“Small Town Values… Enterprising Spirit,” Jeffersontown, KY's motto embodies the spirit of this town. Jeffersontown is also commonly referred to as J-town. While being the largest of Louisville's incorporated areas, it has been able to keep its small town feeling and friendly atmosphere. The population of Jeffersontown in July 2008 was 26,226 with an average detached home price of $198,835 and the 2008 cost of living index in Jeffersontown was 86.7 (compared to 100 as the US average).
The current real estate market in Jeffersontown actually benefits both prospective buyers and sellers. Buyers benefit from the large selection of prices, neighborhoods and styles, while sellers can benefit from the sustained appreciation of Jeffersontown, KY homes. Jeffersontown is also host to the Gaslight Festival in September of each year. The Gaslight Festival is a series of events spread over a week with something for everyone. Attendance is approximately 200,000 for the week.
J-town’s outstanding location has attracted a wealth of business and industry. Industry can take advantage of a location that makes travel and transport easy; Jeffersontown is only 15 minutes from both the Louisville International Airport and downtown Louisville. City leadership is progressive and pro-business, with a strong partnership between the Jeffersontown Economic Development Authority and The Chamber, Jeffersontown is working to foster growth and economic vitality for the city.
Jeffersontown is home to Bluegrass Industrial Park. Bluegrass is home to almost 900 companies and in close proximity to the amenities mentioned above. The City of Jeffersontown has an enticing benefits package for businesses choosing to expand or relocate in the Park including property tax abatement and tax credits among others. Jeffersontown is also the home of Papa John's headquarters, as well.
With a small town feel and great incentives for businesses, Jeffersontown offers the perfect compliment for those families looking for a quiet atmosphere and close proximity to industrial and retail businesses.