Kentucky might not be the first place you think of when conjuring up images of indie music, gourmet food, and craft alcohol production, or maybe you live here and you know better. Home to the famous Kentucky Derby and more distilleries than you can count, Louisville is a city rising in the ranks among America’s most underrated-but-highly desirable places to live. As of 2010, the population was 750,000 and growing strong; a good indicator that it won’t be undiscovered for long.
Getting around a city of this size can be daunting, but luckily there are great public transit options and well preserved highways to get you where you need to go. The TARC is the local bus line that shuttles people around the main areas of the city, and some extended service to the suburbs, and the main highways, known as the Watterson, can get you in or out of downtown in a pinch. The streets are also laid out in a grid pattern in the central part of town and a wheel and spoke layout in the outskirts, making navigation much easier.