One can’t talk about the Louisville luxury homes market without mention of Glenview, KY. Louisville Business First reports that Glenview (40025) in Jefferson County is the wealthiest zip code in Louisville, followed by Prospect (40059), Lake Forest area (40245), Fisherville (40023) and Goshen (40026). Formerly a sprawling horse farm, the 1.4 square miles that make up the wealthiest section of Louisville contain over 100 properties topping the $2 Million mark.
Who Lives In Glenview?
Glenview was long considered to have the highest per capita income in the state of Kentucky, although it recently relinquished top honors to Mockingbird Valley, a smaller and even more exclusive nook in Jefferson County. Glenview provides more opportunity to luxury buyers, with nearly three times’ the number of residential properties as Mockingbird Valley.
If you’re looking for stately homes on sizable plots of land, amid rolling topography, Glenview is a good choice. Many retirees and business professionals settle in Glenview. Buyers who want impressive homes on smaller lots or big barn properties for their horses would drive elsewhere for that. General pricing in the region runs the gamut from $450,000 to over $4 million.
Glenview Real Estate
Its location – just 14 minutes from the downtown core – has created a unique blend of rural charm and urban life here. You can still see many properties dubbed “Gentleman Farms” which have operated as working farms, but have more emphasis on aesthetic design of the homestead and integration into the surrounding landscape.
Prominent Landscape Architects Frederick Law Olmsted, W. Arrasmith, J.B. Hutchings, Marian Coffin and W. J. Dodd have work in the area. Rolling landscapes and narrow roads characterize Glenview. Dozens of historic country estates built in the 1930s remain, but many family compounds have been parceled off to accommodate the building of modern homes.
Buyers love the sturdy construction materials and classic styling of fine Glenview homes – many of which were built prior to 1960. The newer homes have been designed by the area’s most well-respected luxury home builders to conform to these classic designs. Even so, you’ll find an eclectic collection of architectural styles in the area – from Tudor Revival to Modern. Each home has its own distinct personality different from its neighbors.
A simple cruise around the area reveals antique picket, wrought iron and four-board horse fencing. You’ll see stone and brick walls, but not very much chain-link or solid wood fencing used. You’ll see many homes situated in low density areas, along scenic bluffs overlooking the Ohio River, and set back from the road at varying distances in the lower elevations to offer the best view of the surroundings.
The inventory for Glenview can be broken down into the following areas:
- The Glenview Avenue Corridor: These properties feature narrow roadways following stream valleys, leading to homes on the bluff. Homes are set back from the road on manicured lawns with mature trees offering excellent privacy and just a glimpse of the estate – which is often accessible by a long, winding driveway marked by an elegant stone entry gate or column.
- The River Road Corridor: These properties are situated in the floodplain, closest to the Ohio River. Here you’ll find some family residential complexes and yacht club condos (Harbortown), as well as stately homes down steep, bluff-winding roads on the east side of the river. Meadows, pastures and agricultural fields make up the surrounding topography.
- The Lime Kiln Lane Corridor: These properties feature some of the more recent developments that have sprung up around the existing historic homes. Here you’ll find modern styling like shorter driveways, relatively smaller lots, and wider roadways following the contour of the ridge lines. The newest homes can be found along Glen Bluff Road.
Subdivisions are mostly lacking in Glenview, but divided parcels can be found in Glenview Springs, a high-demand development off Lime Kiln Lane established in 2007, with limited custom build construction continuing today. Beautiful estate homes sit on half to one-acre lots surrounded by serene hills, mature hardwoods and creeks. With easy access to Highway 42, you are just a stone’s throw from downtown, as well as Louisville’s best shopping districts, entertainment and schools. Sites are priced competitively, starting in the $120s. On occasion you can find more information on available lots at luxuryrealestate.fm or other high end real estate websites.
Location & Local Attractions
Glenview, Kentucky is a quiet location in itself, but is within 21 minutes of every top Louisville attraction, including:
- Locust Grove Historic Site (5 min)
- Brownsboro Road shops & restaurants (6 min)
- Louisville Waterfront Park (12 min)
- Frazier History Museum (13 min)
- Louisville Slugger Field (13 min)
- Mall St Matthews Shopping (14 min)
- Belle of St Louis Cruises (14 min)
- Kentucky Peerless Distilling (15 min)
- Cherokee Park (19 min)
- Louisville Zoo (19 min)
- Louisville Opera House (19 min)
- Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs (20 min)
- Louisville Mega Caverns (21 min)
- Louisville Airport (21 min)
Jefferson County Economy
Healthcare is a huge industry for Glenview homeowners – and it’s no wonder: with Norton Health Care, Humana, Jewish Hospital, Baptist Hospital East, Kindred Healthcare, Caritas Health Services, University Hospital and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield providing more than 24,000 local jobs within 20 minutes of Glenview.
Sales and management are also top industries for affluent Glenview residents. Major Louisville employers include:
- UPS (over 17,000 employees)
- Ford Motor Company (over 8,500 employees)
- General Electric (5,000 employees)
- Kroger (over 4,500 employees)
- Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville (over 2,500 employees)
- YUM! Brands (over 2,000 employees)
- Caesars (over 1,500 employees)
- Publishers Printing (over 1,500 employees)
- JP Morgan Chase (over 1,000 employees)
- Bell South (over 1,000 employees)
Climate in Glenview, KY
Like the rest of Louisville, Glenview’s climate is considered “humid subtropical,” featuring all four seasons, but relatively mild winters. The warmer months run from May through September, with gardeners breaking ground as early as mid-March and toiling through late October. On average, there are 195 sunny days per year, with the hottest temperatures in July, ranging from 69 to 88 degrees. The cooler months – November through February – see about 17 inches of measurable snowfall (less than half the U.S. average). The coldest month is January, where temperatures range from 25 to 41 degrees. Glenview gets a little over 46 inches of rainfall per year, spread across 114 days.
Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson County schools closest to Glenview include the highly rated:
• Dunn Elementary – Honored with the Mayor’s Top Apple Award for reading achievement; Consistently scores in the top 95 percent of JCPS elementary schools; Offers a wide variety of specialty classes (computer, music, art, Spanish, library, and PE); Recognized as a Health Promotion School of Excellence (HPSE).
• Kammerer Middle – Offers the Distinguished Math Scholar Program and Advanced Honors placement; Features 35 co-curricular activities; Receives awards from the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) year after year; Employs nationally recognized teachers with National Board Certification.
• Ballard High – Competitive in all Kentucky High School Athletic Association sports with over 55 state championships won; Faculty possesses National Board Certification; Features award-winning marching, concert and jazz bands; Offers Advanced Placement courses; Outperforms state and national averages on the SAT and ACT tests; Ranked among the top state schools for the number of National Merit Finalists and Governor’s Scholars Program participants; Boasts the highest state assessment scores of all Jefferson County nonselective schools.
Find Your Glenview, KY Estate!
Licensed Louisville real estate agent Greg Fleischaker specializes in East End luxury properties, including home sales in Glenview, KY (40025). With more than a decade of experience in assisting homeowners with buying and selling their residences, Greg has become a master of marketing and a rather intuitive guide to the local market’s hidden gems. As an Associate Broker with Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty, you can expect an extraordinary level of service.