The neighborhood of Audubon in Louisville, Kentucky is named for John Hames Audubon, the naturalist and bird artist. The name was appropriately chosen, given the pure, natural beauty of the area.
Audubon is bounded by Clarks Lane to the north, the Audubon Park neighborhood to the south, Preston Highway to the west, and Poplar Level Road to the east. It is a part of Jefferson County, in zip code 40217.
Clark Park is the neighborhood park. This beautiful park has a baseball field, basketball courts, picnic tables with grills, horseshoe pits, playgrounds, and tennis and volleyball courts. The park even has a lodge, which is available daily by reservation. This historic park was named for George Rogers Clark, the founder of Louisville.
The Norton Audubon Hospital lies directly across Poplar Level Road. This hospital’s roots date back to 1832, when a clinic was opened to fight a cholera epidemic.
Audubon is a part of the Jefferson County School District. Both the public Audubon Traditional Elementary School and the private Saint Stephen Martyr School sit within walking distance of many Audubon homes, as both schools are located within the neighborhood.
An abundance of dining options immediately surround the neighborhood, and downtown Louisville has a particularly expansive selection of entertainment and restaurant options.
The Louisville Zoo and the University of Louisville are both just a few minutes away. The zoo exhibits over 1,300 animals on its 135-acres, and is a popular destination for Audubon families. The university is a private liberal arts college with over 22,000 students. Audubon residents enjoy cheering for the university’s sports teams and are proud to wear Cardinal red, black, and white.