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The Bancroft subdivision is located northeast of downtown Louisville in ZIP code 40242. Its size is 0.2 square mile, and it consists of single-family homes built in the 1970s. Styles are traditional and ranch, and prices hover in the mid-$200,000s. Yards are lushly landscaped and take advantage of the hilly area.
Most of the neighborhood’s boundaries are not marked by streets. A north-south line extending from the intersection of Hollen and Glen Arbor Roads up to an east-west line between Maria Avenue and Westboro Road marks most of the western boundary. The Maria Avenue-Westboro Road line extends northeast through Bancroft Lane and continues to a point in a woodsy area where it meets with the eastern boundary, a line extending south through the woods to the backyards of Glen Arbor Road on the south. This eastern border is a valley formed by the meandering Goose Creek, a long stream that flows north to the Ohio River. East of the creek and the wooded valley lies farmland.
Major thoroughfares include Brownsboro Road to the north, I-71 further north, and I-264 to the west. Bancroft is residential, so shopping, restaurants, and services are located outside the community, on Brownsboro Road. Other nearby shopping areas include the Glenview Pointe Shopping Center on Lime Kiln Lane and Glenridge Plaza Shopping Center on U.S. 42, each a few miles northwest of the Bancroft neighborhood.
The Standard Country Club is northeast of Bancroft on Brownsboro Road. Parks include E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park on Freys Hill Road east of the neighborhood. This park features an activities center and fitness and nature trails.
Located in the Jefferson County School District, schools near Bancroft are Wilder Elementary, Kammerer Middle, Westport Traditional Mid and Fine Arts Academy, and Ballard High School. The community is also close to a number of parochial schools.