Cool downtown condos in midsize cities

Louisville, Kentucky

Address: 711 W. Main St., Apt. S
Price: $200,000
What you get: One bedroom, one full bath, one half bath, 1,471 square feet
Cost per square foot: $136

The Harbison is a former five-story warehouse in the West Main Street Historic District that now offers 20 condos. On the first floor of this unit is a living room full of built-in bookshelves, window seats, track lighting and hardwood floors. The kitchen has tile counters and a dining area the current owner furnished with a retro diner booth and old pay phone. The broad wooden staircase leads to the second-floor bedroom with fireplace, full bath and glass-enclosed porch with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on the Ohio River. Stroll east on Main Street, and in nine blocks you'll pass the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts; the Actors Theatre of Louisville; the KFC Yum! Center, frenzied home to the University of Louisville's highly ranked basketball team; and Louisville Slugger Field, where the city's minor league baseball teams plays. Along the way, you'll be tempted to eat and drink at Stevie Ray's Blues Bar, Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar and Against the Grain Brewery.

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Contact: Joanne Owen of Kentucky Select Properties at 502-271-5155