Rankings and Recognition
Travel + Leisure Magazine - No. 4 Most Beautiful and Affordable Place to Live in the U.S.
Livability - A Best Place to Live in the U.S. in 2023
Travel + Leisure Magazine - No. 9 Foodie City in the U.S.
Site Selection Magazine - Louisville Metro's Department of Economic Development recognized as a 'Top Economic Development Group' for the ninth year in a row
Site Selection Magazine - A Top 5 U.S. Metro for Economic Development
Business Facilities Magazine - A Top Logistics Hub for 2023
Realtor.com - No. 3 Top Housing Market of 2023
Gusto Inc. - No. 4 city in the U.S. for job growth in 2022
Realtor.com - No. 9 Most Pet-Friendly City in America
Realestatewitch.com - No. 6 Best Beer Cities in the U.S.
PrivacyJournal.net - 28th-best U.S. city for gamers
Site Selection Magazine - Louisville Metro's Department of Economic Development recognized as a 'Top Economic Development Group' for the eighth year in a row
Human Rights Campaign - Perfect score of 100 on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index for eight years in a row!
Site Selection Magazine - No. 1 in the Ohio River Corridor for economic development
Roadbook - One of the best U.S. cities for remote working
CBRE - a "Next 25" Tech Talent Market for the fourth year in a row
WalletHub - one of the "Best Large Cities to Start a Business"
U.S. News & World Report - No. 14 on list of best cities for new college grads
LendingTree - second most popular metro for Gen Z homebuyers
Bureau of Economic Analysis’ Regional Price Parity Index - 11th most affordable large metro areas in the nation
Urban Reform Institute - one of the top 10 most affordable housing markets
ApartmentAdvisor - No. 1 "Best Foodie Cities for Renters"
Mandoe - overall best city for coffee in the U.S.
USA Today - Waterfront Park named in Top 5 Riverwalks on the U.S.
WalletHub - among "Best Large Cities to Live in"
Louisville Forward recognized as a 'Top Economic Development Group' by Site Selection magazine for the SEVENTH year in a row
Louisville ranked in top 10 most tech-ready cities and top 10 affordable cities for living and working in digital
Perfect score of 100 on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index – SEVEN years in a row!
SmartAsset named Louisville to its top 10 list of best cities for new college graduates
Louisville was among the top 15 large metros with the most growth in high-paying, six-figure jobs
Louisville ranked the 15th best city for soccer by WalletHub
Travel + Leisure listed Louisville on as one of The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2022
WalletHub listed Louisville among its top 30 "Best Foodie Cities in America"
Louisville was named among the most dog-friendly cities in America by SmartAsset
CBRE listed Louisville as a "Next 25" Tech Talent market for three years in a row
Louisville ranked among the most affordable cities in the U.S. for solo renters by SmartAsset
Singulart ranked Louisville the second most creative city in America
Louisville Forward recognized as a 'Top Economic Development Group' by Site Selection magazine for the SIXTH year in a row
Site Selection magazine ranked Louisville No. 1 in the Ohio River Corridor for economic development
CBRE ranked Louisville among "Next 25" in Tech Talent markets
Redfin data shows Louisville has grown the most in popularity for migrants
Louisville among top 10 best U.S. cities for remote workers
CNBC named Louisville one of the top 10 cities with the happiest employees in the U.S.
Louisville named one of U.S. News and World Reports' 'Best Places to Live in the U.S.'
