Beechmont is a popular neighborhood located on Louisville’s South End. With I-264 to the North and Southern Parkway to the South, it’s a vibrant community named for the Beech tree lined Parkway stretching from the Watterson to Iroquois Park. This area near Iroquois Park was originally developed in the 1890’s as rural escape from the bustle of the city.
Residents often refer to the Beechmont neighborhood as “Louisville’s Melting Pot”. The area is full of diversity with people from all walks of life. This aspect truly shows when you take a look at the unique dining options throughout the area. The area has come alive with active groups promoting growth of the area as well as overall beautification of the historic area.
Farmers Markets and community events aren’t uncommon throughout the heart of the historic Beechmont neighborhood. The Beechmont Community Center, located at 205 West Wellington Avenue, is always alive with activity as well; it offers a fitness center, pottery room, billiards area, computer lab with Wi-Fi, and the Kids’ Café.
One of the areas perks is certainly its close proximity to much of the amenities that Louisville, KY has to offer. Quick access to I-264 makes a commute to most areas within the city a breeze. The fact that downtown Louisville is only 15 minutes away draws a lot of people to the area as well. Just minutes from Churchill Downs, the Louisville Zoo, Kentucky Kingdom Amusement Park, and the Louisville Airport, Beechmont truly is a convenient place to call home.
As for the architecture, living in a historic neighborhood definitely has its benefits. The drive along Southern Parkway showcases beautiful and spacious turn-of-the-century and Victorian homes. As you venture into the heart of the Beechmont neighborhood, WWII-era and Craftsman style homes are prominent as well. This a fantastic area to check out if you are interested in the charm of the city’s history at a lower cost.
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