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Metro Louisville - Jefferson County, KY

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Jefferson County is the most populous county in the state of Kentucky. By merging with the city of Louisville’s government it is now widely referred to as “Louisville Metro” and is one of most dynamic and fastest growing metropolitan regions. Jefferson County is made up of dozens of diverse neighborhoods all with their own unique flare and style, but hometown pride and southern hospitality are common ingredients of each.

World famous for the Kentucky Derby, the “greatest two minutes in sports”, Louisville Metro is an exciting place to live and visit with much more to offer than just thoroughbred racing. A creative culinary scene, an esteemed park system, and rich with arts and education, there is something that will appeal to people across a wide spectrum of interests and age groups.

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NEIGHBORHOODS

Anchorage
Recognized as an historic city, Anchorage is full of charm and community. Known for its peaceful tree-lined streets, excellent school, historic estates and upscale homes, Anchorage has such a private and small-town feel you will find it hard to you’re still in Louisville.

Beechmont
Located in the south end of Louisville, Beechmont is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Tree-lined Southern Parkway gives the community a relaxed atmosphere as it cuts through leading to beautiful Iroquois Park. The historic neighborhood consists of well-built older homes, including many craftsman style homes on extra-large lots.

Butchertown
Just east of downtown Louisville, Butchertown is a culturally diverse community with an appreciation for art, shopping, dining, and nightlife. On tree-lined streets, the historic community’s homes feature exquisite architecture, some dating back to the early 1800s. 

Cherokee Triangle
Just two miles from the center of downtown Louisville, the Cherokee Triangle Historic District is a vibrant community known for its magnificent, mature trees and large homes displaying an eclectic mix of architectural styles. Near Cherokee Park and adjacent to the dynamic commercial district of Bardstwon Road, Cherokee Triangle is a focal point of the Highlands and serves as the backdrop for many small events and festivals throughout the year.

Crescent Hill
The Crescent Hill community surrounds Frankfort Ave, popular with residents and visitors for its unique shops, restaurants, small businesses, cafes, and art scene. Homes in the neighborhood range from well-kept cottages to large Victorian homes.

Downtown
In the last several years Louisville has seen an uptick in the number of residential units downtown. More and more urban dwellers have been flocking to the many lofts, apartments, and condos scattered in and around the heart of downtown Louisville. Residents are attracted to living near downtown workplaces and the activity that occurs near the city center with attractions like Yum Center, 4th Street Live, and Waterfront Park all nearby.

Fairdale
In southern Louisville near the Jefferson-Bullitt County line, Fairdale offers residents quick access to I-265. It is a rural/suburban community with homes ranging from farmhouses to modern single-family subdivisions.

Fern Creek
Located about 12 miles southeast from Downtown Louisville, Fern Creek offers residents easy access to I-265. The community has a reputation as a quiet, affordable retreat from the busy city with a friendly and safe atmosphere.

Germantown
Just southeast of downtown Louisville, Germantown was established in the mid-1800s. Its well-built, historic shotgun houses and other affordable housing have attracted young creatives who like to put their own touch in restoring them. The community demonstates a strong sense of community and neighborhood atmosphere. 

Glenview
In the 1800s, Glenview was made of a collection of magnificent country estates settled on the high bluffs overlooking the Ohio River. Today the community still maintains its prestigious country setting but with newer upscale residences surrounding the original waterfront estates, creating a pleasing variety of architectural styles.

Highlands
The Highlands is known to be one of the most popular, eccentric, and energized areas of the city. Built around the infamous Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue, the Highlands is dense with eclectic local shops, unique restaurants, and lively bars and nightclubs. The area expresses a strong sense of passion for arts and culture giving the community has a unique flare. Neighborhood streets are lined with older homes with historic architectural features.

Hurstbourne
Shelbyville Road and Hurstbourne Parkway serve as the main thoroughfares for the Hurstbourne community providing residents with a number of conveniences. Amid upscale residential areas, Hurstbourne is scattered with a series of low-rise office complexes, and numerous restaurants and shopping complexes.

Jeffersontown
Known locally as J-Town, Jeffersontown is in the southeastern part of Jefferson County. The community is home to the largest, most successful industrial park in the Commonwealth, the Bluegrass Commerce Park, as well as many shopping centers, entertainment venues, restaurants, and businesses. J-town offers diverse housing options including homes in quiet neighborhoods within walking distance to schools and shops, giving J-town a unique neighborhood atmosphere within a thriving business district.

Lyndon
The Lyndon neighborhood is conveniently located near great shopping and interstates and highways. It is known for its quaint and affordable housing tucked away in quiet neighborhoods and abundant apartment options. Residents, many who have been in the neighborhood a long time, enjoy Lyndon's small town exterior while also having easy access to all the amenities of the big city.

