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

  1. Jiminy Crickets
    11:27 am February 13, 2018 Permalink

    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

    • Cletis75
      5:08 pm February 13, 2018 Permalink

      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
    12:00 pm February 13, 2018 Permalink

    Uhhhhh….no thanks.

  3. ClutchCargo
    12:14 pm February 13, 2018 Permalink

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

  4. j
    12:33 pm February 13, 2018 Permalink

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

  5. antiquefurnitureandmidgets
    12:41 pm February 13, 2018 Permalink

    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.

  6. Nice slogan that they stole from Portland, Oregon.

  7. Irish son
    2:17 pm February 13, 2018 Permalink

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

    • Eazy
      9:59 am February 14, 2018 Permalink

      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.

    • Eazy
      10:28 am February 14, 2018 Permalink

      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
    5:45 pm February 13, 2018 Permalink

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

  9. RexRox
    5:51 pm February 13, 2018 Permalink

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

  10. Jesus H. Chrysler
    9:42 pm February 13, 2018 Permalink

    L’ville is a SHITHOLE

  11. Jesus H. Chrysler
    9:44 pm February 13, 2018 Permalink

    L’ville is a SH!THOLE

    • Eazy
      10:01 am February 14, 2018 Permalink

      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
    10:10 am February 14, 2018 Permalink

    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
    10:36 am February 14, 2018 Permalink

    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