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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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 3,605. 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 rent 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
3,605

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$185,233
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$835
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    48%
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Clifton Rankings

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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
$51,859
National
$55,322
Families with Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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My wife and I are in our early 30’s, and we’ve lived in Clifton for 4 years. It’s the perfect mix for a quaint yet lively neighborhood. We love the location. We can walk/bike pretty much anywhere: downtown, waterfront, big four bridge, Frankfort Ave, Bardstown Rd, the highlands, etc. Amazing local restaurants and eclectic shops. People are friendly. Close to Cherokee park and good schools. Lots of things to do: hiking, biking, music festivals, etc. Great place for young professionals and starting a family. Pretty affordable cost of living too.
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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.
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.