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Average Rent in Louisville, KY

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Louisville Studio - $1,051-20%
Louisville 1 Bed - $1,109-4%
Louisville 2 Beds - $1,289-4%

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Local Reviews

I like the location. There is quick access to major roads that can get me to important areas quickly. It's safe and comfortable as well.

Like most of people in neighborhood. Have a park close by. Kroger store close by. I like going to church with my friends.

there is a farmers market adjacent to us that's local. everything is fairly close especially if you have a car

I think hearing the church bells is unique. We are near shopping and restaurants. There's also a community pool and park nearby.

Walking distance to hospitals, hotels, restaurants, etc. Also can walk to convention center where there are things going on often. Pretty good public transportation.

I love the shopping mall in walking distance. It's very quiet in this neighborhood. It's a safe neighborhood we're no one will bother you

Demographics

Education

High School

65%

Associate's

22%

Bachelor's

10%

Master's

2%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

27%

3 people

29%

4 people

23%

5 people

9%

6+ people

12%

Household Income

0-50k

73%

50-100k

21%

100-150k

5%

150-200k

0%

200k+

1%

Age

0-10

22%

10-20

13%

20-45

32%

45-65

22%

65+

11%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in South Side, Louisville, KY

In Louisville, KY, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,051 to $1,289. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in South Side, Louisville, KY is $1,051. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,109. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,289.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-20%

Changed from $1,314 to $1,051
1 Bed

-4%

Changed from $1,155 to $1,109
2 Beds

-4%

Changed from $1,343 to $1,289

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

1.6%

Compared to National Average

4.4%

The cost of living in South Side, Louisville, KY is 1.6% higher than the state average and 4.4% lower than the national average. South Side, Louisville, KY housing is 20.1% less expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 12.8% less pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 0.4% less in South Side, Louisville, KY than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 16.3% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in South Side, Louisville, KYCompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
2.6%
20.1%
Utilities
6.7%
12.8%
Food
0.6%
0.4%
Transportation
2.1%
4.8%
Healthcare
13.7%
16.3%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Fairdale$1,319-14%
Louisville$1,051-20%
Jeffersontown$900--
Jeffersonville$887-3%
New Albany$720+3%
Frankfort$637+23%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Louisville$1,109-4%
Jeffersontown$950+19%
Sellersburg$919+3%
Fairdale$915+5%
Jeffersonville$909+4%
Clarksville$820+3%
Shelbyville$820+7%
Scottsburg$800+10%
Frankfort$770+7%
New Albany$750+3%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Jeffersontown$1,975+93%
Elizabethtown$1,649+43%
Shepherdsville$1,500--
Saint Matthews$1,400--
Louisville$1,289-4%
Bardstown$1,250+5%
Sellersburg$1,118-12%
Shelbyville$1,075+6%
Jeffersonville$1,044+9%
Fairdale$1,0000%
Radcliff$1,000--
Scottsburg$975+18%
Lawrenceburg$965--
Clarksville$9590%
New Albany$9520%
Frankfort$885+6%
Corydon$827+2%
Madison$6410%

Compare Neighborhoods

Southside

$1

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Shawnee

$650

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Beechmont

$699

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Louisville, KY?

For renters in Louisville seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Southside, Shawnee, and Beechmont, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1, $650, and $699 respectively. Additional areas offering value are California and Audubon, where the rents are $700 and $795, a favorable comparison to Louisville's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,109.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Louisville, KY?

In Louisville, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Phoenix Hill, Butchertown, and Saint Joseph. A 1-bedroom apartment in Phoenix Hill averages at $1,789, in Butchertown it averages $1,437, and in Saint Joseph, the average is $1,307. For additional high-end living options, Worthington offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,286, and Klondike at $1,259. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,109 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Louisville, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Louisville, KY?

In Louisville, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Phoenix Hill, Central Business District, and University. In Phoenix Hill, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,789. Central Business District sees average rents of $1,154 for a 1-bedroom unit. University offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $985. For those seeking other popular areas, Butchertown presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,437, and South Louisville at $995. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,109 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Louisville, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
West Louisville$1,319-14%
The Highlands$1,172-12%
Phoenix Hill$1,172-4%
Central Business District$1,009+5%
Butchertown$982--
Bashford Manor$904+2%
University$6750%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Butchertown$1,437+13%
Saint Joseph$1,307+23%
Worthington$1,286-8%
Klondike$1,259-2%
The Highlands$1,249-15%
East Louisville$1,2470%
Central Business District$1,1540%
Cherokee Triangle$1,100+16%
Iroquois$1,079--
Clifton Heights$1,059+5%
West Louisville$995+19%
South Louisville$995--
Wilder Park$986--
University$9850%
Belknap$960--
St. Dennis$949--
Old Louisville$9050%
Crescent Hill$900--
Clifton$900--
Bon Air$869+10%
Newburg$855+15%
Russell$854+12%
Shelby Park$830+4%
Bashford Manor$829+9%
Algonquin$800--
Audubon$795--
California$700--
Beechmont$699--
Shawnee$650--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Butchertown$1,700--
Central Business District$1,650--
East Louisville$1,482-1%
Klondike$1,4290%
Saint Joseph$1,406-5%
Germantown$1,350--
Worthington$1,344-23%
Clifton$1,300--
The Highlands$1,275-39%
Cherokee Triangle$1,275+2%
Tyler Park$1,250--
St. Dennis$1,249+9%
Clifton Heights$1,219-12%
University$1,2100%
Iroquois$1,159--
West Louisville$1,127+10%
Crescent Hill$1,086+8%
Russell$1,081+12%
Bashford Manor$1,009+13%
Old Louisville$1,005--
Newburg$1,002+11%
Smoketown$950--
Algonquin$850--
Audubon$825--
Shawnee$800--
Bon Air$728--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

33%

15-30 Mins

47%

30-40 Mins

9%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

6%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4242

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 19 of 25 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 15 of 25 renters

Percentage: 4747

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 14 of 25 renters

Percentage: 2626

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 13 of 25 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 18 of 25 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Childcare

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

What a whippersnapper! South Side Louisville is crawling with childcare options.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 99% more daycares than average
  3. 50% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 98% more gas stations than average
  3. 11% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Side Louisville's retail scene is in the bag.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 99% more shops than average
  3. 26% more shops than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 98% more grocery stores than average
  3. 13% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 97% more restaurants than average
  3. 75% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The perfect place to paint the town red.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 98% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 47% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

No spin here - South Side Louisville boasts a good number of amusement parks.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 99% more amusement parks than average
  3. 34% more amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hearts skip to the beat of this place - a high score for hospitals.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. 98% more hospitals than average
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 98% more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. South Side Louisville gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 96% more coffee shops than average
  3. Far fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Side Louisville is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 95% more parks than average
  3. 95% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with South Side Louisville.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 98% more gyms than average
  3. 62% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with South Side Louisville.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 98% more pet facilities than average
  3. 5% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Side Louisville sits in the middle of the pack for theater.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 91% more theaters than average
  3. Far fewer theaters than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 83% more fine art centers than average
  3. Far fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 22 of 25 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 21 of 25 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 20 of 25 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 19 of 25 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 18 of 25 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 17 of 25 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 17 of 25 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 15 of 25 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 15 of 25 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 14 of 25 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 14 of 25 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 14 of 25 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 13 of 25 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 13 of 25 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 13 of 25 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 14 of 25 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 16 of 25 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 17 of 25 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 20 of 25 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 20 of 25 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in South Side Louisville

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Louisville, KY 8.5 miles$1,109$1,289
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Shepherdsville, KY 11.1 miles---$1,500
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