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Bullitt County is a county south of Louisville Metro and Jefferson County, located in the far western Bluegrass geographical region of Kentucky known as The Knobs. The county was established in December 1796 upon land taken from Jefferson and Nelson County, followed by an expansion in 1811 with land given by Jefferson County, and a loss of land in the eastern portion of the county in 1824, which was given to help create Spencer County. The county is named after Kentucky’s first lieutenant governor, Alexander Scott Bullitt.
Home buyers will appreciate Bullitt County for its ease of access to nearby job centers, such as Louisville, Fort Knox and Elizabethtown, as well as its quiet, pastoral setting, grand estates dotting the landscape, and plenty of land for homesteaders to build upon. Home prices range from the low $100s to the high $800s, and while some homes can reach seven figures, most can be found in the high $200s and $300s. Current median home value is $139,900.
Around 80,000 call Bullitt County home and is the perfect home for those seeking escape from the hustle and bustle of Louisville without having to be too far from all the city has to offer. Average commute time is 27.2 minutes according to Data USA, though 1.75 percent of the county’s workforce has super commutes of over 90 minutes each way. Transit service is limited to a single commuter bus route connecting Shepherdsville and Mount Washington to Downtown Louisville, operated by TARC; thus, you will need a car or two to get around the county and beyond.
Bullitt County is bounded by Jefferson County to the north, Spencer County to the east, and Nelson and Hardin counties to the south. Shepherdsville is the county seat and is one of two cities experiencing the most growth in the county, the other being Mount Washington; both cities have expanded beyond their boundaries in recent years to the point where the pair are nearly conjoined. Other cities include Fox Chase; Lebanon Junction; Pioneer Village; Hillview; Hunters Hollow; and Hebron Estates. I-65 and KY-44 are the two major highways in Bullitt, connecting the county to cities like Louisville, Elizabethtown, Lexington, and beyond.
Major employers in Bullitt County include Zappos, the county’s largest employer, famous for their wide selection of footwear; New Flyer, one of the biggest bus manufacturers in the United States, set to open a $40 million, 300,000 sq. ft. bus parts fabrication facility in late 2019; Amazon, the Seattle-based online retailer, which owns Zappos, has a fulfillment center in Shepherdsville, and operates the 6 pm Outlet Store in Shepherdsville; and Jim Beam Brands, home of the famous Jim Beam Kentucky bourbon.
Bullitt County is home to Fort Knox, which occupies the western half of the county. The 109,000-acre United States Army post is the site of the United States Bullion Depository, which holds the nation’s official gold reserves, and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1988. Fort Knox was the setting for the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger and the 1984 Bill Murray classic Stripes, while General George S. Patton, one of the biggest military legends immortalized by Hollywood, has a namesake museum on the grounds of the post, documenting both his storied career and the history of the U.S. Army’s Cavalry and Armored forces.
In the southeast corner of Bullitt County is the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. The 15,625-acre forest was bought and endowed by philanthropist Issac W. Bernheim in 1929 as a gift to the people of his new country, having emigrated from Germany in March of 1867. The Frederick Law Olmstead-planned arboretum has over 8,000 documented varieties of trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials, three small lakes, and 40 miles of trails. Bernheim has a full slate of family-friendly events throughout the year, guaranteed to bring a smile to the over-250,000 visitors who turn up annually.
Jim Beam’s distillery in Clermont is open for for tours Monday through Saturday, where young and old alike can view the bourbon-making process, from a look at the maker’s natural limestone water well, to tasting the finished product (but only for that 21-and-up; 10- to 20-year-olds will have to settle for the goodies at Fred’s Smokehouse next door).
Bullitt County is the home of the annual Bullitt County Fair, held on the Bullitt County Fairgrounds every June for over four decades. Hillview has its own fair, the Hillview City Fair, held annually in late June, while wine connoisseurs can taste the finest Kentucky has to offer at the annual Kentucky Wine Association Wine Festival, held every early September in Shepherdsville.
For families moving into their new homes with school-age children, Bullitt County is within the jurisdiction of Bullitt County Public Schools, home to 13 elementary, six middle, and three high schools, as well as an alternative school, two technical centers, and an opportunity center.
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