Crescent Hill Real Estate

Crescent Hill home pictureUnlike many newer developments in Louisville, Crescent Hill real estate (40206) is predominantly comprised of “historic” homes predating 1939. The area saw a major building boom after the completion of the Frankfort Rail line in 1849 and has attracted residents and business owners ever since.

Crescent Hill is conveniently located just four miles east of Downtown Louisville, so homeowners have access to all the big city amenities – not to mention a quick commute! Yet, local residents weren’t content to rely on cars to transport them to other parts of the city for fun and recreation. Over the past few decades, Crescent Hill has become a desirable business corridor in and of itself, which draws buyers like magnets. gives Crescent Hill an “A” grade for amenities, with 7 grocery stores, 20+ food and drink establishments, 20+ shopping destinations, 5 coffee shops, 20+ schools, 5 parks, 7 libraries, 5 entertainment complexes, 20+ public transit hubs, and 1 fitness center -- all within one mile!

Homeowners proudly declare their love for colorful local businesses such as:

  • Comfy Cow ice cream
  • Volare Ristorante
  • The Wine Rack shop
  • Clifton Donut Shop
  • Clique Waxing Boutique
  • Apex Massage
  • LeBliss Salon & Spa
  • Oscar’s Hardware
  • Matt Anthony’s Record Shop
  • Carmichael’s Bookstore.

You won’t find many franchises here. It’s all independent and locally owned boutiques that pull at the heart strands on “The Avenue.” In addition to more than 30 thriving businesses, the 2.5-mile stretch of Frankfort Avenue also features local gems like the historic Peterson-Dumesnil House, the Louisville Water Company and the American Printing House for the Blind. Here you can hop an antique trolley, listen to live music and enjoy annual celebrations like Easter parades, Christmas parties and the 4th of July art and music festival.

Crescent Hill also boasts a number of high-quality area schools that are part of the Jefferson County School District. According to Zillow, there are nine schools located in the 40206 zip code. One of the best known local schools is Barret Traditional Middle School, but other schools that aren't too far away include Dupont Manual High School, Atherton High School, Audubon Traditional Elementary, Ballard High and Dunn Elementary – which can all be found within five miles of Crescent Hill real estate.

The residents here tend to be highly educated. Not only do 10% more students complete their high school education compared to Louisville at large and the rest of Kentucky, but Crescent Hill has nearly double the number of Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree holders and triple the number of Master’s degree holders.

High-end professionals tend to gravitate to Crescent Hill, especially considering the quick commute to executive, management and professional places of employment. Local residents earn more than 53.5 percent of America and half of all homeowners work in high-end careers. Nearly half the residents are married (47.1%), according to, but there is also a thriving singles scene (12.9% never-married and 15% single parents). A quarter of the population is married with children, which is considerably lower than other parts of Louisville.

If you’re looking for a home here, you’ll find everything from Colonial and Craftsman to Traditional and Ranch style estates. Modest starter bungalows with 2-3 bedrooms starting at $150,000 can be found just as easily as large estates with spacious fenced-in yards for $500,000. Maintenance-free condos and townhomes remain ever-popular with the executive crowd as well.

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