My name is Eliza Maynor. I am a mother of two and a resident native of Louisville. Louisville holds a special place in my heart because it has so much to offer.
ALL FOUR SEASONS.
One of the things I love most about Louisville is the experience we get of having four true seasons.
In the summer we have the opportunity of enjoying our many swimming holes and the Kentucky state fair which offers good times and awesome food.
In the fall you can go pumpkin picking at many of the local area farms, combined with the Halloween festivities in a Hillcrest adventure.
The winter season offers great sledding at Cherokee park and amazing neighborhood light extravaganzas.
The spring is great for visiting Churchill Downs, derby festivities, and basketball excitement.
NORTHERN CITY, SOUTHERN CHARM.
Another reason for my affection for Louisville is the northern city with a southern feel. Everyone is friendly and helpful, even to strangers.
Most people have heard of 6 degrees of separation. In Louisville normally you can find how you are connected in 3 or less. When people ask what school you went to, they don’t mean Harvard or Yale. They mean which high school did you attend, and from there you can normally name the crowd they hung out with.
LIONS, TIGERS, AND BEARS!
THE GREAT OUTDOORS.
In Louisville we had an amazing Mayor for many years, Jerry Abramson. He worked very hard to create the awesome parks that the public gets to enjoy all over the Metro area. Many of the parks have walking trails, spray grounds, and great climbing areas.
Of course, one of the most fun things about living in Louisville is the intrastate school rivalries. Basketball is not just a sport here; it is a way of life. In the fall my schedule revolves around U of L Basketball. It gives me a great excuse to cookout, play corn hole, and spend time with my friends and family.
There are many more things that are awesome about Louisville, but these are a few of my favorite things.