The Village Burns Harbor First Green Neighborhood In Nation

December 30, 2009

Often, the National Association of Home Builders Green Building program certifies a home for energy performance, land use and sustainable resources. However, for the first time, an entire community qualified for the National Green Building Standard named The Village in Burns Harbor.  These new homes in northwest Indiana not only are environmentally friendly and efficient, they resemble established neighborhoods with traditional designs and strong community feelings like much of established Chicago real estate.

The Village in Burns Harbor is located in a beautiful part of Northwest Indiana known as Duneland. Made up of the communities of Burns Harbor, Dune Acres, Porter, Chesterton and Beverly Shores, the area borders the beautiful Indiana Dunes recreation area, Lake Michigan and the area’s many beaches, parks and hiking trails.

Just 43 miles east of Chicago and 56 miles west of South Bend, and served by the South Shore Rail Line, The Village in Burns Harbor is convenient to the many cultural, sporting and entertainment venues for which these two cities are known.

For boaters and golfers, there are numerous marinas and golf courses in the area. Offering access to Lake Michigan and state-of-the art marine services are the Portage Marina on Burns Waterway; the Washington Park Marina and Trail Creek Launch in Michigan City; and the New Buffalo, Michigan Marina. Opportunities for golf abound with seven public and private courses within a 20-mile radius of The Village in Burns Harbor.

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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