I know what you’re thinking. Another Halloween post? It’s the 31st, so indulge me. I've really been impressed with the variety and quality of Halloween-centric activities in Louisville.
We all know how wonderful the Highlands are, but there are lots of other cool neighborhoods in Louisville. Crescent Hill is one of them. It lies less than 5 miles from downtown, and is bound, roughly, by Lexington Road, Brownsboro Road, Ewing Avenue, and Cannons Lane. Frankfort Avenue runs down the middle of Crescent Hill, and is lined with unique, locally owned shops and restaurants. A few of our personal favorites are Carmichael's Bookstore (the original store is located on one of the hottest corners in the Highlands), the charming Crescent Hill library, El Mundo for margaritas and F.A.B.D. for barbecue and suds. The tree-lined streets that run off of Frankfort Avenue are filled with beautiful Victorian homes and cozy bungalows.
This time of year, Hillcrest Avenue, which runs between Frankfort Avenue and Brownsboro Road in Crescent Hill, is known as Halloween Street. For the past 20 years, this 3 block stretch has boasted the most elaborate Halloween decorations in Louisville. We decided to check it out and see if it lived up to the hype. It did. Halloween Street is something every Louisvillian remotely interested in the holiday should see. The houses had everything from simple, but giant, blow up pumpkins and witches to completely over-the-top graveyards, complete with coffins, vaults, and gargoyles. Other themed yards included horror movie icons (Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, and Michael Myers), Area 51, The Wizard of Oz, and a sweet take on It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. My son's favorite was The Nightmare Before Christmas yard. We went during the day, primarily because our children are so young and we didn't want them to be scared. I can't wait until they are old enough to go at night and even trick-or-treat on Halloween Street.
I hope everyone has a great Halloween. Be safe & don't eat too much candy!
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