Beechmont KY Homes for Sale
Looking to be near the city but not in it? Consider Beechmont a neighborhood that had been named for the beech trees in the area, and is located in the south end of Louisville. Read More...
Starting with the purchase of Iroquois park in 1889 by Louisville’s Mayor Charles Jacob and its completion in 1893; Beechmont became a desirable suburb to live in. Due to its distance from the city of Louisville, Beechmont was a place for the wealthy to build summer homes.
In 1900 Beechmont and Louisville were linked along 4th street by a street car line. In 1937 Beechmont became a temporary disaster shelter during the "Great Flood". Like all old neighborhoods, Beechmont suffered a decline in the 1960’s, though today it is a relaxing neighborhood to live in.
Beechmont’s relaxed atmosphere can be credited to tree-lined Southern parkway, which leads to Iroquois park. This historic neighborhood features homes ranging from small cottages to expansive two and three-story homes on extra-large lots. Beechmont is close to the Kentucky Exposition Center, the University of Louisville and the airport.