Middletown
Middletown's peaceful and historic atmosphere combined with its continuing commercial growth makes it a uniquely desirable community. Middletown is located in east Louisville along Shelbyville Road and is abundant in shopping, family fun entertainment options and annual events and festivals. Housing ranges from historic homes to new subdivision developments and apartment complexes.

Norton Commons
Brand new to Louisville, Norton Commons is one of the most unusual and charismatic communities. It is a traditional neighborhood development that was designed to resemble an old-fashioned community. Norton Commons has its own city center with restaurants, shops and small businesses and annual neighborhood activities including block parties, holiday celebrations, movie nights and more. Many describe Norton Commons as a lifestyle, not just a neighborhood.

Okolona
Located 12 miles south of downtown Louisville, Okolona is in close proximity to I-265 and the airport as well as UPS, General Electric, and Ford's Assembly Plant—three of the city's largest employers. Okolona residents enjoy the community's low-cost of living, great shopping opportunities and numerous casual dining options.

Old Louisville
With the largest collection of Victorian homes in the U.S., old brick walkways, cast-iron gas lamps, stained glass windows, picturesque courtyards and fountains Old Louisville has an appealing sense of decades past. The community attracts a mix of residents from established families and young professionals, to college students attending the nearby University of Louisville. The community serves as a hub for fine arts and culture with the annual St. James Art Fair, Shakespeare performances in Central Park, and more.

Park Duvalle
The Park Duvalle neighborhood is in Louisville's west end. In recent years, ongoing redevelopment projects have focused on attracting a broad cross section of residents. The neighborhood is being revitalized by building on Louisville's rich traditions of neighborhood and community design, and incorporating a mix of attractive single-family homes, town homes, and apartments. 

Portland
Located on the Ohio River just below the Falls of the Ohio, the rich river heritage of Portland is still evident today in the many historic Steamboat Gothic homes. This historic neighborhood is amidst an urban revival as many old buildings are being architecturally preserved, renovated and modernized, and occupied by artists, galleries, chic restaurants, and creative nonprofits. 

Prospect
Prospect straddles the Jefferson-Oldham County line and is easily accessible from I-71 and I-265. With attractive subdivisions, grand estates, and upscale housing developments, as well as quaint cottages and log cabins, Prospect is a uniquely desirable community. Mature trees, lush landscapes, and breathtaking river bluffs demonstrate the community's environmental sensitivity. 

Pleasure Ridge Park
Referred to locally as PRP, Pleasure Ridge Park is located in southeastern Louisville on the outer loop with a commercial strip on busy Dixie Highway. The neighborhood offers residents the opportunity to live close to the city but still have plenty of space on quiet residential streets in moderately priced homes. 

Russell
Immediately west of downtown Louisville, the Russell neighborhood is in the midst of rebirth with revitalization efforts underway. Homes in the area range from large Victorian frame houses to moderately priced new construction homes.

Shawnee
In West Louisville is the large, densely residential Shawnee neighborhood with the Shawnee Park at its heart. Large homes sit on shaded streets and include some of the best examples of late-19-century architecture. Housing costs are considerably lower than other areas of the city.

Shively
In southwest of Jefferson County near Dixie Highway, Shively is conveniently located close to downtown Louisville and Louisville International Airport. It is a lively community whose residents tend to identify strongly with their community and demonstrate a great deal of pride in their neighborhoods. Shively is home to many families living on tree-lined streets and subdivisions with affordable priced homes.

St. Matthews
St. Matthews is characterized by sturdy, traditional homes that vary in size and style and lined along friendly, tree-lined neighborhoods that blend a mix of retirees, young professionals, and children. Nearby Seneca Park adds natural beauty to the area’s many commercial businesses surrounding Shelbyville and Lexington Roads. St. Matthews is a lively, yet comfortable, neighborhood with a wonderful sense of community.

Valley Station
Valley Station is located along Dixie Highway in southwestern Jefferson County. Originally settled in the mid-nineteenth century, Valley Station slowly added modern construction as the decades passed, seeing a large-scale suburban development in the 1950s and 60s. As a result the houses today is an eclectic mix, varying in style and price, ranging from old farmhouses to more contemporary homes.


