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Ann Arbor Trails for Geocaching - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Living in the Ann Arbor area means that you're never far from nature, and geocaching is a great way to experience some of the most stunning natural spaces that the region has to offer. There are a number of geocaching organizations that are very active around Ann Arbor and throughout Michigan, so you will always have something new to experience. Explore the easier trails with the whole family, or grab your favorite hiking partner for a journey deep into nature. Our REALTORS® have you covered either way, with our guide to geocaching around Ann Arbor.

  • Matthaei Botanical Gardens Trail – 1800 N Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    Located near Ann Arbor homes for sale, the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Trail starts in those gorgeous gardens and ends at Parker Mill County Park. In between, you'll experience 2 miles of beautiful, well-maintained asphalt trails, and an ideal setting for anyone new to geocaching that still features plenty to see for more experienced treasure hunters. The trail is wheelchair accessible, and biking/inline skating are also allowed.

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Steakhouses - Ann Arbor - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Craving a perfectly cooked steak? These favorite local steakhouses can deliver. Our REALTORS® recommend these six Ann Arbor-area restaurants for a delicious steak dinner.

  • Carlyle Grill – 3660 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    Known for its elegant, understated décor and friendly, neighborhood atmosphere, the Carlyle Grill has long been a favorite place for steaks close to Ann Arbor homes for sale. Enjoy the warm weather with a meal in the spacious, beautifully decorated open-air dining area. This is a great restaurant for a date night, or an evening out with friends, with an extensive drink menu and daily happy hour specials.

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Furniture Stores - Ann Arbor, MI - Remerica Hometown Realtors

If you've bought a new home in or near Ann Arbor, MI, you'll want to make your house your own by ensuring it reflects your personal taste and preferences. Local furniture stores can help you by offering the pieces, expertise, and even customized options to help elevate your home's sense of style.

Our REALTORS® suggest going shopping for furniture at the following five local stores.

  • All About Furniture- 5301 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    All About Furniture has been in business in the Ann Arbor area for over 15 years, offering a large selection and a no-pressure atmosphere. You'll find plenty of Amish and American-made furniture in their large showroom located near Ann Arbor homes for sale, including reclining sofas, custom dining room sets, and entertainment centers. Reviewers have praised All About Furniture's high-quality pieces as well as its superior level of customer service and attention to detail when your furniture is delivered, since the shop uses felt pads to protect your flooring.

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Camping - Ann Arbor, MI - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Summer is finally here! After being cooped up at home for so long, our REALTORS® are ready to explore the great outdoor spaces the Ann Arbor area has to offer. Camping is one of our favorite ways to relax, destress, and spend some quality time with our friends and family. If you're hoping to pitch a tent and enjoy the warm weather, check out these five awesome campgrounds around town.

  • Bishop Lake Campgrounds – 5210 Bishop Lake Rd., Brighton, MI 48116
    The Bishop Lake Campground is ready to welcome back visitors for the summer. With five trails ranging from 1- to 6-miles long, it's one of our preferred places to hike and mountain bike. What we really love about the Bishop Lake Campground is its inclusivity. There are handicap accessible trails, beaches, boat launches, a fishing pier, and modern restrooms, making it a convenient and easy way for the whole family to enjoy a night of camping.

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Ann Arbor Fun Facts - Remerica Hometown Realtors

If you've been exploring Ann Arbor homes for sale, now is a great time to learn more about the area. Our REALTORS® love sharing their knowledge with their clients, and they've gathered up some of their favorite fun facts about the area to share with you. Check it out! 

  • There Are Plenty of Trees to Hug
    The word "arbor" means "leafy garden," and the city of Ann Arbor lives up to its name! The city, which is nicknamed "tree town," is home to an estimated 1.45 million trees. Residents also enjoy spending their time enjoying nature in the city's 158 parks.

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Ann Arbor Parks - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Fresh air and plenty of sunshine are just what the doctor ordered to help you and your family get through this tough period for our country and our state. While there are many things you can't do, Michigan's shelter-in-place directives do allow you to get outside and go for a walk, run, or for an enjoyable bike ride. Our REALTORS® are staying as active as possible and recommend the following places for those times when you need to get outside and get some air. All you have to do is remember to keep at least six feet of distance between you and everyone else and be sure to leave the parks by 10 pm when they close. 

