5.3 out of 10

Taylorsville

38.0362397366446 -85.3407006167889
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Oct 17, 2012

"Safe and lovely, come for the stunning Southern charm!"

Taylorsville is a fairly small town about 30 minutes away from Louisville. It's nice enough, and you can certainly find a few things to do here, though for the most part I think you'll be heading over to Louisville for fun.

As far as those things to do go, I think you'll have the most luck with something like a local fun farmers market or outdoor activities. There aren't a ton of restaurants or other active life places like that in the area. That said, this is part of the charm of Taylorsville. It's a cool Southern-feeling town with a quality golf course and plenty of outdoor beauty to take in.

The golf course is Tanglewood, and as I've said in many reviews I'm not the biggest golfer, but I do think it's a nice enough course, and I read that it's USGA-rated. Not sure if that's a huge deal, but I do know it's a very pretty course that is quite the sight on a nice fall day.

There are a few places to eat, though not enough for me. This is a big downside to Taylorsville, and definitely lowers its rank in my eyes. The Tea Cup is okay I suppose, though nothing amazing, but Lynda's Grill is actually pretty good. It's a great looking place and has excellent breakfast and lunch. I've never had dinner here, but based on the breakfast and lunch I'd bet it's pretty darn good.

There's a B&B, a resort on Taylorsville Lake and a few other nice little places to check out, though I think if you live here you'll run out of places to see pretty quick. That said, you can never take in too much nature, and the natural beauty of Taylorsville is pretty good.

I recommend Taylorsville to those who want it quiet and beautiful. They're somewhat rare things these days, but I definitely like them.
Pros
  • Lovely setting
  • A few good restaurants
  • Good golf course
Cons
  • No nightlife at all
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers