If you are attending school at U of L's Main Campus, the Highlands, Germantown, and Old Louisville are great options to consider. Louisville has many beautiful neighborhoods but the three mentioned offer beauty, history, convenience, and affordability for renters. Good luck.
There are several places to live that meet those criteria. If you are leasing, take a look at my blog (web reference below). If you are buying, we can of course help with that too. NeilBlumberg@GMail.com / 502-254-9600.