Jefferson County is home to multiple thousands of acres, called the Parklands, that will eventually connect the community. After Jeffersontown slowly overdeveloped the farmland it started on, the county has an effort to purchase and obtain more acres of parks.
Jefferson County is also home to some of the largest manufacturing and shipping facilities in the states. UPS Worldport and it’s international distribution capabilities are located here, alongside SDF, Louisville’s International Airport. Jefferson County is also home to multiple industrial parks that house these companies, and others such as: Ford, GE, and Amazon. Jefferson County is a logistical powerhouse for many Fortune 500 companies because it is less than a day drive from more than 2/3rds the U.S. population.
Another thing to love about Jefferson County is the weather. The Metro is inside the Ohio Valley. While this may sometimes bring nasty weather like tornadoes, the Metro typically has great weather. Winters in Jefferson County can be very harsh later in the season, typically January and February. Do not be surprised to see snow around Derby Season in Jeffersontown though. Summers in Jefferson County tend to be hot and humid with little rain in the mid-summer months. However, due to the humid sub-tropical climate, Jefferson County has all four seasons. Luckily for residents, spring and fall are overwhelmingly enjoyable in the county. Remember… one of the most told jokes from locals is “if you do not like the weather right now, just wait a few minutes and it’ll be something else.”