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Louisville, Kentucky, 40241
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Louisville, Kentucky, 40299
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Louisville, Kentucky, 40229
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Louisville, Kentucky, 40218
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 17.5% 13.9% +3.6% $10,000 to $14,999 9.4% 8.4% +1.0% $15,000 to $19,999 8.4% 7.7% +0.7% $20,000 to $24,999 8.5% 7.7% +0.8% $25,000 to $29,999 7.7% 7.2% +0.5% $30,000 to $34,999 6.9% 6.6% +0.3% $35,000 to $39,999 6.2% 6.0% +0.2% $40,000 to $44,999 5.1% 5.6% -0.5% $45,000 to $49,999 4.6% 4.9% -0.3% $50,000 to $59,999 7.0% 8.3% -1.3% $60,000 to $74,999 6.7% 8.9% -2.2% $75,000 to $99,999 6.0% 7.7% -1.7% $100,000 to $124,999 2.4% 3.2% -0.8% $125,000 to $149,999 1.2% 1.4% -0.2% $150,000 to $199,999 1.1% 1.2% -0.1% $200,000 or more 1.3% 1.4% -0.1%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 7.6% 7.7% -0.1% 10.0% to 14.9% 12.1% 13.1% -1.0% 15.0% to 19.9% 13.7% 13.8% -0.1% 20.0% to 24.9% 11.8% 11.7% +0.1% 25.0% to 29.9% 10.2% 9.5% +0.7% 30.0% to 34.9% 6.7% 6.5% +0.2% 35.0% to 39.9% 4.8% 4.4% +0.4% 40.0% to 49.9% 6.7% 5.8% +0.9% 50.0% or more 19.3% 15.4% +3.9% Not computed 7.1% 12.1% -5.0%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 13.9% 15.1% -1.2% 25 to 34 years 26.4% 27.1% -0.7% 35 to 44 years 22.4% 21.6% +0.8% 45 to 54 years 15.5% 14.5% +1.0% 55 to 64 years 8.1% 8.4% -0.3% 65 to 74 years 6.5% 6.3% +0.2% 75 to 84 years 5.0% 5.0% +0.0% 85 years and over 2.2% 2.0% +0.2%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 57.1% 40.6% +16.5% 30 to 44 minutes 19.3% 23.2% -3.9% 45 to 59 minutes 5.8% 11.7% -5.9% 60 or more minutes 17.8% 24.5% -6.7%
Source: 2000 Census
Home of the Kentucky Derby, the Louisville Slugger baseball bat and known as the Gateway to the South, this city in northern Kentucky combines the best of both Southern and Northern cultures. Known as a friendly city, it is also very livable and as long as you learn how to pronounce the name correctly (there's never an Ss'), you'll find it a most welcoming city and your Louisville apartment will rapidly become a real home.
A Youthful Future
Louisville was an important part of the Civil War. Although a Union stronghold, it had been one of the major slave trading cities in the country. But it's location on the Ohio river made it a famous point for the Underground Railroad and slaves seeking freedom in the nearby Union states. It has subsequently been a manufacturing area and a city that has kept revitalizing itself.
These days, it is not only a popular tourist destination but a great place to live. Many river front areas have been converted, gentrified, and rebuilt making it a living destination for many younger people.
Much of a two week period each year centers around the running of the Kentucky Derby. There are festivals, concerts and parades which are beloved by the locals. During summers, there are a series of cultural and other events which keep people busy too. The largest annual Beatles Festival is held on Memorial Day weekend and the Bluegrass Balloon Festival in September means there no reason to go on vacation once in your Louisville apartment.
Museum Row in the downtown area has any number of museums, theatres and places to find night life. With historic properties and parks to stroll around, biking, hiking and running areas are also easy to find. College basketball is the number one spectator sport, and Kentucky Wildcats will become a part of our vocabulary too. They are that popular!
Cuisine in Louisville ranges from Southern cooking to international. There are a couple of local specialities - Derby Pie (pecan pie with chocolate) and the Hot Brown (open faced turkey with bacon and mornay sauce) to try. Try real southern food at J. Gumbo's or the best burger in town at The Granville. Splash out at upscale places like Avalon or Le Relais. You'll always find great hospitality.
Mint Juleps in the Afternoon
The mint julep is the drink most famous in Louisville, and the perfect place to try one is at the Maker's Mark Bourbon House and Lounge. At night, there are all sorts of dive bars where you can sip bourbon and eat soul food and hear a little music. Dietrich's on Frankfort Avenue is an old theatre converted to a bar. Sit outside or see the cabaret like atmosphere inside.
Meet some locals at the Back Door Bar and hear some music too.Once in your Louisville apartment, it will be fun and easy to find the places where you feel the most comfortable. People are friendly so it won't take long.
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Louisville Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Louisville have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Louisville apartment cost $536. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Louisville apartment was $631 in February. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Louisville rentals listed below.
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How much should I expect to pay for utilities in Louisville each month, depending on the time of year?
Utility prices in Louisville, Kentucky are reasonable, about ten percent below the national average. In fact, they are some of the lowest in the country and some apartments even include utilities in the monthly rent charges! While there are many varying factors including square footage, occupants, and energy efficiency of the home, a family of four in a 2200 square foot house can expect a montly utility bill between $100 and $200, depending on the season.
Is Louisville a town where I'll need a car to get around?
You will most likely need a car to get around the city of Louisville. The TARC, or Transit Authority of River City, is the city's bus and chartered van system, which primarily services the downtown vicinity, with a few connections to outer Jefferson County. The buses are $1.25 per ride, with free transfers for two hours, and run about every 15-20 minutes during peak hours downtown. If you live in the heart of Louisville, it is possible to get around using the bus system, but you will need to be patient, as some trips can take a long time and require several transfers. The Tonnerville II Trolley is the city's downtown motorized trolley system, used primarily by tourists to bring passengers throughout the downtown hotel and shopping districts.
What do people do for fun in Louisville?
Louisville's best known event is the Kentucky Derby, which Esquire has called "the biggest party in the south" and occurs every year during the first Saturday of May. The Derby is preceded by the Kentucky Derby Festival, a two-week-long affair which starts with Thunder Over Louisville, the largest annual fireworks display in the country, and includes about 70 events total. Apart from the Derby, Louisville's has an extensive park system, which was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and is a great place for strolling, running, and biking. Market Street is home to a number of art galleries which are free to enter on the first Friday of every month.
Is Louisville pet friendly?
Home to four off-leash dog areas, Louisville is very pet-friendly. Louisville's dog parks include Champions Dog Park, Cochran Hill Dog Run (at Cherokee Park), Sawyer Dog Park (at Tom Sawyer Park), and Vettiner Dog Run (at Louisville Metro Park). For camping and hiking with your pets, Clark State Forest and Jackson-Washington State Forest lie north of Louisville. With over 200,000 acres, the largest green space around is Hoosier National Forest to the west of Louisville.
Where are some of the best places for dining out in Louisville?
As the largest city in Kentucky, Louisville has countless restaurants. Where you want to go will depend, however, on how much money you want to spend. Those on a budget might want to consider Spinelli's, J. Gumbo's, WW Cousins, Twig & Leaf, Check's Cafe, Cafe 360, Shah's Mongolian Grill, and Juanita's Burger Boy Diner. Mid-range options include Saffron's Persian Restaurant, Ramsi's Cafe on the World, Shalimar Indian Restaurant, Lynn's Paradise Cafe, The Irish Rover, and The Granville. Those seeking fine dining might like Avalon, Le Relais, Asiatique, Artemisia, or Volare Italtian Restaurant.