UTILITIES

GAS & ELECTRIC  
LG&E and KU
502-589-1444
lge-ku.com
PHONE, CABLE & INTERNET  
AT&T
888-757-6500
att.com
Time Warner Cable
502-357-4400
timewarnercable.com
GARBAGE & RECYCLYING
Metro Louisville
502-574-3571
louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/trash-recycling
Waste Management
502-785-8663
wm.com
Rumpke
800-678-6753
rumpke.com
Republic Services
502-451-0310
republicservices.com
WATER & SEWER
Louisville Water Company
502-583-6610
louisvillewater.com
Metropolitan Sewer District
502-587-0603
msdlouky.org
TAX & LICENSE
Jefferson County Clerk's Office
502-574-5700
527 W. Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202
jeffersoncountyclerk.org

SCHOOLS

Jefferson County Public Schools
jefferson.k12.ky.us

With 172 schools (89 elementary, 23 middle, 19 high, and numerous learning centers) Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) educated over 101,000 students. JCPS offers magnet, optional and advance programs that focus on special interests and needs. The school district offers Early Childhood Programs available for students ages 3 to 4 as well as Adult and Continuing Education courses that serve more than 30,000 adults annually. The JCPS website can be utilized to find a comprehensive overview of each school, apply or register to schools, and access a variety of helpful tools for parents, students, and educators. 

Anchorage Independent 
11400 Ridge Rd.
Anchorage, KY 40223
anchorage-school.org

The only other public school district in Jefferson County consists of one school within the city of Anchorage. Located in eastern Jefferson County, Anchorage School educates students kindergarten through 8th grade and offers special programs such as Gifted & Talented and Junior Achievement. Anchorage residents pay an extra tax to be included in the school district but state test scores show that Anchorage School consistently ranks at the top among Kentucky schools. 

Catholic Schools - Archdiocese of Louisville
archlou.org

The Archdiocese of Louisville operates a number of preschools, day cares, elementary schools, and high schools throughout Jefferson County. Enrollment and registration periods, as well as tuition, vary with each school, but tuition assistance programs and scholarships are available. Students looking to attend a Catholic secondary school can attend open houses at the school(s) they are interested in and a placement exam is required for admission.

CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOLS    

Assumption High School (F)
2170 Tyler Lane
Louisville, KY 40205
502-458-9551
ahsrockets.org

Mercy Academy (F)
5801 Fegenbush Lane
Louisville, KY 40228
502-671-2010
mercyacademy.com

Sacred Heart Academy (F)
3175 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40206
502-897-6097
shslou.org

DeSales High School (M)
425 Kenwood Drive
Louisville, KY 40214
502-368-6519
desaleshighschool.com

Presentation Academy (F)
861 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203
502-583-5935
presentationacademy.org

Trinity High School (M)
4011 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40207
502-895-9427
trinityrocks.com

Holy Cross High School (Co-ed)
5144 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40216
502-447-4363
holycrosshs.com

Saint Xavier High School (M)
1609 Poplar Level Road
Louisville, KY 40217
502-637-4712
saintx.com

 
OTHER PRIVATE SCHOOLS    

Letters after school name indicate religious affiliate: (AG) Assembly of God; (B) Baptist; (C) Christian; (E) Episcopalian; (J) Jewish; (L) Lutheran; (P) Protestant; (RC) Roman Catholic;(S) Seventh Day Adventist

Beth Haven Christian School (C)
5515 Johnsontown Road
Louisville, KY 40272
502-937-3516
bethhaven.com
Grades: K-12

Kentucky County Day
4100 Springdale Rd.
ouisville, KY 40241
502-423-0440
kcd.org
Grades: PreK-12

Portland Christian School (C)
2500 Portland Ave
Louisville, KY 40212
502-778-6114
portlandchristian.org
Grades: K-12

Chance School
4200 Lime Kiln Ln
Louisville, KY 40222
502-425-6904
chanceschool.org
Grades: PreK-5

Kentucky School for the Blind
1867 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
502-897-1583
ksb.k12.ky.us
Grades: K-12

St. Francis High School (C)
233 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
502-736-1000
stfrancisschool.org
Grades: 9-12

Christian Academy of Louisville (C)
700 S. English Station Road
Louisville, KY 40245
502-244-3225
caschools.us/es
Grades: PreK-12

Landmark Christian Academy (B)
6502 Johnsontown Rd
Louisville, KY 40272
502-933-3000
lcaky.com
Grades: PreK-12

St. Mary Academy (RC)
11311 St Mary Ln
Prospect, KY 40059
502-315-2555
saintmaryacademy.com
Grades:PreK-8

Christian Academy of Louisville (C)
3110 Rock Creek Drive
Louisville, KY 40207
502-897-3372
caschools.us/rc
Grades: PreK-5

Louisville Adventist Academy (S)
2988 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205
502-452-2965
louisvilleadventistacademy.com
Grades: PreK-12

Summit Academy
11508 Main St
Louisville, KY 40243
502-244-7090
summit-academy.org
Grades:PreK-8

