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Love Where You Live in Louisville!

 Washington Street in ButchertownLocation, Location, Location has long been the golden rule of real estate, and Louisville has great locations and a whole lot more! A recent survey by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC and the Meredith Corporation shows that location goes beyond the name of your street or subdivision. The amenities that are available in your community are beginning to play a bigger role with the buyer. Luckily, it is easy to love where you live in Louisville!

Many buyers are looking for a greater sense of belonging when it comes to the neighborhoods they live in. Families are spending more time at home and in the local communities. Easy commutes rank high on the list of things that are important to home owners. Safety and access to health care follow close behind as the top priorities to a family.

Here is a list of the top five things home buyers take into consideration when deciding where to look for a home:

  • The ease of the commute
  •  ...

Dance with the Belle of Louisville

We all know Louisville is the Belle of the South, a beautiful southern city at its best! There are echoes of the past all around, and one of those is the Belle of Louisville Riverboat. It is a great way to enjoy the metro area, and taking the evening sightseeing cruise is definitely something to put on your "to do" list. There are several cruises and events to keep you near or on the water all summer long, and did we mention the music! Come on out and dance with the Belle of Louisville!Belle of louisville

Are you ready to take a step back in time or better yet, are you ready to start toe tappin' to the sounds of K

entucky Bluegrass? String music has become synonymous with life on the river. Back in the heyday of riverboat travel, the riverbanks were alive with music as the sounds of fiddles and banjos echoed across the water. You can enjoy it again today with the Bluegrass Riverstyle Cruises. The cruises run every Sunday through Oct 30 with boarding starting at 1:30 p.m. It is a two hour excursion filled with some of the best bluegrass music around. Reservations...

Congratulations Louisville - We Are Shaping Up!


vegetables, farmer's marketYou may remember my Time To Shape Up, Louisville blog that presented a pretty bleak picture of the health and fitness of Louisville's citizens. Well, I have some good news! According to Sharon Spencer with the agriculture department, Community Supported Agriculture programs (CSAs) reflect a movement towards eating locally grown, healthy foods.

Louisville's residents can support their local farmers by signing up for CSA shares.

When you sign up at the beginning of a season, the farmer agrees to provide you with a share of their farm's fruits and vegetables for a set number of weeks. Some farms also offer fresh eggs.

Louisville is fortunate to have many local CSA farms. Some farms will actually let you tour the farm and lend the farmers a helping hand. I bet your kids would love to spend some time on a farm! Not only would it be fun, but what a learning experience!

There are many reasons to join a Louisville's CSA program:

•· First and foremost, we should all support Louisville's farmers. When you sign up for shares, you are guaranteeing income for a farmer and his family. You actually pay the farmer prior to growing season and this really helps out with the expenses of raising all of that wonderful produce.

•· Fresh...

Louisville: The Place To Be For the 4th of July


july 4, food, hot dogs, flag, fireworksOne of the best things about living in Louisville is that it is a city that knows how to celebrate holidays in a big way. This 4th of July is no exception. Louisville is definitely where you want to celebrate Independence Day.

There are so many events taking place this holiday weekend it will be a really tough decision deciding where you should go. So, why not attend all?

You can start your celebration by attending the Kentucky Flea Market at the Kentucky Expo Center. McCall's magazine ranked this Flea Market in the top ten, nationally. The good thing is the market will run from July 1st through July 4th.

On July 3rd and July 4th the Crescent Hill Art and Music Festival has quite the celebration. The festivities will be held at 103 South Peterson Ave. Not only will there be 35 bands and over 90 artists showcasing their art work, there are many fun filled activities. There is a pet show...

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