Welcome to Oldham County
Defined by rolling horse farms and established neighborhoods, Oldham County is a pastoral, tree-lined paradise. Far from typical rural in taste, Oldham County remains the wealthiest county in the state of Kentucky. Offering tranquil townships and peaceful pastures, Oldham County is a favorite choice for in-town transplants looking for a daily respite from the fast-paced city life.
What to Love:
Exceptional outdoors: Oldham County delivers a quintessential Kentucky experience, offering four-board fenced pastures, winding country roads, idyllic horse farms, old general stores and fields of Kentucky bluegrass. Outdoor lovers will love trips to North Oldham County’s Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, with an interesting nature center and new playground for the kids, forested trails for hiking, and woodland garden for exploring plant and animal species. With a short ride to South Oldham County, residents enjoy touring Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, offering gorgeous plant and wildlife, nature trails and an amazing event venue for Louisville’s more adventurous residents.
Small-town charm: Escape the everyday humdrum with a visit to Oldham County’s La Grange Main Street District, the last-remaining town in the United States with a running freight train on its Main Street. Tour through massive antique shops and small local boutiques as you sip your coffee from La Grange Coffee Roasters. After a relaxing day touring farms or riding horses, stop by one of La Grange’s newest restaurants, Main Street Restaurant and Ale for delicious gastro-pub bites and a brew. For those who love a place “where everybody knows your name'', Oldham County’s Main Street District in La Grange will not disappoint.
School is cool: Every year, new families flock to Oldham County’s award-winning elementary, middle and high schools. Plus, Oldham County offers quick access to several exclusive private schools including St. Francis School and Kentucky Country Day in nearby Prospect. Bonus: several schools are tucked within the local neighborhoods themselves, making it nearly impossible to be late!
Bourbon and beyond: Oldham County residents will love their personal bourbon trail experience with a tour of Kentucky Artisan Distillery in Crestwood, home to the distinctive Jefferson’s bourbon brand as well as Whiskey Row bourbon, serving up pre-prohibition style spirits. Bonus: for those who love beer as much as bourbon, 3rd Turn Oldham Gardens Brewery is right next door, making it easy to continue the hoppy experience.
What to Expect:
Oldham County features beautiful residences ranging from $100K to $1-4M, with a generous blend of scenic farmhouses, newly constructed single family homes in elegant neighborhoods, affordably priced mid-to-late 20th century residences in well-planned communities, and plenty of rolling acreage, perfect for new builds or expansive farms. The area’s award-winning public schools makes Oldham County an excellent candidate for in-town moves and relocated families. Oldham County’s countryside retreat does come at a small price: expect longer drives into town and commercial areas.