Welcome to Anchorage
Overflowing with history and charm, this rural area set within city limits exudes sophistication. From luxurious newly built mansions to historic Estates dating back to the 1700s it’s not hard to see why this is one of Louisville’s most coveted neighborhoods. Featuring Stone bridges and triangle intersections designed by the acclaimed Fredrick Law Olmstead, Anchorage intertwines the convenience of city living with the lavish equestrian charm The Bluegrass state is widely known for. Anchorage residents come for the pristine reputation and stay for its unique small-town community feel, it isn’t uncommon for residents to settle down and stay for a lifetime!
What to expect:
A quick drive down central Evergreen Road reiterates Anchorage’s charming equestrian ambiance. Traditional farmhouse estates anchor acres of lush countryside filled with roaming horses and four-point fence posts. Not to be outshined, stunning custom newly built mansions situated on gorgeously landscaped property and cozy cottages sat back on rolling fields with fully grown trees overlap throughout. Although homes and estates are unique in size, design, and price, all maintain the high quality and sophistication that has come to be expected of Anchorage. Being one of the most beautiful and affluent communities in Louisville, home prices range from $500,000 to over $4M. In a small highly desirable community like Anchorage, the limited inventory of available homes for sale can sometimes be a bit of a challenge and oftentimes overwhelming but buyers’ patience is routinely rewarded when one of these special properties becomes available on the market
The City of Anchorage is located 20 minutes from downtown Louisville -- bordered by Eastwood to the east, Tom Sawyer Park to the west, Middletown to the south, and Oldham County to the North.
Anchorage’s history stretches back to 1773 but it wasn’t until the late 1800’s when the large estates began being subdivided into smaller estates and building sites. Isaac W. Bernheim, a Louisville distiller and the benefactor of Bernheim Forest, was among the first prominent citizens who acquired a summer house in Anchorage. Through his influence, the Frederick Law Olmsted firm of Brookline, Massachusetts, was commissioned in 1914 to design a plan for the growth of the city of Anchorage. It was then that the stone bridges and triangle intersections were incorporated much like those of the acclaimed Louisville Park System. Anchorage residents are truly proud of their towns history and work hard to maintain its authenticity.
What to love:
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown and situated under canopies of mature oak and magnolia trees, Anchorage feels as if it has been plucked straight out of a movie set, Hallmark to be exact! The natural backdrop of Tom Sawyer State Park, the meticulously well-preserved gardens, the historic 100-year-old and older architecture, spacious greens, and the charming main street make Anchorage the perfect place to “set down anchor” as the locals say and raise a growing family.
People come to Anchorage for the safety of the neighborhoods, where children can ride their bikes to school and Sunday strolls among flowering dogwoods, tulips, daisies, and roses are not just common they are expected. With a town center boasting local cuisine like The Village Anchor ( a cozy village bistro with a southern-inspired menu served amidst artful décor) and local small businesses like (Whet Your Pallet- a paint spot and Shall We Dance Ballroom and Studio- a dance studio), Anchorage exemplifies the classic hometown feel. With a deep history, and a large majority of homes, businesses and town square buildings being restored to their original splendor, Anchorage truly defines modern charm.
Right in line with the town square, Anchorage’s walking trail is simply stunning. The newly paved 2-mile path forms a loop for walking, running, family biking, and observation of nature’s best. Starting in downtown Anchorage and winding through trees, over creeks, and by farm fields, this nationally awarded 10-foot-wide trail is home to a variety of bird species, wildflowers, and various other wildlife. Willow lake is adjacent to the trail and is home to a swan, geese, ducks and wooden walkways that provide a unique view of the wetlands area. Tree swings, an amphitheater and picturesque views draw even the weariest of outdoorsmen in. It isn’t uncommon to see families settling in getting photos taken to capture yet another year of their growing family, or groups of friends catching up along the trials, as the path has quickly become the quintessential heart of this community
Quality education remains a big draw for Louisville home buyers. It’s no surprise, the Anchorage public school system was recently ranked FIRST out of 19 elementary schools in the State of Kentucky. Anchorage public school is committed to excellence and has maintained their reputation throughout the years. Parents will find a respectable selection of public and private elementary schools nearby and have their choice of sending older children to Eastern High School, Christian Academy, Kentucky Country Day or a multitude of parochial High Schools.