The Highlands area of Louisville is known for its high density of eclectic business, nightclubs, and restaurants. It is home to a diverse community including many young professionals. Walk along the pedestrian-friendly streets and you will find shops offering unique apparel and accessories, handmade jewelry, specialty food, pop culture merchandise, antiques and more, plus places to just hang out and enjoy the view.
The Highlands is home to renowned restaurants such an Lynn’s Paradise Cafe and Lilly’s, along with so many other restaurants that the three mile stretch along Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue is dubbed “Restaurant Row”. Its many bars, pubs, and clubs, such as The Phoenix Hill Tavern, make the Highlands a nightlife destination and a center of Louisville’s music scene.
Homes in the Highlands are mainly single family, with a wide variety of prices, sizes, and styles that can fit most budgets. Some of the most expensive homes in Louisville are located in the Highlands. The Barnstable – Brown Kentucky Derby Party, attended by many world-famous celebrities, is held in this area.
Cherokee Park features a 2.4 mile Scenic Loop with separate lanes for vehicle traffic and pedestrians. It also has a fenced-off dog run area, grills, playgrounds, basketball goals, an archery range and much more.