Appreciate the simple things in life in these charming communities
Taylorsville is located just 40 minutes from Louisville, Kentucky, and is the county seat of Spencer County, while Simpsonville is located 23 miles east of Louisville in Shelby County, and Fisherville is a neighborhood of Louisville. All three areas offer residents ample access to city life with the quiet of a small town.
Taylorsville was founded on land owned by the father of US President Zachary Taylor, Richard Taylor, in 1799. A famous Confederate raider was killed by Union troops near the town in 1865. Simpsonville was first planned by Isaac Watkins in 1816 and became a stagecoach town by 1825. Fisherville was originally named Curreys, but it was renamed in 1847 in remembrance of a local mill owner.
Homes in Taylorsville average about $286,500, and architectural styles include a farmhouse, folk Victorian, and Craftsman. Simpsonville offers homes at a higher average of $348,000, and Fisherville comes in at about the same. The homes in these areas are similar.
Taylorsville and Simpsonville are especially great places for those looking for a small-town vibe. The benefits of living in a smaller town include the better affordability of housing and services, as well as the shorter commutes to jobs in the area and a sense of security.
The people who live in Taylorsville, Simpsonville, and Fisherville are typically on the younger side, and a majority are growing families and young professionals seeking proximity to Louisville’s downtown. Older generations are present within the community, and these neighborhoods welcome residents from all walks of life.
One would expect these small towns to be more focused on residential spaces, but there’s still a good variety of shopping and dining available here.
One of the best options for shopping exclusively in the Taylorsville area is The Sassy Bunny, a quaint boutique with home decor, jewelry, and gift items. Simpsonville is home to the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, a nice outlet mall full of great deals.
If you’re looking for a bite to eat, Fiesta Brava in Taylorsville is a delicious restaurant offering Mexican fare. Another great option for dining is Lynda’s Grill, an American-style diner offering a variety of breakfast and lunch options.
Each of these communities has the heart of Louisville readily available to them, which means there will always be plenty to do when living here. The following are just a few of the things the area has to offer.
If you’re looking for things to do, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in nearby Bardstown is perfect for bourbon and whiskey enthusiasts. The Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival is also a great choice for those looking to explore local businesses.
If you’re looking for more outdoorsy and nature-inspired things to do, there are plenty of options in the area. The Taylorsville Lake State Park has lots to offer, such as walking and hiking trails, fishing, and lake access. Broad Run Park in nearby Louisville is also a great place to relax in the sun for children and adults alike.
Taylorsville, Simpsonville, and Fisherville are home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
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