The California neighborhood is located in West Louisville, in an area south of Broadway and west of 9th St. The neighborhood boundaries are Broadway on the north, to 9th Street on the east, Oak Street to the south and 26th Street to the west. California was settled in the late 1840's by German immigrants, with African Americans moving into the area after the Civil War. There are over 20 churches in the neighborhood, 1 elementary school and 2 major parks. Surrounding neighborhoods are Parkland, Russell, Park Hill and Limerick.