Prairie Village, Louisville

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Coordinates: 38°6′45″N 85°50′12″W / 38.11250°N 85.83667°W / 38.11250; -85.83667 Prairie Village is a neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky centered along Third Street Road and Stonestreet Road.[1]

Location[edit]

Located in Jefferson County, Prairie Village is a Series of subdivisions and farms centered on the intersection of Third Street Road, Valley Station Road, and Stone Street Road. Considered a distinct neighborhood within the larger Louisville Metro, Prairie Village offers residents an exurb lifestyle situated only miles away from the largest city in the state, Louisville.[2]

Economy and real estate[edit]

The median value of Prairie Village real estate is currently around $125,000-$300,000. The average household income is around $78,255. The average age of homes in the area is 36 years, although this varies widely. Historic homes are intermixed with subdivided developments from the last 30 years.There are many sections of Valley Station known as Prairie Hills, Prairie Village Estates, and the Original Prairie Village. The amount of subdivisions in Valley Station is numerous. [2]

Job growth in the area is estimated at over seven percent through 2010.[2]

Healthcare[edit]

Jewish and Saint Mary's Hospital Southwest a regional hospital and healthcare facility is located in Prairie Village. This campus also includes physicians offices and lab services. This facility also serves as an emergency care center serving the Southwest Jefferson County, Bullitt County, and Hardin County Areas.

Medical Specialties Represented on this campus include cardiologists, family practitioners, gynecologists, gastroenterologists, internal medicine physicians, oncologists, podiatrists and urologists.[3][4]

Education[edit]

Two Public Schools located near the Prairie Village subdivision, Stonestreet Elementary and Stuart Middle School, which the largest middle school in Jefferson County and the state of Kentucky.[5] The high schools for the area are Doss, PRP, and Valley High Schools.[6]

The Campus of Jefferson Community College Southwest is also located near the Prairie Village subdivision. This campus offers stand alone programs for AA degrees in varying field including nursing which utilizes the adjacent Jewish and Saint Mary's Hospital Southwest Campus.[7]

Religion[edit]

Prairie Village is near several churches. Churches closest to the neighborhood include the Community of Christ, Life Church Louisville, Faith Presbyterian Church, [8] and Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church.[9] Valley View Church a megachurch is located on Old Third Street Road. Just outside of the Prairie Village subdivision is the Valley Station Campus of Highview Baptist Church which is a multi-campus megachurch.[10][11]

Baseball[edit]

Prairie Village is also home of a large Babe Ruth / Cal Ripken Program. Prairie Village Baseball has been in the neighborhood for over 40 years located behind Stonestreet Elementary School. Some of its players have gone on to play for past State Baseball Champion PRP High School's team. They offer T-Ball, Baseball, and Softball, and are co-ed.[12]

References[edit]

Prairie Village was founded in 1956 by Clarence Ricketts and Jeff Arnold. In 1956 Prairie Village (known as Stonestreet Baseball) was originally located at the corner of Stonestreet Road and Valley Station Road.

   In 1964 Prairie Village had a total of 10 teams and made the transition to its current location, behind Stonestreet Elementary.  In 1968 Prairie Village adopted its current name and logo and had 195 players in the league.  In 1976 Prairie Village decided to expand the league by adding the T-Ball division for 5 & 6 year olds.  T-Ball’s first year began with 2 teams.

In 1982 Prairie Village expanded once again by adding girl’s softball and offered 3 different age groups. Adding the girl’s softball division gave all kids throughout the community an opportunity to learn the game. In 1990 Prairie Village once again was one of the first and offered another division for the kids, the Machine Pitch division. The Machine Pitch division has helped kids with making the transition from T-ball to kid pitch. Adding this division helped the coaches with teaching the proper fundamentals of baseball.

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