Glenview Neighborhood Settlement
In the mid-to-late 1800s, many of the wealthiest residents in Louisville were seeking to build their dream estates. These estates were built with lavish ideas and perfectly executed. Glenview residential properties were built on high cliffs to take advantage of the beautiful scenery. After the completion of the Louisville, Harrods Creek, and Westport Railroad, easy access to the community was finally granted. While the railroad was abandoned in the 1950’s, and finally closing in the 1990’s, the expansion into Glenview had begun. The land where these luxurious homes were built was originally owned by a meat packer and was called Glenview Farms.
In the early 1980’s the city of Louisville attempted to annex the residential area. This attempt led the residents to form this sixth class city of Glenview in 1985. Following the creation of the city, many of the original residences, dating back to the 1880’s, were added to the National Register of Historic Places. A portion of these homes and gardens located on the original plots of land were included in what is called the “country estates historic district,” in hopes to keep the historic feel of the city.
Glenview Homes For Sale
Homes for sale in Glenview vary from house to house. With many different builders and designers having worked in the neighborhood, there is many styles on display. Homes for sale in Glenview can range from as low as $500,000 to well over $4.5 million dollars. The wide gap in home values are due to a lot of factors. Some of the main factors that influence prices in Glenview are: lot and lot size, home design, age of the home, and maintenance, to name a few. While most people would not usually think maintenance is a factor in home price, it is in this subdivision. Some of the homes for sale in the subdivision are close to 100 years old!