Situated in the northeast part of Jefferson County, Anchorage was home to riverboat captain James Goslee in 1878, as well as an important landmark for the Louisville & Frankfort Railroad. Today, Anchorage is a designated U.S. Historic District and boasts a number of historic homes and country estates. Canopies of magnolia and oak trees line the quiet, picturesque streets, and winding roads are flanked by large homes and a vibrant and engaged community of neighbors focused on preserving the original character of the city.
Formed in 1999 to connect Cherokee, Indian Hills Country Club, Robinswood, and Winding Falls, Indian Hills is a small but breathtaking part of the city. Home to some of the most expensive houses in the city, Indian Hills provides a short commute to River Road, Downtown, and Prospect.
Jeffersontown & Fern Creek
Located in the southeastern part of the county, Jeffersontown (not to be confused with Jeffersonville, IN) was named after Thomas Jefferson and today has a historic city designation. Jeffersontown is home to Kentucky’s first state nature preserve, Blackacre Conservancy, along with the annual Gaslight Festival held each September, which is the fifth-largest festival in the region.
Lyndon & Springhurst
Situated north of St. Matthews and Hurstbourne, Lyndon was named by Alvin Wood, who was credited with creating one of the first subdivisions in Kentucky. Lyndon and Springhurst are neighboring suburbs populated with family homes, restaurants, breweries, parks, and lots of shopping – from the Paddock Shops to Westport Village, to Costco – and everything in between.
This east end neighborhood is situated between Louisville and Shelbyville, Kentucky (middle town). Middletown is a quaint, family-friendly city that has small-town charm combined with modern amenities like local boutiques, salons, antique stores, restaurants, and garden shops. Middletown is also home to The Parklands of Floyds Fork, a crown jewel in Louisville’s park system.
This unique neighborhood is a small city within itself. The mixed-use community boasts over 600 acres filled with residential homes combined with three schools, a charming town center, parks, walkways, pools, and dozens of restaurants and amenities.
Located in the northeast part of Jefferson County (and extending into Oldham County), Prospect was highly agricultural until the mid-1960s, except for a few large homes. Today, Prospect is a thriving neighborhood with large subdivisions, golf courses and stables.
The city of St. Matthews is notable for its large trees and cape cod houses set amidst several city parks. Home to several Catholic schools and churches, St. Matthews is a neighborhood where families and friends gather to take advantage of festivals, farmers’ markets, and community events.