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Clifton is an old neighborhood located just east of downtown in the 40206 zip code. It was named after its hilly terrain. The boundaries are Brownsboro Road on the north, Mellwood Avenue on the west, 1-64 on the south and North Ewing Avenue on the east.
Streets in the residential areas are tree-lined with homes that were mostly built between 1860s and 1910. Shotgun-style houses on the western slopes nearer to downtown give way to the more elegant styles east of the slopes including Victorian, Queen Anne, Carpenter’s Gothic and American Four-Square. Prices range from a 1998-built condo for $50,000, to a 1910 Victorian for $289,000.
Frankfort Avenue, formerly the Louisville and Lexington toll pike, is the main thoroughfare in Clifton, cutting through the bottom half of the neighborhood in an east-west direction. It has been revitalized over the last couple of decades and features restaurants, a clothing consignment and antique shops.
Notable buildings in the neighborhood include St. Frances of Rome church, which was founded in 1887 at Payne Street and Clifton Avenue; Kentucky School for the Blind at 1867 Frankfort Avenue and American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue. The Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, is a nonprofit conference and performance venue housed in a 1930s Spanish-style former elementary school, owned by the Archdiocese of Louisville. Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue, is a complex of art galleries, a restaurant, exhibit hall and an outdoor pavilion area.
The 4.3-acre Bingham Park at 160 Coral Avenue with Brownsboro Road as its north border has a basketball court, picnic area and a playground. It was originally called Clifton Park.
Located in the Jefferson County School District, nearby schools are Breckinridge/Franklin Elementary School, Barret Traditional Middle School (Magnet) and Breckinridge Metropolitan High School.