Louisville (zip 40299), Kentucky


Pros

-Cost of living
-Arts and culture
-Attractive historic districts

Cons

-Economic cycles
-High pollen/allergy score
-Commute times

Location

Northern Kentucky along the Ohio River at the Indiana border, 100 miles southwest of Cincinnati
Profile: Mid-sized city
Elevation: 488
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

What Bert Has To Say About Louisville Metro Area


Louisville (pronounced lou-ah-vul locally) is an industrial, shipping, and commercial center. It has a prosperous river-town character with a distinct Southern accent. Downtown contains a few modern buildings, but the skyline is indistinct overall. The shady historic districts east and south of town with gracious Southern-style Victorian era homes are far more interesting.

Areas farther south are more blue-collar, while the west side of town is a mixed bag. The first Saturday of every May, Louisville becomes the center of the sports world with the running of the Kentucky Derby, a major local event. The city is known for production of autos, appliances, baseball bats, and health care management. It is home to the University of Louisville and is a busy air cargo hub.

Nationally, the city’s air service and spectator sports have become more important in recent years. The Ohio River offers some recreational opportunities, and the city is known for its excellent park system. The historically and culturally interesting bourbon country lies 50 miles south in Bardstown, making a nice weekend trip. Downsides include a low enrollment in public schools, a high pollen/allergy score, congestion and fairly long commute times for the type of area. But negatives are fairly minor and overall Louisville offers a complete package.

The city is divided into two portions with different topographies. The east is rolling hillsides with mostly residential areas, while the west is a flat floodplain containing industry. The climate is continental and highly variable. Located near storm tracks, it is characterized by frequent shifts between warm moist Gulf air and cooler air from the north and west. Summers are usually warm and humid. Winters are moderately cold, though hills to the north in Indiana block polar air. Snow may be observed on those hills while absent in the city and river valley. Spring and summer thunderstorms are common, often producing heavy amounts. Fall is normally the driest season. First freeze is late October, last is mid-April.


Highlights


COUNTRY - United States
STATE - Kentucky
COUNTY - Jefferson County
METRO AREA - Louisville Metro Area
CITY - Louisville
ZIP CODES - Louisville (zip 40299)
REAL ESTATE - For Sale  For Rent

Quick Facts About Louisville


ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Louisville (zip 40299) is 6.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Louisville (zip 40299) jobs have Increased by 0.25 percent.

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Louisville (zip 40299)'s cost of living is 5.70% Lower than the U.S. average.

POPULATION
As of 2014, Louisville (zip 40299)'s population is 38,833 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 27.02 percent.

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Louisville (zip 40299) is $168,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.60 percent.

SCHOOLS
Louisville (zip 40299) public schools spend $12,091 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.7 students per teacher in Louisville (zip 40299).


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