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    Middletown, Kentucky is a wonderful, historic town roughly half way between Louisville and Shelbyville that houses many high-quality neighborhoods. Three of the most popular neighborhoods near Middletown are Lake Forest, Douglass Hills and Plainview.

    Lake Forest is one of the premier residential neighborhoods in all of Louisville. Developed by NTS in the mid-1980s, Lake Forest quickly established itself as the place to be for young executives and active families. With its perfect location — just outside the Gene Snyder Freeway off Shelbyville Road — the neighborhood features an 18-hole championship golf course, a clubhouse, numerous beautiful lakes and walking trails, plus tennis courts and a swimming pool. Prices for Homes in Lake Forest average from roughly $300,000 to well over $1,000,000. Besides the spacious homes and the attractive amenities, the neighborhood is chock full of year-round activities for the whole family. There are swim and dive teams, an annual Easter Egg hunt, a fantastic 4th of July fireworks celebration, wine tasting events, seminars on health and beauty, plus Christmas and New Year’s parties that bring the entire neighborhood together. Lake Forest is a tight-knit community that is committed to maintaining a great neighborhood.

    Douglass Hills is an established residential neighborhood near Middletown that remains a desirable location for homeowners. Developed in the early 1970s, Douglass Hills enjoys peaceful, winding streets and affordable brick homes shaded by mature trees. The neighborhood is near I-64 and Shelbyville Road, which provides quick access to work and play destinations all around Louisville. The neighborhood features a clubhouse, a large swimming pool, a neighborhood park, sidewalks for pedestrian traffic, plus it is actually a designated “city” with its own mayor and city council. Homes in Douglass Hills range in price from $175,000 to more than $300,000 in the Estates Section.

    Plainview is an upscale residential neighborhood located not far from Douglass Hills in the city of Jeffersontown. Plainview was developed beginning in the late 1970s on a large dairy farm owned by the Tway family. In fact, the original family home remains as part of the community clubhouse and offices, and offers a glimpse back in time to a classic Georgian Revival farmhouse. The neighborhood features a large swimming pool and regularly hosts area swim meets that attract hundreds of participants and families to the community. Residents love Plainview because you can easily reach the amenities of Shelbyville Road and Hurstbourne Parkway directly from the neighborhood streets, avoiding many traffic lights. Homes in Plainview average from $225,000 to over $375,000, and most homes are built in a traditional style with durable brick.

    Home buyers interested in living in a great community with a convenient location and amenities have many good choices in the area around Middletown. Lake Forest, Douglass Hills and Plainview each target a unique housing need in the area and each neighborhood has worked hard to create a sense of community for their residents. You can learn more about these and other great places to live by visiting Neighborhoods in Middletown.

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