  • Barton Pond Nature Area - W. Huron River Drive, Wines, MI 48105
    At 102 acres, the Barton Pond Nature Area is one of the largest public recreation areas in the region. Located along the Huron River and just a few miles from downtown, this fabulous nature area is an ideal spot to get away from big city life. The park features plenty of trails and a couple of bridges where you can get some fresh air and relax as you enjoy the peaceful scenes of the river below.

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Spring Break Fun - Ann Arbor, MI - Remerica Hometown Realtors

If you and your family have been putting a lot of effort into exploring Ann Arbor homes for sale, it's time to reward yourselves with some fun adventures over spring break. After all, if you're working with one of our REALTORS®, you can be confident that they'll take care of all the important details so you can relax and enjoy your time with your family. 

Don't feel like you want to go too far away? No worries! There are many great places to spend spring break right in the Ann Arbor area. Here are five local destinations that we recommend. 

  1. Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: 220 E. Ann Arbor St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Want to make sure the kids have fun and learn something this spring break? Then head over to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Here you'll find over 250 interactive exhibits that give kids (and adults!) the opportunity to learn about science, technology, art, math, and engineering. This is an adventure that the whole family is sure to love.

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Furniture Stores - Ann Arbor, MI - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Whether you're sprucing up your own home to sell it, or you're in the market for some tasteful new furnishings to stage a home you've bought for resale, how about going local? There are many charming galleries and shops in the Ann Arbor area. Think of them as a valuable resource for distinguishing your property from other Ann Arbor homes for sale.

The "shop local" movement is all the buzz in the food world, but it's also about encouraging production of arts and crafts in your region and promoting local markets for these goods. Shopping locally for home decor, artwork and home furnishings can help individual artists and craftsmen in your area, while boosting small business in general. 

Here are six unique home decor shops around Ann Arbor to check out.

  1. Found Gallery - Kerrytown Market and Shops, 415 N. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor
    Found Gallery
     offers a mix of gifts and home goods. Shop here for candles, home accents and some vintage collections of artistic items. If you're looking for creative accents that can make your home stand out in the marketplace, try this vintage modern store in the Kerrytown Market and Shops.

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Wine Bars in Ann Arbor - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Some holidays give us more reason for excitement than others, and when our REALTORS® found out that National Drink Wine Day was coming up on February 18, we just had to spread the word. Here in Ann Arbor there are a lot of great places to celebrate the occasion, including some truly outstanding wine bars that serve our favorite local Michigan wines!

  • Vinology Restaurant - 110 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    It's right there in the name. Wine is a science as well as an art at Vinology, a great Ann Arbor restaurant with an extensive wine list. More than 150 wines are arranged in such a way that makes it easy for novices and experts alike to navigate the wine list and choose a bottle or glass that perfectly compliments Vinology's New American menu. The restaurant is located right on Main Street, footsteps away from many Ann Arbor homes for sale.

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February Festivals - Ann Arbor, MI - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Winter is in full swing, and that means some of the best festivals of the year will be coming to Ann Arbor. February features a truly unique schedule of events, including an ice carving competition, a storytelling series that blends music with spoken word, and a chance to learn more about the history of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. All of these festivals are hosted by local organizations and feature entertainment for all ages. Our REALTORS® are ready for winter fun, and we've got the inside scoop on three exciting local festivals coming to Ann Arbor this February.

February Festivals Around Ann Arbor

  • Winter Fun Fest: Ice Carving Festival at Washtenaw County Parks & Rec. – 2230 Platt Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 | Feb. 9
    It's easy to make the most of winter around Ann Arbor homes for sale, thanks to great local events like the Winter Fun Fest: Ice Carving Festival. Ice carving has a rich history throughout Michigan, and the Ice Carving Festival brings together college ice carving teams from around the state for a full day of competition. If you've never seen an ice sculpture created, you may be surprised by some of the tools involved. These teams will be using chainsaws, traditional tools, and even flamethrowers to create their works of art! You'll be amazed by the creations on display and the talent of the teams involved. This is a free event for the whole family, with refreshments available and plenty of fun activities for kids throughout the day.

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