I'm neither a Realtor nor a landlord. So let me level with you. Some parts of Old Louisville are fine to live in. Do you ever want to go for a stroll alone at night anywhere in the neighborhood? No, of course not. But for the most part the types of things you'll encounter will include: constant harassment from homeless people for change and cigarettes, you'll probably get your car broken into, and it's possible your apartment will get burgled.
I lived in Old Louisville for 5 Years between 2003 and 2008 at the following places: 4th & Bloom, 4th & Oak (I seriously advise against living anywhere near here), and 2nd & Burnett. If you're careful the damage will be minimal and the housing is charming and affordable.
My personal wesite for your needs is :
Speak with a Realtor that is 'hands on' connected and involved with a community !
Red Edge Realty
Believe it or not, the best person or agency to talk to about crime statistics in Louisville, is the Louisville Metro Police Department (502) 574-7111 or (502) 574-2111. Just contact them and give them the property address you are interested in.
Being a full time resident Realtor of Old Louisville for over 20 years, I would love the opportunity to sit down with you and inform and educate youon the over all diversity of the neighborhood. I have renovated 3 Old Lousiville properties personally and my partner and I both have home in the neighborhood in different locations. I relocated her from California in 1990 and immediately moved into the neighborhood. I wanted to live somewhere that I could get to know and make friends with my neighbors, which is exactly what happened in the neighborhood.
I employ a full time licensed assistant to insure that I am able to provide the best possible personalized service available in Louisville's Market. I have a list of "Raving Fans" that you can personally contact for references regarding my services. I would be delighted to share my market expertice in the area with you to help you make an informed and sound purchase.
Hope you had a great weekend and I look forward to hearing from you.
Michael Mawood, Old Lousiville's 20 Year Resident Realtor
http://www.michaelmawood.com - my personal website
502-445-6914 Call or text
Nancy Elder, Mr. Mawood's Personal Licensed Assistant
502-777-4023 Call or text