Jeffersontown, KY Real Estate News

By Dennis Brooks
(Woodstone Realty Inc.)
Jeffersontown, Kentucky is located in eastern Jefferson County and is part of the metropolitan Louisville area. Jeffersontown is a short 15 minute drive from Louisville International Airport as well as same drive time to downtown Louisville. The community celebrated its Bicentennial in 1997 and history abounds in the area.Jeffersontown is host to the Gaslight Festival in September of each year. The Gaslight Festival is a series of events spread over a week with something for everyone. Attendance is approximately 200,000 for the week. Jeffersontown also is host to numerous regional sanctioned baseball and softball tournaments at its award-winning Skyview Park complex. Other nearby attractions include the Blackacre Nature Preserve, the Floyds Fork Soccer Complex and the University of Loui...
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By Dennis Brooks
(Woodstone Realty Inc.)
In the late 1770's, the Kentucky ridge on which Jeffersontown would be built was still the forest home of deer, elk, wildcats, and bears.  Buffalo lumbered along ancient forest trails on their way to salt licks.  Indians also hunted here.But by the late 1790's, this area rang with the sounds of settlers whose wagons rumbled over rutted dirt roads as they moved eastward from Louisville toward their newly claimed land.  This movement created a natural crossroads on the ridge and early entrepreneurs soon set up shop.In 1794, Abraham Bruner saw the potential for a town, purchased a ridge, and divided a 40-acre tract into streets and lots.  On May 3rd 1797, the Jefferson County Court officially established the Town of Jefferson, now Jeffersontown, although most of its inhabitants called it B...
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By Dennis Brooks
(Woodstone Realty Inc.)
Mayor's Message August, 2007 Mayor Clay S. Foreman Greetings Friends and Neighbors!Don't blink, summer has nearly passed us by.  Even though back to school preparations are being made, there are still many opportunities for summertime activities in Jeffersontown .  The Plainview Swim and Tennis Center continues to be an enjoyable spot to catch some rays or swim.  The pools will remain open for your use through Labor Day.  Don't forget to stop by the Farmer's Market Pavilion on Gaslight Square .  Locally grown produce is available on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings.Phase I construction of the Gaslight Recreational and Workplace Trail System continues; and, if the weather cooperates, I expect the trail to be opened in late September.  It is very satisfying to witness the progress...
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