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What it's Like to Retire in Louisville

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.  Picture of Louisville Waterfront Park courtesy of Wikipedia and Censusdata, picture of The Kentucky Center in Louisville courtesy of Wikipedia and The Kentucky Center.


Where to Retire in Louisville and Home Prices

The median price of a home in Louisville in late 2014, was $143,200 (NAR).  Retirees looking for a friendly and low cost place to retire should consider Louisville and the surrounding area.


What is special about Louisville

Historic downtown with many modern buildings.  22 parks, including several designed by the legendary Frederick Law Olmstead. It is a low-cost place to live with vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities.

What is not special about Louisville

High crime rate 


Who will like retirement in Louisville

Those who want a city with a lot to do, low cost of living and is considered walkable.


Local economy is driven by

Tourism, construction, business, bourbon (Brown-Forman), health care(Humana)

Climate and Physical Environment

Louisville is located in north central Kentucky on the Ohio River. It is on the northern border of the humid sub-tropical zone.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Humana Festival of New American Plays presents new plays in a 6 week series. Kentucky Shakespeare Festival.  Museum Row. The Kentucky Derby and many surrounding events. n internationally acclaimed new-play festival that lasts approximately six weeks.


Crime is  well above average in Louisville

Medical facilities

Louisville has a number of hospitals serving the community, including the University of Louisville Hospital.


Louisville is home to an international airport.


Valuable Links

Wikipedia entry for Louisville
Kentucky retirement guide

What people are saying about Louisville

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Facts about LOUISVILLE
  • State: KY
  • Environment: College Town,Small-mid Sized City,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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