Known as the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln and a stop on the Lincoln Trail, the city of Hodgenville, Kentucky, is located less than an hour south of Louisville. It is close to I-65 and Highway 61 as well as Bardstown Road. Nestled in LaRue County, farmland and countryside bring the peacefulness and serenity of small town living. In addition to its historic parks and the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, the city provides its residents with sports fields and leagues, swimming, tennis and more, located behind LaRue Middle School. Moreover, real estate in this city is an investment in your family's lifestyle.
Residents with homes here can enjoy the LaRue County Environmental Education & Research Center, which provides an outdoor educational classroom for learning about genetics, ecology, natural resource management, forestry and wildlife management. Part of the Center is a walking trail through rolling hills, set with identification markers. The trail is open to walking, jogging, and non-motorized biking; you will enjoy this center with the whole family. Other sports are nearby; access the La Rue Country Golf Club or Elizabethtown Country Club for golfing opportunities close to home.
Free movie nights and musical concerts are part of the town fun. During the Holiday season, Santa comes to town, and Light Up Creekfront is celebrated. Additionally, Hodgenville is the site of one of country music's most fun happenings, the annual Lincoln Jamboree. Travel to Elizabethtown for Freeman Lake Park or its neighbor, Rineyville, less than a half hour away. For theater and performances, travel to the Historic State Theater Complex in Elizabethtown.
Real estate in Hodgenville includes affordable homes as well as custom built properties with lake views, surrounded by nature. A home might have Cape Cod architecture and be comprised of two stories. Another ranch-style home features an acre and includes cathedral ceilings, great room and four bedrooms. Brick homes, in the Ranch style, have hardwood floors, great room, formal dining room and more and might be set on several acres. There are properties in this neighborhood that include livestock barns, so you can bring your horses with you. Mini-farms, with log and beam construction in the great room, reflect the glorious history of this area of Kentucky. For those who love the serenity of country living, this city as well as Elizabethtown and Rineyville, is an ideal opportunity to find abundant real estate for gracious family living.