Highland Park Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Once rich farmland, the neighborhood known as Highland Park has an interesting past. Highland Park became a city in 1890. As the areas continued to grow, it eventually took in the Beechwood and Wilder Park neighborhoods. When the city announced plans to annex Highland Park and its other neighborhoods, residents took the matter to the courts. After a lengthy court battle finally resolved in the Supreme Court, Louisville annexed Highland Park and the other areas in 1922.
After World War II, some of the land was razed to work on a new roadway. After Henry Wattersen Expressway was completed, the city later announced the plan to clear the remaining land of Highland Park to use to expand the airport. Louisville International Airport eventually took over all of the Highland Park land south of Henry Watterson Expressway. Most of the remaining segment of Highland Park was razed or fenced off as part of the industrial development.
The Regional Airport Authority owns the land that once belonged to Highland Park. They plan to develop the remaining fenced off residential areas.