Founded in 1824, and named in honor of Revolutionary War Officer Colonel William Oldham. Oldham County is one of the most beautiful areas in Kentucky to call home. Featuring 190 square miles of rolling hills and open farmland, Oldham County combines the peace of rural living with the convenience of being located close to the city of Louisville. Oldham County is the wealthiest County in Kentucky and ranks the second highest County in Kentucky for College educated residents. For years, residents have been escaping the hustle and bustle of Louisville to discover the ease and tranquility of Oldham County.
Oldham County is made up of seven incorporated communities including LaGrange, PeeWee Valley, Crestwood, Goshen, Orchard Grass Hills, River Bluff, and Park Hill. LaGrange is the largest community in Oldham County and is known for it’s railroad line running through the town’s center. LaGrange’s historic Downtown is filled with restaurants, ice cream parlors, and specialty shops that attracts visitors from all around.
Goshen is known for it’s picturesque thoroughbred horse farms. If you own horses yourself, or just like to live amongst them, Goshen truly embodies all the beauty that Kentucky has to offer.
Oldham County is one of Kentucky’s fastest growing Counties. With the completion of Interstate I-71 in 1970, residents decided to relocate to Oldham County, because of this newfound convenience. Families are also relocating to Oldham County to become a part of the award winning Oldham County School System. Although Oldham County has significant growth, it maintains its rural appeal and open country setting. New development has manifested in several new subdivisions and large riverfront communities like the Hillcrest, Majestic Woods, Longwood, and Glen Oaks neighborhoods.
Oldham County offers a variety of home options. Apartments, town homes, river houses, farm houses, estates, historic homes, or new homes, Oldham County has them all. In 2011, the median price for a home in Oldham County was $240,000 with a price per square foot average of $105. There are some neighborhoods however, like Briar Hill Estates, where 3,000-5,000 square foot homes tend to be upwards of $500,000.
Oldham County is a great community to be a part of. There are a number of annual evens that are fun for the entire family including “Oldham County Day” on the third Saturday in July, Oldham County BBQ and Craft Festival, and the Westport River Daze Festival. There are public libraries, parks, art centers, and even a free petting zoo, Henry’s Ark, which is a local favorite. The Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is an excellent place to walk the dog, go for a jog or hike, or take the kids to the playground. Oldham County has no shortage of stuff to do to stay busy or active!
Oldham County may be a rural County, but does not lack in having a variety of great food. Irish Rover Too, Steve O’s Italian Kitchen, and Big R’s Barbeque in LaGrange, Burning Bush Grille in Goshen, and Seigs on the River in Prospect are all great choices.
Oldham County School District is Nationally recognized and award winning. Serving 12,000 students, there are ten elementary schools, four middle and three high schools in the district.