Louisville’s Irish Hill Neighborhood Attracts New Residents

Bordered by Beargrass Creek, Baxter Avenue, Interstate 64, and Cave Hill Cemetery, the neighborhood of Irish Hill is less than half a square mile. But this area has a lot to offer for people who want to live in an urban, walkable area that’s not in the heart of downtown Louisville.


Anchors of this neighborhood are Distillery Commons, a mixed-use retail and office space, and – across the street – Axis on Lexington, an all-new luxury apartment community. As more trendy shops and restaurants come to this area, demand will likely increase for apartments in Irish Hill.

Distillery Commons Tenants

Originally built in 1860, the Distillery Commons building once housed several bourbon distillers. Today, the renovated space is home to a variety of tenants, including an antique gallery, a weightless floatation center, and a personal training facility. The building also leases climate-controlled self-storage spaces.


Headliners Music Hall, a separate building on the Distillery Commons campus that was originally a cafeteria for distillery workers, has been hosting live music performances since the Prohibition Era. The venue hosts rock, metal, hip-hop, bluegrass, and alternative acts throughout the year.

Cave Hill Cemetery

The beautifully landscaped 296-acre Cave Hill Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The grounds feature Victorian-era monuments, a reflection pond, and flowering trees – all elements that make this cemetery a top destination for a peaceful walk (running and cycling are not allowed).

Cherokee Park

The 396-acre Cherokee Park abuts the southern boundary of the Irish Hill neighborhood. This park includes a horseshoe pit, a dog run, a mixed-use trail, sledding hill, tennis courts, golf course, and plenty of green space.


Restaurants and Shops

East of Cave Hill Cemetery on Lexington Avenue are two restaurants that appeal to omnivores. Game restaurant serves burgers made with unusual meats, such as wagyu beef, alpaca, and kangaroo. At Le Moo restaurant, menu items include a giant bowl of cereal topped with ice cream and served with a giant spoon, a $74 steak, and hundreds of wines.


Along Baxter Avenue – in, and south of Irish Hill – are bike shops, cozy restaurants, and tattoo parlors, and many of the Victorian-era storefronts have been perfectly preserved or restored.

Upscale Louisville Apartments

Looking for apartments in Irish Hill? Axis on Lexington is a new luxury community with outstanding amenities – a resort-style pool, a commercial-quality fitness center, and a private dog park, and more. Ask us about our available apartments: (812) 347-4513.


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Apr 16