We love the MarketWatch website, borne out of a collaboration between the Wall Street Journal and CBS, and spend way to much time on it.
So there was no resisting when we spotted a post titled, “The 10 best U.S. suburbs to live in.”
We assumed it would be chock full of shi-shi monied enclaves. And it is.
But on the list among high-end Colorado ‘burbs and New York bedroom communities is a pretty welcoming little slice of Louisville called “Indian Hills.”
Indian Hill’s blurb from the list:
It is one of the most prosperous suburbs of Louisville, and has been since the mid-20th century. Indian Hills is only 7 miles from downtown Louisville, and boasts rolling hills and manicured estates. The median sales price is $419,900. It scored 963.75.
We don’t see Indian Hills as a suburb. A suburb is one of those dismal anti-neighborhoods way out Shelbyville Road.
Indian Hills is an urban neighborhood southeast of Louisville Country Club between Brownsboro Road and River Road, with big trees, spacious lots and sidewalks – close to shopping and amenities.
While it has some honkin’ estates, it also has some fairly modest homes from the 1960s.
Indian Hills also is one hell of a bargain in the context of high-end national wealthy enclaves.
At Cherry Hills Village, Colo, No. 1 on the list, the median price for a home is $1.04 million. More than twice what a shack will cost you in Indian Hills. All the other neighborhoods on the list are more expensive with the exception of Huntington Woods, Mich. outside Detroit.
Which tells you a lot about why transfers in with large companies such as Brown-Forman and Humana are happy to get here, and tend to stay in Louisville.
The amazing thing is, Indian Hills is one of about 50 great Louisville neighborhoods, from the Iroquois Park area to Old Louisville, Butchertown to the Cherokee Triangle. Germantown to Lexington Road to Prospect.