THIS MONTH'S FAVORITE FEATURED RESTAURANTS!
THESE ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN LOUISVILLE IN 2016.
Le Moo - 2300 Lexington Road 458-8888 - This is the new place everyone is talking about. Yes, the one with the Louis Vuitton suitcase booth.
Mesh - 3608 Brownsboro Road 632-4421 - Also the new, trendy place right now and one of the only new places in this neighborhood.
Corbetts - 5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd 327-5058 - The service is amazing. The food is fun and non-traditional and different. The drinks are off the chart amazing. This is near the Summit and Norton Commons.
Harvest - 624 East Market 384-9090 - This is my favorite burger in all of Louisville Kentucky.
Decca - 812 East Market 749-8128 - You must start your night in the cellar bar for the most fun.
Feast - 909 East Market 749-9900 - Try to barbeque tofu, I'm not kidding.
8Up - 350 West Chestnut 631-4180 - The best roof top bar in all of Louisville... wait... it may be the only one.
Down One - 321 West Main 566-3259 - I love the secret room behind the phone booth, it's so 30s gangster style.
Hammerheads - 921 Swan Street 365-1112 - The best thing here are the french fries, and they are out of this world.
Side Bar at Whiskey Row - 129 South 2nd 384-1600 - Go here for lunch downtown, or cocktails at 5. Fantastic everything.
AND HERE ARE 30 OTHER OF MY FAVORITES, THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN LOUISVILLE KY
Asiatique - 1767 Bardstown Rd, 451-2749
Avalon - 1314 Bardstown Rd, 454-5336 - awesome atmosphere
Bucks - this might be the most old school romantic place ever in the history of ever. It is old and charming and in Old Louisville which adds to the mystique.
Cafe Lou Lou's (LOUisiana and LOUisville mix) on Shelbyville Road in St Matthews
Captain's Quarters - 5702 Captain's Quarter's Rd, 228-5447 - right on the river!
CheeseCake Factory--Connected to Mall St. Matthews, over fifty types of cheesecakes, and...
Visit this gorgeous 4 BR 2.5 bath home in Douglass Hills Estates! Hardwood flooring in the Foyer, Living room, Great room & Formal Dining room, pocket doors between the Living/Great room, abundant windows throughout for natural lighting, gas FP in the Great room, Eat In Kitchen w/ custom cabinets, granite counter tops, tile flooring, kitchen appliances & access to the painted rear deck & laundry room w/ cabinets & tile floors. Upstairs has a Large MSTR suite w/ a private bath (granite vanity) & walk-in closet. BR directly off MSTR BR, 2 additional BR & a full BA w/ granite counter tops. Finished basement w/ family room & large storage area complete the home. Rear entry 2 car garage, Black four board fencing. Flat backyard & great curb appeal. Call today to schedule your private showing!
Call Michelle Kurland at 502-641-9477 for more information.
This home is truly a must see. Check out a rare opportunity to join the wonderful Crossgate neighborhood. Located on a family friendly quiet culdesac this 3 bedroom ranch is one of a kind. Walk through the front door and you are greeted by a spacious formal sitting room that leads into the formal dining room. In the back of the home, the kitchen and family room are connected and open for a truly cozy feeling. The kitchen features updated cabinetry and a breakfast nook that has space for both family meals and homework time. Move down the hall and you will find a full bathroom, two bedrooms, both containing hardwood floors and the master. The spacious master has its own bathroom suite featuring a full bathroom with updated countertops and his and hers sinks.
In the partially finished basement you will find ample space for a game room, mancave, office space, or second living room. The laundry is also located in the storage portion of the basement.
Open the back door and you will find a massive backyard containing both yard space and shade from the gorgeous trees. Cookouts or play areas, this backyard is ideal for outdoor entertaining. This home will not last long. Schedule your showing today.
Call Michelle Kurland at 502-641-9477 for more information.
Is Louisville's real estate market cooling down? It was a gloomy September for house sales in one of Louisville's largest neighborhoods, Lake Forest.
During the "hot" months, April through August, Lake Forest had between 9 and 12 houses selling every month. September saw a dramatic drop in home sales. Only 4 houses sold in September in Lake Forest. As of today there are 42 houses for sale. At this rate, it will take 10 months for all of the active houses to sell.
In September, the average Lake Forest home sold for 95% of the asking price. During the "hot" months, homes in Lake Forest sold for around 97% of the asking price.
The more expensive homes were selling earlier in the year. In April, $792,555 was the average sales price in Lake Forest, by September 2015 the average had dropped to $356,250.
One year ago, the average price in September 2014 was $599,800
The lesson of this? You need a realtor that knows the market if you want your house sold.
You need a realtor with negotiation experience to get the best price you can get right now.
Houses aren't selling themselves anymore.
