MLS Area 08
MLS Area 08. Douglass Hills/ Hurstbourne/ Middletown/ Anchorage/ St. Matthews are all considered part of East Louisville.
Douglass Hills was farmland from 1813 until the 1970s. Some of it was owned by James J. Douglas from 1896 until his death in 1917. Douglass Hills was incorporated in 1973 as the farmland was turned into subdivisions, originally under the name Douglass Place.
Hurstbourne is bounded by Shelbyville Road to its north, Hurstbourne Parkway and the City of Jeffersontown to its east, I-64 to its south, and Oxmoor Farm and Oxmoor Center to its west.The area surrounding the intersection of I-64 and Hurstbourne Parkway can be considered an edge city to Louisville, with office parks, shopping centers, and an industrial park all concentrated within a few blocks of the parkway, and residential neighborhoods further off, all on land that was largely undeveloped 40 years earlier.
The City of Middletown was originally incorporated in 1797 by the Jefferson County Court on 500 acres of land lying on a branch of the forks of Beargrass Creek that originally belonged to Jacob Meyers and Culberth Harrison. Though there is no recorded explanation why the city was named Middletown, it is commonly believed that that name was chosen because the town was in the “middle” of the two older cities of Louisville which was founded June 24, 1778, and Shelbyville, which was founded December 20, 1792. In 1871 the Kentucky General Assembly amended the original charter to increase Middletown’s boundaries.
St. Matthews is one of the state’s major shopping areas, home to the second- and fifth-largest malls in Kentucky (Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Center), along with many smaller shopping centers along Shelbyville Road.
Anchorage is one of the wealthiest cities in Kentucky, and of of the more affluent suburbs of Louisville.
Consider reading our Guide to Buying a Home or learning more about Buyer’s Agency. Also, if you are interested in selling your home consider reading our Guide to Selling a Home. See recently sold homes in this area. You can also do a MLS map search.
Finally, if you are considering viewing any of the homes or listings for sale in the neighborhoods of MLS Area 08 please contact the Gilezan Team today.