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Best Neighborhoods In Louisville for Christmas Lights

I am always amazed by how beautiful the neighborhoods in real estate Louisville look during the holidays. All the twinkle lights, holly, wreaths, inflatables, etc are such a joy to drive around and admire. As a kid that was one of my most favorite things to do. My folks would bundle us up in the car with blankets and hot chocolate and we would drive from neighborhood to neighborhood and place votes on which one was best. With so many choices, it is hard to narrow down who has THE BEST Christmas lights and decorations, but here are a few that we think do a pretty good job!

Lake Forest located in eastern Jefferson County has been a standout for many years. With a growing community of nearly 1700 homes, there are plenty of holiday sights to be seen.  Lake Forest is one of the larger subdivisions in Louisville and draws a large crowd since the majority of its population participates in holiday decorating.

Windemere Place is a small subdivision off Lowe Rd that some consider “the best place to see Christmas lights.” Nearly every house participates in the decorations and the HOA assists in lighting all the trees on the main entrance street. This neighborhood is a must see!

Over in the City of Norbourne Estates, these tree lined streets shine at night with their beautiful lights and decor. Rumor is there is even a couple of residents that dress as Mrs. Claus and Santa. They sit on their porch several nights during the holidays and take pictures with guests.

Owl Creek is another neighborhood on our top list of neighborhoods with the best holiday lights and decor. They even have a Christmas Light Contest. Not sure what the winner gets, but it encourages residents to participate in creating a beautiful scene for all to see.

After driving through these or any other neighborhoods if you are thinking of buying or selling then contact one of our agents today. Family Realty would love to help you find your dream home!

 

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Neighborhood of the Week - Seneca Gardens

The City of Seneca Gardens is a historic area in the City of Louisville and while it wasn’t incorporated until 1922 there are several homes that were built in the 1800s. Some locals believe that these early homes were used a part of the Underground Railroad.

Since its incorporation, Seneca Gardens has been an ideal place to live for many Louisvillians. It is a self governed sixth class city with nearly 242 single family homes. There are several multi family homes as well and one non-residential building, the Keneseth Isreal SynagogueThe neighborhood has a strong focus on green space and trees and even has an arborist on the City Commission to help with their Neighborhood Arboretum Project. Seneca Gardens’s central location allows its residents convenient access to many main streets and interstate, along with many parks, local restaurants and shops.


If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell a home in Seneca Gardens please contact a Family Realty Team Member.

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Neighborhood of the Week - Richlawn

The City of Richlawn is a small quiet neighborhood conveniently located in St. Matthews made up of 199 homes. Located directly off Shelbyville Rd it has easy access to many shopping centers and restaurants.  

The homes in Richlawn are mostly traditional style, with good sized yards and mature trees. Since its incorporation in 1948 it has remained a popular place to live amongst Louisvillians.

If you or someone you know is currently looking to buy a home in Richlawn, 208 Don Allen Rd is a beautiful 2 story home that features many recent updates.

For more information on this home or to schedule a private showing please contact Kelly Wathen of Family Realty.

 

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Featured Neighborhood of the Week - Beechwood Village

Located in St. Matthews, Beechwood Village is a well established residential community with nearly 1,900 residents. It’s convenient location off Shelbyville Rd allows access to several of the top shopping centers in Louisville, along with many schools, restaurants, hospitals, and interstates.

This large family friendly community has its’ own City Council that helps to regulate its’ ordinances and keep create a safe environment for its residents to live in. The council along with many resident volunteers help to put on several events throughout the year as as way to encourage neighborly involvement. Each year there are events such as; Monthly council meetings where all residents are invited to attend, yard sale, Fourth of July parade, Fall Picnic, Holiday House Decorating Contest, Santa Run, and many more.

These beautful tree lined streets create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for current and potential new residents. If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell a home in Beechwood Village please contact a Family Realty Team Member.



 

 

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Neighborhood of the Week - Audubon Park

Just miles from downtown Louisville and nestled in a tight net community with convenient access to schools, hospitals and many local park areas, Audubon Park is an ideal place for a family.

The city has a long rich history dating back to the 1800s. One of the more unique things about the City of Audubon Park is its street names. The city was named after John James Audubon who was a bird artist and therefore the reason all but two of the city’s streets are named after birds; Cardinal, Dove, Robin, Wren, Linnet, Thrush, Oriole, Chickadee, Crossbill, Falcon, Curlew, Teal, Widgeon, Meadowlark, Sora and Eagle Pass. The two exceptions are Audubon Parkway and Valley Drive  In 1978 the city was designated as a Bird Sanctuary with support from the Audubon Park Garden Club and City of Audubon Park.

Each home in this area has great charm and character with an emphasis on nature and green space.   One of the more popular community events is the annual "Festival of the Dogwood". The festival highlights the natural beauty from the gorgeous tree lined streets when they bloom every April.

As you take a walk or drive through this area you can see why so many people would love to call it home. If you are interested in finding out more about homes for sale in Audubon Park contact a Family Realty Team Member.



 

 

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Neighborhood of the Week - Anchorage

Anchorage is a popular growing neighborhood in eastern Jefferson County. It has a strong rich history and prides itself on the many benefits of being an independent city.

With their own police and fire departments, highly rated schools, hiking trails and many unique shops and restaurants, the City of Anchorage is a quiet and quaint place to live. Top hot spots such as Village Anchor and Selena’s are popular restaurants with local residents (and visitors) too!

As a community, the Anchorage Civic Club helps host many events throughout the year that encourage neighborly involvement such as; Winter Bowl, 4th of July Celebration, Anchorpalooza, Anchorfest, and Christmas in Anchorage to name a few.

Homes in Anchorage set on beautiful lots with large mature trees creating an ideal park like setting. It comes by no surprise that homes here sell quickly! If you are interested in find out more about homes for sale in Anchorage please contact a Family Realty Team Member.

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