More stats about Lake Forest can be found online at lakeforest.rivervalleygroup.com
If you want to know what these statistic numbers are for your neighborhood, email email@example.com or call 502-265-5818
*source: flexmls data of sold properties
If you are looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend, meet us at Gallrein Farm to pick pumpkins. Heidi Fore and her kids and other team members from the River Valley Group will be there on Sunday. The farm is open 1-5pm with great activities for kids to do. We hope to see you there!
The farm is located at 1029 Vigo Rd Shelbyville, KY 40065
And if you've "PICKED" us as your realtors, then YOU PICK your pumpkin for free, and WE PICK up the tab. Bring your coupon from Heidi to get your free pumpkin this Sunday.
Taking kids to local farms has many benefits. Children need to appreciate that food doesn't grow at the grocery store. Families in our community grow the food that goes to the grocery store. It' is good to see vegetables and fruit growing from the ground so that they learn to appreciate the importance of clean air and clean water. They see that it goes into the food we eat. They also see at the farmer's store a variety of items that can be made with fruits and vegetables, such as apple pie, apple butter, apple cider, dried apples, apple juice. It helps them think creatively of how to cook other foods. It teaches children to support our local farmer by buying local produce. It helps our local economy.
Our real estate team has a passion for serving orphans and foster kids. It isn't something we just say and forget. We truly work every day to make the future better for kids that don't have parents to help them in life. When you buy a house with a River Valley Group agent, you help these special kids have a better home too. You help them have a better future.
Come and see this home's gorgeous custom built brick ranch, beautifully landscaped with lake views. Hardwood floors, gas fireplace, crown molding, vaulted and tray ceilings. The huge kitchen and great room walkout to deck and all season room. Finished LL includes family room, wet bar, 4th bdrm, full bath, walkout and large storage area. Click the photo below for more details.
OPEN HOUSE May 17th at 7813 Riva Ridge. Come to this peaceful home on a secluded street in 40214. The home has over 4,000 square feet including the finished basement. More details on
With Kentucky Derby Festival quick approaching, here is a rundown of occasions to ensure that you don't miss a thing.
April 17 Friday
The Fillies Derby Ball. Mixed drinks 6:30 p.m. Entryways Open 7:30 p.m. Ruler's Coronation 7:45 p.m. Supper 8:15 p.m. Galt House Grand Ballroom. Supper music including The Hartstrings. Diversion by Burning Las Vegas. Tickets $175 every, Table of 10 is $1,750, VIP Table of 10 is $2,200, incorporates starters, supper and moving. For tickets call (502) 572-3856. Bit of continues advantages Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation.
April 18 - Saturday
The authority begin to the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival is Thunder Over Louisville.
The current year's topic will be "Boom with a View." FoodFest and Ford's Thunder On the Ground open at 11 a.m., airshow at 3 p.m., fireworks displays at 9:30 p.m. Downtown Louisville Riverfront, Waterfront Park, River Road and Southern Indiana shoreline.
April 18 Saturday - April 26 Sunday
Give a Day: Mayor's Week of Service. Citywide week of volunteering to help other people. Help make Louisville the most caring city on the planet. People, organizations and groups can volunteer online at www.mygiveaday.com....
For more information click here. Come by the open house from 2:00-4:00 today!
Can you feel the love tonight?
Disney's the Lion King is on all day Tuesday at the Whitney Hall in Kentucky Center. Bring your kids and experience the phenomenon of Simba's journey through shame, despair, love and recognition.
Derived from the movie, "The Lion King", which was released on June 1994 and was the highest grossing release for 1994. The original movie was followed by a 3-D re-release in 2011, with earnings of over $987 Million US Dollars worldwide, as of 2011.
THE CITY OF PROSPECT
The City of Prospect is a 3rd class city in Louisville, KY. It forms part of the Louisville Metro Government and lies partially in Oldham County. The city's Motto is: "Imagine it, Live it!". The City of Prospect is one of the wealthiest communities in Kentucky.
The most well known of Prospect's Parks is Cowley Park. It is the focal point of most of the City's Celebrations. Cowley Park features a traditional Gazebo which can be rentedreserved and used after obtaining a free park usage permit from the City Hall.
Harrods Creek Park is a tucked away part in the City of Prospect. Located deep within the Hunting Creek Subdivision, it is one of Prospect's hidden treasures. The park offers treks for easy to moderate hiking and a taste of the City's diverse wildlife and varied eco-system.
Valentines in Louisville, Kentucky - Experience Valentine Romance in a city bustling with Southern Charm and Comfort. Enjoy "Louisville's Best" this Love Month! ... and because "The best things in Life are Free", here are 5 of the countless memorable ways to spend this "Day of Hearts" in Louisville, Kentucky.
#1 - Dinner at one of Louisville's most romantic restaurants never goes wrong on Valentine's.
#2 - Hike to the Top of the Iroquois Park Hill for a great view of both the city and the stars at night and in the day, take in a breath-taking view of the entire city of Louisville, Kentucky
#3 - Take a ride on a Hot Air Balloon and have a romantic date "in the air".
#4 - Have a perfect bed and breakfast romance on a mini-vacation for you and your loved one.
