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Although technically situated in a Southern State, Louisville is influenced by both Midwestern and Southern cultures, and is commonly referred to as either the northernmost Southern city or the southernmost Northern city in the United States. Named after King Louis XVI of France for his assistance in the Revolutionary War, Louisville is full of original attractions. Louisville metropolitan has an estimated population of over 1 million, and is consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in the country, and has been ranked in the Top 10 safest large cities by Morgan Quinto in the past 4 years. The largest collection of Victorian homes in the United State and the 3rd largest historically preserved district in the United States is located in Old Louisville. Rentals.com makes moving to Louisville a breeze by offering free search for apartments, and homes for rent. Search Louisville rental houses, apartments for rent, condos and a variety of Louisville home rentals to suit your living needs.

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Louisville is unique in its ability to produce famous and important people. Just a few examples are inventor Thomas Edison, Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Colonel Harland Sanders, and TV anchor Diane Sawyer. Also, Athletes Phil Simms and Mohammad Ali as well as actors Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp come from Louisville.

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Louisville offers a great many diverse options of things to see and do. There is the world famous Churchill Downs, a racetrack most famous for the oldest continuously run sporting event in the United States, the Kentucky Derby. Fourth Street Live! is Louisville's $70 million entertainment district, and has revitalized downtown, adding a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues. Caesars Indiana, just a short drive from Louisville, offers world-class gaming action for every level of player. Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center is a vast, 350,000 sq. ft. center being renovated into over 200 artist studios, storefront specialty retail and galleries. No other river steamboat in American history has lasted as long, been to as many places, or traveled as many miles as the National Historic Landmark, Belle of Louisville. Located in the heart of Louisville's downtown cultural arts district is the Frazier International History Museum. There is also the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, the Kentucky Derby Museum, located next to Churchill Downs, the Louisville Science Center & IMAX Theatre, the Louisville Zoo (1,300 animals on 134 acres), and Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom featuring more than 110 rides and attractions. Formal or fast, Louisville has over 2,500 restaurants that are always in great taste. From burgers to burgoo, grits to gorgonzola, and fries to foccacia, there is something for every desire. Shopping possibilities in Greater Louisville are as limitless as your imagination. For the shopping enthusiast there are several major shopping malls featuring nationally recognized retailers such as Dillard's, Chico's, William Sonoma, Old Navy and Gap. For antique lovers there are shops with amazing finds, ranging from jewelry to furniture to collectibles, scattered throughout the community. The Bardstown Road and Frankfort Avenue areas are loaded with antique shops, art galleries and unique boutiques. Louisville Metro has 122 city parks that cover more than 14,000 acres. Eighty five acres comprise Louisville's Waterfront Park.

Sports are very popular in greater Louisville, with an enormous following for the University of Lousiville Cardinals. The University of Kentucky Wildcats, located in nearby Lexington, also have a large following in Louisville. The basketball rivalry between these two is widely considered one of the most heated in the country. Horse racing is also a major attraction, with Churchill Downs (home to the Kentucky Derby) being the largest sporting event in the state. Besides racing there is the World's Championship Horse Show. Louisville is also the home of Valhalla Golf Club which hosted the 1996 and 2000 PGA Championships and the 2004 Senior PGA Championships, and will host the 2008 Ryder Cup. Louisville is also home to one of the top skateparks in the U.S., Louisville Extreme Park.

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Louisville offers unique and diverse educational opportunities. Beginning with the University of Louisville, there is RETS Institute of technology, Southern Baptist Seminary, Spalding University, ITT Technical Institute, Jefferson Community College, Sullivan University, Ottawa University, and Presbyterian Seminary.

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Louisville is a great place to start, expand or re-locate a business of any size. Louisville has the 5th busiest cargo airport in the United States. There are 12 carriers that the Louisville International Airport offers and is the 10th busiest airport in the world with an average of 100 daily departures, and is located approximately 6.75 miles south of the downtown area. Tourism generates $200 million in state and local taxes annually, and 26,000 jobs are supported by the tourism industry in Jefferson County. The economic impact of direct visitor spending in Jefferson County is $1.1 billion. Many great businesses either call Louisville home, or have a strong presence, like American Printing House for the Blind, the largest printer of Braille material in the world. Also, Humana Inc., Yum Brands Inc., Kindred Healthcare Inc., Brown-Foreman Corporation, and Papa John's International. Others include Ford Motor Company (with 2 plants), GE Consumer Products and Beach Mold and Tool Inc. The downtown business district is located immediately south of the Ohio River, and southeast of the Falls of Ohio. Major roads extend outwards from the downtown area to all directions, like the spokes of a wheel. Recently, Louisville has emerged as a major center for the health care and medical sciences industries.

