In 1875, Churchill Downs opened its gates to the first-ever Kentucky Derby – it is now the longest continually running sporting event in America. During Derby, the world descends onto Louisville as visitors take part in the weeks leading up to Derby. They fill restaurants, bars, bourbon tours – and hotels. The amount of visitors to Derby continues to grow making traditional accommodations in Louisville hard to come by. Visitors have another option for lodging during Derby – Nationwide Home Rentals.
Louisville residents take pride in their city, and with a little Southern charm, open the doors to their homes, apartments and condos to visitors to Derby City. Through Derby home rentals, guests experience Derby in a way that brings them closer to the city, its locals and southern hospitality not received in traditional lodging. Louisville residents who rent their homes rediscover their city and the unique qualities that make Louisville – and Derby – special.
“Instead of dreading the crowd, chaos and large number of visitors traveling to our city for Derby, we now have this renewed feeling of pride in our city. We know we are representing the best our city has to offer and do our best to make our guests experience everything they ever imagined they would while staying in our home.” Josh – Home Advertiser
Renting homes in Louisville during Derby contributes to local businesses as well. Those whom advertise and rent their homes for Derby tend to reinvest money they receive back into the local community – through added efforts in making their guests comfortable to recommending local eateries and retail shops.
After seeing first hand how much Louisville’s residents benefited from renting their homes and the boost Derby Home Rentals gave Louisville’s small business and local economy, Nationwide Home Rentals’ Founder and CEO Zach Leonardo expanded the website nationally so all cities and its residents could benefit from major sporting events being held in their cities.
“I inherited an entrepreneurial spirit from my father who owned a local auto detail shop. I learned a lot during that time – but what affected me the most was seeing how many people relied on my father’s business for a steady paycheck,” says Zach. “Local businesses are the fabric of a community – Nationwide Home Rentals provides an opportunity for individuals and local businesses to benefit directly from nationally-recognized events hosted in their home town.”