Why Lou?

WHY SHOULD YOU LIVE IN LOUISVILLE?

We’re home to the Kentucky Derby, iconic brands like KFC, Maker’s Mark and Louisville Slugger, world-class companies like UPS, GE and Humana and more! We’re a Top 10 Food City a city of 21st Century Parks, and home to one of the Best Food Neighborhoods In America and the largest Disco Ball manufacturer in the World, and we’re just getting started…

 

People are friendly and compassionate, commutes are short, leadership is accessible, and our quality of life is second to none. Louisville, once a hidden secret, is now known as one of the top emerging markets. The word is out and people and businesses are taking notice and making the move to Lou.

 

Not only are we progressive, we’re affordable. Trulia.com ranked Louisville as the 3rd Most Affordable Place to Live in the US and Smart Asset ranked Louisville 8th in their Top 10 Cities for First-Time Homebuyers list.

 

But don’t take our word for it, compare the cost of living in Greater Louisville against other cities using the Cost of Living Calculator.

How Do We Measure up vs. National Average

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  • “Top 10 Cities for Job Creation”

    Louisville Ranks 7th in the “Top 10 Cities for Job Creation” Compiled by Gallup

  • Top Places to Travel

    Louisville Listed Among the Top Places to Travel in Fodor's Travel “Where to Go in 2015``

  • Best Up & Coming Food City

    Thrillist Names Louisville ``Best Up & coming Food City`` in their “Best Cities in America for Burgers, Pizza, BBQ and More``

  • 8th Most Affordable City

    Louisville Ranks 8th in Forbes' 2015 America's Most Affordable Cities

  • Top City for First-Time Homebuyers

    Smart Asset Ranks Louisville No. 8th in their ``Top 10 Cities for First-Time Homebuyers``

  • Best Food Neighborhoods

    Louisville's NuLu Neighborhood Ranked 13th Among Thrillist's ``18 Best Food Neighborhoods in America``

  • BEst Cities for Homeowners

    Bankrate ranks Louisville No. 9 in their ``10 Best Cities for Homeowners.``

  • A Future Ready City

    Dell Future Ready Economies Model ranks Louisville No. 18 on their Top 25 ``Future Ready Cities``

  • Most Hospitable Cities In the U.S.

    Conde Nast Travelers and AirBNB ranks Louisville No. 3 in their ``10 Most Hospitable Cities In the U.S.``

Location, Location, Location

As they say in real estate, location is everything and we have the best seat in the house. Greater Louisville’s geographic location provides access to two-thirds of the U.S. population within one day’s drive. The region is served by three major interstate highways and international airport located just five miles from downtown Louisville. Our region is home to UPS and a fast growing Logistics & ECommerse ecosystem. Grab your seat and buckle up for the ride.

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At Home in the Greater Louisville Region

Greater Louisville is not only progressive, it’s affordable. Trulia.com ranked Louisville as the 3rd Most Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. and Smart Asset ranked Louisville 8th in their Top 10 Cities for First-Time Homebuyers list.

 

Not only are the homes affordable, but our region is home to some of the most diverse housing in the nation. Old Louisville is the third largest district in the United States, and the largest preservation district featuring almost entirely Victorian architecture. Speaking of architecture, West Main Street Historic District in Downtown Louisville is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and contains the largest collection of cast iron façades of anywhere outside of New York’s SoHo district.

 

Louisville offers pedestrian districts so well-served you don’t need to buy a car, rural areas so secluded you can’t even see your closest neighbor, and everything in between. Louisville perfectly balances the big-city feel without losing its small-town charm.

 

Build your home in Lou! #LiveInLou

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Life is good in the louisville region

Greater Louisville is known for its rich diversity of traditional and not-so-traditional cultural activities. In fact, Louisville is one of only nine U.S. cities with all the five major arts and offers a wide variety of festivals involving music, art, and cultural activities throughout the region. Along with arts and culture, Greater Louisville maintains thousands of acres of park land, including a large Waterfront Park and Walking Bridge that connects Downtown Louisville with Southern Indiana, scores of golf courses, unique music venues, as well as a world-class food & beverage scene.

 

People are friendly and compassionate, commutes are short, leadership is accessible, and our quality of life is second to none. Louisville, once a hidden secret, is now known as one of the top emerging markets. The word is out and people and businesses are taking notice and making the move to Lou. Join us!

 

An Internationally Inclusive Economic Hot Spot

 

Labor trends indicate that Louisville’s future workforce will reflect tremendous diversity and be comprised of a high percentage of international professionals. With a global economy which will only continue to become more culturally diverse and complex in the coming years, Greater Louisville is wise to embrace these valuable members of our future workforce NOW through various initiatives.

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