Louisville Named to Money's Top Places to Retire

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes

Louisville is 20th Best Place to Retire

Citing the addition of bike lanes on city streets, a thriving arts district, and a plethora of things to do downtown and by the river, Money Magazine ranked Louisville Kentucky in their Top 25 Best Places to Retire.  Rating criteria included housing affordability, 'bang for your buck',  and local ammenities.  Based on these requirements, it is obvious why Louisville is on the list. 

With average Louisville home prices hovering just over $150,000, residents can definitely focus more of their money on enjoying amenities the city has to offer.  Among the locations of interest were Louisville Slugger Field, the Muhammad Ali Museum, the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft as well as  the 85-acre Louisville Waterfront Park.  For those unfamiliar with the city, Louisville also offers dozens of parks with biking and walking trails, several challenging private & municipal golf courses, and an abundance of shopping.  If you like to travel, Louisville airport is conveniently located at the Watterson Expressway and I-65. 

Considering relocating to Louisville?  Whether you are looking for a retirement home, just entering the workforce or somewhere in between, call (502-921-3989) or email me and I'll be glad to help.

 

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Erik Hitzelberger is a licensed REALTOR with RE/MAX Alliance in Louisville. If you need a Louisville Real Estate agent please email me or call 502.921.3989.

I specialize in the following areas of the Metro Louisville Area: Prospect, Middletown, Jeffersontown (J-Town), Fern Creek, Okolona, Shepherdsville, Mt Washington, Hillview, Brooks and Pewee Valley.  Click the following links to learn more about Louisville and Bullitt County Real Estateor to Search for Louisville Homes 

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Comments (10)

Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Erik,

I was a bit surprised to see that there are only 2 laces in Florida, that made the list. Miami making it there also was a surprise.

Sep 11, 2009 04:56 PM
Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

Wow that is a great cudos to win.  I like the price of the average home.

Sep 12, 2009 01:10 AM
Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

Hello Erik, looks like you do have some great amenities and excellent home prices.  Congrats!  John

Sep 12, 2009 04:12 AM
Erik Hitzelberger
RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes - Louisville, KY
Louisville - Middletown Real Estate

Jon - I too was a bit surprised to see the list.  I typically think of warmer (FL, AZ) places as retirement cities.  However, it is hard (especially for a magazine named Money) to overlook financial interests.  Louisville really is very affordable and has a lot of things to offer people of all ages. 

 

Sep 12, 2009 07:21 AM
Erik Hitzelberger
RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes - Louisville, KY
Louisville - Middletown Real Estate

Jim - Thanks.  I look at market reports from other areas of the country each month.  And every month, I'm always thankful I live in such an afforadable area.  We have a lot of the benefits of big-city life without the crime or high costs. 

John - Thank-you as well.  I'm a little biased, but I think it is a great place to live.

Sep 12, 2009 04:49 PM
Jen Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water - Holmes Beach, FL
Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL

Erik, I think it's very cool that Louisville made the list. It's a good thing that you're the real estate expert there.

Sep 13, 2009 01:50 PM
Erik Hitzelberger
RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes - Louisville, KY
Louisville - Middletown Real Estate

Jen - I wonder if I could get Money to update their article with that little bit of trivia:) 

Sep 13, 2009 04:02 PM
Jen Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water - Holmes Beach, FL
Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL

Erik, Wouldn't that be nice? Perhaps you could send the editor your blog posts and show them? :)

Sep 14, 2009 12:07 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I have been working with a client who grew up in Kentucky, and it sounds like a beautiful place.  She says the cities were really great.

Sep 14, 2009 03:05 PM
Erik Hitzelberger
RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes - Louisville, KY
Louisville - Middletown Real Estate

Georgina - I'm fairly certain she'll find Hawaii a bit more pleasing.  That being said, one of my favorite things about Louisville is having the benefits of living in the city, but with a laid-back feel.

Sep 14, 2009 03:59 PM