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Louisville's Newburg neighborhood lies in South Jefferson County, just nine miles south of downtown Louisville. Newburg was incorporated into the city of Louisville in the early 2000s, and now is considered part of the South Side region. Newburg apartment rentals provide easy access to Interstates and the Louisville International Airport, as well as several restaurants and shops.

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Rent Trends

As of August 2017, the average apartment rent in Louisville, KY is $605 for one bedroom, $733 for two bedrooms, and $830 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Louisville has increased by 5.5% in the past year.

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Ratings

37 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
31 Transit Score® Some Transit
39 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable

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Restaurants

Newburg restaurants can be described as casual, affordable and generally chain-operated. Fast food remains the most popular form of dining establishment found in Newburg, and most are situated along Preston Highway, including Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken, Fazoli's and Papa John's Pizza. The local and family-operated restaurants in Newburg are also housed along the main corridors.

Thai Noodles Restaurant serves tasty Thai food in a comfortable dining room and also provides delivery service. Regulars of Thai Noodles order the seafood pad Thai, pad kee mao and red curry. The atmosphere here always remains calm, even during the dinner rush. Be sure to specify a desired spiciness level for each dish ordered. Though Thai Noodles doesn't serve alcohol, it does carry a good selection of desserts such as the homemade coconut ice cream.

Those looking for quality barbecue head to Ole Hickory Pit on Shepherdsville Road. The food here is sure to satisfy every comfort-food craving. The pulled pork sandwich, a customer favorite, comes served on a fresh bun and accompanied with two sides. Make sure to order the fried apples, BBQ beans and creamy homemade banana pudding.

Mexican food aficionados from all over Louisville head to Taqueria La Mexicana on Preston Highway. This simple, no-frills restaurant prepares authentic tacos, tortas sopes, burritos and quesadillas. Adventurous eaters may want to try a lengua (tongue) or brain tacos. The torta, a Mexican sandwich, comes served on crispy French bread. The green sauce, a customer favorite, may appear tame at first, but be prepared for a spicy kick after a moment or two.

Bars and other nightlife options can be found situated in and around Newburg, specifically along Poplar Level Road and Preston Highway. Hole in the Wall, along Poplar Level Road, features music and a great bar scene. O'Connell's Irish Pub lies just south of the General Electric manufacturing plant and serves savory food along with daily drink specials. Downtown Louisville hosts a number of lively nightclubs such as Howl at the Moon, Stevie Ray's Blues Bar and the Kill Devil Club. Locals can catch mainstream bands and artists at Headliners Music Hall.

History

Newburg was originally its own census-designated place within southern Jefferson County. Once primarily farmland, it wasn't until the 1960s when middle-class workers began moving out of Louisville's city center and settling in the area that the population surged. In 2003, Newburg was incorporated into the city of Louisville.

No museums or arts scene can be found in Newburg, but Louisville contains a number of buildings and facilities that house and celebrate culture. The Farmington Historic Home, a 19th-century home and former hemp plantation, lies on Bardstown Road. Tours, exhibits and educational programs assist in explaining Farmington's rich history to guests.

Louisville is also home to a number of annual events and festivals. The Kentucky Derby remains the city's signature event. During the first weekend in May, people from all over the country gather to celebrate the famous horse race, deemed “the most exciting two minutes in sports.”

Transportation

Driving a car or other personal vehicle remains the main form of transportation for over 90 percent of Newburg residents. Another 5 percent use Louisville's public transit system, the Transit Authority of River City. Buses operate along Poplar Level Road, Rangeland Road, Preston Highway and Shepherdsville Road between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with limited hours during the weekend.

Commuters driving to downtown Louisville follow Fern Valley Road to Interstate 65 north. The Interstate 264 loop that encircles Louisville can be accessed with a short drive north along Poplar Level Road. Visitors and residents alike park along residential streets in Newburg.

Other alternative forms of transportation are available in Newburg, including taxi service and Uber. Though hailing a cab may prove difficult, many companies operate here if called in advance. Locals find walking and biking to amenities difficult in Newburg as the community does not provide dedicated bike lanes.

Cost

The cost of living in Newburg lies 5 percent less than the city average for Louisville, with housing costs averaging a whopping 32 percent lower. While home buyers looking for a single-family residence can find properties under $100,000, over 60 percent of Newburg residents rent.

Other expenses incurred by Newburg locals mirror the rest of the city of Louisville. The Transit Authority of River City charges $1.50 per ride and $50 for a monthly pass. Gas prices throughout Louisville lie 13 percent less than the national average. Restaurant and bar patrons pay reasonable prices for a meal or drink out on the town, with a pint of beer costing around $4.

Shopping

Those looking to shop in the Newburg neighborhood find just the basic stores selling goods and offering affordable services. A majority of the shops in Newburg lie along Poplar Level Road, Fern Valley Road and Preston Highway. Three shopping centers lie to the northwest of the community. Lynnview Shopping Center, Preston Center and Indian Trail Square contain a Dollar General, Auto Zone, a number of pharmacies and pawn shops. For upscale shopping, most Louisville residents head to Mall St. Matthews to visit retailers such as bebe, Oakley and Vera Bradley.

Closer to home, locals rely on Schmitt's Florist for all their arrangement needs. Schmitt's, on Poplar Level Road, provides amazing service at a great price. Those looking for gifts, flowers and plants rely on Schmitt's for quick delivery. Head into the store and work with the staff to find the perfect arrangement for every occasion, including birthdays, anniversaries and funerals.

The Book and Music Exchange on Preston Highway sells a variety of new and used books, music, video games and comics. The store buys used, and sellers can expect to get top dollar for their goods. Most of the selection includes newer, science-fiction titles. Regular shoppers give The Book and Music Exchange rave reviews for friendly and personal customer service.

Most of the grocery markets in Newburg are small, specialty ethnic shops such as La Villa, La Rosita and Oriental Supermarket. Sam's Club, a warehouse shop, sits near the intersection of Fern Valley Road and Preston Highway. The most popular grocery store in the neighborhood, Save-a-Lot, lies on Warwickshire Drive. The closest farmers market for Newburg residents, Jeffersontown Farmers Market, opens on Saturday mornings. During the winter season, an indoor market operates every first, third and fifth Saturday at the Jeffersontown Christian Church.

Parks

Louisville and Jefferson County, under MetroParks, operate 122 facilities covering 13,000 acres. The neighborhood of Newburg does not house any parks, but a handful can be found outside the community boundary. Petersburg Park lies to the northeast on East Indian Trail. This 28-acre park has ball fields, basketball courts, picnic shelters, a playground, tennis courts and a walking path. During the summer months, a "sprayground" keeps kids cool and refreshed. To the south, Roberson Park remains the perfect place to take a leisurely family walk. MetroParks welcomes dogs and does not charge a fee for entry.

MetroParks hosts a number of city-wide events throughout the year. Halloween at Brown Park, a family-friendly event that occurs at the end of October, brings the community together to provide a safe place to trick or treat. Attendees also enjoy a petting zoo, bounce house and games.

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Apartments for Rent in Newburg, Louisville, KY

Louisville's Newburg neighborhood lies in South Jefferson County, just nine miles south of downtown Louisville. Newburg was incorporated into the city of Louisville in the early 2000s, and now is considered part of the South Side region. Newburg apartment rentals provide easy access to Interstates and the Louisville International Airport, as well as several restaurants and shops.

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