Home to Brown-Forman, one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies, California was named during the gold rush days because of its location on the southwestern part of the city.
Park DuValle is currently undergoing a transformation, morphing into a mixed-income neighborhood in Louisville’s west end. This charming community is nestled just a short drive from downtown and the south end where shopping and restaurants are plentiful. Park DuValle is also home to the Algonquin and Russell Lee parks.
One of Louisville’s original neighborhoods, Portland is located just west of downtown and is adjacent to Museum Row at the far east side. Today Portland is seeing a resurgence, with Peerless Distillery and several art galleries, farm to table restaurants and coffee shops popping up. In Portland you will also find a burgeoning artists community.
Shawnee is best known for Shawnee Park which was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (who also designed Central Park in New York, City). The park is a gathering place for picnics, sports, parades and the Shawnee community, and also includes a state-of-the-art outdoor athletic complex, as well as Riverwalk access.