What should a Louisville appraiser, or anyone considering a real estate purchase in St. Matthews, know about the area? Here’s a brief neighborhood profile article to give you an idea. It will also help you to know what it’s like to live in St. Matthews:
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St. Matthews is a city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. It forms part of the Louisville Metro government but is separately incorporated as a home rule-class city. The population was 15,852 at the 2000 census, making it the 20th-largest city in the state.
History: St. Matthews was first settled in 1779 by Colonel John Floyd. Floyd had purchased the 2,000 acres of land that would later become St. Matthews from soldiers who had been awarded the land for their service in the French and Indian War. It wasn’t until the city began developing a shopping center there in the 1920s that St. Matthews started to become less rural. Growth of the area was expedited by Louisville’s flood of 1937 that encouraged many Louisville residents to relocate to higher ground.
Boundaries: St. Matthews’ boundaries are Cannons Lane to the west, I-264 to the south and east, and Brownsboro Road to the north, though a few neighborhoods just north of Brownsboro Road are also considered part of St. Matthews.
Demographics: Individuals living in Louisville’s East End typically have the highest median ages and incomes in the city. However, many young professionals and recent college graduates occupy apartments in St. Matthews.
Real Estate: St. Matthews attracts home buyers because of its excellent location, the gorgeous tree-lined streets, and the beautiful architecture found in the area. Homes in St. Matthews feature
park-like settings and classic cape cod homes.Most individuals living in single-family homes in St. Matthews are homeowners, and most renters occupy St. Matthews apartments.
Nearby Things to do: One can go to the several museums like Conrad – Caldwell House Museum, Frazier Historical Arms Museum, and Filson Museum. Tourists can also spend their free hours at the E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park and the Falls of the Ohio State Park, which offer many recreational facilities or they can enjoy the natural scenery of Weicher Creek.
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