Covenant Classical Academy (C)
13902 Factory Lane
Louisville, KY 40245
502-243-0404
covenant-classical.org
Grades: K-12

Louisville Classical Academy
2005 Douglass Blvd
Louisville, KY 40205
502-228-7787
louisvilleclassicalacademy.org
Grades: K-12

The Academy for Individual Excellence
3101 Bluebird Ln
Louisville, KY 40299
502-267-6187
aiexcellence.com
Grades: PreK-12

Emma L. Minnis Jr. Academy (S)
1939 Magazine Street
Louisville, KY 40203
502-774-2108
elminnisschool.org
Grades: PreK-8

Louisville Collegiate School
2427 Glenmary Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
502-479-0340
loucol.com
Grades: PreK-12

The de Paul School
1925 Duker Ave
Louisville, KY 40205
502-267-6187
depaulschool.org
Grades: 1 - 8 (students with learning differences)

Evangel Christian School (AG)
5400 Minor Lane
Louisville, KY 40219
502-968-7744
evangelchristianschool.com
Grades: K-12

Meredith-Dunn School
3023 Melbourne Avenue
Louisville, KY 40220
502-456-5819
meredithdunnschool.org
Grades: 1-8 (students with learning differences)

The Waldorf School of Louisville
8005 New LaGrange Rd
Louisville, KY 40222
502-327-0122
waldorflouisville.com
Grades: PreK-8

Hayfield Montessori School
2000 Tyler Ln
Louisville, KY 40205
502-454-7122
hayfieldmontessori.com
Grades: PreK-5

Montessori School of Louisville
10263 Champion Farms Drive
Louisville, KY 40241
502-640-8585
montessorischooloflouisville.org
Grades: 1-8

Valor Traditional Academy
11501 Schlatter Road
Louisville, KY 40291
502-239-3345
valoracademy.com
Grades: K-12

Heuser Hearing & Language Academy
117 East Kentucky St
Louisville, KY 40203
502-515-3320
thehearinginstitute.org
Grades: PreK-3

Northside Christian School (B)
2214 Bank St
Louisville, KY 40212
502-778-1113
northsideforyou.com
Grades: PreK-12

Walden School
4238 Westport Rd
Louisville, KY 40207
502-893-0433
walden-school.org
Grades: K-12

Highlands Latin School (C)
2800 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
502-895-5333
thelatinschool.org
Grades: K-12

Our Savoir Lutheran School (L)
8307 Nottingham Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40222
502-426-0864
oslslouisville.com
Grades: PreK-8

Whitefield Academy (B)
7711 Fegenbush Ln
Louisville, KY 40228
502-239-2509
whitefield.org
Grades: PreK-12

Holy Angels Academy (RC)
12201 Old Henry Rd
Louisville, KY 40223
502-254-9440
holyangelslouisville.com
Grades: K-12

 

 


HEALTHCARE

Baptist Health Louisville
4000 Kresge Way
Louisville, KY 40207
502-897-8100
baptisthealthkentucky.com/louisville

Norton Brownsboro Hospital
4960 Norton Healthcare Blvd
Louisville, KY 40241
502-446-8000
nortonhealthcare.com/nortonbrownsborohospital

James Graham Brown Cancer Center
529 S. Jackson St.
Louisville, KY 40202
502-562-4158
browncancercenter.org

Norton Hospital
200 E. Chestnut St
Louisville, KY 40202
502-629-8000
nortonhealthcare.com/nortonhospital

Jewish Hospital
200 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202
502-587-4011
kentuckyonehealth.org/jewishhospital

Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital
4001 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
502-893-1000
nortonhealthcare.com/nwkch

Kindred Hospital
1313 St. Anthony Place
Louisville, KY 40204
502-587-7001
kindredlouisville.com

Robley Rex VA Meidcal Center
800 Zorn Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
502-287-4000
louisville.va.gov

Kosair Children's Hospital
231 E. Chestnut St
Louisville, KY 40202
502-629-6000
kosairchildrenshospital.com/kch

Saints Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
1850 Bluegrass Avenue
Louisville, KY 40215
502-361-6000
kentuckyonehealth.org/st-mary-st-elizabeth-hospital

Kosair Children's Medical Center - Brownsboro
4910 Chamberlain Ln
Louisville, KY 40241
502-446-5000
kosairchildrenshospital.com/kcmcb

University of Louisville Hospital
530 S. Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
502-562-3000
kentuckyonehealth.org/universityoflouisvillehospital

Norton Audubon Hospital 
1 Audubon Plaza Dr
Louisville, KY 40217
502-636-7111
nortonhealthcare.com/NortonAudubonHospital