Sunday, November 29, 2015

Plan a Shopping Day at the Paddock Shops this November

Before the holiday season really begins, why not do a little shopping for yourself? Visit the Paddock Shops this November, and enjoy a whole day of stores, restaurants and plenty of stuff to keep the kids occupied while you shop.

A Day at the Shops

The Paddock Shops are a family-friendly place to go shopping, have a bite to eat and spend a whole day -- or two. After all, no one's counting. You can find all sorts of shops here. Visit American Eagle Outfitters, the Gap, J. Crew, Ann Taylor, Pier 1 or dozens of others. There are a ton of stores here. You can find a nail salon, take the kids to Gymboree and pick up something new to read at Barnes and Noble. There's a lot of stuff to see and do in the Paddock Shops.

The Shops are at the corner of Brownsboro Road and N. Hurstbourne Parkway. You'll find them at 4055 Summit Plaza Drive, just down the road from the Springhurst neighborhood.

Spring Over to Springhurst

There are lots of place to go around Springhurst, from the busy atmosphere of the Paddock Shops to the quiet, natural beauty of E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. There’s a lot to do inside Springhurst, too. This neighborhood was designed to be a quiet oasis for families. There are wide streets, sidewalks for kids to play safely and lots of big green lawns.

Many of the homes here have basements, garages and traditional architecture that never goes out of style. Springhurst is a community with a strong neighborhood spirit, and plenty of amenities for residents. There's a lake in the neighborhood, a pool, a clubhouse, tennis courts and plenty of places to have a picnic or go hiking.

Go take a look at Springhurst this November, and you may decide to shop for more than clothes and holiday gifts when you see the homes here.

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Saturday, November 28, 2015

See a President at the National Cemetery this November

Lots of Louisvillians will tell you about Abraham Lincoln's history in Kentucky. He's famous for having lived in Kentucky, along with a few other things he did as President, and he's celebrated in the state. But Louisville is home to another President, and if you've never visited him then now is the perfect time to go. See the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery this November, and go see one of Louisville's lesser-known famous Presidential places.

President Zachary Taylor

The national cemetery is where you will find the final resting place of former President Zachary Taylor and his First Lady Margaret Taylor. The entire cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and includes many other residents. Soldiers who served in six different wars are buried here, people who fought in the Spanish-American War, both World Wars, the Korean War, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War.

Richard Taylor, father to Zachary, is also buried here. He fought in the American Revolutionary War. Another family member, W.G.L. Taylor, was a captain for the Confederate Army. There's a huge monument to Zachary Taylor here, along with several other features and details that set this cemetery apart from other national landmarks.

You'll find the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery at 4701 Brownsboro Road, right next to the large Indian Hills neighborhood. After you visit the history at the cemetery, get a look at the newer homes in this modern subdivision.

All Hail Indian Hills

You'll see lots of stunning homes in Indian Hills, but there's more to see in this beautiful neighborhood than bright green lawns and gorgeous architecture. Part of Beargrass Creek wends its way through Indian Hills. There are natural rock outcroppings and other features all over the neighborhood that give this community a unique look. There are thick stands of trees in this neighborhood as well. All these features give Indian Hills a natural look, but you'll find plenty of well-manicured properties here. Homes in Indian Hills are surrounded by landscaping and trees, and filled with the extras that everyone really wants.

Indian Hills is right next to the Louisville Country Club, and the homes here are styled to look and feel modern. You can find hardwood floors, large rooms for hosting parties, gourmet kitchens and all sorts of other features that make homes here truly magazine-worthy. Take a look around Indian Hills this November, and get a look at some of Louisville's older history and some of its best newer places to live.

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Monday, November 2, 2015

Hear Choral Masterpieces

Listen to amazing music on November 1, and start the holiday season right. It’s a time for singing, for music and for visiting the Highlands, where you can find some of the most unique holiday gift ideas in the entire city.

A Choral Afternoon

Hear an afternoon of choral masterpieces at St. Brigid Catholic Church on November 1, and you’ll be swept away by the amazing sounds. Daniel Spurlock is the music director of the Louisville Chorus. If you’ve never heard the beautiful music the Louisville Chorus creates, this is the perfect event to attend.

The Chorus will be joined by the Oldham County High School Chorale and Cantamus under director Haley Reed. They’ll be accompanied by the deep, resonant tones of organ music. Be at St. Brigid from 4 to 5:45 pm to hear all the beautiful sounds. Tickets cost $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. St. Brigid is a Catholic church, but it’s open and welcome to all for this and many other events in the neighborhood. You’ll find St. Brigid at 1520 Hepburn Avenue, in the Highlands.

