Clifton is an eclectic, trendy neighborhood, just a couple miles east of downtown Louisville, Kentucky. With its high walkability score, Clifton boasts plenty of sidewalks for residents to stroll along Frankfort Avenue, which is spotted with locally-owned shops and restaurants (think Bardstown Road without the loud, wild nightlife!).
Clifton has become a popular location for young professionals and recent college graduates, due to its close proximity to downtown, affordable housing and rental opportunities, plus the many retail choices. Many homeowners in the neighborhood have started renting out spaces in their homes due to the large influx of young renters. Many of the Homes in Clifton date back to the 1860’s, with the Victorian style being the most prevalent, followed by the shotgun home. The neighborhood is one of the top dining destinations in Louisville, with eateries ranging from Vietnamese and Mediterranean to Irish and Mexican. LEO Magazine and its readers have named many Clifton restaurants and shops some of the best in the city of Louisville.
Area attractions include the nation’s largest Braille publisher, the American Printing House for the Blind, and the first school for the visually impaired, the Kentucky School for the Blind. The Clifton Center is a restored 1930’s meeting facility that offers artistic productions, programs and meeting space for those who call the neighborhood home.
Visit the Clifton neighborhood for an exciting look at a great community in Louisville, Kentucky.