Marcus & Millichap

A thriving downtown, an abundance of parks and recreational areas, rich arts and cultural amenities, and an affordable cost of living are just a few of the reasons the Louisville region is a vibrant American city.

Louisville Research and Data

Mid South Hospitality Investment Forecast

Booming Supply Pipeline Outpaces Demand in Mid South Region A wave of construction weighs on...

Mid-South Hospitality Report

Unwavering Occupancy Warrants Development; Out-of-Region Buyers Active Stretch of stable demand...

Louisville Local Retail Report

Dependable Demographics Continue to Activate Retail Sales; High Yields Draw Out-of-Market...

Louisville Retail Investment Forecast

Investors Deploying Capital in Louisville to Achieve Higher Returns Retail market in Louisville...


The history of Louisville, Kentucky spans hundreds of years. The area’s geography and location on the Ohio River attracted people from the earliest times. The city is located at the Falls of the Ohio River, where the rapids created a barrier to river travel, and settlements grew up at this pausing point.

Louisville has been the site of many important innovations through history. Notable residents have included inventor Thomas Edison, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, newscaster Diane Sawyer, actors Victor Mature and Tom Cruise, actresses Sean Young and Jennifer Lawrence, the Speed family (including U.S. Attorney General James Speed and Abraham Lincoln's close friend Joshua Fry Speed), the Bingham family, industrialist/politician James Guthrie, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and writers Hunter S. Thompson and Sue Grafton.