The Cherokee Triangle, Louisville
The Cherokee Triangle is considered a part of a larger area called The Highlands. The Cherokee Triangle’s boundaries are boundaries are Bardstown Road to the southwest, Cherokee Park and Eastern Parkway to the southeast, and Cave Hill Cemetery to the north in Louisville Kentucky. The Highlands is an area loaded with clubs, random businesses, fast food joints and very prominent high end restaurants. Rent a limousine and experience the night life uninhibited and unencumbered. The triangle is home for over four thousand residents distributed amongst 600 acres. The Cherokee Triangle is primarily known for its monumental homes that display an eclectic mix of architectural styles.
Cherokee Triangle got its name from nearby Cherokee Park, which was designed by the same man, nationally renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed New York’s Central Park. All 409 acres of this park are a glorious site to see. After Cherokee park opened in the late 19th century this area quickly became an attractive spot for affluent families to settle down and build homes. During the major period of development builders experimented with the many architectural styles and the character of the homes will vary from block to block, adding to the charm. The park is an essential element of the community’s identity. Cherokee Triangle was designated a Preservation District in 1972 and has enjoyed a sustained period of gentrification and great property value appreciation over the last decade.
Cherokee Triangle is well known for its annual art fair, which happens during a weekend towards the end of April. This is one week before the famous Kentucky Derby. Wouldn’t it be fun to grab a group of friends and show up to the Derby in a limousine? There is, however, a local landmark that is in the National Registry of Historic Places. This is a statue depicting General John Breckinridge Castleman which was dedicated in 1913. Castleman was President
of the Board of the Parks Commission and helped create the city’s park system. One more interesting fact that makes this an almost compelling sight to see is that this is supposedly the only equestrian statue in the world in which the horse posed also.
This is a suburb filled with history and is home to many annual must attend events. From the annual Louisville Zombie Attack Walk, Music Concert Series, BBQ Fundraiser, many festivals and community wide yard sales just to name a few.