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The Shelbyville KY real estate market lies is nestled in the heart of the Bluegrass Region an area characterized by rolling hills, thick forests and wide-open fields. Named after bluegrass, which has been used extensively in the rich pastureland abundant throughout the area, the Bluegrass Region was the area most quickly settled in the state and is currently home to over half the state's population.

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Homes for sale in Shelbyville KY are situated in Shelby County which is part of the "Golden Triangle", a geographical reference to a commercially advantageous area that includes Louisville KY, Lexington and Cincinnati. As part of this triangle, Shelbyville KY is within close proximity to major centers of transportation resulting in economic benefits from a manufacturing and distribution perspective and is a key factor in the city's financial success. It also accounts for why homes for sale in Shelbyville KY are sought after.

Shelbyville is located in the heart of Shelby County, which in turn is located in the heart of the state of Kentucky. Founded in 1792 and named after Isaac Shelby, Shelbyville is a delightful mixture of small town charm and big city amenities. Appealing to both young and old, families and singles, professionals and students, Shelbyville has a something for everyone.

Grazing thoroughbreds dot the vibrant green pastures of the many prominent stables that have made Kentucky famous, and the nearby Saddlebred horse farms attract thousands of visitors annually. Considered to be the American Saddlebred Show capital, each year thousands of horse lovers descend upon the town to enjoy the much-anticipated Annual Shelbyville Horse Show. Rich in tradition and history, downtown Shelbyville is a lively center of shopping, dining and entertainment.

With a land area of 7.6 square miles and a population of just over 10,000 residents, Shelbyville is small and intimate but not at all isolated. Easily accessed by the I 64, Shelbyville lies within comfortable traveling distance of many large cities, 36 miles from Louisville and 302 miles from Chicago. Shelbyville's nearest neighbors are Simpsonville (8.8 miles), Eminence (11.2 miles) and Pleasureville (12.2 miles). Both the Louisville International Airport and the Blue Grass Airport located in Lexington service Shelbyville, all of which makes and Shelbyville KY real estate a desirable and convenient place to call home.

Residents of Shelbyville have the best of both worlds: small town solitude and big city vitality. The spectacular beauty of the Kentucky countryside is world famous. Louisville, the center of culture, entertainment and recreational activities is a mere 45-minute drive. In Louisville you will find something to suit every interest from professional sports teams, world-class cultural attractions from the Louisville Symphony, Louisville Opera and the Louisville Metropolitan Ballet to exciting nightlife, award winning restaurants, museums and art galleries. "Derby Town", as Louisville is also known, is the center of the Kentucky Derby, a landmark event that attracts thousands of visitors annually and is preceded by a wealth of festivals and celebrations. Steeped in history, the area also has many historical sites and fully restored period homes. Popular family activities include a visit to The Belle of Louisville, Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby Museum, the Louisville Science Center, and the Louisville Slugger Museum home of the world's largest bat. Louisville's two riverboats The Belle of Louisville and The Spirit of Jefferson offer daily excursions of the Ohio River. So, it should not come as a surprise that people both in state and out of state are on the lookout for homes for sale in Shelbyville KY as it is a great place to live or retire, especially if you love horses!

The mission statement of Shelby County District Schools is as follows: Dedicated to Excellence and Success for All and by all indications Kentucky's exemplary school district has held true to their intention. Shelby County faces the education of their youth with great enthusiasm focusing on the fundamental skills a child will need to succeed as an active and responsible member of society. Drawing the child into the community at an early age is an encouraged practice as the days of isolated classroom education become more and more obsolete. Students are urged from the beginning to view themselves as active community participants, not indifferent observers, empowered to create and influence the world in which they live.

Similar programs in a variety of subjects have characterized the educational landscape of Shelby County as greater support is channeled from statewide resources. By promoting leadership, fostering teamwork and community involvement and meeting the most rigorous educational criteria to date, the Shelby County School District exemplifies a high standard of excellence.

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