Louisville KY is Most Livable City

Posted by Jonathan Karlen on Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 9:01pm.

louisville ky most liveable cityIts official: Louisville KY is the most livable large city in the United States according to the U.S. Conference of Mayors – taking on some very stiff competition from other cities such as Chicago, Miami, Tampa, Albuquerque,  Orlando, Seattle, and Las Vegas among numerous others.  The Mayor of Louisville, Jerry Abramson, accepted the honor on behalf of the city at the conference’s annual convention.  This marks the first time that Louisville KY has won the overall top prize (it has scored well previously in smaller categories such as the outstanding achievements taking first prize for that category twice).

The livability awards are judged by numerous urban government specialists – which includes among others, mayors & ex-mayors to evaluate the criteria which includes how much a city has improved its quality of life for its community. For those persons that may be interested in buying a home, be sure to check out our Louisville homes search.

One of the key components for Louisville’s win was the Healthy Hometown Movement which began in September 2004.  It stresses a variety of things which include physical activities such as bicycling, nutrition, and an overall healthy lifestyle.

There were over 200 applicants for the competition.  Congratulations to Louisville Kentucky – most livable large city in the United States!


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