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Urban Flats
735 S 2nd St
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 01:48am
1 Bedroom
$805
2 Bedrooms
$875
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Axis on Lexington
303 Axis Dr
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 01:15am
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,139
2 Bedrooms
$1,479
Situated conveniently close to I-64 for commuters. Units include laundry, stainless steel appliances, and extra storage. Community offers access to gym, coffee bar, courtyard, pool and dog park.
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The Avenue Willows
2315 Glenmary Avenue
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 01:13am
2 Bedrooms
$1,249
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The Reserve at Lindsay
2601 Lindsay Ave
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 12:52am
1 Bedroom
$775
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Edge on Fourth
555 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 12:22am
1 Bedroom
$1,135
2 Bedrooms
$1,069
3 Bedrooms
$3,050
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Valley Farms Apartment Homes
10200 Renaissance Valley Way
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 12:19am
1 Bedroom
$744
2 Bedrooms
$919
3 Bedrooms
$1,275
Spacious 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens, walk-in closets, and washer/dryer connections. Community has a BBQ area with gas grill, pool, and sundeck. Close to Riverport Industrial Park.
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Renaissance St. Andrews
3311 Renwood Blvd
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 12:19am
1 Bedroom
$598
2 Bedrooms
$868
Minutes to Iroquois Park. Thoughtfully-designed one- and two-bedroom apartments with spacious living rooms, gourmet kitchens, laundry rooms and private outdoor areas. Pet-friendly community offers extensive amenities and panoramic views of Louisville. Private garages available.
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Oxmoor Apartment Homes
7400 Steeplecrest Cir
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 12:19am
1 Bedroom
$990
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
3 Bedrooms
$1,480
High ceilings, spacious closets, and private patios characterize these cable-ready homes. Community amenities include a business center and a resort-inspired pool. About 20 minutes from the city center.
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The Park at Hurstbourne
5555 Big Bend Dr
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 12:19am
Studio
$660
1 Bedroom
$675
2 Bedrooms
$750
Luxury abounds in these pet-friendly apartments with fireplaces, laundry connections and walk-in closets. Residents have access to many on-site amenities like indoor and outdoor pools, dog park, tennis courts, gym and clubhouse. Close to I-265.
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Springs at Hurstbourne
9202 Bunsen Way
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 02:35am
Studio
$871
1 Bedroom
$1,054
2 Bedrooms
$1,213
Pet-friendly upscale community with newly renovated studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Modern kitchens, hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, walk-in closets, patio/balcony. Smoke-free buildings, fitness center, pool, complimentary Starbucks bar. Easy access to I-64, shopping, dining.
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Glenmary Village
9606 Clubview Dr
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 12:19am
1 Bedroom
$937
2 Bedrooms
$1,047
3 Bedrooms
$1,175
Close to Route 31E and Highway 2053. Spacious, open-plan apartments with garbage disposal, hardwood floors, carpet and quality kitchen appliances. Community offers a pool, a business center and a clubhouse.
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Main and Clay
633 East Main Street
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 12:19am
Studio
$1,175
1 Bedroom
$1,207
2 Bedrooms
$1,799
Located close to Louisville's urban core and NULU neighborhood. Units feature designer cabinets, washer and dryer, and all-tile bathrooms. Community has parking, emergency maintenance, and more.
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Claiborne Crossing
14601 Pulpit Dr
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 12:19am
1 Bedroom
$1,138
2 Bedrooms
$1,406
3 Bedrooms
$1,888
Enjoy luxurious living on the east side of Louisville, in the Lake Forest area. Features include a pool with cabanas and sundeck, clubhouse, gourmet kitchens and more. Easy access to highways, shopping and dining.
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Maple Brook Apartments
11507 Maple Brook Dr
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 12:19am
1 Bedroom
$795
2 Bedrooms
$998
3 Bedrooms
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Covered balconies, modern kitchens, large closets and laundry rooms. Utilities included. Community amenities include sundeck, swimming pool, on-site laundry. Pet-friendly. Near Paddock Shops and Springhurst.
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Woodbridge of Louisville
1000 Glenridge Dr
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 12:19am
1 Bedroom
$905
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
3 Bedrooms
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Fantastic community in a wooded area with 100-year-old trees. On-site dog park, gym, pool, and volleyball, basketball and tennis courts. Apartments feature a patio or balcony, fireplace and updated appliances.
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Apex on Preston
11602 Apex View Dr
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 12:19am
1 Bedroom
$895
2 Bedrooms
$1,070
3 Bedrooms
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The Apex Louisville is located in the South End professional and retail district of Louisville, KY. Located on 15 acres of verdant land, units are pet-friendly and feature faux wood floors and granite countertops.
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Crescent Centre
657 South 3rd St
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 12:19am
1 Bedroom
$765
2 Bedrooms
$925
Crescent Centre offers luxury units that are rich in amenities. Located in the heart of downtown, these units feature include granite counters, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry and more.
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Shadow Ridge
10400 Shadow Ridge Ln
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 12:19am
1 Bedroom
$900
2 Bedrooms
$1,065
Located 20 minutes from downtown Louisville, with convenient access to major shopping and eating hubs of the area. One- and two-bedroom apartments with wood-burning fireplaces. Community amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.
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Kendal on Taylorsville
4004 Keighley Park Ln
Louisville, KY
Updated May 20 at 12:19am
1 Bedroom
$960
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
3 Bedrooms
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Open floor plans and luxury amenities make this community ideal. Apartments feature chef-ready kitchens with quartz countertops, wood-grain flooring, lots of storage, and large private balconies. On-site pool, tennis court, and yoga studio available.
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Enclave Breckenridge
7204 Churchill Park Dr
Louisville, KY
Updated May 19 at 10:35am
1 Bedroom
$749
2 Bedrooms
$849
3 Bedrooms
$1,320
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Stonewater Park
11354 N Tazwell Dr
Louisville, KY
Updated May 19 at 10:35am
1 Bedroom
$825
2 Bedrooms
$880
3 Bedrooms
$1,475
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The Lofts Of Broadway
419 Finzer St
Louisville, KY
Updated May 19 at 09:11am
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$925
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Park Chateau
512 W Ormsby Ave
Louisville, KY
Updated May 19 at 09:11am
Studio
$700
1 Bedroom
$690
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Patriot Crossing Apartments
7103 Yorktown Rd
Louisville, KY
Updated May 19 at 09:10am
2 Bedrooms
$730

