We may not be tuning in to Robin Leach’s “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” like we did in the 1980’s but we still have our fair share of celebrity gawkers. Heck, HGTV has “Extreme Living” and “Million Dollar Rooms.”

Then, once I saw Yahoo! Finance run “The 20 Most Expensive Neighborhoods in America,” I knew I had to run the numbers for our fair city.

Let’s go Louisville!

Here’s the methodology I used to create these rankings. Each Jefferson County neighborhood must have had at least three homes sell for more than $500,000 since Jan. 1, 2012.

This both helps and hurts neighborhoods based on their size.

Some are so small they won’t have many homes sell, even in a decade, much less a year plus. These tiny gems won’t make our list but may still contain very expensive properties.

Larger neighborhoods might have a heavy helping of home sales but the wider range of values will dilute the upper-end Louisville luxury properties. But I believe our findings are representative of both the old and new; urban and rural.

Let’s jump right in!

#10 Hurstbourne

Number of homes sold: 7 – Average Sale Price: $775,214

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The beautiful home in Hurstbourne has a very attractive stone-walled creek in front.

#9 Anchorage

Number of homes sold: 25 – Average Sale Price: $787,774

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There’s a wide variety of home styles in Anchorage located in Louisville’s East End.

#8 Cherokee Gardens

Number of homes sold: 7 – Average Sale Price: $802,571

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Located in the heart of Louisville, Cherokee Gardens has a wonderful range of property styles.

#7 Indian Hills

Number of homes sold: 30 – Average Sale Price: $842,981

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This Indian Hills home rests on the top of hill with nice acreage.

#6 Mockingbird Gardens

Number of homes sold: 8 – Average Sale Price: $860,326

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This home is located in the well-respected neighborhood of Mockingbird Gardens.

#5 Anchorage Woods

Number of homes sold: 3 – Average Sale Price: $916.667

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One of the smallest neighborhoods in the city, just 26 homes, Anchorage Woods boasts all high-end properties.

#4 Bonnycastle

Number of homes sold: 3 – Average Sale Price: $928,333

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Tucked in the heart of the Highlands is Bonnycastle with estates on rolling terrain.

#3 Mockingbird Valley

Number of homes sold: 8 – Average Sale Price: $1,103,750

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Mockingbird Valley has long held some of the largest, most prestigious estates in Louisville.

#2 Glenview

Number of homes sold: 10 – Average Sale Price: $1,104,225

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This large estate home in Glenview exudes Southern charm.

#1 Spring Farm

Number of homes sold: 4 – Average Sale Price: $1,128,750

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One of the newer neighborhoods in our results, all the homes in Spring Farm are large and beautiful.

I wanted to include the next ten neighborhoods to round out our Top 20 most expensive Louisville neighborhoods.

  • #11 Bonniewood: 4 homes, $772,725
  • #12 Lake Forest: 58 homes, $691,087
  • #13 Cherokee Triangle: 14 homes, $680,143
  • #14 Highlands: 14 homes, $669,964
  • #15 Beech Spring Farm: 11 homes, $652,435
  • #16 Rolling Fields: 13 homes, $613,077
  • #17 Shakes Run: 4 homes, $620,705
  • #18 River Creek Estates: 3 homes, $613,000
  • #19 Castlewood: 4 homes, $608,600
  • #20 Estates of Hunting Creek: 6 homes, $593,824

If you’re looking for Louisville homes for sale by neighborhood, several of these luxury neighborhoods are listed. Have fun gawking!

Tre Pryor
Tre Pryor is an Internet-veteran turned tech-savvy Louisville Realtor with ReMax Champions. Mr. Pryor is the recognized Louisville real estate expert writing for both InsiderLouisville.com and the #1 real estate blog in the city--LouisvilleHomesBlog.com. Most of all, Tre is a trustworthy professional who wants you to see your dreams fulfilled!