#5 - Take a night cruise on the Louisville Belle, hide out on the deck, enjoy some quiet conversation and a romantic night time view of the Ohio River and the Louisville skyline.
Be a part of Louisville's year round Valentine Romance... Take a look at Louisville's Neighborhoods and re-discover "Love in the Air".
It is no secret to those of us who live here that our city has a lot to offer, and the 2014 media outlets across the country helped spread that enthusiasm. Recently Louisville landed on Travel and Leisure's "Best Places to Travel in 2015" and Fodor's "GO List" for 2015.
In the Food category:
- Thrillist ranked Louisville No. 16 on "40 Biggest Cities, Ranked by Food" and NuLu No. 13 on the "18 Best Food Neighborhoods in America."
- Louisville was named one of the seven most underrated food cities by Thrillist.
In the places to “Play” category:
- Huffington Post said Bourbon and Horse Country in Kentucky is one of 10 Iconic Things You Can Only do in America.
- Louisville was named a Top Guy's Getaway Weekend by Conde Nast Traveler.
- Forbes Magazine included Louisville in a roundup of Five Picture-Perfect Vacations for photographers.
- Louisville was named a Best American City for Fall Travel by Travel & Leisure Magazine.
- Louisville was named one of the "Most Underrated Cities for LGBT Travel" by Conde Nast Traveler.
- Louisville was ranked 6th in USA Today's list of the "10 Best American Riverfronts."
- Kentucky Derby Festival was named in the Top 10 Southern Cultural Festivals by 10Best/USA Today.
- Louisville's Jack O' Lantern Spectacular was named one of the Top 15 Halloween Celebrations in America by Country Living Magazine.
In the category of "reasons to visit" and "reasons to stay":
- Forbes said Louisville is one of "5 Surprising People, Places and Things to Watch in 2015."
- The Brown Hotel and 21c Museum Hotel were named to the "Travel and Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels."
- 21c Louisville was named one of the world's top hotels by Conde Nast Traveler.
- Louisville was named to the "Top...
Here is what the market is like today:
Here is what happened in Louisville real estate last year:
Condos - 6% less on the market right now, and 4% less sold versus same time last year
Houses - 12% less on the market now, 4% less sold this year
Overall sellers are getting 93% of asking price
Homes are selling in 86 days
Boone Kenton County
Number of homes for sale down 12%
Solds are up 4% over the same time last year
People selling their homes are getting 96% of asking price
Homes are selling in 83 days
SOUTHERN INDIANA REAL ESTATE NEWS:
Floyd and Clark County Home Sales - how we ended 2014
Louisville is known to be the biggest and wealthiest city in Kentucky, along with many of its suburbs. 3 of its Wealthiest Neighborhoods are included in the First 5, ranked from highest to lowest, Kentucky Places per Capita Income by Wikipedia.
According to this year's MLS, The TOP 25 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Louisville, with prices ranging from $1 up to $3 Million Dollars each, and The TOP 10 Wealthiest Neighborhoods of 2014 are all in the Jefferson County area, making Jefferson County, KY The Wealthiest County in Louisville...
The Most Expensive Home Sold in Louisville, KY for this year had a Selling Price of $3 Million Dollars and for this year alone, 3 out of the Top 5 Most Expensive, Million Dollar Homes in Louisville, Kentucky were sold in the same Glenview Neighborhood. Based on this year's MLS Market Statistics, Glenview is The Most Expensive Neighborhood, in the Wealthiest County of Louisville, KY for the 2014 Real Estate Market.
Here are numbers 6 to 10 in Louisville's List of its TOP 10 WEALTHIEST NEIGHBORHOODS OF 2014 and THE MOST EXPENSIVE, MILLION - DOLLAR HOMES SOLD in their respective areas this year.
6. BONNIEWOOD - Bonniewood sold the 8th Most Expensive Home in Louisville, this year, at $1,534,000.
7. INDIAN HILLS - The 9th Most Expensive Home sold in Louisville this year is in Indian Hills, priced at $1,361,100. Indian Hills sold 2 more homes, priced over $1 Million Dollars in 2014.
8. BECKLEY CROSSING EST - Priced at $1,300,000, the 10th Most Expensive Home sold in Louisville for the year 2014 is in Beckley Crossing Est.
The road to Home Ownership isn’t a smooth one. It's filled with bumps that slow you down and cracks you can fall through...
Looking into comparable areas may come in handy, especially when properties that fit your search criteria do not fall within your Price Range. A Neighborhood Search can help find other ideal neighborhoods, narrowing the search down for your new home.
Neighborhoods, much like people, are entirely dependent on relationships and compatibility. The more compatible you are, the more time you spend with each other... the longer you have been together, the more stable you become.
Moving into the "Perfect Home" in a Neighborhood, you will surely love and enjoy for a long time, is the best way to make sure you get the best Home, with the greatest value... After all, there’s just no place like Home.
Click the map below and get to know the different Neighborhoods in Louisville, KY.