Elizabethtown Real Estate & Information

Elizabethtown Real Estate & Information

http://www.ecapcc.org/home/http://www.ecapcc.org/home/http://www.ecapcc.org/home/Serving as county seat to Hardin County, Elizabethtown is a lively city affectionately known as “E-town.” The city was founded in 1797 by Colonel Andrew Hynes, Colonel Sam Haycraft, and Captain Thomas Helm. Originally consisting of three forts with block houses spaced by a mile and in the shape of a triangle used for defense against Native Americans, Elizabethtown has blossomed into a vibrant community. Settlers quickly flocked to the area and after being named for Colonel Haynes wife, Elizabethtown was established on July 4, 1797. The introduction of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad in 1854 allowed for sudden growth. Elizabethtown became one of the most important stations along the rail line and was a strategic point during the Civil War. Elizabethtown saw a fair bit of action during the Civil War and has the battle scars to show. In December of 1862, Elizabethtown was attacked and captured by Confederate General John Hunt Morgan. During the battle over one hundred cannon balls were fired into the downtown area. One cannon ball was found embedded in the side of a building in the town’s square. After the war, a military presence remained from 1871-1873.

Today, Elizabethtown real estate consists of an ever-growing industrial and commercial economy. Its community of 20,000 residents contributes to the thriving economy and attracts new business to the area constantly.

Shopping and Dining
Although Elizabethtown is growing, it still holds on to its small time charm. Along with major chain stores like Big Lots, Target and TJ Maxx, local stores offer residents and visitors alike plenty of off-beat options. Buried Treasure offers unique resold items at reasonable prices with all proceeds benefiting the Hardin County Pet Protection program.

Proving itself again to have both modern and classic options, Elizabethtown offers dining options to suit any desire. Nestled among today’s favorites like Cracker Barrel, Golden Corral, and O’Charleys are some unique homegrown options. The Whistle Stop is a locally owned favorite that has been satisfying hungry appetites since April 1975. Serving items from sandwiches to shrimp and grits, The Whistle Stop has earned its notoriety among locals. If homemade Italian food is more your style, Trino’s Italian Restaurant won’t disappoint.

Parks and Recreation
Elizabethtown real estate boasts a collection of parks and recreational activities to rival cities twice its size. The American Legion Park includes a nine-hole par-3 golf course, four tennis courts, a large playground with shelter from the sun, a club house that can be rented for special occasions, a swimming pool, and a kiddie pool. Nature enthusiasts enjoy the views at the Elizabethtown Nature Park and for an even better experience with their natural surroundings make the short trip to the Elizabethtown Crossroads Campground.

At the Elizabethtown Sports Park, guests have multiple options in the more than 100-acre outdoor complex. The complex has a dozen baseball and softball fields, an ADA-accessible baseball field, a multitude of large soccer fields, two football fields, a synthetic turf field for a variety of sports, a walking path and many playgrounds and picnic areas. For athletes who enjoy the water, there is an option for them. The Elizabethtown Swim & Fitness Center is another multi-purpose complex that includes courts for tennis and racquetball, basketball, aerobics/fitness, swimming and a variety of other sports.

Entertainment is in no short supply in Elizabethtown, especially in the summertime. The E-Town Summer Concert Series provides weekly entertainment by big name bands. Past performers include Foreigner, Foghat, and The Guess Who.

Elizabethtown real estate is located on I-65 between Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN. Proximity to these cities make it a great place to live while experiencing a quiet lifestyle. The median home price in Elizabethtown is $138,800.

Schools, Health, Transportation
In Elizabethtown there are numerous public education options. They include schools both in the Elizabethtown Independent School District http://www.etown.k12.ky.us/ and the Hardin County School District http://www.hardin.k12.ky.us/. All seven local elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools are highly rated. Three options exist for private education including Saint James Roman Catholic Church Regional School http://www.stjames-etown.org/, Elizabethtown Christian Academy http://www.ecapcc.org  and Gloria Dei Lutheran School http://www.gdlschool.org/. Two colleges allow further educational advancement: Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and an extended campus of Western Kentucky University. The area is serviced medically by Hardin Memorial Hospital and numerous outpatient and after-care clinics.

Elizabethtown is centrally located within the state and provides easy access to Interstate 65, U.S. 62 and several state highways. With a great location, many larger metropolitan areas such as Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Nashville are within just a couple hours drive of Elizabethtown.

Contact Information

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The Gudenkauf Team
RE/MAX Advantage Plus
1975 N. Dixie Blvd
Radcliff KY 40160
Fax: 270-352-6535