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Money Magazine Names Louisville Among "Best Places to Retire"

Thursday September 10, 2009

Publication cites biking, downtown attractions

Money Magazine has named Louisville to its annual “Top 25 Places to Retire,” citing the city’s growing bicycling culture, its downtown attractions and the East Market Arts District.

Louisville placed 20th on the Top 25 list.

“Louisville’s a great place for young professionals, for families – and now the word is out that it’s a great place to retire,” Mayor Jerry Abramson said. “I welcome all retirees to come visit our city and see for themselves what makes Louisville the city of possibilities.”

The Money article, available online here, states:

“Louisville has installed more than 50 bike lanes on city streets in the past four years, in response to mounting demand by ride-happy residents,” the article states. “Retirees looking to cycle away without sharing space with cars can hit the Louisville Loop, a partially constructed hiking and biking path that will eventually span more than 100 miles and connect many of Louisville's parks and neighborhoods. (It's currently about 25% complete.) More than 5,000 people participate in the semiannual Hike and Bike event.

“There's also plenty to do downtown once the pedals stop. The city's East Market section houses a thriving arts district and is just a short walk from the Louisville Waterfront Park, an 85-acre area that hosts concerts and festivals along the Ohio River. West Main Street, aka "Museum Row," has seven museums, including the Muhammad Ali Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum and Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft.”