If you’re looking for the best of the best near Louisville, we’ve got you covered. We looked at a wide array of data to figure out the top 10 Louisville suburbs to live in, so you’ll never have to settle. In these suburbs, you’ll find beautiful homes, close-knit communities, and quiet suburban streets close to all the action in downtown Louisville. Let’s take a look at the winners.

1. Windy Hills

Windy Hills, KY
Source: Google Maps

Key Stats:

  • High school graduation rate: 98 percent
  • Average commute time: 18 minutes
  • Median household income: $89,097
The small town of Windy Hills, dubbed the City of Historic Homes, kicks off our list of the best Louisville suburbs to live in with plenty of charming craftsman style homes and stately Tudors. Community events like the Windy Hills Ice Cream Social are a great way to meet new neighbors and stay involved in the community, while blowout bashes like the Fourth of July Parade and picnic provide plenty of family fun.

2. Northfield

Northfield, KY
Source: City of Northfield

Key Stats:

  • Average commute time: 18 minutes
  • Unemployment rate: 1.2 percent
  • Median household income: $93,750
The tiny town of Northfield earns the second place spot on our list with one of the lowest unemployment rates of any place we ranked. Home buyers will find lovely craftsman and bungalow style homes. Residents enjoy shopping and dining at numerous local retailers and restaurants, as well as waterfront activities like fishing, boating, or swimming at the Ohio River, which is located just minutes away.

3. Prospect (tie)

Prospect, KY
Source: Google Maps

Key Stats:

  • Unemployment rate: 2.2 percent
  • Total amenities: 478
  • Median household income: $120,000
The peaceful suburb of Prospect has some of the lowest crime and unemployment rates of any suburb we ranked. Home buyers will find lovely Tudor, craftsman, Colonial, and farmhouse style homes. Active residents will love fishing, kayaking, or swimming in the Ohio River, or enjoy picnics and strolls at the scenic Putney’s Pond and Woodlands Park. Golfers can hit the links at the Hunting Creek Country Club.

3. Barbourmeade (tie)

Source: Standard Club via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Total crimes per 100k: 318
  • High school graduation rate: 97 percent
The small suburb of Barbourmeade is tied for third on our list with one of the lowest crime rates of any place we ranked. Home buyers will find lovely Colonial, bungalow, and craftsman style homes on quiet suburban streets. Residents are just 20 minutes away from all the action in downtown Louisville, but enjoy a peaceful close-knit community at home. Those who love golf can hit the links at the nearby Standard Country Club.

5. Audubon Park

Audobon Park, KY
Source: Audubon Park Residents via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Unemployment rate: 2.4 percent
  • Average commute time: 17 minutes
The small town of Audubon Park comes in fifth on our list of the best Louisville suburbs to live in with a low unemployment rate and average commute time. Home buyers will find beautiful Tudor, craftsman, and Colonial style homes. Golfers can hit the links at the Audubon Country Club, while nature lovers enjoy the annual Audubon Park Garden Tour. A community event like Festival of the Dogwood is a great way to meet new neighbors and enjoy local talent.

6. Beechwood Village

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

Key Stats:

  • Total crimes per 100k: 339
  • Average commute time: 17 minutes
Home buyers in the scenic residential community of Beechwood Village have their pick of lovely Tudor style homes, modest bungalows, and classic Colonial style homes. Active residents will love the numerous fields and well maintained walking and biking trails at the nearby Community Park. Community events like the City Picnic are a great way to meet new neighbors and stay involved in this close-knit community.

7. Hurstbourne

Hurstbourne, KY
Source: Flickr user STONE8HENGE

Key Stats:

  • High school graduation rate: 97 percent
  • Median household income: $91,958
Home buyers in the seventh Louisville suburb on our list have their pick of stately Tudor style homes, classic Colonial style homes, and charming craftsman and bungalow style homes. Golf enthusiasts can hit the links at the Hurstbourne Country Club.  Residents also enjoy convenient shopping from brand name retailers and casual dining at Oxmoor Center.

8. Anchorage

Anchorage, KY
Source: Wikimedia user Nyttend

Key Stats:

  • High school graduation rate: 99 percent
  • Median home price: $603,000
  • Median household income: $157,917
Anchorage earns the eighth spot on our list with one of the highest median household incomes of any place we ranked. Beautiful Tudor style homes and stately Colonial houses on large private lots are common. Nature lovers are just minutes away from the 550-acre “Tom” Sawyer State Park, which boasts a pool, archery range, scenic trails, and more. Local organizations like the Anchorage Garden Club or the Anchorage Children’s Theater are a great way to stay involved in the community.

9. Douglass Hills

Douglass Hills, KY
Source: Flickr user ryanjharvey

Key Stats:

  • Unemployment rate: 4.9 percent
  • Average commute time: 19 minutes
Douglass Hills earns the ninth spot on our list with a low unemployment rate and average commute time. Home buyers will find lovely Tudor and Colonial style homes. Enjoy a picnic and a stroll in the centrally located and well-maintained Warren Walker park, or cool off during the hot summer months at the Douglass Hills Pool.

10. Indian Hills

Indian Hills, KY
Source: Google Maps

Key Stats:

  • Unemployment rate: 3.9 percent
  • Average commute time: 19 minutes
The riverside suburb of Indian Hills rounds out our list of the best Louisville suburbs to live in with a low unemployment rate and lovely Colonial and craftsman style homes. Enjoy a day of boating, fishing, or swimming at the Ohio River, or picnic and stroll in the nearby Thurman Hutchins Park. Golf buffs can hit the links at the nearby Louisville Country Club.

Our Methodology

To figure out which Louisville suburbs would make the cut, we took a look at the following criteria:
  • Amenities per capita
  • Standard of living (cost of living, median home value, median rent, median household income, and high school graduation rate)
  • Total crimes per 100k
  • Unemployment rate
  • Average commute time
We ranked each suburb in the above categories and averaged the scores. The suburbs with the lowest overall scores made our list of the best Louisville suburbs to live in. To see how the rest of the suburbs we ranked measured up, check out the table below: Best Louisville Suburbs To Live In Like This Post? You’ll Definitely Love These: