Neighborhood Spotlight: The Highlands
One of the oldest neighborhoods in Louisville, the Highlands was originally a wealthy area until the suburbs attracted its residents and businesses around 1960. The neighborhood was revived in the 1980s and has been one of the hippest parts of town ever since. Both Louisville residents and visitors know the area to be one of the most popular, eccentric, and energized areas of the city. Built around the infamous Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue, the Highlands is dense with eclectic local shops, unique restaurants, and dynamic bars and nightclubs.
Passionate about the arts and culture, the Highlands is home to many local artists and musicians, enriching the community with a unique flare. There is also an event to attend whether it is a poetry reading at a café, an art showing at a local gallery, or live band playing at one of the bars. The community also emphasizes an active lifestyle as residents enjoy some Louisville’s most esteemed parks including Cherokee Park and Seneca Park & Golf Course.
Neighborhood streets in the Highlands are lined with older homes, but many have been renovated and modernized. Residents cherish the history and old architectural features of the area’s real estate, but enjoy giving their own home modern and quirky touches to incorporate the old with the new and compliment the area’s unique and artistic environment.
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