The City of Indian Hills is an incorporated community of just under 1,200 homes and 2,900 citizens, located in Jefferson County, Kentucky, about seven miles northeast of Downtown Louisville. It’s technically within the St. Matthews zip code of 40207. While there are many desirable new communities to choose from in Louisville, we are also blessed with a number of “grand old neighborhoods” that have retained their value over the years.
Indian Hills was a locale staked out in 1877 for its “fine, rolling land,” “purest and best water,” and “downy-soft bluegrass.” The land was first used for family farming and breeding fine trotting horses, and later used for potato cultivation, before it became the Louisville Country Club and residential neighborhood you see today. Many elements of famed city planner Frederick Law Olmsted can still be seen here, from the sweeping, curvy streets and ornamental shrubs to the preserved natural spaces and rows of majestic Sycamores, Maples, Oaks and Dogwoods.
At AreaVibes.com, Indian Hills is ranked highest (with A+ ratings) for: Crime, Education, Employment and Housing:
Crime: You’ll find an extraordinarily safe place to put down roots in the prestigious Indian Hills community. There have been no violent crimes reported in the 40207 zip code and the overall crime rate is 48% lower than the national average and 37% lower than the state average.
Education: High value is placed on education here. Families send their children to well-ranked schools like Dunn Elementary, Holy Spirit, Ballard High School and Trinity High. The city boasts a 98% graduation rate, which is significantly higher than the 75% average graduation rate of Kentucky in general. In fact, over 94% of residents have completed “some college.” Most households have people living there possessing Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional and Doctoral degrees.
Employment: The median household income for Indian Hills homeowners is $144,063, which is 233.7% greater than the Kentucky average and 168% greater than the National average! People tend to work white-collar executive jobs in management, sales and healthcare, and commute 17 minutes downtown for work.
Housing: A whopping 99.3% of the homes in Indian Hills are owner-occupied, with few rental opportunities. Residents take great pride in their estates. The average home price is $447,900, which is considerably higher than the rest of Kentucky. In fact, Indian Hills is among the “100 highest income places with 1,000 or more households.” Choose from Traditional, Cape Cod, Georgian or Ranch style homes built in the 1950s and 1960s that have been lovingly updated and maintained to retain their value over the years. You will also find newer executive mansions built with more than 5,000 square feet of living space and price tags stretching into the millions of dollars that meet every imaginable need.
Enjoy all the benefits of living in St. Matthews when you find your Indian Hills Louisville home. There are fun annual events like the Independence Day Parade and Oktoberfest, as well as beloved restaurants close by like: Havana Rumba; Momma’s Mustard, Pickles & BBQ; The Feed Bag; Charim; and the Villa Taqueria. Get your shopping done at The Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Mall or spend a quiet weekend relaxing at Brown Park among woodland trails and landscaped picnic groves.