"Moslty safe and nice people" Louisville Warnings Or Dangers Tip by Ih8sully09
Louisville Warnings and Dangers: 14 reviews and 10 photos
Louisville is a medium-size city of about a million people if you include the whole county. Like any decent size city there is going to be bad neighborhoods and good neighborhoods. I lived there for 20 years and generlaly felt safe most places. I read a couple of reviews regarding the west end and yes, during the day the west end is not too bad. HOWEVER, and speaking from personal experience, DO NOT venture past 8th st at night. The west end has a lot of pockets where heavy drug dealing takes place and at night, people get all the more crazier. Downtown is fairly safe but the campus area can get seedy at night, not bad just seedy. East downtown along floyd street and east broadway can be seedy during the day and definitely questionable at night. You will see people hanging around on street corners (they are not socializing) around what use to be shephard square. They tried to rebuild that area to make it look better but all it is now is high-class projects. Most of the east end is like disney land, have no fear. The only exception may be murphy lane and post grove. I lived there for a few years and there were several murders down the street. The South end is mosly ok with more of a blue collar working-class feel to it. If you go too far down dixie highway you'll see random hotels with rooms burned out. Those are former Meth labs. To sum everything up, just know your surroundings and and stay safe. Most of the city is very safe except for those pockets and the people are very friendly.
Here are a few helpful tips to promote your experience-
1. DO NOT tail people while driving in Louisville. It isn't California, you WILL be brake-checked and cursed out vigorously.
2. Never pronounce the "S" in Louisville. Mostly everyone is nice to visiters but they cringe when they hear someone pronounce Louisville like Lewisville. FYI, it is pronounced locally as: Lew-a-vul.
3. The Sherman Minton bridge is closed so if you are going over to visit Southern Indiana for whatever odd reason, expect to wait in traffic on I-65 for a long time.
4. If you are a bar-hopper, there is much more to the city than 4th street. Try St. Matthews or Bardstown rd.
5. Nevermind the college sports rivalry there between Louisville and Kentucky. Like any regional sports rivalry, they are fanatics about it while everyone else in the country could care less. Just don't diss anybody's team and you will stay safe.