Even More Good News for Louisville Home Owners
On the heels of the recent welcome news about Louisville’s consistently low cost of living compared to the national average, a new announcement from the U.S. Conference of Mayors that took place this week brings Louisville home owners even more good news. Louisville received top prize among cities with over 100,000 residents for being the”most livable city” in 2012.
The City Livability Award seeks to recognize mayors and municipal governments for enhancing the quality of life in urban areas. In total, 10 cities are recognized each year; a first place award and four outstanding achievement awards go cities in two separate categories - cities with less than 100,000 residents and those with more than 100,000 residents.
Featured in the award announcement was Mayor Greg Fischer’s focus on community service through his “Give A Day” Week initiative. At the beginning of his term, Mayor Fischer vowed to help Louisville become known as one of the most caring cities in the county. He even signed a resolution which began the Compassionate Louisville campaign. Since then, the mayor’s office has worked hand in hand with Metro United Way to engage more volunteers for more hours of service than ever before.
The campaign challenged Louisville residents to join together to set the world’s record for service work by having at least 55,000 volunteers and acts of caring contributed in some way during the week of April 15 in 2011, which happened to be not only the beginning of the Kentucky Derby Festival but also National Volunteer Week. This first Give-A-Day Week ended up blowing the goal completely out of the water with over 90,000 volunteers and acts of kindness. Because of its success, the Give-A-Day Week continued this year as well, and city officials intend to make it an annual tradition.
Louisville home owners already know what a great town we live in, but we must admit . . . it’s nice when everybody else knows it too. Not only are do we have a cost of living that rivals few others in the nation, we have also been named the 2012 “most livable city.” Not bad.
Visit Louisville Real Estate to search for all available homes for sale in the Louisville market.