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.
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.
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.
Our REALTORS® love helping couples who are getting ready to start a family find the perfect home. There's something exciting about helping them explore Ann Arbor homes for sale and find the ideal place to begin this new phase of their lives.
When young families are searching for a home, certain features become more important. Here are a few of the most desirable elements new families need.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
When you're out looking for Ann Arbor homes for sale, why not take a break and enjoy a relaxing massage, aromatherapy wrap, lash or brow treatment, or other indulgence?
Fortunately, the Ann Arbor area offers plenty of places where you can treat yourself to these services, including the following day spas:
Who doesn't love a good pizza? If you're looking for a delicious way to start 2020, then National Pizza Week January 12-18 is the perfect time to throw a post-holiday party and celebrate your favorite pie. With so many of the following places to choose from, our REALTORS® recommend trying a new slice every day of the week.
2020 is right around the corner, and instead of making your usual New Year's Resolution, our REALTORS® encourage you to start the year off by taking classes for a hobby you've always wanted to learn. Enroll in lessons at one of these inviting studios around Ann Arbor.
There are a ton of fun ways to celebrate the holidays around Ann Arbor. A favorite tradition among our REALTORS® is to gather up the family and head to a local tree farm to choose the perfect live Christmas tree.
Whether you've always decorated a live tree, or you're ready to start a new tradition, there are plenty of options. Take a quick break from visiting Ann Arbor Homes for Sale and head over to one of these area locations. Your perfect tree is waiting for you!
Surrounded by the rolling forests and farmlands of eastern Michigan, Ann Arbor is a truly beautiful place to spend time in the great outdoors. It's a particularly great destination for hiking, with countless miles of trails and greenways ripe for exploration.
Even with the colder weather, it's a great time to lace up your hiking boots, bundle up, and hit the trails. In honor of National Hiking Day on November 17, our REALTORS® are excited to share some of their favorite hiking destinations in the Ann Arbor area.
The holidays are fast approaching and sometimes it can be tough to find the right gifts for your loved ones. Fighting crowds at the mall to buy mass-produced stuff can get frustrating and exhausting. But don't despair, our REALTORS® have the info on the best places to find unique holiday gifts. Get ready for some unique holiday shopping at these Ann Arbor holiday arts and crafts shows.
If you love to explore history, culture, and science at local museums, then Ann Arbor is an amazing place to call home. The University of Michigan Campus alone is home to some of the country's best museums, and you'll find a variety of other unique museums to visit throughout the city. Whether you're looking to experience what life was like in another era or searching for the perfect place to entertain children, there's a museum in Ann Arbor with your name on it. Our REALTORS® know Ann Arbor, and we've got the details on five fun, local museums you can visit in the city.
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology – 434 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
The beautiful University of Michigan campus offers many public attractions close to Ann Arbor homes for sale, including the excellent Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Stop by for a guided tour, or pick your own path through exhibits that cover thousands of years. The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is also active in research, uncovering history at dig sites around the world. You never know what the team at the museum will uncover next, so check back often for new exhibits.
Our country is home to many great universities and the beautiful city of Ann Arbor is one of the top college towns in the United States. Our REALTORS® have introduced many visitors to the Ann Arbor area who quickly fell in love with this thriving college town and decided to call it home. Let us show you everything this fantastic city has to offer and why it's been ranked as one of the top college towns in the country!
According to Best College Reviews, Ann Arbor nearly tops the list for their 50 Best College Towns in America. Their ranking system factors in area employers, schools, cultural activities, livability, affordability, and a student-to-resident ratio to determine which college towns would be ideal for those graduating and entering the workforce.
Autumn is in the air, and it's a wonderful time for exploring Ann Arbor homes for sale and checking out the sights, sounds, and tastes of this beautiful area of Michigan. Spending the day going for a drive to see the vibrant fall foliage and checking out local fall festivals are just a few seasonal excursions Our REALTORS® love. These four fall festivals are sure to have something for each member of the family to enjoy.
A plate piled high with pasta is the perfect way to start your search for the best Ann Arbor homes for sale. It will give you the energy and stamina you need to sort through listings in your search for the perfect home. If you're craving pasta, you'll be thrilled to learn that chefs in the area are gearing up to do the cooking for you Sept. 15 for National Linguine Day.
Nestled along the banks of the Huron River, the city of Ann Arbor is a great place to enjoy the great outdoors. For anyone with a love of canoeing and kayaking, the Ann Arbor area offers endless possibilities. Be sure to check out favorite paddling spots our REALTORS® recommend in this beautiful corner of Michigan.
The city of Ann Arbor has always been known for its diverse dining and entertainment options. Now, it's making its mark in the craft beer scene as well. It seems like every time you look, there's a great new brewery or bar opening up.
