Louisville is a mid-sized city of over 260,000 on the Ohio River. It is the largest city in the State of Kentucky and justly proud to be the home of the Kentucky Derby. Louisville combines the cultures of the south and the midwest, so you know it is a friendly place. The downtown is a mixture of historical buildings and modern skyscrapers. There are 22 parks in town and many cultural attractions and festivals. The more you read about Louisville the more interesting it becomes. Photo of Louisville City Hall in downtown, built 1870–1873, is a blend of Italianate styles characteristic of Neo-Renaissance, courtesy of Wikipedia and Jack Boucher (public domain); photo of Entrance to Fourth Street Live!, featuring marquee of the Hard Rock Cafe courtesy of Wikipedia and Censusdata (public domain).