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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.



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'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.

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. 

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 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. 

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.

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.

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.


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Jefferson County Clerk's Office
527 W. Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202


Jefferson County Public Schools

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

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

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.


Assumption High School (F)
2170 Tyler Lane
Louisville, KY 40205

Mercy Academy (F)
5801 Fegenbush Lane
Louisville, KY 40228

Sacred Heart Academy (F)
3175 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40206

DeSales High School (M)
425 Kenwood Drive
Louisville, KY 40214

Presentation Academy (F)
861 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Trinity High School (M)
4011 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40207

Holy Cross High School (Co-ed)
5144 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40216

Saint Xavier High School (M)
1609 Poplar Level Road
Louisville, KY 40217


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
Grades: K-12

Kentucky County Day
4100 Springdale Rd.
ouisville, KY 40241
Grades: PreK-12

Portland Christian School (C)
2500 Portland Ave
Louisville, KY 40212
Grades: K-12

Chance School
4200 Lime Kiln Ln
Louisville, KY 40222
Grades: PreK-5

Kentucky School for the Blind
1867 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
Grades: K-12

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

Christian Academy of Louisville (C)
700 S. English Station Road
Louisville, KY 40245
Grades: PreK-12

Landmark Christian Academy (B)
6502 Johnsontown Rd
Louisville, KY 40272
Grades: PreK-12

St. Mary Academy (RC)
11311 St Mary Ln
Prospect, KY 40059

Christian Academy of Louisville (C)
3110 Rock Creek Drive
Louisville, KY 40207
Grades: PreK-5

Louisville Adventist Academy (S)
2988 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205
Grades: PreK-12

Summit Academy
11508 Main St
Louisville, KY 40243

Covenant Classical Academy (C)
13902 Factory Lane
Louisville, KY 40245
Grades: K-12

Louisville Classical Academy
2005 Douglass Blvd
Louisville, KY 40205
Grades: K-12

The Academy for Individual Excellence
3101 Bluebird Ln
Louisville, KY 40299
Grades: PreK-12

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

Louisville Collegiate School
2427 Glenmary Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
Grades: PreK-12

The de Paul School
1925 Duker Ave
Louisville, KY 40205
Grades: 1 - 8 (students with learning differences)

Evangel Christian School (AG)
5400 Minor Lane
Louisville, KY 40219
Grades: K-12

Meredith-Dunn School
3023 Melbourne Avenue
Louisville, KY 40220
Grades: 1-8 (students with learning differences)

The Waldorf School of Louisville
8005 New LaGrange Rd
Louisville, KY 40222
Grades: PreK-8

Hayfield Montessori School
2000 Tyler Ln
Louisville, KY 40205
Grades: PreK-5

Montessori School of Louisville
10263 Champion Farms Drive
Louisville, KY 40241
Grades: 1-8

Valor Traditional Academy
11501 Schlatter Road
Louisville, KY 40291
Grades: K-12

Heuser Hearing & Language Academy
117 East Kentucky St
Louisville, KY 40203
Grades: PreK-3

Northside Christian School (B)
2214 Bank St
Louisville, KY 40212
Grades: PreK-12

Walden School
4238 Westport Rd
Louisville, KY 40207
Grades: K-12

Highlands Latin School (C)
2800 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
Grades: K-12

Our Savoir Lutheran School (L)
8307 Nottingham Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40222
Grades: PreK-8

Whitefield Academy (B)
7711 Fegenbush Ln
Louisville, KY 40228
Grades: PreK-12

Holy Angels Academy (RC)
12201 Old Henry Rd
Louisville, KY 40223
Grades: K-12




Baptist Health Louisville
4000 Kresge Way
Louisville, KY 40207

Norton Brownsboro Hospital
4960 Norton Healthcare Blvd
Louisville, KY 40241

James Graham Brown Cancer Center
529 S. Jackson St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Norton Hospital
200 E. Chestnut St
Louisville, KY 40202

Jewish Hospital
200 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202

Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital
4001 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40207

Kindred Hospital
1313 St. Anthony Place
Louisville, KY 40204

Robley Rex VA Meidcal Center
800 Zorn Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

Kosair Children's Hospital
231 E. Chestnut St
Louisville, KY 40202

Saints Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
1850 Bluegrass Avenue
Louisville, KY 40215

Kosair Children's Medical Center - Brownsboro
4910 Chamberlain Ln
Louisville, KY 40241

University of Louisville Hospital
530 S. Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Norton Audubon Hospital 
1 Audubon Plaza Dr
Louisville, KY 40217