July 15th is National I Love Horses Day, and there's no better way to celebrate it than to go horseback riding in Ann Arbor. Our REALTORS® chose five of the favorite riding stables in and around Ann Arbor where you can enjoy a morning or afternoon horseback ride.
If you're ready for an equine workout, head over to one of these local businesses:
French fries have been a favorite in the U.S. for generations. They are a traditional side-dish that pairs well with just about anything and are considered a must-have comfort food by many. But did you know that French fries have their very own national day?
July 13th is National French Fry Day, and if you're a fan of these delicious potato treats, you'll certainly want to observe it by sitting down to a plate of fries. But what if you're away from home—and your favorite french fry spot—on the big day, shopping Ann Arbor homes for sale? If so, you're in luck, because our city has plenty of spots that serve great fries. Here are 5 great places to celebrate National French Fry Day in Ann Arbor:
Frita Batidos – 117 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor
Frita Batidos is a casual restaurant inspired by Cuban street food. It's known for its delicious Cuban-style burgers, called Fritas, which are served with shoestring french fries. If you're feeling adventurous on National French Fry Day, be sure to try their signature garlic and cilantro fries.
June is a great month for ice cream lovers. Summer—and ice cream season—kicks off in June, and this month also boasts not one, but two big days celebrating your favorite frozen treat. June 20th is National Vanilla Milkshake Day, an entire day devoted to this traditional and very popular icy treat. June 27th is National Ice Cream Cake Day, a celebration of that awesome, creamy, and delicious dessert.
Of course, for the true ice cream enthusiast—and really, who isn't?—missing out on these celebrations just can't happen. But what if you are in unfamiliar territory, visiting our area to shop Ann Arbor homes for sale, and don't know where to go for great ice cream? If that's how things are for you this June, don't worry, we've got you covered: Here's the scoop on 5 ice cream shops around Ann Arbor.
Get ready for the sweet taste of summer at the Belleville National Strawberry Festival. This tasty annual event returns to Belleville during Father's Day weekend for another year of fruit and fun for the whole family. Celebrate strawberry season with our REALTORS® and your Belleville neighbors for three days of non-stop fun!
When you're browsing Ann Arbor homes for sale, you're probably imagining what your dream home will look like once you've settled in. After all, a house doesn't really feel like home until you've had a chance to give it your own personal touch.
While there are plenty of excellent places to find home decor, shopping at vintage and antique stores gives you the opportunity to get your hands on one-of-a-kind items you won't find anywhere else. If you want to give your new home a unique sense of style, try shopping at some of these popular area antique shops.
What most moms want for Mother's Day is simply to spend some quality time with their loved ones. Since there are so many great restaurants in the Ann Arbor area, our REALTORS® recommend taking the special ladies in your life out for a brunch date. Here are some of our favorite spots.
Yoga focuses on the connection between mind and body to achieve overall health. The roots of yoga date back thousands of years, but its practice is as relevant as ever today.
Whether you're an experienced yoga student or a beginner taking your first class, find your inner om at one of these great yoga studios nearby Ann Arbor homes for sale.
From the original vinyl records to digital downloads and back to vinyl again, people in the U.S. have been obsessed with owning music for decades. The stores where we purchase our music have done so much more than simply provide us with access to the latest hits. They've also played a major role in the creation of a culture.
If you're like most people, there's a good chance it's been a while since you've set foot in a record store. You might even be surprised to learn that there are several located right near Ann Arbor!
At Remerica Hometown Realtors, we're happy to say our REALTORS® do everything by the book. Some of our expert REALTORS® can give you chapter and verse of the entire Ann Arbor market. They can even provide a quick primer in finding your way around Ann Arbor, including these six great book nooks.
Literati Bookstore – 124 E. Washington St.
An independent bookstore of Literati's caliber is very nearly a necessity in a college town like Ann Arbor. Host of book and subscription clubs, author events, panels, discussions, storytimes for children, and more, Literati is a bookstore with quirks and character. Shop for bargain books, staff favorites, bestsellers, and many more.
Literati is a relative newcomer to Ann Arbor, having been in business only since 2013, but it has clear plans to have a long shelf life.
Are you ready for a night of entertainment? Head on down to the Michigan Theater and enjoy one of their many amazing events throughout the month of March. Film screenings, comedy specials, public speaker showcases, and more are featured in this historic Ann Arbor venue. Our REALTORS® have attended many shows at this performing arts center and encourage you to view their calendar of events to discover the amazing public speakers, concerts and plays that have made this theater a cherished piece of Ann Arbor nightlife.
Established in 1928, the Michigan Theater has entertained the families of Ann Arbor for nearly a century. As a shrine for the performing arts, it's future was uncertain in 1979 when The Butterfield Theatre Corporation moved out of the theater. Thankfully, the Michigan Theater Foundation was quickly formed as a non-profit organization, and they saved the structure from demolishment.
