We may be biased, but we think Louisville is the best place to live. Roughly 628,594 residents call it home, after all. With a population like that, where do all of these Louisvillians eat, drink, play, and live?
That’s why we’re setting out to answer that with LOUtoday’s Neighborhood Guides. Much like our past neighborhood stories — which explored Harrods Creek, Shelby Park + Portland — this ongoing series will take you on an exploration of the communities that make Derby City feel like home. We’ll dive into history, things to do and discover, places to park, where to live, and more to showcase some of the best qualities our unique neighborhoods have to offer.
So, what do we define as a “neighborhood”?
While we love suburbs like Wolf Pen Woods + White Blossom, these guides will focus on small communities within our city (think: Germantown and Lyndon). These small but mighty parts of Louisville typically feature restaurants, parks, living spaces, festivals, events, and more, and span one to a handful of blocks.
How will we choose what neighborhoods to cover?
This is where you come in. We are asking you to rave about all of your favorite neighborhood communities in the 502 — whether it’s one you call home, always stop by with out-of-town visitors, or daydream about moving to.
Are you intrigued by Belknap’s history? Do you love being able to walk from a NuLu coffee shop to a clothing store in a matter of minutes? Ever wonder why Schnitzelburg gained popularity so quickly? We want to hear all about it + share the inside scoop with our readers.
Head to the button below to point us in the direction of some of the most interesting neighborhoods around town — from areas with rich history and unique architecture to the best places to retire or purchase your first home.