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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  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 4,851. 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
4,851

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$376,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$813
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    4%
  • Own
    96%
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Prospect Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    122.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    815.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    1%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    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
$113,711
National
$55,322
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Prospect Reviews

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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!
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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.
Prospect is a nice developing area, with everything within 20 minutes drive. However, there are a lot of things missing and the quality of the roads isn't the best when getting around. The people are in general really warm and welcoming, so that sends a good vibe as well.