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214 Apartments for rent in Louisville, KY

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Last updated October 24 at 1:45am UTC
Edge on Fourth
555 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY
Updated October 24 at 1:08am UTC
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8400 Tapestry Circle
Louisville, KY
Updated October 24 at 12:05am UTC
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Stonewater Park
11354 N Tazwell Dr
Louisville, KY
Updated October 23 at 10:26am UTC
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Enclave Breckenridge
7204 Churchill Park Dr
Louisville, KY
Updated October 23 at 10:26am UTC
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City Guide
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).

Rent Report

October 2018 Louisville Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 Louisville Rent Report. Louisville rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Louisville rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Louisville rents increased slightly over the past month

Louisville rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, but have been relatively flat in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Louisville stand at $670 for a one-bedroom apartment and $840 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Louisville's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.2%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Louisville rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

Rent growth in Louisville has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Louisville is still more affordable than most other large 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 0.9% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Louisville.
  • While rents in Louisville remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.6%), Atlanta (+1.4%), and San Francisco (+1.1%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,050, $1,190, and $3,110 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Louisville than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,110, 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.


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.

Louisville Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
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
Best Worst
Full data available when viewing on a non-mobile device.
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