Life in Louisville
While Louisville is probably best known for being the home of the Kentucky Derby, the city also combines a vibrant and affordable midwestern lifestyle with an acclaimed arts community, a passion for sports and a wide array of spiritual, cultural and recreational options. Louisville is home to one of the state’s finest educational systems, including public, private and parochial schools, as well as several colleges and universities. Louisville has an abundance of affordable housing options, from beautiful horse farms to contemporary condos downtown to convenient suburban communities. In 2013, Forbes named Louisville as one of 15 U.S. cities with emerging downtowns. Cities were evaluated based on the quality of schools, affordable homes, low crime rates, jobs and parks. Louisville also ranked as the top U.S. travel destination for 2013 by Lonely Planet and the “Most Livable City in America” by the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2012.
Places to explore and things to do in Louisville include:
Actors Theatre of Louisville
First Friday Trolley Hop and F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop
Frazier History Museum
Kentucky Center for the Arts
Kentucky Derby Festival
Kentucky Science Center
Louisville Bats, a minor league baseball team
Louisville Slugger Museum
Fourth Street Live!
Metro Parks system
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