The Quick Start Story Gallery at the Speed Art Museum

If your family was looking for an entertaining activity in Louisville this weekend, don’t let the weather put a chill in your plans. There are some unique events scheduled that will allow you the comforts of indoors, while breaking the stay-at-home routine.  Consider, for example, the Quick Start Story Gallery at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville.

The Speed Art Museum is a fantastic place for a family experience, and Speed initiated ‘The Quick Start Story Gallery’ in December 2011 to encourage family interaction and creativity. Your family will find this exhibit on the main floor of the museum in the sculpture section and access is covered under the museum’s general admission.

This exciting art gallery was created for family fun with simple features to provide interactive discussions and activities. There will be audio spots accessible via your cell phone, along with hands on activities to help bring the artwork to life in an entirely new perspective.

The Quick Start Story Gallery is a fun filled ‘starter’ gallery that allows you and your children to discover the stories behind the art. The current featured works are provided by James Tissor, Jacob Lawrence, Henry More, Ed Hamilton and a few other artists.

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Hikes Point in Louisville, Kentucky

Hikes Point is located in eastern Louisville, Kentucky, between the Highlands and Buechel neighborhoods.  Settled by American Revolutionary War veteran George Hikes in 1791, the area became populated by the Hikes family who later opened grist and saw mills in the early 19th century.  A log cabin once home to a Hikes family still stands as John E’s Restaurant, located on the corner of Bardstown Road and Hikes Lane.  A Hikes family cemetery is still located on the side of the John E’s Restaurant building.

Hike Point Louisville, Kentucky

Roy McMahan purchased the land known as Hite Creek in 1946 and built large subdivisions and shopping areas, which turned this small family town into a retail destination that still holds today as a popular place for Louisville residents to shop and eat.  Queenie’s Soul Café is a popular eatery in Hikes Point, specializing in Southern comfort foods such as fried chicken, pork chops, and chicken and waffles.  It is highly recommended to go to Queenie’s for lunch and get some fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, and kool-aid!  Davern’s Tavern is a diner and bar that has two floors, one a nice family restaurant and the other a neighborhood bar, popular with the local crowd.  The Pizza Place is another popular restaurant in Hikes Point, with oven-baked recipes and tons of beer choices and arcade games.  Make sure you bring your appetite for lunch and order the Ultimate, a whopping 8 pound all-topping pizza!

Daverns Tavern Hikes Point

For those looking to make a move to Hikes Point, there are plenty of housing styles including charming condos and patio homes, Cape Cods, and ranch homes.  Prices typically range from just below $100,000 to over $200,000.  Amenities can include hardwood floors, large garages and yards, build-in shelving and bookcases, Florida rooms, and open floor plans.  Some homes can be custom designed by the owners, adding to the charm of the community.

Hikes Point is a lovely neighborhood that is very convenient to all of Louisville’s shopping options, hotspots, and highways.  This is an affordable and friendly community that new residents will love!  For more information about neighborhoods around the area, please visit Louisville Subdivisions.

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Polo Fields Neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky

The Polo Fields Neighborhood is located in eastern Jefferson County and features some of the loveliest real estate and landscaping in all of Louisville, Kentucky.  Located off Flat Rock Road, close to the Eastwood and Lake Forest neighborhoods, sits the quaint, family-friendly town of Polo Fields.  This is a very active and fun community that is sure to welcome new residents with open arms!  The Polo Fields Golf and Country Club gives the neighborhood plenty of activities to enjoy, from an 18-hole golf course to swimming pools, tennis courts, and dining opportunities.

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The Homes in Polo Fields are typically large and have many luxurious amenities, such as granite countertops, crown molding, and many custom built additions.  Typically they are constructed of brick, but can be stucco or vinyl as well.  Styles range from patio homes and condos to large sized ranches and Cape Cods, there are many different styles to choose from in Polo Fields.  With the many community wide activities, residents are not just neighbors, but friends.  Polo Fields is very friendly and is a great location for families of all ages.

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Long Run Park is located in the area and is a great place for some fun.  Polo Fields residents can enjoy basketball, fishing, tennis, volleyball, horseback riding trails, a fishing lake, and a sprayground for those hot summer days.  The fishing lake is nearly 29 acres and harbors that include largemouth, bluegills, catfish, and crappies.  Long Run Park usually has fantastic lighting displays during the holiday season with millions of lights and animated characters.

Also, the new William F. Miles Park is very close by and has a six-mile water trail that ends in Fisherville.  The trip takes about two or three hours and has already proved to be a popular recreational destination for the city since its establishment in 2007.

Polo Fields is also a very convenient neighborhood to interstates and Louisville’s popular hotspots.  Many locations are about 20 minutes away including the airport and downtown, and the Gene Snyder Freeway is a quick 10 minute drive.

Polo Fields is a safe, family friendly community that is sure to be a wonderful neighborhood for years to come.

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Louisville Neighborhoods Near the Ohio River

Some of Louisville, Kentucky’s most beautiful neighborhoods are situated very close to the Ohio River, with immaculate homes and lifestyles.  The Ohio River is the largest tributary of the Mississippi River at approximately 981 miles long. Thomas Jefferson once stated it was “the most beautiful river on Earth.”

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Glenview is one of the luxury communities located in close proximity to the Ohio River.  Some of Louisville’s best architects have custom-built residences in this community.  Homes will most likely feature tons of updates, surrounding greenery, and plenty of space.  Average prices are between $450,000 and $4,000,000 and most are constructed of brick and stone, but some may have stucco sidings.  Durability and luxury are a common theme in Glenview and many of the homes are on the National Register of Historic Places.  Several historic homes are situated on high bluffs that overlook the Ohio River.  This neighborhood has the second-highest per capita income in Kentucky and the 74th highest in the United States.

Riverwood and Indian Hills are lovely neighborhoods located on the edge of the Ohio River also.  These communities surround the Louisville Country Club, a private club that has a long tradition of providing the finest enjoyment to those fortunate enough to be members.  Open for over 90 years, the club has hosted prestigious sporting and social events and provides its members with fine dining opportunities, 18 holes of golf, swimming pools, and tennis courts.  The Riverwood community features luxurious, custom homes that range from $450,000 to over $1,000,000.  These homes are immaculate with granite countertops, beautiful landscapes and views, and plenty of land.  Indian Hills homes range in price from $250,000 to over $4,000,000.  Many have walkout basements, chef’s kitchens, luxurious bathrooms and master suites, and sparkling pools.

Mockingbird Valley Homes Louisville, Kentucky

Also located along the Ohio River is Mockingbird Valley, which has been referred to as a “country enclave” because of its rural feel.  Homes in this neighborhood are unique and architecturally amazing, with custom woodworking, hardwood floors, crown molding, granite, and many other luxurious amenities.  Homes in Mockingbird Valley are very desirable because of their beauty and seclusion and prices can range from $400,000 to over $2,500,000. The first house in the neighborhood was built in 1840 and still stands along River Road.

There are many other fantastic homes and condos located along the Ohio River, from mansions atop bluffs to downtown condos with panoramic views – there is something for all river lovers.

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The Clifton Neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky

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.

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