On the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville, Kentucky sits in the north central part of the state. For outsiders, Louisville is known as the host of the Kentucky Derby, the “most exciting 2 minutes in sports.” The state as a whole is best known for producing 95% of the world’s bourbon.
For locals, Louisville has a lot more to be proud of. The collegiate Louisville Cardinals have won the NCAA championship in basketball 3 times. Tom Cruise and Jennifer Lawrence, 2 of the biggest actors of our time, were born in Louisville. Inventor Thomas Edison, US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, and boxer Muhammad Ali all hail from neighborhoods in central Louisville. Beyond historical people, Old Louisville also has the 3rd largest collection of historically preserved buildings in the US.
Why should people move to Louisville? Aside from the myriad attractions listed above, Louisville has a mild climate and affordable cost of living. With summers averaging a high temperature of 88 degrees, one avoids the scorch of Southern summer. As a bonus, Louisville only averages 9 inches of snow a year in the winter. It’s also 8% cheaper than the national average to live in Louisville thanks to housing.
Source: Finish Line Realty