Louisville Living

Moving to Louisville? That's a Great Idea!

Are you moving to Louisville? Whether you enjoy a hike in the woods or a night out on the town, Louisville has it all and more. Originally founded in 1778, Louisville has grown into one of the most historically and culturally-significant cities in both Kentucky and the country. Here are just a few reasons moving to Louisville is a great idea:

Parks: The city is home to an expansive park system created by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape design. Residents can enjoy outdoor activities at Cherokee Park, Seneca Park, Iroquois Park and many more. Other major parks include The Parklands of Floyds Fork, Beckley Creek Park and E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park. Louisville Waterfront Park sits along the Ohio River offering residents walking paths, swings, playgrounds, year-round events and a beautiful view. You can also stroll across the Big Four Bridge that connects Louisville to Southern Indiana. Or visit Louisville Mega Caverns, a former limestone mine that has been converted into an underground park complete with tours, zip lining, and bike trails.

Food: Described by Southern Living Magazine as one of the “10 Best Food Cities in the South,” Louisville is a foodie’s dream with a wide variety of restaurant choices. Whether you’re looking for delicious southern comfort food or a fine dining experience, you can find it in Louisville! The city is also home to many Kentucky classics, such as the famous Hot Brown sandwich and Derby Pie.

Music: Are you a fan of local music scenes or large festivals? Then Louisville is the place for you! The city is home to many wonderful venues such as Spinelli’s, a pizza joint with a vibrant rock scene, as well as Louisville Waterfront Park, which hosts free concerts during the summer. Throughout the year, some of the biggest names in music roll through our town and play at the KFC Yum! Center. The city is also home to music festivals such as Bourbon...

Six Louisville Restaurants We Love

There are many reasons to love living in Louisville and a big one is the food. Whether you’re looking for a casual night out with friends or a fine dining experience, Louisville has you covered. The city is home to restaurants that serve everything from Southern comfort food to international cuisine, so there is something for everybody. Here are our picks for six of the best places to eat in Louisville:

Feast BBQ: With two locations (downtown and Jeffersontown), Feast BBQ is one of our favorite places for barbeque in the city. Order it by the pound or on one of their delicious sandwiches. We highly recommend their brisket or pulled pork sandwich. They also offer a wide selection of sides, including mac n’ cheese and creamy cole slaw. And every menu item pairs excellently with their signature Ale 8 bourbon slushy.

Jack Fry’s: If you’re looking for a fine dining experience in Louisville, look no further than Jack Fry’s. Live jazz music will entertain you as you’re enjoy the southern-inspired cuisine. Featured entrees include fried oysters, shrimp and grits, salmon and pork chops. Their diverse menu and classy atmosphere make it a premier fine dining experience in Louisville.

Impellizzeri’s Pizza: Impellizzeri’s is often credited with creating Louisville-style pizza (lots of cheese, a thick crust, and large slices) and has become a staple of the restaurant scene for more than 50 years. Known for its large slices, home-made meatballs and beer selection, Impellizzeri’s delicious food can be enjoyed at one of its numerous locations in the Louisville area.

Royal’s Hot Chicken: Although it originated in Nashville, nobody does “Hot Chicken" better than Royal’s. Enjoy mouthwatering classic fried chicken or kick it up a notch with their hottest “Gonzo” heat level. Whether you order Royal’s as a sandwich or tenders, you’ll be dining on...

Hiking Trails

Written by RJT employee, Remington Colbert

The day-to-day in Louisville can be stressful, between work, traffic, and the masses of people who flood the city for different events, sometimes trying to find a zen moment can be a challenge. The best way to ground yourself and release stress is to get in touch with nature. Luckily, for us Louisvillians there are a number of places to go to find peace and quiet. Hiking tends to be the best way, one can wander, exert energy, and keep in very close contact with the natural surroundings. Below is a list of places to go in the Louisville area to find some hiking trails. 

1. Parklands of Floyds Fork

Located in the East End of the city, this sprawling chain of parks flank Floyds Fork. Miles of both paved and unpaved trails connect this park system and take you through some of the more rugged and natural parts of the city.

2. Tom Sawyer State Park

This is the only state park located within the city of Louisville. With many recreational activites in the park, event space, and quick access to the interstate system, this park tends to be a favorate for many families to spend the day or afternoon.

3. Cherokee Park

A Frederick Law Olmsted park, this naturally designed park focuses on the beauty...

Golf Anyone?

Written by RJT employee, Remington Colbert

Louisville boasts many activities for every type of person. Whether you are a foodie, music lover, horse admirer, adventure seeker, or an outdoorsman, Louisville has many options. Golf is no exception. Between public courses and very private clubs, the perfect course is near by. Here at the Louiv sville Realty Group, we pride ourselves with finding the perfect home for every client. Between sprawling mansions to cozy condos, our agents will find the perfect sweeping vista views, secluded lot, or a new place just steps away from the course. Between Oldham County, Southern, IN, East End, South End, and West End the perfect location exsists. Here are a list of just some of the many courses in the area. 

Louisville Country Club

Sitting on the bluffs of the Ohio River, this course sits in some of the best real estate in the area.

