Highlands KY Homes for Sale
If you are looking for a unique neighborhood close to shopping and restaurants then look no further. The Highlands neighborhood is where you want to live! Read More...
Development in the Highlands was planned to begin as early as 1748. However, sitting on a ridge above a 60 foot incline delayed construction until 1819. It was not until 1839 that development truly began in an area so properly named The Highlands.
Thus the Highlands were so properly named due to the neighborhoods location and had been the last area near Downtown Louisville to be developed.
The Highlands stretch along three miles of Bardstown Road, which had once been a turnpike. The streets on Bardstown Road run in a grid from east to west. While most of the Highlands had been working-class neighborhoods, the area is home to some of the most expensive homes in Louisville.
By the 1930’s the Bardstown Road turnpike became home to many businesses, with streetcars that ran throughout the area. Sadly on Derby Day 1947 the last streetcar made its final run down Bardstown Road. The streetcars were replaced by buses.
In the 1960’s the Highlands continued to thrive, but suffered a decline in the 1970’s. In 1977 the Highlands Commerce Gild was created, and in the 1980’s the area started rebounding commercially with antique shops and different oddity stores.
Today the Highlands offer tree-lined streets and large historic homes – most built between 1870 and 1940. Cherokee and Tyler Parks add to the natural beauty of the area. The Bardstown Road area still continues to thrive and offers great restaurants, shops, and cultural events. Show Less...