20 apartments for rent in Mockingbird Valley, Louisville, KY
Picturesque Mockingbird Valley is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Louisville, Kentucky. The 2000 census reported that it had the highest per capita income in Kentucky and the tenth highest of any location in the United States.
The city’s first home, Rock Hill, was built in 1840 and still stands today. Development of the area was spurred when it became a popular summer retreat for the wealthiest and most influential residents of Louisville in the early 1900s.
It was incorporated as a sixth class city in 1940 and sidles the Ohio River. It has a suburban setting with mostly single-family homes. The homes are diversely styled and sit on river bluffs and rolling fields, overlooking the river and downtown Lexington. There are many traditional, southern-style houses, with large front porches, as well as more modern, brick homes and sprawling ranchers.
Most residences are expansive, with an average square footage of 3,900. They were built during various periods of time and include many historic homes. When Mockingbird Valley homes go on the market, their prices are ranked among the highest in Louisville.
The city lies mere minutes northeast of downtown, south of Interstate 71, and between Zorn Avenue and Brownsboro Road. Several parks are nearby, including Twin Park, Cox Park and Bingman Memorial Park. It is a part of zip code 40207 in Jefferson County. The Jefferson County School District envelops the neighborhood.
The prestigious Louisville Country Club borders Mockingbird Valley on its eastern side. The origins of this historic, private course dates back to the late 1800s. It has an 18-hole regulation length golf course, pools and athletic facilities, and a breathtakingly beautiful clubhouse.