If you’re relatively well-heeled, many people believe Oldham County offers the best selection of real estate. Located just 25 miles northeast of downtown Louisville and less than 100 miles from Cincinnati via the I-71, Oldham County includes some of the wealthiest zip codes in Kentucky such as Prospect (40059) and Goshen (40026), as well as popular places to live like La Grange (40031/40032), Crestwood (40014) and Buckner (40010).
The excellent school district is one of the top reasons people choose to buy a home in Oldham County. The county was recently ranked #1 in “child wellbeing” by the Kentucky Youth Advocates’ Kids Count County Data Book. All local schools are accredited by the respected Southern Association of College & Schools. More than 12,000 students begin their educational paths at Goshen Elementary (a “National School of Excellence”), and continue on to North Oldham Middle (a National Blue Ribbon School” and “School To Watch”) and finally, to North Oldham High (a US News & World Report silver medal school with one of the state’s highest CATS scores). Teachers with over 10 years of experience and predominantly master’s or higher level education are provided to students at a 16:1 ratio.
Adults find a robust economy in Oldham County, with over 2,200 businesses that employ roughly 7,000 workers. Many residents work at major manufacturing and distribution hubs for food products, car parts and lumber. Major employers in Oldham County, KY include: Ford, UPS, Carriage House, Safai Coffee & Tea, Parts Unlimited, and Northland Corp. The Rawlings Group employs 800 insurance industry professionals in La Grange. Baptist Hospital offers a wealth of healthcare-related job opportunities as well. High-tech jobs can be found at places like Star Aviation (an FAA repair center) or Artemis Electronics (a provider of military electronics solutions). Additionally, downtown Louisville is just 26 minutes away, so a lot of people commute.
Area residents enjoy close proximity to top Oldham County attractions like:
Fun, highly-anticipated events include: the Blue Hydrangea Progressive Tea Party in April, Arts on the Green in June, Kentucky Farm Fest & Oldham County Day in July, La Grange Railroad & Bluegrass Festival and Oldham Arts on Quality Place in October, and Light Up La Grange in December. Get more current events information at TourOldham.com.
Compared to neighboring Jefferson County, you’ll find a more rural setting in Oldham County with expansive thoroughbred pastures, spacious lots backing up to private woodlands, and scenic river bluffs. You’ll find a number of different options in real estate, from patio homes from the $180s in Cedar Point Village and Craftsman homes in the $200s at Artisan Park, to stunning custom home sites from $490k at Summerfield By The Lake and historic Greek Revivals for just shy of a million dollars in Crestwood.
Newcomers to Oldham County from other parts of the country will enjoy all four seasons in the Bluegrass plains of Kentucky. The warmer months run from May through October, with July temperatures ranging from 66 to 89. The coldest month is January with lows hitting 23 and an average snowfall of 5 inches accumulating in the winter months. Tornados have come through the area on occasion, but the last one of any noteworthy damage happened in the seventies. All in all, Oldham County is a pleasant community to call home!
Contact licensed Louisville real estate agent Greg Fleischaker, an associate with Lenihan Sotheby's International Realty, as your knowledgeable guide to Oldham County real estate. His expertise in the East Louisville luxury property market and custom build home-sites is sure to impress you as you search for your ideal piece of property.