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With the magnificence of the Ohio River at their doorsteps and the core of Louisville only 10 miles away, Hikes Point residents have a wealth of options. The neighborhood feels like a suburb, but offers all the perks of big city life.
The origin of Hikes Point traces to the famous explorer William Meriwether. He sold land to a veteran of the Revolutionary War, George Hikes. Hikes built several homes and opened grist mills and saw mills. Part of his family cemetery still stands. After World War II, the area gained more attention and retail stores and subdivisions were built.
The diversity of the larger Jefferson County area carries over to Hikes Point. House hunters will discover a wide ranges of prices and types of housing. From new construction, traditional homes or multi-family dwellings, many properties set on large lots with tree-lined streets. The average value of homes in the Hikes Point neighborhood nearly parallels the greater Louisville average.
Most Hike Point public school students attend Seneca High School, home of the Red Hawks. A few of the school’s famous alums include television journalist Diane Sawyer and Hall of Fame professional basketball star, Wes Unseld. When he was a senior, Unseld was named Kentucky Mr. Basketball.
Families in the neighborhood enjoy Seneca Park featuring a playground, ball fields, tennis courts and many other amenities. The 18-hole Seneca Golf Course is recognized as one of the best public venues in the city. The nearby Oxmoor Country Club provides a private golf option.
The boundary lines for Hikes Point look like a right angle with Interstate 264 on the north and Breckenridge Lane to the west. The other borders are irregular. Major roads surrounding Hikes Point give quick access linking to downtown, out of town and surrounding neighborhoods. Public transportation is also available through the TARC (Transit Authority of River City) system.