About the Neighborhood

Welcome to Belknap Neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.  Belknap has been described as “the neighborhood in the heart of The Highlands.”

Because of its mature shade trees, close proximity to shopping and restaurants, and 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 well cared for. With easy access to main roads and expressways, Belknap residents enjoy short drives to downtown Louisville and east end shopping malls. 

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. 

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, and just beyond that point is 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, Secretary of Labor.