Shelby County Homes & Real Estate 

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Shelby County is a county directly east of Louisville Metro/Jefferson County, created in 1792 from land carved off of Jefferson County. The county was named for Issac Shelby, the first and fifth governor of Kentucky, and is situated between Louisville and the capital of Kentucky, Frankfort. It's also known as the "American Saddlebred Capital of the World," owning its status to the 90-plus horse farms and breeding and training facilities in the county, and is the fifth-highest-income Kentucky location by per capita income.

House hunters will admire Shelby County for its collection of small, cozy towns and closeness to the big city, while homesteaders will love the opportunity to build their palatial estates on the large tracts of scenic land available on the market. Homes and lots range from the low $100s to seven- and eight-figures, depending on acreage. Most homes on the market top out in the high $200s, and the median home price is $199,900.

Living in Shelby County

Around 48,000 call Shelby County home, and is the perfect equestrian paradise for anyone who loves horses over the city life. Most employees have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes—shorter than the national average commute—per Data USA, though 1.13 percent of employees undergo "super commutes" of 90 minutes-plus each way. There is no transit service in Shelby County.

Shelby County is bounded by Jefferson County to the west, Oldham County to the northwest, Henry County to the north, Franklin County to the east, and Anderson and Spencer counties to the south. Shelbyville—also named for Gov. Shelby—is the county seat and the county's largest city, with nearby Simpsonville a distant second. Other cities and communities include: Mt. Eden; Christianburg; Pleasureville; Chestnut Grove; and Cropper. I-64 is the major highway running through Shelby County, connecting residents to Louisville, Frankfort, Lexington, St. Louis, and Virginia Beach. Other major highways are U.S. 60 KY-44, KY-53, and KY-55.

Most employers in Shelby County are tied to the manufacturing sector, including the county's largest employer, Martinrea, who deal with automotive parts stamping and assembly for the likes of Ford, FCA, Tesla, General Motors, and Aston Martin. Other employers include: Amcor Flexibles Americas (pharmaceutical packaging); Stanley Black & Decker Inc (circular saw blades); Faurecia Seating (automotive seating); and Purnell Old Folks Sausage Inc (pork, turkey and chicken sausage products, and sausage biscuit sandwiches).

Shelby County Parks and Attractions

Shelby County is an equestrian paradise, and what better way to experience all the county has to offer with a ride through Shelby Trails Park in Simpsonville. The 21-acre wooded park is part of a retired 462-acre farm deeded to the county in 2010, and serves as an equestrian and nature preserve with a 32-stall barn, indoor/outdoor arena for year-round riding, guided horseback rides, horse riding lessons, and plenty of trails to ride upon.

If riding golf carts is more your game, Persimmons Ridge Golf Club is where you need to be. The Arthur Hills-designed course hosted the Kentucky Open in 1990, 2002 and 2011, and is one of the most challenging courses in Kentucky. The 36-hole course was built upon 765 acres of land through 1988 and early 1989, opening on June 16, 1989; residential development followed in 1990.

Simpsonville is not only the place to ride, but the place to shop until you drop. The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass first opened its doors on the last day of July in 2014, greeting shoppers with 90 designer outlets—including Coach, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, and Gucci&mash;a food court, fountains in the center court, and a fireplace to keep warm on the chillier days. The outlet mall is a popular tourist destination, with group tours coming from nearby Louisville to get the best deals. Meanwhile, wine and bourbon aficionados will enjoy taking tours of Shelby County's best, including Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery, Talon Winery, and Jeptha Creed Distilery.

Shelby County's biggest event of the year is the Shelby County Fair, held annually in early through mid-June. This is followed by the Shelby County Fair Horse Show, held days after the non-equestrian affair. Other happenings include weekend music performances at Talon Winery and Jeptha Creed, a farmers' market at Simpsonville's Wiche Park, and plays and musicals at Shelby Community Theatre.

Shelby County Schools

For people moving into their new homes with school-age children, Shelby County is within the jurisdiction of Shelby County Schools, home to six elementary, two middle, and two high schools with preschool and community education programs also available.

Shelby County Real Estate Agents

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