Average Rent in Louisville

Last updated Apr. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Louisville is $666, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $842.
Studio
$585
1 Bed
$666
2 Beds
$842
3+ Beds
$1,153
City GuideLouisville
"Louisville, Louisville / I'm wanna trade in Friday nights / For a piece of your heart / Me and you and burbon beating / Down in Echo Park." (-Damnwells, "Louisville")

Kentucky sometimes takes a hit for being the choice residence of many a “backwoods hillbilly”, but that stereotype is so 20th century. Do we speak slowly and with a twang? Sure. Is the proper pronunciation “Looavuhl” and not “Looeesville”? Absolutely. But our “Possibility City” – Louisville, Kentucky’s slightly cheesy, but loving nickname – has so much more than that, including parks, recently laid out street bike lanes, and oh, that whole Derby thing. Time to take a gander into the apartments that make up the neighborhoods that make up this top 100 metro city to see which fits you to a T!

Colonel Sanders' Grave

Snow leopard at Louisville's zoo

horse racing at the Kentucky Derby

Neighborhoods – One for every style

Old Louisville – In college and lovin’ it!!

The beautiful and sometimes overlooked downtown area, Old Louisville is made up of mainly historic houses that have been converted to hold 2-4 apartments each. While there are a few apartment complexes, none of them are very large and they primarily house University of Louisville or Spalding University college students as Old Louisville is near both campuses. These houses are definitely unique, but renter beware that parking is mainly street side and the one-way street grid system might take you a while to get used to. It’s never wise to let your guard down. You can expect apartments in this area to rent for between $400-600, depending on your space needs.

The Highlands – I prefer my thriftiness to include home brewed beer, please.

The Highlands is a neighborhood in Louisville where they’re “Keeping Louisville Weird.” The majority of the area runs along Bardstown Road and is home to numerous homegrown bars and taverns, thrift and consignment stores and art and music in general. Preferred by the more “free spirited” crowds – this area is a nightmare to drive through at any time of the day, which is why most residents are on bike or foot. On every corner you can find tattoo shops (Tattoo Charley’s – tattoos while you wait!) and hometown coffee/tea houses (Heine Brothers has quite the cult following) along with a delicious palate of unique restaurants that cater towards a more adventurous style of eating. If you dig a good bar – or a bar challenge, then you’ll love the Bardstown Road Trolley Hop and other community bar hopping events held each year. Like Old Louisville, housing in The Highlands is composed more of converted homes than large apartment complexes, though there are some in this area. Because of the in demand offerings (homebrewed beer anyone?), rent is slightly higher – running you about $500 for a one bedroom up to $900 for a roomy two bedroom.

South and Southwest – I want my drive time to work to be quick, ya hear?

These areas of town are known more for affordable housing complexes and manufacturing districts than their touristy attractions or hip nightlife. This is an economic area to reduce drive time should your field revolve around warehouse/distribution center type work. Roughly a ten-minute drive from the Preston Highway neighborhood, the main UPS hub is a major employer in Louisville with more than 20,000 employees. There are also numerous car “junk yards” in the Oakolona area, which can be handy for both work and play (that Volkswagen steering wheel is MINE!). That being said, there has been much development in the Preston Highway/Outerloop area, with an abundance of chain restaurants and a mall for the consumer inclined. Apartments are easy to find & you can expect monthly rent for this area to run between $400-700.

