Welcome to Crescent Hill and Clifton
Crescent Hill and Clifton are your friends from high school who went to college and came back fabulous. Anchored by bustling Frankfort Avenue, Crescent Hill/Clifton is the best neighborhood for people who don’t want a traditional neighborhood. From hip shotgun homes to three-story Victorians to luxurious mixed use condos, this area has a little something for everyone. Lacking the suburban feel of nearby St. Matthews, yet moments from some of the area’s best shopping, dining and parks, Crescent Hill/Clifton is the perfect blend of walkability, local charm, historic homes, upscale boutiques, down-to-earth neighbors, and of course, a dash of Italian seasoning from legendary Crescent Hill restaurant, Porcini.
What to Love
Local everything: From luxury consignment stores to Louisville's first whole animal butcher shop, offering mouthwatering meats from local farms, Crescent Hill/Clifton feature exquisite local tastes and treats, making it both easy and enjoyable to support local businesses just moments from your front door.
Easy accessibility: Crescent Hill/Clifton is perfectly situated between two major interstates, I-71 and I-64, and seated just moments from the business hub of Downtown Louisville, making it a easy choice for local professionals who don’t want the drive. On the weekend, a quick jog or bike ride will take you straight to acclaimed Cherokee Park, offering over 400 acres of impeccable parkland, playgrounds, fishing and much more.
Rooted in history: With origins dated back to the mid 1800s, Crescent Hill/Clifton offers a charming slice of local history, including registered historic sites such as Louisville Water Company’s Gatehouse and the Peterson–Dumesnil House, a unique blend of Victorian home and Italian Villa centered in the heart of the Crescent Hill/Clifton.
An epicurean’s dream: Crescent Hill/Clifton is home to the best of the best of Louisville’s restaurant scene. Expect weekly trips to nationally heralded Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe, serving up artisanal pastries and cafe dishes ranging from Parisian approved baguettes to sensational breakfast pizzas. Anticipate rushing out of work to grab a drink during Crescent Hill Craft House’s weekday happy hour, offering meticulously curated selections of local craft beer and gastropub bites. There may be a line, but it’s worth the wait: stop by Con Huevo’s for a unique breakfast or brunch, featuring authentic Mexican-styled dishes that will please even the most discerning palettes.
Things to Do
Take the family on a walk around the peaceful Crescent Hill Reservoir and tour Louisville Water’s Gatehouse gothically designed to resemble a riverfront German castle. Catch a packed live performance at local favorite, Headliners Music Hall. Spend your Saturday strolling through vibrant Frankfort Avenue, stopping into local bookstores and antique shops, or testing sparkling wines from around the world at Louisville’s first champagne bar, The Champagnery.
What to Expect
Crescent Hill/Clifton features stunning homes ranging from $100K to $1M. Buyers can find their perfect fit, whether in a restored camelback with covered front porch or historic mansion on brick paver street. Crescent Hill/Clifton is often a favorite choice of investors looking to flip homes and first time buyers. New construction is rare in the neighborhood, but that’s why residents love it!