Louisville Real Estate Blog

Fourth of July Festivities in Louisville

What’s going on around town?

by BEA METTS, Co-Owner, Agent

Louisville Fireworks

Celebrating the Fourth of July near the Highlands is a piece of cake. There are several events around town to strike your fancy.

In the Crescent Hill area, at 301 S. Peterson Ave., there is the Fourth of July Festival which will include live entertainment, booths, a food court and a pet contest. It will be held July 3 from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. and July 4 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. with fireworks on the 4th beginning at 10 p.m.

If you want to venture down to the Waterfront, there are several activities happening from fireworks to flea markets. The Louisville Waterfront Fourth begins on the Great Lawn at 5 p.m. on July 4. There will be vendors, a beer garden, music and fireworks beginning at 10 p.m. If you’re more interested in the flea market, you can visit the Kentucky Exposition Center the entire weekend or hit up the Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market at 231 Witherspoon St. on Saturday, July 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition to festivals, fireworks and flea markets, several businesses and restaurants are having sales or special cuisine. Be sure to check with your favorite venue to see what they have planned. One advantage to living in a walkable neighborhood like the Highlands is being able to celebrate without leaving home.

Source: The Courier-Journal


Neighborhood Rankings Reveal Trends

Finding your niche

by BEA METTS Managing Partner/Agent

Every year Niche.com ranks neighborhoods in major metro areas across the country. Rankings are based on statistics as well as expert insight.

The Highlands neighborhood in Louisville was ranked in the top five for millennials. The youthful vibe along with walkability and access to amenities like restaurants and public transportation all played a role. In addition, the Highlands area offers many rentals for millennials that are not yet ready to buy or those who are looking for a property they can live in and supplement their income with roommates or tenants.


The Highlands came in at number 19 of 64 neighborhoods overall for the best place to live in the Louisville area. This puts the neighborhood in the top one third — and, as its reputation continues to grow with the next generation of homebuyers, inventory will decrease and values will go up.

If you are looking for a home in the Highlands neighborhood, now is a good time to buy and begin building equity in your investment. You can reach out to any of our agents for help in finding your next home or investment property. Or, if you are interested in selling your Highlands home, we can help you find the perfect buyer.

Source: Niche.com


Louisville Has Connections: Google is Coming to Town

This Fiber is Brain Food

by MIKE HALL, Owner/Broker/Agent

google coming to Louisville

Louisville has been getting a lot of press across the nation as an up-and-coming city. There is a happening food scene, population growth, new industry — and now Google is setting up shop by building a Google Fiber network in Jefferson county.

Google Fiber provides a faster Internet connection with speeds up to 1,000 megabits per second; 20 times faster than the currently available connections in the area. This faster speed will open the door for tech companies to set up shop in Louisville, meaning more jobs in the area that appeal to a younger population which heightens Louisville’s reputation as a growth center. Fiber will also mean more options for homeowners as it can provide a connection for television as well possibly impacting current Internet and television providers in the area.

Google’s interest in Louisville further confirms that the city is on a trajectory for growth and improvement. This is good news for property owners in the area. If you do not yet own property in the Louisville Metro area, now would be a good time to enter the market. You can reach out to an agent and get in on the upswing. Dates for construction and implementation of Google Fiber have not yet been announced.


Source: The Courier Journal


Menard's is Coming to Town

It’s like Santa but for grownups

by MIKE HALL, Owner/Broker/Agent

Menard's Louisville

Soon you’ll have more options for home improvement in Louisville. Currently the market includes Lowe’s, Home Depot and several local options but the landscape is about to change. Menard’s, based out of Wisconsin, plans to open a new store just off Preston Highway.

Currently Louisville residents must drive to Jeffersonville, Ind. to visit the nearest Menard’s but this new location will save Kentucky residents a toll while also redirecting sales tax revenue to Kentucky and the city of Louisville. In addition, this new location will be more convenient for Louisville homeowners as Preston Highway is centrally located though this development will be on the southern end of Jefferson County. Menard’s is a big box store and this development will encompass several other retailers though no official announcements have been made. Menard’s carries all things related to home building and remodeling and will have an outdoor lumberyard as well as landscaping materials. Look for construction to begin on the development in fall of this year with plans to open for business in 2019.

Source: The Courier Journal