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 for 2018:
- Cherokee Seneca
- Highlands Douglas
- Deer Park
- Hayfield Dundee
- Rock Creek Lexington Road
- Poplar Level
- Cherokee Triangle
Read on to see how we determined the places around Louisville that deserve a little bragging rights.
How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Louisville for 2018?
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, Cherokee Seneca.
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.
1. Cherokee Seneca
Median Income: $72,214
Median Home Value: $314,500
2. Highlands Douglas
Median Income: $81,663
Median Home Value: $339,820
Median Income: $69,167
Median Home Value: $228,217
Median Income: $66,873
Median Home Value: $396,300
5. Deer Park
Median Income: $70,345
Median Home Value: $230,220
Median Income: $71,044
Median Home Value: $244,220
7. Hayfield Dundee
Median Income: $67,450
Median Home Value: $216,200
8. Rock Creek Lexington Road
Median Income: $76,864
Median Home Value: $251,625
9. Poplar Level
Median Income: $66,389
Median Home Value: $171,400
10. Cherokee Triangle
Median Income: $51,105
Median Home Value: $270,580
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:
- Park Hill
For more reading, check out:
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Kentucky
- These Are The 10 Poorest Places In Kentucky
- These Are The 10 Most Ghetto Cities In Kentucky
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Louisville
|Rock Creek Lexington Road||8|
|Avondale Melbourne Heights||17|
|Central Business District||34|