A big city with a small-town feel, Louisville consistently ranks high on lists of the USA’s most livable, most affordable and most entrepreneurial cities—it’s a place where you’ll find every manner of arts, entertainment, sports and commerce, but still get a smile and a “hello” from a complete stranger.
Greater Louisville is a thriving city of about 1.3 million people with all of the benefits of a contemporary city on the move, along with the hospitality that has made this region legendary. Our area boasts:
- an award-winning arts scene with top-level theatre, music and visual arts; an awesome sports scene that features the world famous Kentucky Derby, professional soccer and baseball as well as frequent major touring events in golf, racing and extreme sports;
- a parks system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted that is the envy of cities nationwide;
- a vibrant downtown life, featuring Fourth Street Live, Waterfront Park, the Big Four Walking Bridge, Louisville Slugger Field, waterfront hiking and biking trails and the Falls of the Ohio;
- and the breathtaking natural beauty of Kentucky, home to spectacular lakes, stunning mountains, mysterious forests, Mammoth Cave and the Red River Gorge.