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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Louisville, Kentucky

The University of Louisville, a noteworthy university, is situated here in Louisville. It is a mid-sized city of over 260,000 on the Ohio River.  It is the largest city in the State of Kentucky and justly proud to be the home of the Kentucky Derby.

Louisville combines the cultures of the south and the midwest, so you know it is a friendly place. The downtown is a mixture of historical buildings and modern skyscrapers.  There are 22 parks in town and many cultural attractions and festivals. It also has a blossoming independent scene.The more you read about Louisville the more interesting it becomes.  Wikipedia states that Louisville is one of the safest small cities in the U.S.

Where to Retire in Louisville and Home Prices

The median price of a home in Louisville/Jefferson County KY-IN in the 4th quarter of 2021 was $242,100 (NAR). Retirees looking for a friendly and low cost place to retire should consider Louisville and the surrounding area.

What Is Special about Louisville

Historic downtown with many modern buildings.  22 parks, including several designed by the legendary Frederick Law Olmstead. It is a low-cost place to live with vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities.

What Is Not Special about Louisville

High crime rate 

Climate and Physical Environment

Louisville is located in north central Kentucky on the Ohio River. It is on the northern border of the humid sub-tropical zone.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Humana Festival of New American Plays presents new plays in a 6 week series; Kentucky Shakespeare Festival; Museum Row, The Kentucky Derby and many surrounding events; an internationally acclaimed new-play festival that lasts approximately six weeks.


Crime is  well above average in Louisville

Medical Facilities

Louisville has a number of hospitals serving the community, including the University of Louisville Hospital.


Louisville is home to an international airport.

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