Audubon Country Club

Located in a prime central location, the treelined streets offer an Earthly atmosphere with affordable housing prices! This Historic Course is not bad either!

Vahalla Golf Club

Considered one of the best courses in the region, living by Valhalla can be a golfers paradise. With large parcels of land to quiet cul-de-sac lots, the perfect home exsists.

Lake Forest Golf Club

This massive development...

New New New

New Construction is happening all around us. With new developments being started all the time, there are all kinds of new opportunities to be discovered in  home building. With things moving so quickly we are running around like crazy to put these high quality homes on the market to meet the demand. We work closely with many of the areas best home builders. Their homes are genuine pieces of art. We are just tasked to find that loving buyer who will cherish the home for years to come. Here is a few snapshots of our current new construction lisitings. 

These homes in Rock Springs!

These homes in The Reserve At Fox Run!

This home in Forest Springs

These homes in Claymont Village


Property of the Month | 5205 Rock Bluff Dr

Written by RJ Thieneman intern, Remington Colbert

Ever considered living in a luxurious home in a lifestyle community? This could be your opportunity! Finished in 2018, Sunrise Development LLC built this home in the coveted Rock Springs

This fabulous new 1.5 story stone/Hardie board home is perfect for entertaining. This open floor plan home features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and over 2900 square feet of living space. After entering the home you are welcomed by a massive staircase that opens up into a large great room with massive picture windows. 

Hardwood flooring, custom cabinets, two laundry rooms are a few of the luxury features that immediately meets the eye. The massive kitchen offers granite counter tops and a large center island with additional seating overlooking the great room and dining area. This home is beckoning latenight dinner parties! 

The pocket office off the kitchen is perfect for planning or a homework station. If you work from home this is perfect! You can close yourself off to work hard, however the clear glass pocket doors allow you to still be involved with the activity going on! 


The Owner's suite offers walk-in his/her closets and a private bath with a tiled shower, soaking tub and double...

A Day at the Races!

Written by RJ Thieneman intern, Remington Colbert

Wow what a day! Thank you to the Builders Industry Association of Louisville for hosting us at Churchill Downs! This annual networking event creates a lot of fun for everyone involved. Some of us won some money, others lost, but we still loved every minute of it. It was a great excuse to get out of the office for the afternoon! Check out some of our fun pics from the track! 


Summer Fun!

Written by RJ Thieneman intern, Remington Colbert

Summer time is what kids live for, parents can find it to be  a headache, but long days of sunshine allow for some summer fun! Warmth and humidity is common in the Louisville area. As air conditioning and sunscreen bills go up, refreshing drinks by the poolside become more appealling. 

If you have a pool or are thinking about getting a pool, there isn't a better time to do it. Once installed, it can be used immediately. Check on our listings about pools, or the possiblity of putting one in! 

There are many things going on around the city that can keep the kids preoccupied day-to-day. Camps have always been a popular activity, and the Frazier History Museum has day summer campus all summer!

Saturday June 16th is the Kentuckiana Pride Festival next to the Galt house! With vendors, games, food trucks, and live music, what better way to ahve a fun time and celebrate love?

Forecastle in mid July features outstanding artists from all genres of music. If the ticket prices are to expensive for your liking, spend some time at the walking bridge or around downtown to hear a rockin' concert all weekend. 

And don't forget about those summer vacations! Whether you are going far or staying close to home, it is always...

Springtime in the 'Ville

Written by RJ Thieneman inter, Remington Colbert

Spring time in Louisville is beautiful. The dogwoods and redbuds are in bloom, the springtime bulbs are showing of their vibrant colors, and the parks start buzzing with touches of new life. This city breathes a new breath when we have a nice warm spring day. And then it all starts, the activites, the events, the festivities. 

St. Patrick's Day is a stable for Louisville. If you are into the bar scenne, St. Matthews, Bardstown Rd/Baxter Ave, and Fourth Street are insanity all day. Drinks are cheap and it is a fun time to spend with friends. If you have litllte ones, the St. Patrick's Day parade wanders its way through the Highlands and can create a fun family event!

Waterfront Wednesdays start in April and go throughout the summer. With live music out side using th e river as the backdrop, this free event is great for any music lover or to spend with freinds or family. 

Many spring time markets pop up throughout the city. Fresh farmer's markets, flea markets, and neighborhood sales happen every Saturday in various place. Sometimes are pretty days you can be able to find live music.

Cherokee Trianlge Art Fair happens around Derby every year. It is not as big as the St. James Art Fair, however...

Downtown Living

Written by RJT intern Remington Colbert

Urban centers are growing and Louisville is no exception. People are moving into the area causing neighborhoods that weren't residential areas slowly turn into mix use areas. In Louisville, downtown and Nulu are perfect examples. The convenience of living above a workplace, neighborhood market, or staple shops and restaurants have become an appealing aspect of individuals moving into urban centers. In old cities, many old buildings are revitalized and turned into truely unique opportunities for all kinds of use. We have a listing at 415 E Market St. Close to shops, restaurants, the best entertainment venues in the city, and many public events throughout the year, this loft is perfect for the true urbanite. 

