Lake Forest

With its central location and fantastic amenities, this neighborhood is absolutely perfect for growing families, which makes it one of the most popular in Louisville.

Originally planned as a golf and tennis community situated off Shelbyville Road in Louisville’s East End, this neighborhood has grown into one of the city’s most sought after subdivisions. Lake Forest is a deed-restricted country club community in Kentucky’s 40245 zip code. A noteworthy neighborhood with a distinguished reputation that has maintained its value for its homeowner since its inception in 1992. 
 
What to love
 
Amenities, amenities, amenities! A true country club, located in the heart of the neighborhood, it is comprised of pools, golf, tennis, and a fabulous clubhouse with private and casual dinning areas. Multiple family swim facilities with full-service poolside grill and dining allow for relaxed weekends enjoying time spent with friends and family.
 
The professionally maintained golf course, draw lovers of the game to the eighteen-hole (72 par) course designed by the notable Arnold Palmer and the only one of its kind in the state. Providing 7,150 yards of lush rolling fairways, large greens, multiple tee boxes that offer challenging play for all levels and fourteen lakes and creeks throughout. Full-service locker rooms with attendants, full menu and beverage service in the “19th Hole” restaurant, newly designed bent and zoysia grass practice facilities, and fully stocked  golf shop help set this course apart. Men, women, and couples’ leagues as well as a notable junior Golf program allow the whole family to get involved! 
 
Golf not your thing, how about Tennis? Lake Forest is home to a professionally staffed tennis facility featuring Har-Tru clay tennis courts. Enjoy taking in a match on the covered canopy viewing area or relax with friends and opponents after a dynamic match! USTPA certified instructors offer private and group lessons not to be outshined by the tennis ball machine offering a vigorous one- on- one workout! With separate restroom facilities and snack bar near the courts, this amenity is not to be missed! 
 
Most residents have plenty of recreation right outside their doorstep, but those wishing to spend a weekend off-site can conveniently visit nearby Beckley Creek Park for walking trails, a spray-ground, and picnicking; Long Run Park for athletic courts, boating, and biking; Shelby Trails Park for tennis and equestrian trails; or the wide range of activities available at EP Tom Sawyer State Park.
 
Location
 
Despite the tranquil atmosphere, all the action of downtown Louisville is just 20 minutes down the highway. Conveniently located just off the Gene Snyder Freeway between Old Henry and Shelbyville. All the best Louisville, KY attractions – the Louisville Zoo, 21c Museum, Muhammad Ali Center, Churchill Downs, Frazier History Museum, and the Waterfront Park, are a quick 20-minute commute!
 
What to Expect
 
With its central location and fantastic amenities, this neighborhood is absolutely perfect for growing families, which makes it one of the most popular in Louisville. Residents enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle with landscaping, irrigation, lawn mowing service, and snow removal. 
 
Shoppers can easily reach hundreds of stores in no time at all. The Eastgate Shopping Center is 10 minutes away, while the Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Mall are 20. Shelbyville Road is a highly sought-after commercial corridor where Lake Forest residents can get anything they need. The immediate area just outside Lake Forest features a Kroger and Super Walmart. A day trip to The Outlet Shop of The Bluegrass is just a short 15-minute drive. 
 
Dining options include favorites like the contemporary breakfast at Wild Eggs, coal-fired specialty pizzas at Coals Artisan Pizza, the Asian cuisine of Jasmine Restaurant, Scotty’s barbecue, El Nopal Mexican fare, upscale bar grub at The Goat, sandwiches at Firehouse Subs, juices at the vegetarian-friendly Juice Bar and Mediterranean cuisine at Tzatziki’s. There is also fine dining right on-site at 19th Hole, and casual dining in the Palmer Dining Room in Lake Forest.
 
Education
 
Some of the best schools in Kentucky are within five miles of the Lake Forest community. Christian Academy, Eastern High School, Camden Station Elementary, Joseph E. Stopher, Kenwood Station and St. Patrick’s, are highly rated academic institutions nearby.

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