Residential properties in Norton Commons are built around the two town centers, and are all within a 5 to 10-minute walk of one or the other. Parks (both large and small), pools, walkways, a community garden, and a wildflower meadow are interspersed throughout the neighborhood, creating common gathering spaces. These common areas play host to various events throughout the year, from concerts to seasonal festivals to street parties and sporting events, all of which encourage residents to get outside and enjoy the neighborhood.
The town centers currently contain over 70 retail, restaurant, and service businesses that cater to residents’ daily needs. Accordingly, it’s entirely feasible to leave the car at home and walk where you need to go. Though a leisurely stroll through the parks is a common (and pleasant) occurrence, walking in Norton Commons can be more than just a pastime. Residents walk or bike from their home to their pharmacy, their doctor, their child’s school, boutiques or restaurants, the coffee shop, or even to their workplace. The close proximity of so many conveniences promotes walking over driving and makes increasing daily activity levels easy.
For residents really wanting to commit to improving their fitness, membership to the neighborhood’s full-service YMCA is often considered the best wellness amenity of all.