Why Louisville is a Great Place to Live

With an abundance of city parks, access to the Ohio River, and a network of streets and highways that make it easy to get around, Louisville is a great place to live. Downtown housing can be a little pricey, but just 10 miles from Waterfront Park, you can find reasonably priced apartments in St. Matthews with in-demand amenities.


You don’t have to live in the heart of downtown to be near interesting destinations in Louisville. Take a look at these reasons to live east of the city center: 

Live Music

Long before Mall St. Matthews existed, locals were enjoying live music at Grestle’s, a self-described “venerated dive-style tavern” that opened in 1924. Most acts here are bluegrass, rock, and country artists who perform on weekends and the occasional weeknight.  


Grestle’s is open 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The evening menu includes appetizers and pub fare, and in the summer, a limited brunch menu is available on Sundays. Enjoy billiards, shuffleboard, or just lounging with friends on the outdoor patio. 


Tin Roof, another iconic dive bar on Shelbyville Road, has live music, events, trivia contests, and beer pong. Head over to Diamond Pub & Billiards almost anytime you’re in the mood for a game of pool – it’s open 365 days a year, from lunchtime until 3:30 or 4 a.m. Most nights, you can also see live music here, too. 

Fun Things to Do

If bowling, laser tag, or arcade games appeal to you, you’ll have three nearby options for fun when you live in St. Matthews.


Ten Pin Strike & Spare has 40 bowling lanes for open bowling, league play, and tournaments, and a snack bar that has a full menu. Dave & Buster’s at Mall St. Matthews also has bowling lanes, along with a variety of other games. Lazer Blaze on Shelbyville Road has laser tag, mini-golf, bumper cars, and arcade games. 


Be Where the Action Is

Halsey Flats Apartments in St. Matthews is close to the most exciting destinations in the neighborhood. Plus, when you live here, you have access to our resident lounge with billiards and shuffleboard, a swimming pool and lounge area, and a bright, modern fitness center. 


Come see why Halsey Flats is a great place to live. Call today to schedule a tour: (502) 806-8030.

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