If you’re looking for the perfect Louisville suburb to spend your golden years, look no further. We looked at a wide array of data to figure out the best Louisville suburbs to retire, and narrowed it down to the top 10. In these suburbs you’ll find plenty of peers, affordable homes, and safe streets near all the action of downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Let’s take a look at the suburbs that made the cut.

1. St. Regis Park

St. Regis Park, KY
Source: Google Maps

Key Stats:

  • Residents age 65 and up: 23.4 percent
  • Total crimes per 100k: 318
The small suburb of St. Regis Park kicks off our list of the best Louisville suburbs to retire with one of the lowest crime rates of any place we ranked. Home buyers have their pick of ranch, Colonial, and bungalow style homes. Golf enthusiasts can hit the links at the nearby Oxmoor Country Club, while nature lovers enjoy a picnic, bike ride, or stroll through the neighboring Des Pres Park.

2. Heritage Creek

Heritage Creek, KY
Source: City of Heritage Creek Louisville, KY via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Median home price: $149,900
  • Total crimes per 100k: 91
The tiny suburb of Heritage Creek comes in second on our list with the lowest crime rate of any place we ranked. Home buyers will find spacious Tudor and craftsman style homes. Get to know new neighbors and stay involved in this close-knit community by attending local events like the City of Heritage Creek Cook Out. Active retirees will love the numerous wide-open green spaces.

3. Westwood

Westwood, KY
Source: CityofWestwood.org

Key Stats:

  • Median home price: $80,400
  • Cost of living: 81, compared to the Louisville average of 92
The conveniently located suburb of Westwood comes in third on our list one of the lowest costs of living of any place we ranked, and plenty of lovely craftsman, ranch, and bungalow style homes. Nature loving retirees are just minutes away from the 550-acre EP “Tom” Sawyer State Park. Avid readers can check out a new book or attend an event at the nearby Westport Library.

4. Windy Hills

Windy Hills, KY
Source: Flickr user 40943981@N00

Key Stats:

  • Residents age 65 and up: 26.4 percent
  • Total crimes per 100k: 355
Windy Hills, known as the City of Historic Homes, earns the fourth spot on our list with plenty of housing options for retirees. Charming craftsman style homes and stately Tudor style homes are common. Stay involved in this close-knit community by attending community events like the Windy Hills Ice Cream Social, or annual bashes like the Fourth of July Parade and Picnic.

5. Middletown

Middletown, KY
Source: Flickr user meddygarnet

Key Stats:

  • Number of doctors: 1
  • Total senior amenities: 10
Retirees looking for the perfect home in Middletown have a range of options to choose from. Modern townhouses and condos are great low maintenance picks, while spacious craftsman and Tudor style homes provide plenty of room to spread out. Avid readers can check out a new book or attend an event at the Middletown Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, while nature lovers enjoy a picnic and a stroll in Crosby Park. The Eastgate Shopping Center provides convenient access clothing retailers, specialty stores, and casual dining.

6. Barbourmeade

Barbourmeade, KY
Source: barbourmeade.org

Key Stats:

  • Residents age 65 and up: 21.5 percent
  • Total crimes per 100k: 318
Barbourmeade comes in sixth on our list with over 20 percent of residents age 65 and up. Home buyers have their pick of modest bungalows, charming craftsman style homes, and classic Colonials. Golf enthusiasts will love hitting the links at the nearby Standard Country Club. Residents of this peaceful suburb are just 20 minutes from all the action in downtown Louisville.

7. Graymoor-Devondale

Graymoor-Devondale, KY
Source: graymoor-devondale.com

Key Stats:

  • Residents age 65 and up: 28.3 percent
  • Total crimes per 100k: 1,064
Retirees searching for the perfect home in Graymoor-Devondale have a range of options, including modest ranch style homes, charming bungalows, and cozy craftsman style houses. Nature lovers can enjoy a picnic and stroll in nearby Robinson Park. Residents also have access to convenient shopping from brand name retailers and casual dining at the Westport Village shopping center.

8. Watterson Park

Watterson Park, KY
Source: Flickr user kyngpao

Key Stats:

  • Cost of living: 88, compared to the Louisville average of 92
  • Median home price: $111,700
Watterson Park comes in eighth on our list with one of the lowest costs of living of any place we ranked. Home buyers will find plenty of affordable ranch, bungalow, and craftsman style homes. Residents of this conveniently located suburb are just minutes away from the Louisville Zoo, and are just a quick drive from the large Bashford Manor Mall. Enjoy a picnic and a stroll in nearby Petersburg Park.

9. Shively

Shively, KY
Source: Shively, KY. via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Cost of living: 88, compared to the Louisville average of 92
  • Median home price: $108,400
Your retirement fund will go a whole lot further in the affordable suburb of Shively. Home buyers have a range of options, including ranch, bungalow, and craftsman style homes. Residents enjoy convenient shopping from brand name retailers and casual dining at Southland Terrace Shopping Center. Nature lovers can enjoy picnics and strolls through Shively Park.

10. Beechwood Village

Beechwood Village, KY
Source: Beechwood Village, Kentucky via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Residents age 65 and up: 15 percent
  • Total crimes per 100k: 339
The small town of Beechwood Village rounds out our list of the best Louisville suburbs to retire with plenty of lovely Tudor, bungalow, and Colonial style homes for buyers. Get to know new neighbors and stay involved in this close-knit community by attending events like the City Picnic. Active retirees will love peaceful strolls and picnics through the neighboring Community Park.

Our Methodology

To create this list of the best Louisville suburbs to retire, we took a look at the following retirement friendly criteria:
  • Doctors per capita
  • Senior amenities per capita (volunteer opportunities, recreation centers, golf courses, restaurants, libraries, arts and entertainment, and retirement homes)
  • Cost of living (the lower the better)
  • Median home price (the lower the better)
  • Percent of residents 65 and up
  • Total Crimes per 100k
From there, we ranked each suburb in the above categories. Then, because some things are a little more important to retirees than others, we weighed the percent of residents 65 and up and total crimes per 100k so they made up 20 percent of our total score, while the rest of the categories made up 15 percent. We averaged these weighted scores into one overall score, with the lowest 10 scores going toward our top 10 neighborhoods for retirement. To see how other Louisville suburbs ranked, check out the table below: Best Louisville Suburbs to Retire Like This Post? You’ll Definitely Love These: