Vibrant new urbanist neighborhood Over 90 locally-owned businesses All within a walkable footprint Local discount card for dining/shopping Neighborhood concerts & events Classic, historical architecture Beautiful, inviting green spaces Three community pools

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Norton Commons

Steps away from dining/drinking, retail shops, services, and parks/gardens within the picturesque neighborhood of Norton Commons, you can ditch the car until it’s time to go back home. And if we’re doing our job, you’ll never want that time to come! Experience what the locals love about life here {HINT: It's everything!}

While at Chateau Bourbon, you are welcome to enjoy all that Norton Commons has to offer, including:

  • Fine and casual dining
  • Whiskey and wine bars
  • Retail shopping
  • Salon services
  • Three community pools (open seasonally)
  • Parks with walking/biking trails
  • Gardens
  • Playgrounds
  • Putting green
  • Amphitheater
  • Fishing ponds
  • YMCA @ Norton Commons
  • Street parties
  • Community events

And the best part is that it’s ALL within walking distance! Don’t feel like walking? Ask to check out some of our bicycles or let us give you a lift on our golf cart (Yes, golf carts are allowed here!).

For a link to the Norton Commons website, including the business directory, click here

History of Norton Commons 

Norton Commons was established in 2004 and is the region’s first Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND). TNDs are the cornerstone of the new urbanism movement, which promotes the creation of diverse, walkable and vibrant mixed-use neighborhoods assembled in an integrated fashion, resulting in a complete community. Norton Commons, which sits on 595 acres in northeastern Jefferson County, is currently home to almost one thousand residences, over 55 locally-owned businesses, and numerous parks, pools and green spaces. Traditionally-inspired homes of different sizes and varying price ranges offer accessibility to everyone, while retail stores, restaurants, service providers, schools and civic buildings promote a true sense of community. Norton Commons currently has over 800 detached, single family homes interspersed with beautifully-designed multi-family units surrounding a bustling town center.

The design of structures within Norton Commons is overseen by its Town Architect, who endeavors to preserve traditional regional architectural styles while promoting the use of modern building technologies. As a result, neighborhood property owners enjoy the charm of historic-looking homes while benefiting from contemporary conveniences and efficient amenities.

One such modern technology is the 100% geothermal North Village that Norton Commons is currently building. The decision to develop the projected 1,800 residences in the North Village with geothermal heating and cooling technology was undertaken to both increase homeowner comfort and savings and to reduce Norton Commons’ carbon footprint. To date, the Norton Commons North Village is the largest geothermal development currently under construction in the United States.

In terms of price, Norton Commons remains competitive with other developments in northeastern Jefferson County. Prices for single family homes range from $375,000 to over $2 million. Prices for multi-family units start around $150,000. Lot sizes within the development also vary significantly. Home ownership includes access to all community parks, pools and neighborhood amenities, among other things.

Upon completion, Norton Commons will boast approximately 2,800 residences, hundreds of businesses located in two vibrant town centers, and over 150 acres in planned parks and green spaces, all within easy walking distance. With a community calendar packed with family-friendly events like movies on the lawn, a summer concert series and a host of holiday celebrations, there’s always something for the residents and visitors of Norton Commons to enjoy.

Norton Commons is not just a neighborhood – it’s a lifestyle. And this lifestyle comes with more life per square foot.