The Highlands in Louisville is best known for its eclectic local shops, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. In fact, the three mile stretch of Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue that intersects the Highlands has the highest density of bars, restaurants and nightclubs in Louisville. It is often referred to as “Restaurant Row”.
The Highlands is one of Louisville’s oldest neighborhoods. Up until 1960, it was home to many wealthy Louisvillians. But then they started moving to the suburbs which caused businesses to close and homes to be abandoned and destroyed. The neighborhood was revitalized in the 1980s when local shops and restaurants began to move back. By the 1990s, the Highlands was transforming into what it is know for today – Louisville’s main nightlife and upscale restaurant district.
Today the Highlands is still thriving and attracts a mix of families and young professionals.
The Highlands’ boundaries extend from the intersection of Bardstown Road and Trevillian Way to the intersection of Baxter Avenue and Lexington Road, extending northeast to I-64 and southwest to Newburg Road, including the area located between Barret Avenue, Baxter Avenue, and Broadway.
The middle fork runs through Cherokee Park, and the south fork divides Germantown from Tyler Park, after flowing past several cemeteries and undeveloped forests downstream from Joe Creason Park.
The grid of streets east and west of Bardstown Road are mostly single-family residences and range from working-class neighborhoods to some of the most expensive streets in Louisville, such as Spring Drive
FairSquare House Buyers – Why we buy houses in the Highlands
We love to buy houses in the Highlands! This very popular neighborhood never loses value. It is a great spot for young professionals and families. It is a highly desirable neighborhood with a lot of demand. A lot of the buildings are older and require renovations which mean buyers can benefit from forced appreciation.
Real Estate Statistics for the Highlands
Median Home Value: $174,300
Median Rent: $866
Median Household Income: $51,387
Rent vs. Own:
Top Public Schools serving the Highlands
- DuPont Manual High School
- J. Graham Brown School
- Louisville Male High School
- Greathouse Shryock Traditional Elementary School
- Barret Traditional Middle School
*Data Sourced from Niche.com. Please click here for information on all the data sources used by Niche.com.
For additional statistics on the Highlands neighborhood, please review the Highlands Neighborhood guide created by the Kentucky Data Center in partnership with the University of Louisville and Metro United Way.
*Data Sourced from: Kentucky State Data Center