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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Clifton is a neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky with a population of 4,699. Clifton is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in Clifton offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Clifton there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Clifton and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Clifton are above average.
About Clifton...
Population
4,699

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,430
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$741
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,438.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    68.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    799.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,082.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    433.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,673
National
$55,322
Families with Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Clifton Reviews

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Clifton is a fabulous neighborhood! Lower Frankfort ave is one of the best little streets in Louisville. Houses are clean and well taken care of. It's a very walkable place. Very dog friendly and very kid friendly! Great restaurants and friendly people.
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I have only lived in the Clifton Neighborhood for approximately a year and a half, but I can honestly say this neighborhood is top notch. The people that live in the area are friendly. It's a very diverse neighborhood in that there are latinos, caucasians, african-americans etc. Although, sometimes you might find a few outsiders that come around, police patrol all the time to secure the neighborhood. It's conveniently located near Frankfort avenue, a small, boutique-shop filled strip, that offers a plethora of stores to shop. When you enter the area, you feel the sense of community. One of my friends once said, as we were taking a walk, "I never knew about this part of town, seems legit." That's because it is. Clifton does have its downfalls like any neighborhood, but if I could change one thing, it would probably be the infrastructure. The roads can sometimes be a hassle to drive on. I would tell anyone coming to Louisville, visit Clifton, you won’t be disappointed.
I feel safe. I've lived here for 7 years. The area is generally clean, has many restaurants and a diverse population. It's nothing fancy, but it feels "homey".