Life in Louisville

Downtown Louisville skylineLouisville is a wonderful place to live! Many residents live in areas that have the feel of a neighborhood but are conveniently located very close by the hospitals where they work.

Louisville embraces all. Whether it's the compassion of the people, our diversity of backgrounds, or the variety of things to do, you can find your niche and lead your best life.

Louisville is the home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby, as well as a variety of other sports activities including the Louisville Bats baseball team, the two-time USL champion Louisville City FC soccer team, and the new Racing Louisville FC of the National Women's Soccer League.

Louisville is also part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and also features the Urban Bourbon Trail.

There are wonderful restaurants and festivals that occur throughout the year and Louisville is home to people from all over the world, creating a community that is very culturally diverse.

Frequently named on "top ten" lists for everything from excellent food to the arts, including a 2019 top 10 city for happiest workers in the U.S. and a top 15 city to where millennials are moving, Louisville offers the amenities of a city but with the welcoming atmosphere of a town.

Some recent Louisville superlatives include the following:

  • The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2022: Travel + Leisure
  • The 22 Best Places to Travel in the US in 2022: Forbes
  • These Are the Very Best Vacation Spots in the US: Buzzfeed
  • The 12 Most Hauntingly Beautiful Cities in the US: Fodor
  • Top 25 Best Places to Live in the Southeast: Livability
  • The South’s Best Cities 2022: Southern Living
  • A score of 100 on HRC's 2022 Municipal Equality Index: Human Rights Campaign
  • 10 Best US Cities to Visit if You Love Old Houses: Best Life
  • 21 Best Urban Parks and Trails for City-Dwellers Seeking Green Spaces: Men’s Journal

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