Jewish Hospital Medical Center East
Churchill Downs, the most celebrated horse track in the world, with its blare of trumpets, the thundering of hooves, and the sounds of a band playing My Old Kentucky Home, may be your first thoughts when you think of Louisville. But the city has much more to offer. Louisville boasts one of the most extensive metropolitan park systems in the nation and features the 6,000-acre Jefferson Memorial Forest, the largest municipality-owned forest in the country. The architect for Central Park in New York, Fredrick Law Olmsted, designed the elaborate Louisville park system. Louisville is also one of only 12 cities in the country to have a resident professional opera, theater, ballet, and theater for children. The revitalized downtown area features a new baseball park, the 4th Street Live! entertainment complex, Waterfront Park with a 27-mile oval bike path, and many shopping venues--not to mention all of the housing options. In 2003, Entrepreneur Magazine rated Louisville number 1 for Best City for Small Business Growth. Louisville has much to offer.