One website says that the most expensive place to live in Kentucky is in a small city with less than 3,000 people. CashNetUSA, an online lender, says that the average home price in Simpsonville, which is about 30 minutes from downtown Louisville, is $1,569,977. Simpsonville was named the most expensive neighborhood in Kentucky.
Real estate information from Zillow was used by CashNetUSA to find neighborhoods in towns and cities in all 50 U.S. states. The average price in each neighborhood was found by adding up all the home prices in that area and dividing that number by the number of homes. We didn’t look at neighborhoods with less than 10 entries, and we thought of villages and small towns, like Simpsonville, as neighborhoods inside of cities.
The area is in Shelby County, and its tourist website calls it the best place to go for bourbon tourism. Two great distilleries, exciting outdoor activities, and the best holiday rentals near Louisville can be found in Shelby County, the ad says. It has a lot of high-end features, like Kentucky’s only fashion outlet mall. You can buy clothes from Calvin Klein, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, and Vera Bradley at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.
The Cardinal Club is also there. It is the official golf club of the University of Louisville �. You can get better at golf at this great 18-hole course. The practice area is 22 acres and has a two-tiered range, a large short-game area, and Pro V1 range balls. Simpsonville is proud to be home to some of the best American saddlebred horse farms in the world. Some places to visit that have horses are Willow Hope Farm and Red Fern Riding Center.
The town was officially formed in 1833, and for most of its history, it stayed a small, peaceful place with only 200 to 300 people living there. Simpsonville didn’t really take off until after World War II. When Interstate 64 was finished in 1965, it was easy to get to Louisville. That made it possible for Simpsonville to get more homes, stores, and other services.
Based on CashNetUSA, here is how Simpsonville compares to the 10 most expensive places to live in the United States.
- Manalapan, Fla.: $39,761,000 average home price
- Palm Island, Fla.: $27,624,833
- Snowmass, Colo.: $23,568,750
- Beverly Hills Gateway, Calif.: $22,771,957
- Port Royal, Fla.: $22,032,667
- Golden Beach, Fla.: $18,659,412
- Bel Air, Calif.: $18,581,775
- Southampton Village, N.Y.: $16,719,714
- Sagaponack, N.Y.: $16,016,944
- Trousdale Estates, Calif.: $15,870,100