Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Jeffersontown, Kentucky a Great Louisville City

Jeffersontown, Kentucky is a popular, East-end suburb of Louisville. The area was once dense forest land but was quickly established by early merchants who took advantage of the many travelers going west through Louisville. Change took hold of Jeffersontown and in 1903, The Southern Railroad built a route into the public square from Louisville. Taylorsville Road and the General Electric Appliance Park opened in the 1950’s and brought new residents to the area. The Bluegrass Commerce Park in Jeffersontown, also known as J-town, is the largest industrial park in Kentucky and the area is the third-largest city of employment in the state, with 38,000 employees.

With plenty of offices and employment opportunities in Jeffersontown, it is a great neighborhood to call home. There are tons of restaurants and shops for residents to choose from and green space to enjoy nature. Many Homes in Jeffersontown date back to the 1950’s and 60’s, but new construction and development is happening every day in this highly desirable community.

Commuters will enjoy living in Jeffersontown because it offers some tranquility from the hustle and bustle of the city, but it’s only a 15 minute drive into downtown Louisville and to the airport.

For a week every September, Jeffersontown plays host to the Gaslight Festival, which is a series of events for residents and visitors. Over 200,000 people pay the neighborhood a visit during the Gaslight Festival. Families will also love the Skyview Park complex that features regional baseball and softball tournaments. There is also the Floyds Fork Soccer Complex and the Blackacre Nature Preserve.

There is always something to do in the great community of Jeffersontown!

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