Anchored a short fifteen minute drive from Louisville, the city of Anchorage offers an excellent place for Louisville residents to plant their lives. "Anchorage is a safe harbor: a twenty-year stay is common; fifty years is not uncommon." http://www.cityofanchorage.org/ What makes this small community worth such a commitment?
For one, the landscape is gorgeous. Oaks, magnolias, dogwoods, forsythias, jonquils, and tulips paint the countryside, leaving visitors amazed at the beauty of Anchorage. This breathtaking scenery is home to some of the most beautifully quaint historic homes, country estates, and smaller homes.
The community of Anchorage has a unique offering to Louisville residents, as it has "retained its character in the path of the suburban growth of Louisville." The shade of Anchorage has provided milder temperatures than that of downtown Louisville for residents throughout the years, and for this reason early on in its history, many wealthy Louisville residents built summer homes here. Since then, the small town has been known for its largely upper-class population and their dedication to making this community unique and long-lasting.
One such resident, John Schnatter, founder of Papa John's Pizza, has put forth great efforts into preserving the history of this unique place, exemplifying the pride that Anchorage residents take in their history, surroundings, and future. Recently Schnatter built The Anchorage Trail, a greenway spanning nearly a mile of the "spectacular stream valley adjoining the community of Anchorage." http://www.americantrails.org/awards/NTS08awards/Corporate08.html This greenway includes "a paved mile-long multi-use trail, a soft surface nature path accessing a wooded area on the site, an outdoor interpretive amphitheatre, equestrian trails, wetland conservation areas, a spectacular pedestrian span, a preserved wildflower meadow" and even more. The trail links to the historic district and allows access to local schools as well. Eventually, it may even link to E.P. Tom Sawyer Park.