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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Prospect is a suburb of Louisville with a population of 4,876. Prospect is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in Prospect offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Prospect there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Prospect and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Prospect are above average.
About Prospect...
Population
4,876

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$381,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,071
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Prospect Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    20.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    121.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    767.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    2%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    20%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Prospect

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$131,078
National
$55,322
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My experience with Prospect Kentucky has always been a positive one. I have grown up in Prospect so it is all I've ever known. Prospect has formed a great community with great neighbors. Everyone within the community is always looking out for each others safety. For example in my neighborhood we have a specific app we use to communicate with everyone if we seek or see something that we feel maybe unsafe or simply to report an incident. I may also say that the environment is also a place where your children may wonder and play with others without having to worry. Lastly, within Prospect there are many activities and events to do as a whole family.
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Call it midwestern or southern, either way the hospitality is welcoming. My neighborhood, Paramont Estates, in particular is unique with a quarry lake, nature trail & clubhouse that includes a hot tub, workout room, meeting & social gathering rooms, racquetball courts & an indoor junior Olympic sized swimming pool! The school campus is around the corner & includes our elementary, middle & high schools. The public schools for Prospect, Oldham County, KY, neighborhoods are fantastic; North Oldham HS, leads as a superb college prep school. We have a great grocery store; a few restaurants which provide good food & service & offer a variety in types of cuisine; a friendly & helpful hardware store; a couple of doctor offices, orthodontists, dentists, hair dressers and gas stations. One time, our car broke down right as we were leaving one of the gas stations and the local vehicle maintenance place came right over & took care of us! DQ & The Pie Kitchen for homemade pie & ice cream rock!
Prospect is a the best suburb in the Louisville area. The Hunting Creek Country Club provides excellent golf, swimming, and tennis. Oldham County Schools are the best in the state of KY. Crime is low. Great local stores provide anything that you need. Scores of nearby restaurants and more shopping a few minutes away in the Springhurst area. The commute to downtown Louisville on River Road is incredibly easy. You can not beat this hidden jewel in the Louisville area.