Living in Louisville

Most of the residential areas of the city are located to the southwest, south and east of downtown. There is a neighborhood for every budget, family size, culture and need. Rentals.com offers listings for apartment rentals and houses for rent throughout Louisville. There are numerous new developments as well as classic and historical options. Rentals are plentiful as are condominium options. Single family living or lofts, Louisville will offer original opportunities, settings and styles.

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Arlington Park

Arlington Park

Elizabethtown, KY 42701 (38.48 miles)

Price: From $635

(270) 282-8142

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Park Chateau

Park Chateau

Louisville, KY 40203 (1.47 miles)

Price: $595-$649

(502) 653-8967

Beds: Studio - 1, Baths: 1

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The Villas Of Forest Springs

The Villas Of Forest Springs

Louisville, KY 40245 (13.82 miles)

Price: $795-$925

(502) 333-9644

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Heritage Hill

Heritage Hill

Louisville, KY 40223 (11.65 miles)

Price: From $695

(502) 416-1600

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Chamberlain Oaks

Chamberlain Oaks

Louisville, KY 40241 (11.85 miles)

Price: $525-$885

(502) 653-8898

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1

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Whispering Hills Southeast

Whispering Hills Southeast

Louisville, KY 40219 (9.15 miles)

Price: $425-$749

(502) 276-8085

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1

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Ranch home; Goshen - North Oldham Schools

Ranch home; Goshen - North Oldham Schools

Goshen, KY 40026 (13.92 miles) (#1476700)

Price: $1,950

(877) 910-9539

Beds: 3, Baths: 3

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Historic Cherokee Triangle 2 BR Furnished Condo

Historic Cherokee Triangle 2 BR Furnished Condo

Louisville, KY 40204 (2.62 miles) (#1431118)

Price: $1,550

(855) 287-4818

Beds: 2, Baths: 2

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FAMILY HOME END OF CUL-DU-SAC

FAMILY HOME END OF CUL-DU-SAC

Radcliff, KY 40160 (31.57 miles) (#1219826)

Price: $1,000

(877) 613-4240

Beds: 3, Baths: 2

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Chestnut Ridge

Chestnut Ridge

Louisville, KY 40299 (10.41 miles)

Price: Please Call

(502) 385-2364

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1½

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Arlington Park

Arlington Park

Elizabethtown, KY 42701 (38.48 miles)

Price: From $635

(270) 282-8142

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Hillview Woods

Hillview Woods

Louisville, KY 40229 (12.60 miles)

Price: From $545

(502) 653-8876

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Park Chateau

Park Chateau

Louisville, KY 40203 (1.47 miles)

Price: $595-$649

(502) 653-8967

Beds: Studio - 1, Baths: 1

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The Crossing at Bent Creek

The Crossing at Bent Creek

Louisville, KY 40218 (5.52 miles)

Price: From $660

(502) 276-8116

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Cedar Springs

Cedar Springs

Louisville, KY 40291 (11.69 miles)

Price: From $500

(502) 653-8933

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Brookridge Village

Brookridge Village

Louisville, KY 40291 (12.21 miles)

Price: From $695

(502) 385-2382

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Greenwood Place

Greenwood Place

Louisville, KY 40258 (9.19 miles)

Price: $545-$775

(502) 473-6955

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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The Park At Hurstbourne

The Park At Hurstbourne

Louisville, KY 40291 (10.62 miles)

Price: From $557

(502) 276-8104

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Plainview Apartments

Plainview Apartments

Louisville, KY 40223 (10.14 miles)

Price: $630-$1,370

(502) 385-2351

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Crescent Centre

Crescent Centre

Louisville, KY 40202 (0.51 miles)

Price: From $730

(502) 385-2357

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Stonemill Village

Stonemill Village

Louisville, KY 40222 (7.57 miles)

Price: $655-$1,390

(502) 276-8156

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Academy Park

Academy Park

New Albany, IN 47150 (5.91 miles)

Price: From $820

(812) 590-4237

Beds: 2 - 3, Baths: 2

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The Villas Of Forest Springs

The Villas Of Forest Springs

Louisville, KY 40245 (13.82 miles)

Price: $795-$925

(502) 333-9644

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Heritage Hill

Heritage Hill

Louisville, KY 40223 (11.65 miles)

Price: From $695

(502) 416-1600

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Rolling Hills Apartments

Rolling Hills Apartments

Louisville, KY 40241 (9.95 miles)

Price: $743-$1,617

(502) 276-8106

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Waterford Place

Waterford Place

Louisville, KY 40207 (6.69 miles)

Price: $838-$2,039

(502) 653-8894

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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