Louisville Magazine

MAY 2019

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 5.19 25 In days gone by, residents of most American neighborhoods could walk to the grocery, pharmacy and bank. Schools were just around the block, and town squares were open for all to enjoy. People knew local business owners and they knew their neighbors. The vision of the Norton Commons Development Team was to create a unique community that harkened back to yesteryear--where residents could live, work, pass time, and obtain most daily necessities in one village-like setting. More than 10 years later, that vision has become reality. Today, Norton Commons is a dynamic place vastly different from typical suburbia. Resident J.T. Henderson calls Norton Commons "a throwback to how our society used to be, a walkable neighborhood with restaurants, shops, parks and sidewalks." In fact, it was designed for walkability. The town centers are within a five-minute walk for most residents and contain shops, restaurants, pubs, a coffee shop, a bed- and-breakfast, service providers and more. The neighborhood's three schools are within a few blocks for most, too. The Norton Commons lifestyle allows residents to leave cars at home and walk, a surprisingly rare amenity in today's auto-dependent world. The charm of the neighborhood is enhanced by the abundance of street trees and plantings, well-maintained landscapes, and garages that are hidden in alleys rather than street facing. Norton Commons: Traditional Charm with Modern Convenience These features, along with parks and green spaces, encourage neighbors to get outside and enjoy the community. And they do. One frequently sees folks pushing strollers and walking dogs, children playing in parks, and people sipping beverages at sidewalk restaurants or on front porches. The community's overarching architectural style is traditional, providing cohesion while still allowing for diversity. "Cookie-cutter" homes were never the intent. To the contrary, buyers have a variety of home choices — single-family, townhomes, condos and apartments all offered in a plethora of sizes, styles and price points. Though the architecture is timeless, the technology is cutting-edge. Modern building trends and sustainable practices like geothermal energy and high-performance windows are the norm. You're invited to stroll Norton Commons' streets, have a meal in one of its award-winning restaurants, attend a community event, or browse its shops and see the community for yourself. Once you do, we think you'll see why Norton Commons is the neighborhood with More Life Per Square Foot®. Want to peek inside a Norton Commons home (or 12)? Buy your ticket to the Welcome Home Tour & Design Show, benefitting Metro United Way: nortoncommons.com/event/2019- welcome-home-tour/. Tour dates are May 18 through June 2, 2019. nortoncommons.com

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