visitors can spend the day viewing the preserved Victorian homes in the Old Louisville section of town, or take a cruise on a riverboat like Belle of Louisville. The city is also host to art and music events, including the annual Kentucky Bluegrass Music Festival. Higher education is an important aspect of the city, and University of Louisville, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Bellarmine University all call Louisville home.

 

Louisville Apartments and Neighborhoods

There are plenty of neighborhoods in Louisville with rental options; start your search with the popular Old Louisville, Clifton and Crescent Hill areas. Browse through Apartment Guide's listings of apartments in the trendiest neighborhoods, or filter your search to show more affordable options first. If space is a main concern, there are 2- and 3-bedroom apartments or sizable rental homes in Louisville. No matter your needs, Apartment Guide makes it easy to find incredible apartments for rent in Louisville without breaking your budget.

 

Public Transportation

The city is home to Louisville International Airport (SDF) and is a major hub for cargo traffic in addition to offering service to nearly 30 destinations.

 

Free Things To Do in Louisville

If you're looking to save a buck but still want to experience the best of Louisville, make plans to enjoy these free things to do:

  • Tour a distillery: Get a first-hand glimpse of how Kentucky's famous bourbon is crafted at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse.
  • Spend time outdoors: Head to Louisville Waterfront Park for a picnic and the best views of the city's skyline.
  • Visit the 21c: Make a trip to 21c Museum Hotel, a boutique hotel, art gallery and restaurant in one, to catch a glimpse of dozens of carefully curated art pieces.
  • Remember the past: Visit Cave Hill Cemetery, a listing on the National Register of Historic Places and resting place of KFC founder Colonel Sanders.
  • Be in two places at once: Saunter down the Big Four Bridge and you can stand in Indiana and Kentucky by straddling the state line.

 

Activities for Families

View elephants, gorillas, giraffes and more at Louisville Zoo, a fun and educational destination for families.

 

School Districts

The Jefferson County Public School District educates more than 100,000 students and is the 27th largest in the United States.

 

Louisville Natural Beauty

Boasting more than 15,000 trees and a location within the Louisville city limits, Jefferson Memorial Forest is the largest urban forest in the United States and offers challenging hiking and backpacking trails. The city is also home to more than 120 parks, many with water access, biking and hiking trails, and campgrounds. The Waterfront Park features live music, an amphitheater and other activities, and the view of the city skyline from here is spectacular. Golfers can enjoy a challenging day on the greens at Quail Chase Golf Club or Cherokee Golf Course.

 

Getaways near Louisville, KY

If you're looking for a summer getaway, make the 10-hour trip to popular Myrtle Beach, SC, or stay closer to home and take a road trip to Cincinnati or Nashville.

Top Scores: Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Coffee

Things to do in Louisville

Top Score

Grocery Stores

There are some super markets around here.
  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.
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  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

We're full of beans for Louisville's coffee shop scene.
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  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

Get your dance shoes on, Louisville looks good for nightlife.
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  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. A standard number of bars and clubs compared to areas of a similar size

Parks

Louisville is team green. Parks get a high score.
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  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 54% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

A shopaholic favorite. Louisville has a lot of style.
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  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.
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  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

Louisville is real pawsitive for your pets.
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  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.
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  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.
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  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.
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  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Cost of Living

Average Rent in Louisville

Apr 20Mar 20Feb 20Jan 20Dec 19Nov 19Oct 19Sep 19Aug 19Jul 19Jun 19May 19
Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
$931$922$1,014$1,215
9129269991,215
9129521,0491,212
9619591,0201,157
9319491,0001,186
9039551,0271,129
9549601,0321,117
9859491,0091,105
1,0079791,0401,107
9359599521,099
1,0159149531,109
1,0009119401,084
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Education

Top Schools in Louisville

  • Elementary
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Brandenburg Primary School

750 Broadway
Grades PK-3 | Public
Apartments Near Brandenburg Primary School
10/10
Great Schools®

Brown School

546 S. First Street
Grades K-12 | Public
Apartments Near Brown School
10/10
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Greathouse Shryock Traditional

2700 Browns Ln
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Greathouse Shryock Traditional
10/10
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Anchorage Public Elementary School

11400 Ridge Road
Grades K-8 | Public
Apartments Near Anchorage Public Elementary School
9/10
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Greenville Elementary School

7025 Cross St
Grades K-4 | Public
Apartments Near Greenville Elementary School
9/10
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Lowe Elementary School

210 Oxfordshire Lane
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Lowe Elementary School
9/10
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Norton Elementary School

8101 Brownsboro Road
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Norton Elementary School
9/10
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Stopher Elementary School

14417 Aiken Rd
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Stopher Elementary School
9/10
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Utica Elementary School

210 Maplehurst Dr
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Utica Elementary School
9/10
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Audubon Traditional Elementary School

1051 Hess Lane
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Audubon Traditional Elementary School
8/10
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Corydon Intermediate School

