Anchorage, KY (40223) is a quaint and quiet community 20 minutes east of Downtown Louisville. Far from the hustle, bustle and traffic snarls of the city, area residents enjoy a much different type of environment with towering oaks, shady magnolias and flowering dogwoods in a park-like setting. Unlike some of the newer master planned communities or subdivisions, many of the homes in Anchorage date back 100 years but have been lovingly maintained throughout the years and retain their value.
Over the years, Anchorage has been home to military officers, silent film stars, riverboat captains, brewers, songwriters and business moguls alike. The most famous current residents include John Schnatter of Papa John’s Pizza fame, who owns six percent of the city, and YUM! Brands CEO David Novak, who recently won the 2015 Horatio Alger Award for his commitment to philanthropy.
You won’t find as many establishments as St. Matthews or Norton Commons boasts in Anchorage, but you can easily reach local attractions like the Serenity Spa, David P. Holloway Racing Inc, Owl Creek Country Club, E.P. Tom Sawyer Park and Renaissance Fun Park. Best of all, there is a very low level of violent crimes committed in Anchorage, so you can feel safe walking a couple of miles to these local points of interest. In addition, top attractions like the Six Flags themepark and Louisville Zoo are accessible in less than 30 minutes.
Food is a love affair and dining out a pastime for Anchorage residents. The Village Anchor Pub is a large draw for people from all over Louisville and tourists alike, with unique dishes like cast iron scallops in vanilla butter, apricot bourbon pork and “the hotter brown,” a renowned casserole consisting of pulled roasted chicken, sourdough stuffing, cheddar-parmesan Mornay sauce, grape tomatoes and candied bacon that you can only find here in Louisville. Other recommended 14223 zip code restaurants include: Mark’s Feed Store, Havana Rumba, La Cocina de Mama, Anchorage Café and Selena’s at Willow Lake Tavern.
Like much of Kentucky, Anchorage is full of well-heeled white collar professionals. Household incomes in Anchorage are higher than 83 percent of the neighborhoods in America, with a median household income of $160,956. Many residents work in executive positions and sales or hold service sector jobs. The average age is 41, but nearly 500 residents are over age 60, drawn to the volunteer organizations, gardening clubs, Frederick Law Olmsted parks and tranquil lifestyle. More than a third of the population consists of children under age 18.
Children attend Anchorage Public Elementary School, which enjoys a 10/10 rating at GreatSchools.org and is beloved by parents for its dedicated teaching staff, engaged principals, parental involvement, above-average test scores and programs for special needs as well as gifted kids. Beyond 8th grade, kids attend nearby Eastern High School in the 40243 zip code. Other educational options include Holy Angels Academy and Maryhurst public school.