An indefinite area running along Baxter Avenue and Bardstown Road between Broadway and Taylorsville Road, Highlands is a well-loved district featuring historic homes (most built between 1870 and 1940) and large trees. Cherokee and Tyler parks set the area’s tone. Bardstown Road, with its great restaurants, record stores, boutiques, and antiques, is Louisville’s most distinctive commercial district. Offering a mix of apartment buildings and large, older homes, Highlands is a great place to call home.
The grandest part of the area called the Highlands, Cherokee Triangle was developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The area’s tree-lined streets, where F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby courted Daisy Fay, lead between Bardstown Road and Cherokee Park. Cherokee Triangle’s properties are architecturally distinguished, with a solid mix of single-family homes and large houses that have been turned into apartments.