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People from all walks of life and from around the globe are finding their home in Louisville. No matter who you love or where you’re from, Louisville is the perfect place for you, and we are proud of the recognitions we have achieved in making Louisville a more inclusive and compassionate place to live and work!
Not only was Louisville one of the first Southern cities to pass an LGBTQ+ Fairness Ordinance, but we also have earned a perfect score on the Human Right Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index for seven years in a row. The national LGBTQ+ rights organization rates U.S. cities based on non-discrimination laws, municipal services, law enforcement, and leadership on LGBTQ+ equality.
And we aren’t just tooting our own horn when we say Louisville is welcoming. In 2018, Louisville became the second U.S city to receive the “Certified Welcoming City” designation from Welcoming America, a leading national research and policy nonprofit focused on immigrant support and inclusivity in civic, social, and economic life. Louisville also is home to the largest Cuban population outside of Florida, though our residents hail from all over the world, with more than 150 languages are spoken in our public schools.
● Median House Value: $186,800
● Median Monthly Rental Rate: $880
● Average commute time: 22.1 minutes
● 18,000 acres of urban parkland
● One of 10 U.S. cities with all five major performing arts (StageOne, Actors Theatre, Louisville Ballet, Louisville Orchestra and Louisville Opera)