Hello, Highlands

If you go to the Highlands during holiday season, you're definitely going to be tempted to shop. The Highlands neighborhood is stuffed with interesting little stores, locally-owned businesses and great places to stop and have a bite when you need to re-fuel. For several blocks along Bardstown Road, the Highlands is an amazing place to visit during the day or the night. You may hear live music, drop into a one-of-a-kind coffee shop or buy that must-have item that you never even knew existed before you came here.

Elsewhere in the Highlands, you'll see amazing homes from all time periods. Each one is different, and each has its own details to set it apart. You can find it all in the Highlands, from eye-popping homes that look like mansions to cozy couples' nests built just for two. There are family homes, apartments and all sorts of great places to live. So if you can pull yourself away from Bardstown Road, explore the rest of the Highlands. You may find yourself shopping for a new home while you're here. 

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Thursday, September 17, 2015

See the Kentucky Opera Present Macbeth September 18

See the Kentucky Opera perform Verdi’s Macbeth on September 18, and get blown away by the amazing culture that’s available in Louisville. The city may not be famous for its opera...but maybe it should be! Hear it for yourself, and you’ll see why opera lovers are going to love Louisville this September.

The Scottish Play

Macbeth is one of the most famous Shakespeare stories, and it’s beautiful when it unfolds in opera. This is a story of the supernatural, a story of madness and murder, a thrilling tale of kings and queens and intrigue. Can you think of a better reason for going to the opera?

Verdi’s opera is based on the play, of course, so Shakespeare buffs will certainly recognize the thrilling story. The lavish costumes and sets are provided by Opera Pacific Victoria, and the performance is sung in beautiful Italian.

Be at Louisville’s Brown Theater at 315 W. Broadway from 8 pm to 10 pm, and see this spectacular show for yourself. You’ll be in the heart of downtown Louisville, surrounded by the best of the city’s culture. You’ll find that the downtown area is also surrounded by some of the city’s best neighborhoods.

From the Play to the Park

The Shelby Park neighborhood is named for the neighborhood park that it surrounds. This was named for Isaac Shelby, the very first governor of Kentucky. You'll find that history still lives and breathes in Shelby Park. The entire neighborhood is full of historic buildings and amazing reminders of Louisville's past, when the streets were filled with horses and carriages instead of cars.

Looking to invest in a home that's ready to be renovated? Looking for an historic home that's already been updated? Searching for a cozy, comfortable dwelling or an amazing duplex? Whatever you're seeking, you can probably find it in Shelby Park. The homes here reflect the historic style of the neighborhood, but most of them are old only on the outside. On the inside, many have been renovated to give you the modern amenities you really want (like lights and water).

Shelby Park is just blocks away from the excitement of downtown, but the shady streets and historic buildings look years away from the fast-paced city streets.

Visit downtown Louisville and Shelby Park this September to enjoy culture, history and the amazing homes you can find near the downtown area.

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!

Play in the Kentucky Wireless Golf Tournament September 17

Participate in the Kentucky Wireless Golf Tournament this September, or go just to watch this great day on the links. You’ll be at the beautiful Polo Fields Country Club, and you’ll be helping to provide funding for the Special Olympics. Polo Fields is one of the city’s prettiest neighborhoods, but it’s also a hidden gem that many don't even know about.

A Day in the Polo Fields

The Polo Fields is off Flat Rock Road, near the Middletown area. The entire neighborhood is designed to be gorgeous, with neat, landscaped lawns. There are all sorts of homes here, from the large and luxurious to cozy family dwellings.

 The country club and championship golf course are in the middle of the neighborhood. There's also a private pool, which residents love in the summertime. Polo Fields is a little bit off the beaten track, but still close enough to all the shopping, eating and other attractions in Middletown.

Get a good look at the golf course this September at the Kentucky Wireless Golf Tournament. Whether you come to play or watch, this is going to be a great day in the Polo Fields.

Tournament Golf

Go to the Polo Fields Country Club at 117001 Polo Fields Lane to participate in the tournament. The benefits will go to the Special Olympics. The event begins at 9:30 am. After golf, have some fun. A social from 5 to 8 pm will give you the chance to meet other golfers and spectators.

If you like golf, beautiful homes and supporting worthy causes, you’re going to love this golfing event. Go have fun in the fields this September, and enjoy a great day of golf.

