Are Ranch homes all the rage in Louisville?

Ranch homes for sale Louisville ky

Much like spray cheese, Black Friday and a good ol’ cheeseburger, the ranch style home is unique to America, capturing the hearts of homeowners for years.  Ranch homes first came to existence in the 1920s but were coined “ramblers” at the time. By the 1950s, the ranch home swept the nation and was by far the most popular choice, albeit transforming overtime to several variations including the California, storybook, suburban, raised, and split-level ranch. There are plenty of neighborhoods who feature a large number of ranch homes for sale. If you’re trying to find a ranch home for  $500,000 and up, you’ll love neighborhoods like Norton Commons and Rock Springs. For ranches from 350-500k, Barbourmeade, Brownsboro Park, and Hurstbourne have lots of options.  Ranches in the 150k-350k price range are the hardest to find, most sought after homes.  Apple Valley, Ashbrooke, Austin Woods, Barbizon Place, Barbour Manor, Beechwood Village, Bellemeade, Breckenridge Estates, Broadfields, Brook Haven, Chenoweth Hills, Creekview, Crystal Lake, Douglass Hills, Four Seasons, Friendly Hills, Germantown, Graymoor Devondale, Heritage Creek, Highgate Springs, Hurstbourne, Idlewood, Lakeview Estates, Meadow Vale, Midlane Park, Plantation, Prairie Village, Schnitzelburg, Spring Falls, St. Regis Park, Timothy Hills, Treasure Island, Windsor Forest, Windy Hills, and Woodlawn Park account for hundreds upon hundreds of the ranch homes sold in Louisville.

Homeowners often seek the ability to customize and put their own flare on a home.  While ranch homes provide this opportunity at almost every turn, they also have some defining features that set them apart from other homes.  When touring a ranch home, you can expect to see large windows, sliding glass doors (let all the light in!), an attached garage, low-pitch rooflines, a back patio, and a plethora of exterior materials including but not limited to brick, stone, stucco and wood siding.  On the inside you’ll find bedrooms separated from the living area, single-story living often in an “L’ or “U” shape, and the ever-so-popular open concept living, dining and kitchen area. Depending on the area of the nation, you’ll also often find ranches with a full basement, opening up the potential to double your square footage.    

There is a major draw towards the ranch style in Louisville. The main reason is no stairs. You’ll hear the term “one level living” as you search for homes. (Hopefully your realtor is doing most of the looking for you!) One level living is great If you need your bedroom, kitchen, living area and kitchen in one place. Not having stairs is also safer for friends, family, and pets. Since there’s no second story, ranches are easy to escape from if there is an emergency and maintain without a giant ladder.

Through recent decades, ranch and two-story homes have fought over the number one spot in popular home choice.   While this battle will likely continue, there is no denying that the classic style of a ranch home (with its numerous customization options) and its sprawling layout will keep homeowners coming back for more.  

Trying to find a Ranch Home in Louisville, check out the current homes for sale below. 

 

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$389,900
Subdivision: Hillsborough Estates
5
Beds
3
Baths
3,361
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1579854
MLS
Beautiful All Brick, Maintenance Free, Well Maintained 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Ranch home siting on over an acre lot. This home offers so much! Spring will be here soon and your friends and family will...
$165,000
Subdivision: Charlene Heights
3
Beds
1
Baths
988
Sq.Ft.
1959
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1579879
MLS
Use WELCOME HOME FUNDS to purchase this J-town gem! Nicely kept and move in ready - 3 bedroom, 1 bath, brick ranch with large, fully fenced backyard. Beautiful plank flooring, newer windows....
$169,000
Subdivision: Willow Creek
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,080
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1579889
MLS
Offered for the 1st time in years, this painted brick ranch home on a cul de sac in eastern Jefferson county is waiting for your touch. Backing up to green space the fenced in rear yard is...
$169,900
Subdivision: Gaddie
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,125
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1579916
MLS
This 3 bedroom ranch has so many updates it is like new. The eat-in kitchen has new cabinets, countertops, laminate flooring, range, microwave and dishwasher. All 3 bedrooms have new carpeting,...
$235,000
Subdivision: Whipps Mill Village
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,434
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1579842
MLS
Check out this 3 bedroom 2 full bath and 2 living rooms located in highly desirable area. Complete renovation was just finished and house is ready for new owners. Updates include new flooring...
$379,000
Subdivision: Fox Harbor
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,460
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1579735
MLS
Oversize ranch with walkout basement, 3 large bedrooms, an updated private bath and an updated 2nd full bath on the main level. Spacious options for dining and living rooms with tall ceilings,...
Under Contract
11705 E Arbor Dr Louisville, KY 40223
$549,900
Subdivision: Anchorage
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,763
Sq.Ft.
1964
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1579738
MLS
With Spring just around the corner, it's the perfect time to own this updated, brick ranch located on 0.73 acres in the highly sought after Anchorage School District! The large corner lot is adjacent...
$399,000
Subdivision: Hunting Creek
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,757
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1579599
MLS
Open House Sunday, February 28, 2:00-4:00. First time on the market in 34 years. This well-loved, meticulous custom built 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath highly sought-after walk-out ranch in Hunting Creek...
$390,000
Subdivision: Willow Springs
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,142
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1579633
MLS
Spectacular brick Ranch in Willow Springs subdivision. Nearly new shows beautifully, hardwood flooring & neutral paint. Large living room with hip vault & fireplace, separate dining area. Equipped...
Under Contract
9324 Fairground Rd Louisville, KY 40291
$185,000
Subdivision: Idlewood
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,265
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1579642
MLS
This adorable 3 bedroom 1 bathroom home located in the highly sought after Idlewood in Fern Creek/J-Town area awaits! This home has been meticulously taken care of and is perfect for you! As soon as...
$195,000
Subdivision: Highland Hills
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,023
Sq.Ft.
1964
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1579643
MLS
Check out this beautiful cozy Ranch, remodeled in Jeffersontown with a modern open concept. Updates include granite counter tops, new stainless appliances, 2 new renovated bathrooms (one new...
$410,000
Subdivision: Woods Of St Thomas
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,042
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1579680
MLS
Meticulously maintained and beautifully updated hard to find ranch in the desirable Woods of St. Thomas. This charming home features a large welcoming foyer opening to the formal living room and...

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