I lived in Old Louisville for a few years when I first moved to Louisville. I think this neighborhood should be cherished! It's wonderful to have such a large Victorian neighborhood on our city. I love the architecture, and the vibe of old Louisville. You do need to be a little careful if you're walking around at night, but this is a city so that is sound advice wherever you are. You must experience the St. James Art Show at least once in your life, and take in a Shakespeare play in Central Park. You can dress up, and have drinks at Bucks and dinner at 610 Magnolia, or if you're in the mood to just hang out grab some food at Ermines, take a walk and drop into Mag Bar for a stiff drink. Old Louisville is a place to cherish!