The building was renovated in 2013, making the units inside new, with a harmonious blend of the building's historic roots.

 In time, it will be more and more common for people to be moving back into the city from the suburbs. With that happening, properties like this one will emerge, and a ton of new construction building up. Skylines of cities will constantly be adapting and changing. Less commute times, easier access to amenities, shopping, and entertainment will make individuals more condensed. Urban planners, developers, designers, builders, and government officials are going to have to tackle the issues associated with increased urban living, however the benefits long term will out weight the short term costs and inconviences. If you're interested in moving downtown, or want to start doing some property research, contact us for more information! And...

Best Suburbs in Louisville

Written by RJT intern, Remington Colbert

Louisville Business First published an article from Niche.com. Niche conducted a study to see what the best suburbs are in Louisville. The criteria to determine the ratings of the top 25 suburbs were based on housing (both quality and price), public school ratings, and diversity demographics. The Louisville Area's Best Suburbs article is a great way to see where your neighborhood might stand. Or if you are looking to move to the area, it might be a way to help narrow down your search. Lucky for you Louisville Realty Group has property listing in some of these neighborhoods! 

Our listings based on neighborhood ranking:

No. 23 LaGrange, KY. Our Listings: 

2116 Blakemore Ln

No 20 Jeffersontown, KY. Our Listings:

4922 Bridle Bend Way

4819 Paddock Springs Dr


Louisville Cool?

That's right! According to Forbes, Louisville was ranked as the coolest city in the United States to visit! It seems kind of strange of you are one of the many people who are from here, but we do have a lot going for us! Because of our unique history, vibrant culture, and incredible food and drink scene, it is no wonder that people would want to come here and experience our Unbridled Spirit! Thank you Forbes for the great honor of our wonderful city! 


Outdoor Privacy

Written by RJT intern, Remington Colbert

With spring fast approaching, everyone is itching to get outside and feel the warm days. However, when living in urban areas it can be a challenge to have peace and serenity when their are neighbors everywhere around. Some people like lots of land with no one around, yet many others like having the convience of the city, a small lot, or the comradery of neighbors. One thing everyone wants is a sense of privacy. Well if your don't have the luxury of large tracts of land, these ideas may help bring in some privacy. 

Privacy Screen

Simple, Inexpensive, and sleak. This is a great last minute fix for entertaining or a new look in your design.

Garden Gates

These are great off the side of the garage to hide your backyard from the front of the house. Garden Gates give a luxurious look that does not take up much space. 

Garden Walls


Living in Louisville

Written by RJT intern, Remington Colbert

What makes Louisville a great place to live? Well, there are so many reasons that Louisville is the best place to live that I could write a novel about it! 

Louisville boasts many unique neighborhoods with very colorful personalities! The diverstiy of the main roads, side streets, and zipcodes can lead to the perfect neighborhood for anyone! Each neighborhood is full of local bars, restaurants, shops, and parks. The sense of commuinty in each individual area brings everyone together! 

Speaking of food, Louisville has incredible food. Since there is a large blend of cultures from all over the world, the food has become mouth-watering and unique to the city. The Kentucky Hot brown originated here! Louisville embraces "local". Many successful and amazing local eateries dot the city. No matter what your appetite wants you will find it here! 

Bourbon, bourbon, bourbon. I hope you like to drink because almost all of the world's bourbon is distilled within or a stone's throw away from Louisville. Bourbon is a Kentucky tradition dating back for generations. We have become the leader in quality, taste, artistry in bourbon. If you don't like the strong stuff, Louisville also boasts many independent breweries creating all types of draft beer. With more and more momentum happening with our local breweries hopefully Louisville will become a world leader in Beer too!

Louisville has events going on all the time. Whether its basketball games at the YUM! Center in the winter or Waterfront...

Our Favorite Things: Louisville Realty Group's Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Written by LRG Intern, Savannah Wafford 

This year Louisville Realty Group agents came together to form a list of their favorite home-related items. These items make great gifts for your loved ones or yourself! 

Pam Robertson: 

Pam's favorite things include pretty vases and all things monogrammed! Here are some beautiful vases you can pick up on your next trip to Target

Monogrammed wreaths and signs make the perfect gift for anyone. They are cute, easy and personal! Here is a cute and afforable version from Amazon

Valerie Nehring: 

Val loves keeping her house neat and tidy. One of her favorite things is her Dyson Ball Bagless Vacuum. This would make the perfect holiday gift for...

Louisville Living: Our Five Favorite Spots in Nulu

Written by LRG Intern, Savannah Wafford 

We currently have an amazing, spacious loft available at 415 East Market Street in the historic Falls City Lofts buidling! Not only does this property have beautiful exposed brick, original iron columns and hardwood flooring, it is also in one of the most popular areas of Louisville - Nulu!

The Nulu area has a ton to offer and new businesses are always popping up, so picking our top five favorite spots was not easy! Check out our list below of our favorite places that are all walking distance from this stunning loft! 

1. Please & Thank You

This quirky, coffee shop is favorite of locals and vistors alike. They are known for making Louisville's best chocolate chip cookie, but they also serve amazing coffee! 

2.Climb Nulu