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Old Louisville Real Estate Market
Old Louisville is one of Louisville's historic neighborhoods, located near downtown and The Highlands in the central part of the city. The neighborhood is a historic district, the third largest in the United States, and the largest preservation district to feature homes and other buildings with Victorian architecture. Those who move to Old Louisville will love the neighborhood for the assortment of architectural styles throughout the 45 blocks making up Old Louisville; the diversity of the neighborhood's residents; and the overall history running through one of the city's more famous places. Home prices begin in the high $60s -- and can top out as high as the mid-$800s.
Living in Old Louisville
Though the neighborhood is known as Old Louisville, it was originally a suburb of the main city, established in the 1870s as the Southern Extension; it would receive its current name in the 1960s. The land it was built upon was part of three military land grants issued in 1773, and was developed over the years leading up to its annexation in 1868. Romanesque, Queen Anne, and Italianate styles are only three of the Victorian-era architectural styles found throughout Old Louisville. Old Louisville is generally bounded by the University of Louisville to the south, South Floyd Street and I-65 to the east, the neighborhood of Park Hill to the west, and Kentucky Street to the north. The aforementioned I-65 connects the neighborhood to the rest of Louisville and points beyond, with mean travel time to work at 18.1 minutes. Several bus routes run through the neighborhood, served by TARC.
Old Louisville Parks and Attractions
One of the biggest attractions in Old Louisville is St. James Court, one of 11 courts in the neighborhood. St. James is the host site of the art show bearing its name, occurring on the first weekend of October every year. The show features over 700 artists from all over the Western Hemisphere, over 300,000 guests attending annually. The biggest attraction of all, of course, is the neighborhood itself. Old Louisville is a historic preservation district 45 square blocks of Victorian-era homes, anchored around Central Park. The 17-acre park -- designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead in 1901 -- began life as part of the country estate of the DuPont family, then hosted the Southern Exposition between 1883 and 1887 -- which included the debut of Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb. Today, Central Park is part of the St. James Art Fair and the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, the latter held in the park's C. Douglass Ramey Amphitheater. Aside from the art fair and Shakespeare festival, Old Louisville is host to several events throughout the year, including the Holiday Home Tour, where private homes and historic events are open to the public in early December. The Victorian Tales of Terror occurs in mid-October, mixing outdoor theatre, history, walking tour, and haunted house into one truly terrifying celebration.
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