I don’t work for Coldwell Banker, but I do appreciate it when real estate companies go past meager marketing of a brand, to creating value for their potential customers. On that train of thought, I found their Suburbanites Best Places to Live an interesting, albeit brief, concept.
According to the site, these are “some” of the attributes considered in their rankings.
- Many car commuters
- Gas Affordability
- High percentage of home ownership
- High number of people who eat in
- Coffee shops
- Median disposable income
- Safety is a priority
- Good schools nearby
- Number of college graduates
- Home improvement is a priority
- Access to outdoor activites stores
- Outdoor activities
- Cultural activities
- Vacation Homes (owns)
- Many single family homes
- Leisure resources
- Leisure activities
- Entertainment events
- Many suburban amenities
- Many employment opportunities
If that’s just a portion of the complete criteria, can you imagine the size of the spreadsheet/database needed to crunch every single neighborhood in the United States? I’m not even sure there’s public data on most of these items. (Turns out just 11,000 communities were considered.)
Truly, there’s a lot to like about Indian Hills. Want to know a secret? I grew up there! That’s right, spent most of my childhood hunting for golf balls on the Louisville Country Club, playing “down by the creek” or riding our bikes up to Taylor Drug Store. It was an amazing place to grow up.
Now, you may not be able to afford this $4.3 million dollar home for sale on River Road currently for sale. But, there is a wide range of home prices in Indian Hills.
Over the years, the community has annexed nearby subdivisions and expanded their brand eastward, all the way to the Watterson Expressway. This link to Google maps shows the incredibly irregular shape that now describes Indian Hills.
According to the story, here’s how Indian Hills demographics compare with Louisville.
Indian Hills Louisville POPULATION CHANGE 2000 TO CURRENT 0.8% 8.3% TOTAL POPULATION 2,874 4,378,787 POPULATION DENSITY PER SQUARE MILE 1,475 108 AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE 2.5 2.5 AVERAGE AGE OF HOMES (YEARS) 33 27 AVERAGE YEARS IN RESIDENCE 8 3
Population density immediately jumps out as a tremendous attribute for Indian Springs. I would imagine that ranks near the top of all Louisville neighborhoods.
It’s hard to say exactly how Indian Hills ranked in each category but we can tell that it ranked #1 for Suburbanites with a score of 963.75.
Apparently, it didn’t rank at all for Social Seekers.
Nonetheless, it’s good to see Louisville grab some national clout with a community that locals already know is as good as anything those other cities have to offer. Don’t you agree?