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Sunday, July 19, 2015

See the Showdown Car Show July 18

No car lover will want to miss the annual summer Showdown Car Show, a fun Louisville event that will give you the opportunity to look at some beautiful rides. There’s a silent auction and some other fun stuff to keep you entertained while you cruise around looking at all the amazing cars.

The Showdown Car Show

Louisville will turn into a car lover’s dream on July 18. This is when Valor Traditional Academy’s parking lot will fill up will all sorts of beautiful vehicles from 10 am to 4 pm. All cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome to join the showdown for a $15 vehicle registration fee.

The top 40 vehicles will receive trophies. There will also be awards for the People’s Choice, the Kids’ Choice and the Best Bike. The awards presentation will begin at 4 pm. All proceeds of this event will benefit the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation, a nonprofit group that helps people who have been affected by a spinal cord injury.

You’ll find the event at 11501 Schlatter Road, in the beautiful Glenmary neighborhood. You’ll recognize Valor Traditional Academy right away. It’s known in this community as “the castle” because of its beautiful architecture. Spend some time in Glenmary, and you’ll see that beautiful architecture is everywhere.

A Day in Glenmary

Residents of Glenmary love the location of the community. It's just down the road from the excitement and diversity of the Highlands area, a neighborhood famous for shopping and nightlife. Residents of Glenmary enjoy evenings eating in trendy restaurants along Bardstown Road, then come back to the peace and quiet of this beautiful neighborhood.

Glenmary is an oasis of large green lawns and big, beautiful homes. Natural creeks run behind the neighborhood, adding to the pretty landscape. Spend a day in Glenmary this July, and you may never want to leave.

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Join the Red, White and Brew Bash July 3

Go to Fourth Street Live, one of Louisville’s most famous attractions, to join the Red, White and Brew Bash. Even if you don’t like brews, you can join in on the dancing, listen to the live entertainment, play games and maybe even win a prize. America’s birthday only happens once a year, so why not celebrate?

Howl at the Moon

Go to Howl at the Moon on July 3 for a night of entertainment and dancing. The live show doesn’t stop all night long, so you can enjoy the music any time. Play games to win prizes while you’re there. Beer and other drinks will be available all night long, too. Tickets cost just $5 at the door.

The party starts at 6 pm and goes until 2 am, so you can ring in America’s birthday the moment it happens. The founding fathers worked hard to make America a free country, and they would definitely want you to have fun. Fourth Street Live is all about fun. You’ll find it at 434 South 4th Street in downtown Louisville, just blocks away from historic Butchertown.

Being Around Butchertown

There are several neighborhoods in and around downtown Louisville, but Butchertown is one of the most unique and memorable.

Since the 1820s, Butchertown has been a home to professionals of all types. Many butchers did live here in the early days, but now Butchertown is a famously trendy part of the city with lots of different housing styles and types.

Butchertown is now a haven for art galleries, antique shops, gorgeous condos and lots of other attractions. The Thomas Edison house is located here, for those who like history. People who like thrills will find them at the nearby Louisville Extreme Park.

There's something for everyone to enjoy in Butchertown, a truly one-of-a-kind Louisville community. Let freedom ring this July 4, and explore some of the great neighborhoods located within blocks of exciting downtown Louisville.

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Friday, May 15, 2015

Walk Around the Flip N Kicks Sneaker Expo May 16

No sneaker enthusiast is going to want to miss the unique Flip N Kicks Sneaker Expo. People come from as far away as Indianapolis to participate in this fun-filled day of sneakers. Whether you want to sell, buy or trade, you can do it here.

Expose Your Sneakers

The Flip N Kicks Sneaker Expo is at the Fern Valley Hotel and Conference Center at 2715 Fern Valley Road. The fun starts at noon, and the expo lasts all afternoon until 6 pm. Vendors come from Nashville, Cincinnati and even Indianapolis to show off their sneakers. General admission only costs $10, and for that you’ll be in a sneakers paradise.

 Anyone who like sneakers will like it here. Imagine wall-to-wall shopping and shoe shoppers. You never know when you’ll find an amazing pair of sneakers to trade or buy. And if you’re a shoe collector with a few too many pairs, maybe you want to sell some of your sneakers while you’re here.

Sneakers are a great footwear choice if you plan on getting out and enjoying the beautiful summer weather in Louisville this year. Sneakers keep your feet cool but protected when you’re hiking, climbing, biking, or just walking around one of the beautiful Louisville communities.  There are quite a few places to walk around the Fern Valley Road area.

