Belknap Neighborhood

A Neighborhood in the heart of the Highlands

Louisville, Kentucky

Because of its mature shade trees, close proximity to shopping and restaurants, and a popular annual fall festival, Belknap is known as one of the top neighborhoods in the city. It’s a friendly place to raise children, where neighbors know one another, and yards and homes are unique as the residents within. Centrally located in Louisville, Kentucky with easy access to main roads including walking distance from the popular Douglass Loop resident and tourist hangout in the Highlands, Belknap is the place to be.  Bardstown Rd businesses, shopping, and restaurants are a bike or bus ride away making it easy to spend a day enjoying the lifestyle on the outskirts of urban.  With close proximity to major expressways, Belknap residents enjoy short drives to downtown Louisville, the East End, and growing Southern Indiana cities collectively known as "Kentuckiana".

It’s difficult sometimes to move into the Belknap area because houses for sale don’t stay on the market for long!

There is no better time to visit Belknap than the second weekend of October! The Annual Belknap Fall Festival brings together neighbors and visitors from all over the region for two days of arts and crafts, music, food, craft beer, and family activities.  Historically, the second weekend of October brings beautiful Fall weather, and why the festival founders chose the weekend to entertain Belknap Neighbors and friends from all areas to see what life in Belknap is all about!

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Belknap Neighborhood located in the Upper Highlands in Central Louisville is bounded by Bardstown Road to the East, Strathmoor Manor neighborhood to the South, Newburg Road to the West and Douglass Boulevard and the Deer Park Neighborhood to the North.

Looking at a map, the lifeline of Belknap is Trevilian Way, a picturesque winding road that is popular with motorists, bicyclists, dog walkers, and runners. Belknap’s eastern boundary is where Trevilian Way connects with Bardstown and Taylorsville Roads. Nearby is Lakeside Swim Club, a popular family favorite since 1924. 

Belknap’s western boundary ends at Trevilian Way and Newburg Road. Less than a mile outside Belknap’s boundaries are The Louisville Zoo, Joe Creason Park, and Louisville Nature Center. 

Belknap was recognized by Louisville Magazine in 2010 as one of the most livable and lovable neighborhoods in Louisville. Belknap received a national newsletter award in 2012 from Neighborhoods USA, the first time a Kentucky neighborhood was recognized by this organization.

As a diverse and eclectic neighborhood ranging from young families to retirees, Belknap is also home to U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his wife Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Transportation.