Sunday, January 31, 2016

Take the Kids to Renaissance Fun Park

You know how kids can never decide what they want to do? They'll start playing with one thing, and after 10 minutes they start messing with something else. At Renaissance Fun Park, this sort of behavior is encouraged. Kids can do and see everything while they're here, even if they switch back and forth every 10 minutes.

Fun at the Park

There are lots of different options here. Kids can play laser tag, enjoy a round of mini golf, get on the go kart track to race around or play the various arcade games. There's stuff to do indoors and out, and there's always fun stuff to do. A day of unlimited all day play, which gives access to unlimited amounts of everything, is $25. There are other ticket options and family ticket packages available.

There's also plenty of food, because kids work up an appetite when they play. There's tons of the stuff that kids like on the menu, so you won't have to fight them just to get them to have some lunch before they get back to the games. Renaissance Fun Park is in Middletown at 201 Park Place Drive. It's just one of many reasons that Middletown is a great community for families.

Amusement in Middletown

Middletown is known for its big, beautiful homes. There are several subdivisions that help make up Middletown. You can find schools and parks here, lots of big lawns and sidewalks for children to play. If you drive around the neighborhoods of Middletown, you'll see that this is a quiet family community with a variety of homes. There are many ranch and two-story houses here, traditional architecture and more contemporary designs. But there's also a lot of stuff to do in Middletown, and this is why so many families really love living here.

Renaissance Fun Park is just one of the family-friendly places to spend your time here. There are many places to take the kids and some places to go without them. You’ll find a place to grab a cocktail at night and places where sippy cups are the norm during the day. Middletown is home to beautiful Valhalla Golf Course and lots of great shopping. There are gyms for the adults and gyms for kids. In other words, there's always something to do in Middletown. Go find out more about this Louisville neighborhood, and you could be finding your new community.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Talk about Jane Austen January 17

This is an event that no Jane Austen fan will want to miss, whether you’re an expert or just a fan of one of the many movie adaptations made of her books. Speaking of movie adaptations, which ones are great and which ones are even better? Join an expert at historic Locust Grove to surround yourself in an Austen-era home, and participate in a fun talk about all those Austen-inspired movies based on one of her most beloved books.

The Jane Austen Movie Club

It’s been 200 years since Jane Austen wrote “Emma,” and movies are still being made based on the book. You may not realize how many times this story has been re-told, in fact. Did you know that “Clueless” was based on her Regency novel, for example?

Join a fun discussion about the various film adaptations of this book, which is about a matchmaker who finds out she’s really the one who wants love in her life. Be at historic Locust Grove at 2 pm to surround yourself in Austen-era living. The discussion lasts until 4:30 pm, so you have plenty of afternoon left to go exploring.

You’ll find this free event, and Locust Grove, at 561 Blankenbaker Lane. That's just a short distance from the Louisville Country Club, the Ohio River and the one-of-a-kind Indian Hills neighborhood. Go see what life along the river was like 200 years ago, and see what it's like in this part of Louisville today, too.

Apart to Life in Indian Hills

Want to live in a French country estate without moving away from Louisville? Maybe you'd like a traditional brick home that's picture-perfect? Or perhaps it's a contemporary ranch home that's more your style. You'll find all of these options, and more, in Indian Hills. This neighborhood is full of big homes made in all sorts of styles, so you can truly shop around for your dream home.
Many homes here are surrounded by pretty landscaping. You'll see plenty of flower beds and trimmed hedges throughout Indian Hills, but the entire neighborhood is known for its natural beauty. Streams and rock outcroppings give this part of the city a gorgeous look, and Indian Hills itself is next to a nature preserve because this area is so very beautiful. Some lots are far enough away and surrounded by enough nature to make you feel secluded and far away from the city, but Indian Hills is just a short drive away from lots of the city's biggest attractions.

After you explore some history this January, go get a look at Indian Hills and you may see your future.

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Visit Historic Farmington

One of Louisville's most well-known families, the Speeds, lived on a huge piece of land outside the city known as Farmington. Today, you probably know the area a little bit better as the Highlands. Most of the farm is gone, but you can still visit the mansion at the Farmington historic home site, and see what living in Louisville used to be like.

The Farmington Plantation

Farmington is a huge home built with classic Federal architecture in 1816, a style that was very popular in Louisville during the 1800s. The home was built from a plan designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. Farmington has been fully restored with its original paint colors, carpets and wallpaper to match the era in which it was built. The mansion is filled with Kentucky furniture and antiques from the time period when John and Lucy Speed lived here.

The home has all sorts of features that were unique to the time period. There are two octagonal rooms in the mansion, a "hidden" staircase, carved mantles and even marble baseboards. The original glass, woodwork and brass in the home is still in place and still in beautiful condition. Farmingham is an 18-acre site today that includes outbuildings. Find the entrance to historic Farmingham at 3033 Bardstown Road. In December, Farmington is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm if you want a guided tour. You can always take a self-guided tour of the grounds any day from 9 am to 6 pm. Admission is $9 for adults.

The area all around Farmington is still used for beautiful homes to this day. There's a lot to do and see in this part of the city thanks to Bardstown Road and the Highlands. There are so many great shops and restaurants, you may forget about the best part of this part of the city: the neighborhoods. After you leave Farmington, stop by Seneca Gardens to see more fine Louisville living.

A Day in the Gardens

The Seneca Gardens neighborhood is just a few blocks away from Farmington and Bardstown Road. Until you see the houses, you may forget you're in a neighborhood. Seneca Gardens is designed to look like a park. It's got lots of trees, landscaping and winding streets that create a peaceful feel and beautiful look.

Spend a day around Seneca Gardens and make a little of your own history while you explore the streets, the homes and everything you can find in this part of the city.

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