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Bon Air, meaning good air, is a neighborhood located in the desirable east side of Louisville. Bon Air was part of the Wellingmoor subdivision residential development. It continued to grow after World War II, but progress slowed again when the Henry Watterson Expressway was built in the 1940s.
Bon Air’s northern border ends at Interstate 264. Bardstown Road serves as the western edge of the neighborhood, and Furman Boulevard serves as the eastern boundary. Nearby neighborhoods include Klondike, Melbourne Heights, Avondale, Hawthorne, and Wellington.
This middle-class neighborhood is located close to shopping centers, grocery stores, theaters, restaurants and other amenities. Its convenient location bordering Henry Watterson Expressway and Bardstown Road provides easy access to commute to downtown or across the city.
The anchor for the Bon Air neighborhood is the Bon Air Branch of the city library. The Bon Air facility ranks Number 2 in size compared to all the branches of the entire library system of Louisville. The new library provides extensive services to the community.
A local site of historical importance, Bray Place at Bashford Manor, was constructed by Samuel Bray, a major in the Revolutionary War. Through an appointed official of Governor Thomas Jefferson, Bray was given 210 acres of land as payment for services during wartime. The 1796 Bray’s Place marker is an historical landmark.
Area high school students attending public schools are served by Seneca High School Magnet Career Academy. The school is rated 9th out of 284 schools in the state. Private schools are also available in the area.