The Downtown Louisville residential population is expanding quickly with a 27% increase in market-rate residential units planned to become available in 2018. The city’s dynamic, urban environment is ideal for millennials, professionals, families, and empty nesters alike who seek a unique city scene in which to live, work, and play. Downtown living features a wide variety of lofts, condos, and apartments which provide striking views of the Ohio River and the bustling Waterfront Park. Within a few minutes walk, Downtown residents enjoy ten museums on Museum Row, local boutiques, galleries, and retail shopping on Sou4th, as well as world-renowned bourbon destinations. In fact, Downtown Louisville is ranked the 3rd Most Walkable Downtown, when compared with 18 peer cities, and readers of USA Today voted Louisville the 2nd Best Local Food Scene. For more details and destinations, visit our interactive maps.
Downtown Louisville hosts more than 100 events and festivals throughout the year with an impressive 200% attendance growth in the last decade. Downtown Louisville is within a day’s drive of 2/3 of the U.S. population so it’s an easy destination for festival goers and concert lovers who visit from the region. Louisville also celebrates an estimated 11.2 million annual visits Downtown to events, museums, destinations, conferences and art happenings.
Louisville is recognized as a progressive center for both visual and performing arts. Since 1949, the Fund for the Arts has raised more than $188 million dollars and more than 20,000 donors contribute each year. Louisville is also home to Louisville Visual Art, an organization which has been supporting art to shape visual leaders of the next generation for more than 100 years. Louisville offers a doorway into an innovative world of artists both established and emerging. The LOOK consortium of fine art galleries invites all art-lovers to become part of a cultural exploration of a city named the top U.S. travel destination for 2013 by the Lonely Planet. Every year Actors Theatre features the Humana Festival of Plays which has showcased more than 20 Pulitzer Prize-winning and Prize-finalist plays. The Theatre is also the recipient of a special Tony Award as an outstanding non-profit resident theatre.