100 High School Rd
Grades 4-6 | Public
Apartments Near Corydon Intermediate School
8/10
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Field Elementary School

120 Sacred Heart Ln
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Field Elementary School
8/10
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Highland Hills Middle School

3492 Edwardsville Galena Rd
Grades 5-8 | Public
Apartments Near Highland Hills Middle School
8/10
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Kenwood Station Elementary School

6321 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Kenwood Station Elementary School
8/10
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Morgan Elementary School

12225 Hwy 135 Ne
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Morgan Elementary School
8/10
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Schaffner Elementary School

2701 Crums Ln
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Schaffner Elementary School
8/10
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Tully Elementary School

3300 College Drive
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Tully Elementary School
8/10
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Wheeler Elementary School

5700 Cynthia Drive
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Wheeler Elementary School
8/10
Great Schools®

East Washington Middle School

1100 N Eastern School Rd E-5
Grades 5-8 | Public
Apartments Near East Washington Middle School
7/10
Great Schools®

Lanesville Elementary School

2725 Crestview Ave Ne
Grades K-6 | Public
Apartments Near Lanesville Elementary School
7/10
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South Central Elementary School

6595 East Hwy 11 Se
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near South Central Elementary School
7/10
Great Schools®

Brown School

546 S. First Street
Grades K-12 | Public
Apartments Near Brown School
10/10
Great Schools®

Anchorage Public Elementary School

11400 Ridge Road
Grades K-8 | Public
Apartments Near Anchorage Public Elementary School
9/10
Great Schools®

Barret Traditional Middle School

2561 Grinstead Dr
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Barret Traditional Middle School
9/10
Great Schools®

North Oldham Middle School

1801 S. Highway 1793
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near North Oldham Middle School
9/10
Great Schools®

Corydon Intermediate School

100 High School Rd
Grades 4-6 | Public
Apartments Near Corydon Intermediate School
8/10
Great Schools®

Eastside Middle School

6925 Hwy 44e
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Eastside Middle School
8/10
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Highland Hills Middle School

3492 Edwardsville Galena Rd
Grades 5-8 | Public
Apartments Near Highland Hills Middle School
8/10
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Jefferson County Traditional Middle School

1418 Morton Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Jefferson County Traditional Middle School
8/10
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Lanesville Jr-Sr High School

2725 Crestview Ave
Grades 7-12 | Public
Apartments Near Lanesville Jr-Sr High School
8/10
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Stuart Pepper Middle School

1085 Old Ekron Rd
Grades 7-8 | Public
Apartments Near Stuart Pepper Middle School
8/10
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Collins High School

801 Discovery Blvd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Collins High School
7/10
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Corydon Central Junior High School

377 Country Club Rd
Grades 7-8 | Public
Apartments Near Corydon Central Junior High School
7/10
Great Schools®

East Washington Middle School

1100 N Eastern School Rd E-5
Grades 5-8 | Public
Apartments Near East Washington Middle School
7/10
Great Schools®

Lanesville Elementary School

2725 Crestview Ave Ne
Grades K-6 | Public
Apartments Near Lanesville Elementary School
7/10
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North Harrison Middle School

1180 Hwy 64 Nw
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near North Harrison Middle School
7/10
Great Schools®

South Central Elementary School

6595 East Hwy 11 Se
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near South Central Elementary School
7/10
Great Schools®

Brown School

546 S. First Street
Grades K-12 | Public
Apartments Near Brown School
10/10
Great Schools®

Dupont Manual High School

120 West Lee St
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Dupont Manual High School
10/10
Great Schools®

Louisville Male High School

4409 Preston Hwy
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Louisville Male High School
10/10
Great Schools®

North Oldham High School

1815 S Hwy 1793
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near North Oldham High School
10/10
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Floyd Central High School

6575 Old Vincennes Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
9/10
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South Oldham High School

5901 Veteran'S Memorial Pky
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near South Oldham High School
9/10
Great Schools®

Bullitt East High School

11450 Hwy 44e
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Bullitt East High School
8/10
Great Schools®

Lanesville Jr-Sr High School

2725 Crestview Ave
Grades 7-12 | Public
Apartments Near Lanesville Jr-Sr High School
8/10
Great Schools®

Oldham County High School

1150 North Highway 393
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Oldham County High School
8/10
Great Schools®

Atherton High School

3000 Dundee Road
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Atherton High School
7/10
Great Schools®

Ballard High School

6000 Brownsboro Road
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Ballard High School
7/10
Great Schools®

Collins High School

801 Discovery Blvd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Collins High School
7/10
Great Schools®

Corydon Central High School

375 Country Club Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Corydon Central High School
7/10
Great Schools®

Eastern High School

12400 Old Shelbyville Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Eastern High School
7/10
Great Schools®

North Harrison High School

1070 Hwy 64 Nw
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near North Harrison High School
7/10
Great Schools®

Spencer County High School

520 Taylorsville Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Spencer County High School
7/10
Great Schools®

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