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.