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Louisville is one of the Top 50 Places to Live in America


If you’re going to live in Kentucky, U.S. News and World Report says you should live in Louisville.

Louisville is the 43rd-best place to live in America, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s annual Top 100 that’s based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area.  Louisville ranked best in the value and job market categories, but it got the biggest bump from the Kentucky Derby.

The two-week Kentucky Derby Festival enhances the region’s appeal, attracting visitors from all over the world to gamble and drink mint juleps. Meanwhile, locally owned restaurants and coffee shops make Louisville a culinary destination, with restaurants serving bourbon, produce, meat and dairy products sporting the “Kentucky Proud” label identifying them as Kentucky-grown or Kentucky-made. And bumper stickers that unapologetically carry the “Keep Louisville Weird” slogan, show Louisville residents’ strong support of independent businesses.

No other Kentucky cities cracked the Top 100.  The highest-ranked SEC city to make the list is quite a surprise — Fayetteville, Arkansas.

[U.S. News and World Report]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

38 responses to “Louisville is one of the Top 50 Places to Live in America”

  1. Jiminy Crickets

    Especially now that Pitino and Jurich are both out. Speaking of Pitino, did anyone see the tap feds drop the charges against the AAU director

    1. Cletis75

      Even with them gone, it’s not even in the top 50 cities in Kentucky to live in. Some places within 50 miles would be.

  2. ukfan377

    Uhhhhh….no thanks.

  3. ClutchCargo

    Pretty fantastic place to die, too, from looking at the 2017 homicide rates.

  4. j

    Lol, couldn’t pay me to raise my family there

    1. J-Dub421

      And what illustrious center of awesomeness do you live in?

    2. UK Big Board Update

      Trump brought them coal jobs back yet?

    3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      How else were we going to produce the power to charge all those Volts and Sparks that O was going to force us to drive?

    4. UK Big Board Update

      Yeah, f**k saving the planet, right? Shuddup.

    5. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Nice civil reply there as usual. Now can you answer the question and contribute to the conversation for once? Where was that power going to come from? Folks on your side of the aisle don’t want nuclear power either, and there’s not enough hydro power in this country to replace coal. Again, what’s your solution? Horse and buggy?

    6. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      And not enough wind power either, and not to mention that windmills are killing birds, including raptors.

    7. jaws2

      Chris, exactly what the libs want. Back to the horse and buggy days, as long as they either own the companies or get to tell you how to run it! Oh, and EEEEVERYONE gets to share the wealth, except the ‘leaders’, they’ll live wayyyy better than the peasants ? Worked out great for Lenin and Stalin.

    8. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I forgot to mention also that solar power is not the answer either. None of these methods produce enough power. Solar panels that are worn out are being thrown into landfills at an alarming rate according to one article I read. Some are being burned so the copper (I think it’s copper) can be reclaimed. That doesn’t sound very environmentally friendly IMO.

    9. UK Big Board Update

      Lenin and Stalin were Russian, so Trump would totally have been, like, BFFs with them. 😉

    10. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Except we now know that it was actually Hillary and company doing the colluding. ?

    11. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      And we know the Trump-Russia collusion is fake news because it was Peter Stzork’s “insurance policy”.

    12. BigBlueNationDude

      Some of its decent. Im sure your one of the hillbillies that think Louisville is the big bad city. Ha

    13. UK Big Board Update

      You think the earth is like 8,000 years old. Spare us.

    14. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      You have no answer for my arguments so you have to divert. Got it.

    15. BigBlueNationDude

      Hoe can 2 of the biggest uk apologists argue? Relax everyone we still suck

  5. antiquefurnitureandmidgets

    Now that one of the undercover agents is under investigation there’s a chance much of the Adidas case will fall apart. I still say there is no Nike story. The whole “we’re gonna getcha so you better call us before we call you!’l bit was overplayed. In fact, embarrassingly so. If they had something they wouldn’t have been begging for tips, they would’ve been working the case.

    1. antiquefurnitureandmidgets

      Sorry, meant to reply to Jiminy Crickets.

    2. Jiminy Crickets

      Agree! I wonder what this means for Pitinos law suit? Was hoping he would be buried in disgrace

    3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I wonder about that too. Oh well, get ready for 502CodeRed & DennyC to be all over this sight like never before if that banner in fact doesn’t come down. We’ll all be eating major crow for pounding them about the banner. lol

    4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Yeah, I was wary of that “you better call us” thing too.

  6. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Nice slogan that they stole from Portland, Oregon.

    1. VinDatuk

      Actually they stole it from Austin. Asheville has since stolen it from both.

    2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Gotcha. I guess half the cities in America will use it before long.

  7. Irish son

    LOL, I lived in louisville, now i live in Fort Myers, I would NEVER move back to Louisville….LMAO

    1. Eazy

      I lived there too. Louisville is awful. Lexington is much nicer and ranks higher on every standard of living measure. Income, education, health, etc. We aren’t on this list because we have less than 500,000 people but are growing at a fast rate.

    2. Eazy

      Actually we aren’t on the list because they didn’t get the evaluation done. Lex will be on the list next year. Just looked at some other lists. Livability does the most fact based study and Lexington was in the top 50. Louisville didn’t make the top 100. I knew the US News one was incomplete. No way Louisville is even close to Lexington. Lex is way nicer and one of the most educated cities in the US. Louisville has awful education.

  8. VinDatuk

    Any list that includes Albany and Buffalo as top cities to live loses all credibility.

  9. RexRox

    If Louisville is 43rd, Vine Grove has GOT to be top 10!!!!

  10. Jesus H. Chrysler

    L’ville is a SHITHOLE

  11. Jesus H. Chrysler

    L’ville is a SH!THOLE

    1. Eazy

      It really is. Lexington is way nicer. I’ve lived in each for over 10 years. Louisville is awful. Worst place I’ve lived by far. The statistics prove Lexington is way better too. We crush Louisville is income, health, education, etc. Louisville also has way more crime per capita. And they don’t even have a real professional team. It’s a joke.

  12. Eazy

    Lexington was on the list of cities not evaluated this year but will be next year. Last time we made the top 25. I knew Louisville wasn’t really ahead of us. Lexington is much better on every standard of living measured.

  13. Eazy

    Also knew something was up when I saw cities such as Toledo and Youngstown on here but not Asheville, Lex, Boca, Santa Monica, etc. On a ranking of the top 200 metros Lexington is top 25 and Louisville is 91st. Lol. It’s sad that people don’t do any research anymore. To say Lexington didn’t crack the top 100 when it clearly states we won’t be evaluated till next year…lol