Living in Lynnview

The Expo is just a few blocks away from Lynnview. This residential neighborhood is surrounded by restaurants, schools and main roads that will take you where you want to go. But inside the neighborhood, Lynnview is a quiet community filled with homes and families.

The winding streets are laid out simply, but carefully, to avoid lots of through traffic. This gives children places to play and cuts back on the noisy cars that come through the community. The quiet streets are a great place to take a walk, like if you need to break in some new sneakers maybe. Take a closer look at Lynnview and the entire Fern Valley area this May, and a take a walk around this great part of the city.

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Be Pampered with Mom May 10

May 10 is Mother’s Day, and that means it’s the perfect day to go out and get pampered. Have a ladies’ day out at the Bridal Pampering Event, and spend the day celebrating you.

Getting Pampered

From 11 am to 6 pm, you’ll be pampered on May 10. It’s time to give yourself a break from wedding planning, or anything else you may be doing that’s been stressing you out.

 Enjoy a massage, get a facial, have a mani and pedi, and enjoy it all with your mom for Mother’s Day if you like. You’ll sip cocktails, nibble on appetizers and share all the hot gossip while you’re being pampered. This event is all about getting pampered and finding relaxation. When was the last time you took the time to do that?

Go to Bake My Day at 4113 Bardstown Road to take a much-needed break. When you’re done getting relaxed, enjoy a little retail therapy. You’ll be in the Buechel neighborhood, where you’ll find lot of great shopping options.

Shopping in Buechel

Buechel is next to the famous Highlands neighborhood, and lots of people in the Highlands come here to shop. You’ll find the Bashford Manor shopping district here, not to mention lots of small stores and fun places to visit throughout the community. There is a big commercial district in this community, but Buechel is primarily made up of residential neighborhoods.

Residents of Buechel live in pretty communities like Broadmoor Park, Butler Acres, Fountain Woods, Glenmead, Norfolk Estates and the Pines, to name just a few. There are many schools scattered throughout the Buechel area. This is a great place to shop, but it’s also a fantastic place to live. Spend some time in the Buechel area this May 10, and you could have trouble making yourself leave.

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Witness a Murder on the Alien Express May 9

Step aboard a starship many years in the future, and have drinks and dinner with universally-famous aliens. But be warned: there is a killer hidden among them. It’s up to you to figure out who the killer is in this intergalactic world where normal forensics no longer apply. Can you figure out whodunnit?

On the Mother Ship

You won’t actually be on an alien ship, but that’s the atmosphere you’ll enjoy during “Murder on the Alien Express”, an event presented by the Whodunnit Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. A mystery will unfold before your very eyes while you have dinner and dance the night away. Can you keep on having fun once you find out that one of the party guests is actually a murderer?

Feel free to join in on the fun by dressing up like an alien if you like, or any other sci-fi character of your choice. When you’re on an alien spaceship, pretty much anything goes.

Arrive at 6:30 pm to get seated, because the show will begin promptly at 7. Tickets cost $45.50 for the dinner, the show, the tax and the gratuity. If you bring a group of 6 or more, you're eligible for a discount.

Step on board the ship at the Hilton Garden Inn at 2735 Crittenden Drive. The show ends at 9:30, so you haven’t got much time to unmask the killer. The Hilton Garden Inn is surrounded by several Louisville attractions and communities. The Wyandotte neighborhood, part of Louisville for more than 100 years, is just minutes away.

Why Wyandotte?

Wyandotte is best-known for Wyandotte Park, which is chock-full of stuff to do. Kids and adults alike keep themselves busy here with volleyball, tennis, basketball, croquet, horseshoes, and the sprayground area. Kids love running beneath the giant fountain at the sprayground. They can dry off at the playground area, which has all the classic features that kids (and the young at heart) enjoy.

The picture-perfect park is just one feature of the neighborhood. Wyandotte is laid out in the simple grid pattern that includes the commercial district along Berry Boulevard and the more residential areas around Sale Avenue. People live and work in the Wyandotte community. The neighborhood has its own schools, shops and plenty of stuff to see and do.

Because Wyandotte is near the center of Louisville, it's close to all the most famous attractions. The neighborhood is only minutes away from Churchill Downs, Kentucky Kingdom, Cardinal Stadium and all the fun you'll find at the Hilton Garden Inn.

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!