When you think of Louisville, KY, images of the Kentucky Derby and bourbon probably come to mind. But Louisville is much more than mint juleps and fried chicken, as seen in its diverse metropolitan neighborhoods. Named No. 61 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Places to Live in the U.S., Louisville offers the feel of a small, Southern town with the amenities of a large, bustling city that’s home to more than half a million people.
If you are looking to live in Louisville, we’re here to help you find your perfect neighborhood to call home.
We combed through Google data using generic keyword searches and combined those results with the most searched Louisville neighborhoods on ApartmentGuide.com to determine the five most popular Louisville neighborhoods with renters.
Here is a quick overview of each neighborhood and what you’d expect to pay for rent in each area.
One of Louisville’s oldest neighborhoods, The Highlands was once home to the city’s elite and was among the last to be urbanized. The neighborhood boasts a thriving restaurant district known as “Restaurant Row.” Stroll streets lined with old-growth trees, shop and eat in local hot spots and enjoy the quiet away from the hub of more populated. Rentals are way above the average in The Highlands when compared to other neighborhoods, so plan to pay a premium.
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Louisville’s Crescent Hill neighborhood offers the comforts of suburban living just four miles from Downtown. The pristine Kennedy Park, the addition of locally owned shops and restaurants and revived Frankfort Avenue business corridor prompted Southern Living to name Crescent Hill to it South’s Best Comeback Neighborhoods list. Rentals in Crescent Hill run less than Louisville’s averages.
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Situated three miles southeast of Downtown is Germantown. This neighborhood is known for its friendly neighbors, small-town atmosphere, rows of shotgun houses and a barrage of dive bars and restaurants. Thought of locally as an up-and-coming neighborhood, Germantown is in the midst of a revitalization effort. The area’s rentals run quite a bit less than the average for other ZIP codes in Louisville.
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Clifton is one of Louisville’s most popular neighborhoods due to its location – it affords easy access to Downtown, the Highlands and St. Matthews. Most rentals are well-maintained Victorians, some dating to the late 19th century and converted into multi-family properties. Shopping and local eateries abound in Clifton, with a focus on locally owned businesses. Rentals in Clifton are on point or slightly above the average rate for one-bedrooms.
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Head south of Downtown, and you'll find one of the city's first residential locales, Old Louisville. This area near the University of Louisville offers tree-lined streets and a shady walk to dining, shopping and college sports. Because of its close proximity to the university, this neighborhood's rentals are in high demand, so expect to pay the average or slightly more when compared to other communities.
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