Welcome to Oldham County
Highly sought-after area touting pastoral peace
Oldham County is a sizable county in the north-central region of Kentucky. It is also part of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan area and is the wealthiest and most educated county in Kentucky.
Oldham County was established on December 15, 1823, from parts of three different counties. Named in honor of Colonel William Oldham of Jefferson County, it is the 74th county to be incorporated in Kentucky. Since then, Oldham County has evolved into a thriving suburb thanks to past railroad development and proximity to the best Louisville has to offer.
Because Oldham County is ranked the wealthiest in the state, it should come as no surprise that real estate is a bit on the pricier side, with an average price of $345,600. There are many gorgeous contemporary homes in the area, as well as Craftsman estates.
What to Love
- Stay in touch with the area’s roots at the Oldham County Historical Society
- Exploring the gorgeous scenery Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve
- A relaxed, suburban atmosphere perfect for families
People & Lifestyle
Oldham County is a suburb of Louisville, meaning it has the best of both worlds: the quiet and safety of a smaller town and the bustle and activity of the nearby city. This makes the county a great place for a large array of people.
The fact that Oldham County is the most educated county in the state makes the area perfect for families with school-aged children, as they can get a quality education here. Young professionals will also love the area for its great access to everything Louisville has to offer.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
As such a large county, Oldham County has plenty of places to shop and eat. The following options are just a few of many.
When you’re looking to shop in Oldham County, there are many options to choose from. Crestwood Station is a nice-sized shopping mall with a wonderful selection of shops to choose from. Another well-appointed shopping mall to check out is Cherrywood Shopping Center. If you’re looking for something more refined, The Wonder Bucket is a quaint little gift shop that has unique gifts.
When it's time to eat, there are some high-quality restaurants to choose from. One Nineteen West Main is a favorite place to get some good American comfort food. Headquarters BBQ is also a great choice if you love all things barbeque.
Things to Do
Oldham County has you covered when it comes to things to do, no matter if it's a local festival or outdoor leisure activities. The following options are only a few of the many Oldham County has to offer.
If you are an art lover, La Grange in Oldham County hosts the La Grange Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in June. If art isn’t your forte, there are various outdoor concerts such as Louder Than Life available to the public. There are so many more opportunities available, and it would be impossible to name them all.
When nature is your go-to relaxation activity, Oldham County has many places to explore. For example, the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve has 170 acres of land to explore and spot wildlife. Briar Hill Park is also a great place to get out, enjoy the sun, and walk the trails.
Oldham County is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: