Write us and tell us what you need to know about your new prospective hometown and we’ll post your questions and answers to help you and others as they discover Louisville. Here are a list of FAQs about Louisville that might help you.
How are the schools?
The Greater Louisville area includes award-winning schools, including public, religious and private institutions, with plenty of opportunities for parents to play active roles in their children’s education. The county sections that follow list schools for individual areas. Most schools operate from August through May or early June.
What social opportunities are available?
Learn More About Your New Hometown Through “Louisville 101”
What better way to learn more about your new hometown than to meet with people who really know Louisville. Created in partnership with Greater Louisville Inc., and sponsored by Old National Bank and Baptist Hospital East, “Louisville 101” is a day-long program designed for newcomers. It begins with a personal welcome from Mayor Jerry Abramson and other corporate and civic leaders. The program includes a showcase of Louisville neighborhoods, profiles on arts and entertainment offerings, examples of the city’s diversity and samplings of some of Louisville’s signature cuisine. For more information and to register, visit www.leadershiplouisville.org or call 561-0458.
Included in America’s Promise Alliance for Youth’s 100 Best Communities for Kids, Louisville and the surrounding areas also offer incredible opportunities for recreation, cultural and educational development for children. Area museums, performing arts venues, schools and recreational facilities offer everything from French language classes for toddlers to horse riding lessons, TaeKwonDo and Little League sports. Louisville youth are provided a wealth of opportunities to explore their environment, develop their talents and learn new skills.
What’s there to do?
Included in this guide is a detailed listing of cultural and recreational opportunities. For more specific information, refer to the area tourism bureaus for details.
Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
3rd & Market Streets in Kentucky International Convention Center
584-2121 or 800-552-3842
The Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau operates a Visitor Information Center at the corner of Third and Market Streets in the Kentucky International Convention Center. Visitors and newcomers can get maps, brochures, souvenirs and directions to help them find their way around town. It’s open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Noon-4 p.m. The bureau offers a variety of visitor packages, which include hotel accommodations combined with attraction tickets. Travelers can also tune the AM dial to 530 for up-to-date traffic reports and visitor information provided by the bureau.
Indiana Tourism Development Division
101 N. Capitol St., Ste. 100
Learn more about Kentucky’s northern neighbor and visit the official tourism website for Indiana. You can plan your driving tour, book a hotel and find out more about the unique entertainment opportunities offered in the Hoosier state.
Kentucky Department of Travel & Development
Capital Plaza Tower, Ste. 22
800-225-8747 or 564-4930
Find out why Kentucky’s “Unbridled Spirit” makes living and visiting here so fulfilling. The state’s tourism department gives a detailed description of events, attractions and the heritage that make Kentucky so unique and wonderful. Visit the website for more information on places to visit in the Bluegrass state.
What’s the weather like?
Unpredictable and humid are two common words to describe Greater Louisville’s climate, but that’s because there’s little else to complain about.
A beautiful spring day is also one of the area’s claims to fame, as is its vibrant display of fall foliage. The average summer temperature is 88 degrees and 37 degrees in winter. Still it’s best to be prepared and dress in layers, keep the snow shovels handy in March and the fans ready in December. Area media outlets provide detailed account of local weather patterns.