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Overview for Highlands, KY

14,591 people live in Highlands, where the median age is 35.7 and the average individual income is $48,711. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

35.7 years

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Welcome to Highlands

Eclectic homes in a hip, urban Louisville neighborhood.
As one of Louisville’s liveliest, hippest neighborhoods, the Highlands is a hub of eclectic nightclubs, innovative restaurants, and indie boutiques that draw a diverse and colorful crowd to its streets. Centered around a mere three-mile stretch of Baxter Avenue, this compact district has become an iconic part of Louisville’s landscape and entertainment scene, and offers a highly desirable real estate market, especially among younger homeowners and professionals. 
As one of the last regions of Louisville to be completely urbanized, the Highlands experienced its first boom in residential development after a streetcar line extended into the neighborhood. Since then, the Highlands has grown into a thriving community of creatives, professionals, and fun-loving families who reside in condos and the many single-family homes sporting architectural styles as unique as the neighborhood itself. 
With central Louisville just a short drive away, Highlands Louisville homes for sale are an excellent choice for potential homeowners working in the city. The city is also home to many highly regarded schools, which serve as another one of the Highlands’ primary attractions.

What to Love

  • Plethora of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs
  • Exciting events and activities available year-round
  • Unique upscale houses and apartments
  • Central location in the heart of Louisville

Local Lifestyle

The Highlands is well known for its fun, upbeat lifestyle. Thanks to the many clubs and dining venues, the neighborhood is abuzz with activity, especially once evening comes around, and many Louisville residents make the short trip to enjoy some of the best food and entertainment the city has to offer. A long road runs through Highlands, interspersed with residential and commercial offerings, giving the neighborhood a cohesive feel. With so many amenities close at hand, Highlands is well-suited to outgoing professionals and young homeowners looking to live in the middle of the action. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Highlands is one of Louisville’s most popular dining and entertainment districts. Seviche, 
At the top of almost every visitor's list stands Seviche, a modern, stylish eatery serving Latin American cuisine and expertly crafted cocktails. In summer, the restaurant’s outdoor patio becomes especially popular, filling up with patrons from all over the city. For a refined, iconic Highlands experience, don’t miss Jack Fry’s. Established in 1933, this upscale eatery is still one of the best places to go for elevated Southern cuisine in a nostalgic old-world setting. 
Ramsi’s Cafe On The World is another unmissable lunch choice, serving an enormous international comfort food menu featuring everything from fish tacos to hummus and many more exciting global eats. And, for those who prefer restaurants that specialize in a single cuisine, ROC is one of Louisville’s best authentic Italian restaurants serving upscale cuisine alongside an extensive wine list. 

Things to Do

Life in the Highlands is never dull, with new events, shops, and attractions popping up every few weeks to keep the locals entertained. Nature-lovers will certainly enjoy a visit to the beautiful Cherokee Park, home to a network of walking trails, massive lawn space, and the annual Big Rock, Jazz, and Blues Fest, which brings independent artists to the streets of the town to regale visitors with their diverse tunes. Avid cooks and aspiring chefs will enjoy a visit to the beloved Douglass Loop Farmers’ Market filled to brim with locally grown produce and farm-fresh goodies to take home. 
Aspiring sports swimmers and fitness enthusiasts can often be found at the beautiful Lakeside Swim Club, which has been one of the best places to go for a swim since it opened in 1963. The private club offers summer swim programs and plays host to a local swim team that has produced a number of Olympians from among its ranks. And, to experience the epitome of the Highlands’ eccentric atmosphere and unusual businesses, there’s no better venue than the annual Highlands Fest, a community block party featuring live music, craft, and food vendors, and encompassing everything great about living in the neighborhood.


Highlands’ central location near the heart of Louisville means residents have many excellent schools to choose from. These include: 

Demographics and Employment Data for Highlands, KY

Highlands has 7,684 households, with an average household size of 1.85. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Highlands do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,591 people call Highlands home. The population density is 4,597.48 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

50.5 / 49.5%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Schools in Highlands, KY

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The following schools are within or nearby Highlands. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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K - 5th
Highland Pres. Nursery And Weekday School
PreK - K
No rating available
Jefferson County Traditional Middle
6th - 8th
Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary
K - 5th
No rating available
Home of the Innocents Discovery
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Home of the Innocents School
K - 12th
No rating available
Breckinridge Metropolitan High
9th - 12th
No rating available
St James Catholic School
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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