If you are not familiar with the area, you really need representation. There are homes around U of L that range from $25,000 to over a $1MM. I went to U of L and live in the Highlands; very direct commute and only a few miles away. The Highlands is Louisville's hottest, hippest and most vibrant area. Shopping, dinning, and entertainment are all right there. Louisville is a great city and very easy to get around either by POV or public transportation. There are distinct neighborhoods with personalities depending on what you want to spend and if it is just you, a partner or a small family. Send me some additional information and I can set you up with listing that fit your criteria.
Louisville is a terrific city with a very reasonable housing market. What are your needs near U of L are you attending? Teaching? Do you have a child attending? There is special financing available for parents and children who are attending college it is an FHA loan program called " kiddie condo" it can be used for houses as well as condo's. Your fenced yard is it for a pet ? children ? Privacy? There are many great places in walking distance of condos and houses some are over 100 years old some are brand new. The Old Louisville Area has a lot to offer. It's a walking neighborhood with Central Park where there is a summer Shakespere festival. Louisville is an easy city to get around and there are literally 100's of neighborhoods within a 15 minute drive of UofL. If you have a starting price range and some basic requirements I would be happy to e mail you homes that are currently on the market. I am a native of Louisville and a UofL graduate. I would love to show you our city. If I can be of service to you just shoot me an e mail. Good Luck with your search!