The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Louisville, KY For 2024

The richest Louisville neighborhoods are Cherokee Gardens and Cherokee Seneca for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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 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 2.84x the national median and household incomes are 2.69x 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 $147,854.

Here’s a look at the top 10 wealthiest neighborhoods in Louisville out of 65 for 2024.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in Louisville for 2024? 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 $958,261. 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.

Find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Louisville.

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Richst Neighborhoods In Louisville For 2024 By Median Income

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Cherokee Gardens $147,854
2 Cherokee Seneca $105,002
3 Belknap $103,968
4 Brownsboro Zorn $94,903
5 Poplar Level $91,206
6 Deer Park $89,347
7 Rock Creek Lexington Road $84,889
8 Bowman $83,548
9 Highlands Douglas $80,872
10 Hayfield Dundee $76,672
11 Gardiner Lane $75,718
12 Tyler Park $74,213
13 Bonnycastle $74,157
14 Hikes Point $71,520
15 Crescent Hill $66,632
16 Schnitzelburg $64,487
17 Hawthorne $62,872
18 Klondike $60,629
19 Cherokee Triangle $59,734
20 Avondale Melbourne Heights $59,558
21 Highlands $58,970
22 Germantown $58,611
23 Audubon $58,368
24 Bon Air $58,263
25 Clifton Heights $53,439
26 Clifton $53,005
27 Saint Joseph $52,220
28 Southside $52,078
29 Butchertown $51,603
30 Cloverleaf $51,400
31 Paristowne Point $50,268
32 Merriwether $49,385
33 Camp Taylor $48,462
34 Beechmont $48,301
35 Irish Hill $46,582
36 Prestonia $45,264
37 Iroquois $43,829
38 Edgewood $42,569
39 Bashford Manor $42,525
40 Wyandotte $40,015
41 Iroquios Park $39,828
42 Shelby Park $38,532
43 South Louisville $37,856
44 Jacobs $37,726
45 Smoketown Jackson $36,608
46 Parkland $36,239
47 Taylor Berry $36,000
48 Kenwood Hill $35,644
49 Hazelwood $34,922
50 Soutland Park $32,386
51 Wilder Park $31,434
52 Chickasaw $31,075
53 Limerick $31,052
54 Shawnee $30,966
55 Algonquin $30,768
56 Hallmark $29,949
57 Old Louisville $29,259
58 Park Hill $28,998
59 Portland $28,538
60 Park Duvalle $28,360
61 Central Business District $28,097
62 University $27,879
63 Russell $27,644
64 Phoenix Hill $27,346
65 California $26,266

How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Louisville For 2024

Every city has its 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 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 Saturday Night Science, we researched income data from the Census and BLS for every neighborhood in Louisville.

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 wealthiest neighborhood in Louisville.

The richest neighborhoods in Louisville are Cherokee Gardens, Cherokee Seneca, Belknap, Brownsboro Zorn, Poplar Level, Deer Park, Rock Creek Lexington Road, Bowman, Highlands Douglas, and Hayfield Dundee.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be California.

The poorest neighborhoods in Louisville are California, Phoenix Hill, Russell, University, and Central Business District.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our tenth time ranking the most affluent neighborhoods to live in Louisville.

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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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.