Developed in the 1950s-1960s, St. Matthews appeals to young families and professionals looking for less hustle than downtown but more bustle than the east end. An area known for it’s smaller communities, cute cape cod houses and abundance of locally owned restaurants, shopping, grocery and specialty food stores and bars. St. Matthews is also known for its busy commercial streets such as Breckinridge Lane, Shelbyville Road and Westport Road. St. Matthews is home to shopping meccas such as Mall St. Matthews, Oxmoor Center, Westport Village and the Vogue Center. It’s also conveniently located to many hospitals, Browns Park, Seneca Park and Big Rock Park.
Indian Hills, Mockingbird Valley, Rolling Fields and Windy Hills share St. Matthews’s zip code. These prosperous suburbs include some of the most expensive real estate in Louisville.