Beechmont’s distance from downtown once made it an ideal southwest location for local residents to call their summer homes. Today, Beechmont is a melting pot of native Louisvillians and immigrant populations, contributing some of the best international cuisines and goods from Vietnam, Cuba, Kenya, Ethiopia and more. Beechmont is also home to affordable housing, a thriving arts scene, local festivals and historic gems like the Little Loomhouse.
Fairdale & Valley Station
Just south of Pleasure Ridge Park (PRP), Valley Station was named for its location between Muldraugh Hill and the Knobs. Valley Station is home to Jefferson Memorial Forest, Riverside (the Farnsley-Moremen Landing), and the Louisville Loop, among other wonders. Like Valley Station, Fairdale is flanked by Jefferson Memorial Forest, as well as the historic South Park County Club, which is the oldest country club in the state of Kentucky.
Just as the name suggests, this neighborhood is primarily dominated by Iroquois Park—A Frederick Olmsted park. The beautiful green space provides a backdrop of play spaces, scenic running paths, and quaint nooks tucked away from the city and is also home to Louisville’s famous Iroquois Amphitheater. This south end neighborhood is peppered with international restaurants and grocery stores, and beautiful residential neighborhoods, and is a short commute to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport.
Situated between General Electric’s Appliance Park and Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Newburg is an affordable part of the city. Just 15 minutes from all sorts of neighborhoods, Newburg is close to the Louisville Zoo and Kentucky Kingdom, and recently added an education and technology-driven branch of the Louisville Free Public Library.
Pleasure Ridge Park
Close to both Downtown Louisville and Fort Knox, Pleasure Ridge Park (or PRP) is home to nationally known Waverly Hills Sanatorium, a former tuberculosis hospital, and current haunted house. Dixie Highway is the main artery through PRP and boasts many food and shopping venues.
Shively traces its roots back to shortly after the first settlement on the Falls of the Ohio when a stagecoach shop first opened there in 1831. Today, Shively is home to the Bulleit Distilling Company, the Stitzel-Weller Distillery, and the Michter’s Distillery, as well as Churchill Downs Racetrack and the Kentucky Derby Museum.