Louisville Life

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Louisville skylineLouisville is foremost recognized nationally as the home of the world's most famous horse race--The Kentucky Derby. The Derby is the springboard for grand festivities that prime the atmosphere in the city for weeks prior to the race. There are fireworks, parades, marathons, hot air balloon races, music, shows and all manner of bustle that contribute the remarkable celebration of the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports". Everyone participates.

Visitors to Louisville express appreciation for the abundance of natural beauty in it's gently rolling landscape, large number and variety of eating establishments, and an easy going lifestyle.

Fireworks at Thunder Over Louisville Entrance to Fourth Street LiveWhen the sun goes down, Fourth Street Live emerges full of fun, music and entertainment. There are a number of clubs, restaurants and musical venues throughout the area that provide for tastes that run the gamut from main stream to the quite quaint. Downtown also sports Actor's Theatre and the Center for the Arts. There is always something going on.

Sports fans appreciate the KFC Yum Center, Louisville's newest 22,000 seat arena and the 55,000 seat Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Both are indicative of the great love we have for the UofL basketball and football programs and these facilities are host to almost nightly concert tours and other notable events.

Papa John's StadiumWinter, spring, summer or fall, Louisville has a season or two for everyone--just enough winter and just enough summer to accentuate the lush green landscapes of spring and the beautiful colors of fall.

The city's architecture is as varied as it's climate. Large and proudly preserved historic sections, towering technological marvels of steel and glass and everything in between.

Located on the Ohio River, which separates the northern and southern states, Louisville has developed as a center of cultural diversity and a major contributor to the east central US economy. Religious communities include Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Unitarian, Wicca and many others.

With a population still just under a million, the city is large enough to provide great potential for business and innovation, but small enough to maintain a strong sense of community and hometown charm.

Louisville is consistently ranked among the top 10 cities for safety. Kentucky rates fifth among the 50 continental states for low incidence of violent crimes. Moderately priced housing, low cost of living and less vulnerability to major economic crisis makes Louisville a great place to live and raise a family.

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