The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Louisville, KY For 2021


We used science and data to determine which Louisville neighborhoods have the richest people.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in Louisville.

Richest Neighborhoods In Louisville
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Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you'll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren't made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Louisville has to offer. Where houses go for over 2.61x the national median and household incomes are 2.34x the national median.

But where exactly in Louisville do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Cherokee Gardens where the median income is a cool $128,611.

Here's a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Louisville out of 67 for 2021.

What's the richest neighborhood to live in Louisville for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Cherokee Gardens looks to be the richest Louisville neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $827,120. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time -- if we ever get that lucky. Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Louisville. Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.

For more Louisville reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Louisville and the worst neighborhoods in Louisville. Or, for living around Louisville, out the best Louisville suburbs and the worst Louisville suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Louisville For 2021

Every city has it's best neighborhoods -- where everyone wants to live -- and the worst neighborhoods -- where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there's always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

We ranked every neighborhood in Louisville by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Cherokee Gardens, was named the richest neighborhood in Louisville.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Fairgrounds.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Louisville ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Louisville For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Cherokee Gardens $128,611
2 Cherokee Seneca $91,280
3 Highlands Douglas $87,941
4 Belknap $82,708
5 Rock Creek Lexington Road $77,694
6 Poplar Level $77,490
7 Bowman $72,255
8 Hayfield Dundee $70,454
9 Hawthorne $69,509
10 Deer Park $69,178
11 Gardiner Lane $65,416
12 Tyler Park $65,081
13 Bonnycastle $64,945
14 Crescent Hill $63,224
15 Avondale Melbourne Heights $63,129
16 Hikes Point $62,072
17 Brownsboro Zorn $60,743
18 Cherokee Triangle $53,751
19 Audubon $52,499
20 Klondike $49,502
21 Highlands $49,028
22 Cloverleaf $48,746
23 Schnitzelburg $46,990
24 Clifton $46,840
25 Germantown $46,243
26 Bon Air $45,053
27 Prestonia $43,882
28 Butchertown $43,542
29 Iroquois $41,255
30 Edgewood $40,291
31 Irish Hill $40,137
32 Iroquios Park $39,828
33 Beechmont $38,693
34 Paristowne Point $37,024
35 Hazelwood $37,002
36 Southside $36,516
37 Merriwether $36,212
38 Clifton Heights $35,809
39 Taylor Berry $35,044
40 Saint Joseph $33,892
41 Kenwood Hill $32,161
42 Camp Taylor $31,592
43 Wyandotte $30,394
44 Chickasaw $29,756
45 Jacobs $29,680
46 Algonquin $29,199
47 Park Duvalle $29,169
48 Shawnee $29,058
49 Bashford Manor $29,019
50 Parkland $28,638
51 Smoketown Jackson $28,443
52 South Louisville $27,114
53 Park Hill $26,575
54 Wilder Park $26,496
55 Hallmark $25,556
56 Phoenix Hill $25,553
57 Soutland Park $24,981
58 Portland $23,489
59 University $22,827
60 Old Louisville $21,439
61 Shelby Park $21,226
62 Limerick $20,201
63 Central Business District $19,753
64 Russell $19,483
65 California $19,053
66 Highland Park $0
67 Fairgrounds $0

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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