New transplants to Louisville are often surprised by their exceptional quality of life. Housing here - ranging from historic homes to high-rise apartments - is some of the most affordable in the country. In addition, the city is peppered with independent shops and restaurants, the food scene is one of the nation’s best, and the community supports many arts organizations.
Several local theater companies stage year-round performances, and Louisville is one of the few cities in America to host its own ballet troupe, symphony orchestra, and opera company.
Louisville is also a sports town, and is home to the University of Louisville Cardinals, the minor league Louisville Bats (Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds), and Churchill Downs race track.
The downtown Yum! Center, just blocks from the medical campus, is the home of U of L's men's and women's basketball teams, and also attracts programs as varied as the "Tour of Gymnastic Champions" and Justin Beiber.
Learn more about Louisville
- U of L Visitor's Guide
- LouisvilleKy.gov Visitor's Guide