Featured Neighborhood: Norton Commons in Prospect, KY
Norton Commons, in the Louisville suburb of Prospect, is part of a new breed of planned communities that emphasizes interaction among neighbors. Shops, dining, and markets are often within walking distance. Visitors enjoy low-density traffic and easy, ample parking. This is a more intimate world that hearkens back to yesteryear, when homeowners knew their neighbors and regularly greeted them from their front porches. Norton Commons has sidewalks that further add to friendly hellos and the exchange of pleasantries. Well-dispersed pocket parks offer other venues for impromptu gatherings and relaxed moments with family. Trails for hiking or merely strolling meander through the community. Pools offer a welcome respite on those warmer summer days.
Architectural styles are varied and yet complimentary. You’ll find Greek Revival Classical, Italianate Cottage, Classical Vernacular, and Federal Classical styles. Enjoy exploring other home styles like Spice and Foursquare Arts Crafts. These newer homes will typically offer the latest in energy efficient construction.
Live in Norton Commons and the village charm of a bygone era will return to make your life more enjoyable. Shop owners and business people are dedicated to the long-term, and many will be your neighbors when you move to this unique community in Prospect.
About Prospect, Kentucky
Prospect is a growing Louisville suburb that is situated along the Ohio River. It’s motto is “Imagine it, Live it!” About 5,000 residents lived here as the new century arrived. Today, that population has more than doubled. It is the most educated community in Kentucky, with over 74-percent of adults 25+ in possession of at least an associates degree. It has a higher median income than all but two other communities in the state, among those with populations in excess of 1,000. The area, originally known as Sand Hill, was a land of farms until the railroad came through in the 1870’s and caused Louisville’s rapid expansion.
Nearby Norton Commons & Prospect, KY
Louisville attracts big-name entertainers that perform at venues like the Louisville Palace. Recent acts have included The Steve Miller Band, Carly Rae Jepson, and Skid Row.
A number of state parks offer hiking, camping, and more within ten miles of Norton Commons. This includes Falls of the Ohio State Park, just across the river in Indiana. The park features 400 million year old exposed fossil beds of coral reefs that are the oldest of their kind. Then there’s Louisville’s Tom Sawyer State Park. No, no that Tom Sawyer — this park is named after E.P. Tom Sawyer, a WWI naval officer.
Norton Commons is indeed a distinctive and popular planned community that is beautifully designed and well-situated. When you come home each evening, you’ll enter a peaceful and quiet neighborhood in which you’ll easily recoup from the day’s challenges. You’ll stroll to the market, greeting friends and neighbors along the way.