These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Louisville


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Louisville are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Louisville, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Louisville neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Louisville are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Louisville:

  1. Bonnycastle
  2. Highlands Douglas
  3. Deer Park
  4. Belknap
  5. Hayfield Dundee
  6. Rock Creek Lexington Road
  7. Tyler Park
  8. Cherokee Seneca
  9. Bowman
  10. Cherokee Triangle

Read on to see how we determined the places around Louisville that deserve a little bragging rights.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Louisville?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Louisville, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 59 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Louisville.” We’re lookin’ at you, Bonnycastle.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Louisville has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

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1. Bonnycastle

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,945
Median Home Price: $365,900
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,910
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%

2. Highlands Douglas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,920
Median Home Price: $335,820
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,910
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%

3. Deer Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,003
Median Home Price: $220,140
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,054
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

4. Belknap

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,745
Median Home Price: $254,800
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,910
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%

5. Hayfield Dundee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,419
Median Home Price: $218,400
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,910
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%

6. Rock Creek Lexington Road

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,958
Median Home Price: $242,525
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,910
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%

7. Tyler Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,276
Median Home Price: $235,125
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,910
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%

8. Cherokee Seneca

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,317
Median Home Price: $342,050
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,910
Unemployment Rate: 1.8%

9. Bowman

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,890
Median Home Price: $224,450
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,910
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%

10. Cherokee Triangle

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,966
Median Home Price: $284,380
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,910
Unemployment Rate: 5.5%

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Louisville

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Louisville where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Louisville:

  1. Park Hill
  2. California
  3. Hazelwood

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Louisville

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Bonnycastle 1 1,945 $365,900 1,910 2.7%
Highlands Douglas 2 2,920 $335,820 1,910 2.8%
Deer Park 3 4,003 $220,140 2,054 4.2%
Belknap 4 3,745 $254,800 1,910 2.8%
Hayfield Dundee 5 2,419 $218,400 1,910 2.3%
Rock Creek Lexington Road 6 1,958 $242,525 1,910 3.5%
Tyler Park 7 2,276 $235,125 1,910 5.1%
Cherokee Seneca 8 1,317 $342,050 1,910 1.8%
Bowman 9 1,890 $224,450 1,910 1.9%
Cherokee Triangle 10 3,966 $284,380 1,910 5.5%
Highlands 11 1,270 $169,300 2,580 5.3%
Crescent Hill 12 7,094 $243,512 1,910 4.8%
Brownsboro Zorn 13 1,790 $225,267 1,910 4.4%
Hawthorne 14 2,039 $174,150 2,991 2.4%
Avondale Melbourne Heights 15 2,292 $157,900 2,980 5.2%
Central Business District 16 2,890 $348,733 1,910 3.2%
Germantown 17 3,923 $143,900 4,076 4.5%
Hikes Point 18 3,398 $176,333 3,130 3.2%
Audubon 19 5,861 $141,667 4,181 3.8%
Schnitzelburg 20 4,056 $116,325 5,020 5.4%
Poplar Level 21 1,672 $158,400 2,689 4.8%
Cloverleaf 22 3,159 $128,233 4,717 5.5%
Klondike 23 4,625 $138,911 4,421 4.2%
Old Louisville 24 9,552 $204,120 3,613 7.8%
Bashford Manor 25 4,306 $108,725 5,529 4.7%
Bon Air 26 6,010 $132,556 4,717 4.9%
Clifton Heights 27 4,870 $110,033 5,371 5.7%
Clifton 28 2,756 $146,175 3,893 5.0%
Beechmont 29 8,247 $109,456 5,335 7.0%
Camp Taylor 30 1,360 $101,050 5,485 3.8%
Wilder Park 31 2,551 $102,467 5,862 9.3%
Iroquois 32 4,700 $91,280 5,950 9.8%
Limerick 33 1,470 $170,350 3,970 12.0%
Southside 34 6,255 $95,212 5,940 7.3%
Merriwether 35 1,179 $96,650 6,021 11.1%
Irish Hill 36 1,188 $130,350 4,174 8.2%
Phoenix Hill 37 3,935 $124,567 5,324 10.1%
Kenwood Hill 38 2,216 $109,775 5,459 9.9%
University 39 2,055 $168,850 4,929 10.0%
Iroquios Park 40 1,478 $128,400 5,130 11.6%
Taylor Berry 41 6,925 $74,738 6,621 11.5%
Shawnee 42 11,196 $74,200 6,564 11.1%
Shelby Park 43 3,058 $68,800 7,079 9.5%
Saint Joseph 44 2,990 $112,460 5,494 10.8%
Prestonia 45 1,341 $110,750 5,295 14.7%
South Louisville 46 4,479 $77,817 6,544 13.2%
Edgewood 47 1,785 $89,600 6,281 6.0%
Wyandotte 48 3,823 $75,933 6,620 16.8%
Jacobs 49 5,374 $73,825 6,765 13.1%
Park Duvalle 50 4,064 $88,586 6,450 10.7%
Chickasaw 51 4,663 $82,012 6,531 14.1%
Algonquin 52 6,009 $64,936 7,153 11.5%
Smoketown Jackson 53 2,252 $64,000 7,461 16.7%
Portland 54 10,264 $54,385 7,414 12.5%
Russell 55 9,003 $59,375 7,500 16.7%
Parkland 56 4,749 $64,844 7,188 12.7%
Hazelwood 57 2,157 $81,300 6,842 12.8%
California 58 5,216 $63,638 7,313 13.4%
Park Hill 59 3,258 $56,512 7,394 13.8%

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