Homearama 2021: Norton Commons
Norton Commons In Focus
One of the main drivers in the popularity increase of Norton Commons has to deal with the ease of access due to “new urbanism.” Until recently, urbanism was an unfamiliar concept in most Louisville neighborhoods. However, the concept has gained traction and created a community full of local businesses and attractions. With a population of around 4,600, the neighborhood is long-removed from its days of being a tight-knit community with no streetlights, sidewalks, or even neighbors. Think about that, when have you ever been to Norton Commons and not had streetlights, let alone neighbors?
The area is said to only be 65% developed, with builders looking to fully develop the 600-acre development in order to house 10,000 residents in over 2,800 homes. The community also is home to many small, local businesses, including restaurants and salons. Norton Commons was developed with mixed-use development in mind, a once foreign concept that has now peaked interest from all across the country.
Details From Homearama
Tour nine fully furnished and landscaped homes in the Norton Commons neighborhood, particularly in the Peppermint Park area. These tours are held Saturday Sept. 11, through Sept. 26, weekdays 5-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 1-6. The show entrance is located at Peppermint Place and Passionflower Drive. The tour takes its landscape and architectural design inspiration from historic Old Louisville. However, they also feature the latest trends in interior styles and smart home conveniences. Participants are encouraged to wear masks while indoors and social distancing while indoors and out. Tickets are $12 per person, free for ages 12 and younger with an adult. Parking is free. homearama.com