Oldham County, KY


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Oldham County, KY

About Oldham County, KY

Lying close to Kentucky-Indiana border Oldham covers 251 square miles with a population estimated at over 28 thousand people La Grange serving as the county seat housing plenty attractions for example historic sites like Pewee Valley Women's Club or Outlet Shops of The Bluegrass offering retail shopping experience plus recreational activities like golfing at Harmony Landing Country Club. Agriculture continues contributing significantly towards Oldham’s industry largely due to local production of crops such hay ,corn and soybeans. Mid-sized city - Northern Kentucky along the Ohio River at the Indiana border, 100 miles southwest of Cincinnati.

State: Kentucky
County: Oldham County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
City: La Grange, Crestwood, 8 total
Zip Codes: 40031 40014 40026 40056 40010 40077
Cost of Living:
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 488 ft above sea level

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.

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oldham Cost of Living
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Cost of living, arts and culture, and attractive historic districts make oldham a great place to live.

$393,800
+14.1% higher than avg
$109,815
+37.1% higher than avg
$853 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-34.6% lower than avg
oldham Crime
16.3 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in oldham, Kentucky
$75,600
for a family
$35,200
for a single person
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High pollen/allergy score
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