SmartAsset ranked Louisville among the top 25 U.S. cities with 'Best Work-Life Balance'
Louisville is one of the top 50 cities for Millennial homeownership
Glassdoor again ranked Louisville one of the 'Best Cities for Jobs'
Louisville Muhammad Ali Airport ranked 4th busiest cargo hub in the world
Louisville ranked No. 18 on the list of 'Most Socially Conscious Cities in the U.S.' by The Ascent
SmartAsset listed Louisville among the Top 20 best cities for new college grads
Louisville named among Top 25 for newly remote workers
SmartAsset listed Louisville on its list of 33 'Best Places for Outdoor Enthusiasts to Live and Work'
Forbes recognized Louisville and Kentucky as 'cultural hub' for the country
fDi Intelligence ranked Louisville the fifth most business friendly large American city of the future
Urban Land Institute and PwC report recognized Louisville as one of the top 40 'U.S. markets to watch' for overall real estate prospects
Louisville Forward recognized as a 'Top Economic Development Group' by Site Selection magazine for the FIFTH year in a row
SmartAsset named Louisville one of the 'Top 10 Places for New Businesses'
TripAdvisor ranked Louisville on its list of 'Top Cities to Visit in 2019'
CBRE named Louisville an 'up-and-coming tech talent market'
Louisville named a 'Top Metro' in the South Central and East North Central regions by Site Selection magazine
LendingTree named Louisville No. 2 on its list of 'Metro Areas with the Most Profitable Businesses'
Southern Living named Louisville one of the 'The South’s Best Food Cities 2019'
SmartAsset named Louisville No. 22 on its list of 'Best Cities for Young Professionals'
CBS News named Louisville to its 2018 list of 'Top Cities for Job Hunters'
Glassdoor ranked Louisville a 'Best City for Jobs'
Perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Jetsetter named Louisville to its list of 'Top 5 Hip Cities'
Louisville Forward recognized as a 'Top Economic Development Group' by Site Selection magazine
Louisville named "Co-Major Market of the Year" -- tying with Nashville, TN -- by Southern Business & Development
Forbes named Louisville a 'Top 10 City where Manufacturing is Thriving'
SmartAsset named Louisville a 'Top City for New College Grads'
Louisville recognized as 'Best in Class' among cities using data
EPA ranked Louisville a 'Top Midsize City' for most Energy Star certified buildings
Governing magazine recognized Louisville as the 'Top Performer' in its Equipt to Innovate Report
SmartAsset ranked Louisville a 'Top City' for women in technology
National Geographic named Louisville to its list of 'Best Small Cities in the U.S.'
VinePair ranked Louisville in its list of the 'World's Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2018'
Lonely Planet said Kentucky is a 'Top 10 Destination' to visit in 2018
Forbes said Louisville is a top 13 city for affordable living
Southern Living ranked Louisville on its list of '15 Incredible Solo Vacations to Take in the South'
SmartAsset ranked Louisville in its 'Top 15 cities Where Millennials are Moving'
Forbes ranked Louisville the No. 1 city for manufacturing in the U.S.
Louisville Forward named a Top Economic Development Group for 2016 by Site Selection magazine
SmartAsset ranked Louisville among the top 10 U.S. cities with lowest cost startup costs
Lumina Foundation designated Louisville as a 'Talent Hub'
Thumbtack ranked Louisville a Top 10 City for Small Business Friendliness
Perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index, 2015, 2016 and 2017
WalletHub named Louisville among the top 10 'Best-Run Cities' in 2017 -- back-to-back ranking!
Glassdoor ranked Louisville as a 'Top 10 Best City for Jobs'
NerdWallet ranked Louisville in its list of Top 20 Best Cities for Quality of Life
CNN named Louisville to it's list of 15 Charming Cities in the South
Realtor.com named Louisville's 40217 zip code as one of the Hottest Hipster Markets in the U.S.
Redlining Louisville map selected as Harvard's first-ever Map of the Month
Louisville ranked a top 5 'Best Theatre City' by Paste
Travel + Leisure named Louisville one of America's Favorite Places
Louisville designated SolSmart Gold for solar energy development
Kentucky ranked in Top States by Site Selection magazine
Louisville ranked as a Top Metro for the South Central and East North Central regions by Site Selection magazine
Named a Top 10 Best City for Job Seekers by ZipRecruiter
Named a Top 50 'Global Future-Ready Economy' by DELL
Louisville included in Huffington Post's list of 'Five Soccer Cities Making America Great Again'
Louisville ranked as one of Wallet Hub's 2016 'Best-Run Cities'
Ranked #18 on Glassdoor's 'Best Cities for Jobs' for 2016
Louisville named as a 'Top Destination on the Rise' by Trip Advisor
Back-to-Back perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index, 2015 and 2016
Named a top LGBT travel destination by Orbitz Travel
TIME magazine recognized Louisville as one of '240 Reasons to Celebrate America Right Now'
Conde Nast named Louisville to its list of '18 Underated Cities in America'
Forbes recognized Louisville as 'One of Five Surprising People, Places and Things to Watch'
Travel+Leisure named Louisville one of the 'Friendliest Cities in America'