The City of Shively is located in southwestern Jefferson County, Louisville, KY. Shively was first settled and farmed around 1780, along with much of the rest of Jefferson County. It is named for early landowner Christian William Shively, who settled his 1,000 acre tract in 1810. He established a mill on what is still called Mill Creek. The area came to be known as the Shively precinct. The first post office opened in 1902, and residents chose the name Shively for it.
Shively is centered around the junction of US 60 and the Dixie Highway with aproximate boundaries that are Millers and Bernheim Lane to the north, Seventh Street to the east, I-264 to the west, and Rockford Lane to the south. St. Dennis is to the west, Pleasure Ridge Park is to the south and downtown Louisville is only 5 minutes away to the east.
Shively offers city convenience with a small town community feel.