Anchorage is a picturesque community, filled with mature Oak and Magnolia trees, stone bridges, and historic homes that exude Southern charm. Located along LaGrange Road in Eastern Jefferson County, Anchorage is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Louisville. Anchorage is a community that is dedicated to family, neighbors, it’s private school, pets and horses. It prides itself on the fact that it’s residents will often stay for 20 or even 50 years. In the Spring time, blooming dogwoods, forsythias, jonquils, and tulips line the streets where residents walk or ride their bikes. The beautiful park like atmosphere of Anchorage makes a wonderful place to call home.
Anchorage is an independent City, with it’s own Fire Department, Police Department, Post Office, and award winning School.
Anchorage also offers its own Children’s Theatre and various community projects.
Among the most influential developers of Anchorage was a man named Edward Dorsey Hobbs, a surveyor, who had drawn some of the earliest maps of Louisville and Anchorage. He was involved in the establishment of the Louisville and Frankfort Railroad through
Anchorage in 1849. Along with Hobbs, James W. Goslee is responsible for Anchorage’s name. Riverboat Captain James Goslee was said to have removed an anchor from his ship in 1869 and placed it on his lawn at “the Anchorage” as a monument to the River, the railroad and those who shaped the Town’s growth. That Anchor still sits in the City’s Center today.
Anchorage is home to both large estates and smaller homes. In the late 1800’s most residents of Anchorage lived on elaborate properties with farmland but while the twentieth century progressed, the land started to be divided into smaller plots and upscale homes began to be built. The number of homes in Anchorage has doubled between 1977 and 1997. In 1982 part of Anchorage was named the “Anchorage Historic District” and was added to the National Register of Historic Places. In 2011, the median price for a home in Anchorage was $534,000 with an average price per square foot of $166. Anchorage is a beautiful, serene neighborhood to live, and offers many options for the affluent homebuyer.
Anchorage is home to some of the wealthiest residents of Louisville. John Shnatter, founder of Papa Johns, calls Anchorage home, and has big plans for the Town. Schnatter plans on revamping the City center which currently has a fire station, city hall, and vacant restaurant to become up to date and include a one-mile pedestrian bridge to E.P Tom Sawyer Sate Park, which has 550 acres of public land.
Anchorage is conveniently located close to many restaurants and shopping malls. Anchorage Café, Brandon’s Barbeque, and Selena’s at Willow Lake Tavern are some of the Local’s favorites.
Anchorage has it’s own school system. Anchorage Public School is one of the top performing schools in Kentucky.
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