First off, do not move here. Taxes are higher than surrounding states. Especially Indiana. 3.4 percent state income tax over there. 1.5 percent maximum county tax. Property tax based on value of home generally one percent of valuation. Taxes in Louisville. 6 percent state tax for income. 2.2 percent city occupational taxes. 8.2 percent state and local here. 4.9 percent in Indiana.
Road system here is in poor to moderate shape. Bombed out streets and main thoroughfares especially in certain areas of city. East end streets well kept. South end streets very shoddy. West end known as a no go area due to crime, violence, and drugs. South End becoming more like West End every day.
Economy: Low wages paid here. Temp services have captured the economy. Retail and service base. Few professional jobs. Low incomes. Average county income 28,843 USD. Most jobs pay 8 to 13 an hour. Few jobs paying 40 K and up.
Educational achievement. Poor public school system one of the worst. Kids and locals generally cannot spell correctly. One third of city residents moderately intelligent to brilliant most of the rest much less so. Very unsatisfactory economy and job market. Education is shunned here and contacts more important. Kids come out of the public schools to be illiterate and often subject to acting more gangster than actually receiving an education.
Activities: Churchill Downs, Frazier Museum, Waterfront Park, Gambling in Indiana, Louisville Parks, A lot of restaurants which means a lot of unhealthy people with unhealthy habits and higher health insurance. Local hotels go from five star to 1/4 star based on area and general dumpy conditions. You can see this place in two days and not miss much of anything and then leave again. Very backward and ill educated culture due to the Kentucky school system