Living in Louisville
Louisville is a progressive community of nearly 1 million people with a robust economy, a vibrant arts scene, a nationally ranked public school system and a rich history infused with Southern hospitality.
Situated on the banks of the Ohio River, America's 17th largest city boasts a cost of living that is substantially lower than the national average, with a broad range of affordable housing options from high-rise apartments and historic Victorian homes to suburban communities and rural farms.
Entertainment and recreational options include the city's highly regarded symphony, ballet and Actors Theater of Louisville, the Speed Art Museum, University of Louisville collegiate sports, The Louisville Bats minor-league baseball team and one of the nation's finest systems of urban parks, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture.
Louisville also plays host to a wide variety of regional celebrations, including the St. James Court Art Fair and the Kentucky Derby Festival — two weeks of non-stop entertainment that ranges from the quirky to the sophisticated, with signature events like a paddle-wheel riverboat race, Southern-style galas and one of the country's premier air shows, all leading up to the most exciting two minutes in sports: The Kentucky Derby.
With such a vibrant quality of life, Louisville is a great place to call home. For more about Louisville, visit Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Location of Louisville
Louisville is located on the banks of the Ohio River in north-central Kentucky and is readily accessible by three Interstate highways, I-64, I-65 and I-71. Louisville International Airport also offers direct service to and from major destinations across the United States. For local transportation, The Transit Authority of River City operates an extensive network of bus routes across Louisville and surrounding counties, including locations in Southern Indiana.
In Relation to Other Cities
Louisville is location within a short distance to several other major US cities.