Southeast – Inexpensive luxury, that’s where it’s AT!

The Southeast end of Louisville Metro has parks, shopping, eating, and abundant housing in the form of apartments and condos. The Fern Creek area is home to one of two Ford manufacturing plants in Louisville, and Jeffersontown (you’ll hear the locals calling it “J-town”) has a great gaslight district that is home to parades and events in the autumn. It’s this area of town where the apartments can range from simple and plain (read: inexpenisve) to plush and luxurious. The Southeast boasts significantly more recently built complexes than the South/Southwest & even more that are so well maintained it makes you want to give that lawn crew a high five. In this end of town you can budget $700 for a one-bedroom basic unit & up to $900 for a place of the same in a newer building.

East and Northeast – Yea, I rock a minivan, what of it?

The East and Northeast parts of Louisville are home to large, luxury complexes that match the fine quality of the shopping and eateries around Shelbyville and Brownsboro Road. Designed with the modern consumer in mind, there are two malls in Lyndon alone – which you will want to learn back roads around come holiday shopping season. “Location, location, location” is the motto of most of these apartment complexes – and they’re not lying. With easy access to I 71, I 265 and I 64, the East and Northeast areas make the apartment decision, especially for families, an easy one. This area has multiple shopping centers. Be prepared to pay for the upscale amenities (I’ll take the one with the sauna and tanning bed please!) and the desired location…one bedroom apartments can start at close to $800.

Let’s talk spaghetti

Louisville is able to be a metro because of the intertwining, overlapping, easily accessed highways that run through and around the city. In true downtown right alongside the Ohio River is Spaghetti Junction, aptly named where Interstate 71, 64, and 65 all collaborate to end in a swirly mess that truly does look like spaghetti (check it on Google maps if you don’t believe us). Escaping slightly from the junction, there are two other highways that run East-West around the city, providing two loops for easier access to different parts of the metro area. Interstate 265 is referred to as just that, or simply 265, the Gene Snyder (its “official name”), or it even just the Snyder. Interstate 264 is sometimes called 264 (you’d think they could’ve thrown us a bone and made it more than one digit off), the Henry Watterson expressway (again, “official name”) or just the Watterson. Locals call these roads different names in order to throw off visitors while giving directions (partly kidding).

May 2019 Louisville Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2019 Louisville Rent Report. Louisville rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Louisville rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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May 2019 Louisville Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2019 Louisville Rent Report. Louisville rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Louisville rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Louisville rents declined over the past month

Louisville rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased marginally by 0.7% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Louisville stand at $670 for a one-bedroom apartment and $840 for a two-bedroom. Louisville's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

    Louisville rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

    As rents have increased marginally in Louisville, a few other large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Louisville is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

    • Louisville's median two-bedroom rent of $840 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 0.7% increase in Louisville.
    • While Louisville's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%), Atlanta (+2.4%), and Denver (+2.0%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Louisville than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, which is more than three-and-a-half times the price in Louisville.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Louisville’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Louisville renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment Lis...

    View full Louisville Renter Survey

    Here’s how Louisville ranks on:

    C+
    Overall satisfaction
    D
    Safety and crime rate
    B+
    Jobs and career opportunities
    B-
    Recreational activities
    A-
    Affordability
    C
    Quality of schools
    B
    Social Life
    C
    Weather
    C
    Commute time
    B-
    State and local taxes
    B+
    Public transit
    B
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Louisville’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Louisville renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Interestingly, ratings for Louisville vary widely across categories such as affordability and safety and low crime rate."

    Key findings in Louisville include the following:

    • Louisville renters gave their city a C+ overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Louisville were affordability (A-), jobs and career opportunities (B+) and public transit (B+).
    • The areas of concern to Louisville are safety and low crime rate (D), commute time (C), weather (C) and quality of local schools (C).
    • Millennial renters are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B+.
    • Louisville earned similar scores to other cities in Kentucky, including Lexington (C).
    • Louisville did relatively poorly compared to other Southern cities, including Nashville, TN (A-), Charlotte, NC (A-) and Atlanta, GA (B).
    • Louisville earned similar scores to other cities nationwide, including Austin, TX (A-), Denver, CO (B+) and Seattle, WA (B+).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "I love that there are so many new restaurants to try, but hate that rent is so expensive." – Tamika P.
    • "It’s a great place to buy a house and land. There are lots of job opportunities. But the crime rate is also going up." – Anon.
    • "Great restaurants and the traffic isn’t bad. But there isn’t much of a social scene for singles." – Tracy A.
    • "Louisville has some beautiful, artsy and fun parts of town. However, I wish it was safer to walk at night." – Grace M.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here

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