Conveniently located between Louisville and Frankfurt, Shelbyville offers nearby big city conveniences while giving its residents the safety and security of a small town. Established in 1792 and incorporated in 1846, it is named for Kentucky's first governor, Isaac Shelby. It's 14,045 (2010 Census) residents can boast about beautiful neighborhoods, as well as both crime and unemployment rates below the national-average.
Shelbyville's numerous parks offer such things as hiking, biking, skating, boating, horseback riding, and fishing. They also hold yearly festivals, fireworks, and a popular horse show. The city's Family Activity Center is home to 40,000 square feet of fun for all ages with activities ranging from swimming to fitness classes. The city's art gallery and antique mall are perfect for a unique shopping experience, while the distillery and wine tasting rooms are a perfect evening for an adults night out!
Students attending school in Shelbyville are part of the Shelby County School District. The county's innovative approaches to learning include 'personalization,' which focuses more on competency rather than time spent sitting at a desk, and 'SnoGo' days, whereas students have work they can do at home when there is significant snowfall. Some of Shelbyville's schools have a desirable student/teacher ratio of 15:1, and the overall rating from Greatschools.org is a 5.
The median listing price for a home in Shelbyville is $175,000 with the average listing price being $170,000 (Realtor.com). Prices have risen steadily over the last several years and are expected to continue doing so. Renting a home or apartment in Shelbyville can range from $650 to $2800 per month, depending on space, amenities and location. Farms are also available to invest in, as well as new real estate communities to fulfill your dream of owning a new home!