Since then, the foundation has enabled the Michigan Theater to continue showcasing the arts in all its forms. From live comedy and music to engaging stage productions and more, the Michigan Theater has become a treasured gem of Ann Arbor history and culture.
When Ann Arbor house hunters contact us looking for great deals on superb properties, they often also ask us for recommendations on where a soul can sip some spirits. Our REALTORS® share how to find these hidden gems in the Ann Arbor area.
The Last Word - 301 W. Huron St.
This speakeasy is named for a 1921 cocktail, and the entire atmosphere of The Last Word capitalizes on the Prohibition-era setting. Find whiskey, wine, and beer, plus light cocktails; stronger-flavored, bitter, and herbal drinks; and nightcaps and sweet-finishing cocktails.
Open Monday 5 p.m. to midnight; Tuesdays through Saturday 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. Expect dim lighting and a sophisticated atmosphere.
There's always something exciting going on in Ann Arbor, which benefits from its popularity as a college town. Concordia University, University of Michigan, and others have campuses here.
One great thing about living here is all the opportunities to get involved in the community. Local colleges and their students frequently sponsor charitable events. There are all sorts of volunteering options for people of all ages, skills, and abilities.
Other local organizations, such as police departments, are frequently involved.
One terrific example: The University of Michigan Polar Plunge!
One of the great joys of owning your own home is personalizing it to your interests, hobbies, and tastes. Many Plymouth home buyers enjoy converting a room into a craft corner, stocked with art supplies, crafting needs, and a well-lit place to work. For inspiration and expanding your craft community contacts, consider these five places to get crafty near Plymouth.
Creatopia - 924 W. Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth
Creatopia is the spot for hand-painted pottery. You can play fast and loose with your imagination, or gather a group of friends to follow step-by-step directions for a lovely pottery project with an existing design. Imagine chatting about all the great Plymouth homes for sale in the relaxed atmosphere of a pottery painting class. Then imagine returning later to announce you snagged one of those great homes and have designs for a pottery room of your own!
Creatopia is open late many evenings (closed Mondays) and offers snacks for each class, at $20/person plus the price of the pottery piece you pick.
Whether you've just met that special someone or you're in a long-term relationship, it's essential to plan an occasional date night. Great dates give you a chance to connect and keep the romance alive. Luckily, there are plenty of fun things for couples to do in the city of Plymouth.
Our REALTORS® are familiar with all of the best local activities and hotspots. Here are seven of our favorite ideas to help make you a date night hero.
Sometimes, the hours get away from you and the next thing you know you barely get any sleep before work. The only thing that is going to get you through the day is your coffee fix. It's always good to know the closest coffee shop to your home.
Our REALTORS® want to ensure you get the best cup of joe before work. Here are six coffee shops located around the Plymouth area to make sure you have your caffeine fix before work.
With a chill in the air and winter on its way, it's almost time to layer up and enjoy all of the cold-weather fun available in the Plymouth area. Whether you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, sledding, or learning to do something new, you'll find no shortage of outdoor fun around Plymouth. There are activities available for all ages, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy fun, family-friendly outdoor attractions throughout the season. Our REALTORS® have all of the exciting details, in our one-stop guide to outdoor winter fun in Plymouth, MI.
No matter the season, the Plymouth area is a wonderful place to call home for anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors. Contact us at Remerica Hometown REALTORS® to buy, sell, and learn about homes in the Plymouth, MI area.
When you visit Ann Arbor homes for sale during the holidays, you'll get to see the city coming alive with holiday excitement. Christmas music, festive displays, and seasonal fun create a celebratory mood. Twinkling lights provide a perfect backdrop for beautiful Ann Arbor neighborhoods.
Our REALTORS® want you to see our city at its holiday best. We've done the research and created a list of some of our favorite holiday events happening in Ann Arbor this year.
Every family celebrates the holidays in their own unique way. The traditions you create are repeated year after year and passed down through generations. This year, why not start a new tradition by gathering up the family and heading over to a local Turkey Trot Race?
This annual Thanksgiving Day event has been held in cities across the United States for over a century, with the very first one having been held in the city of Buffalo, NY in 1896! While the first race had only six participants, it's been held every year since, and now attracts thousands of runners annually. Our REALTORS® love attending local Turkey Trot races and think you will too. Here are some of the most popular races nearby.
Ann Arbor, MI features something for everyone, and that's obvious when looking for fall family-oriented activities. Whether you've lived here for years or are currently shopping for Ann Arbor homes for sale, you'll find lots of places to spend Fall together as a family. Our REALTORS® are here with a list of seven of the best places to visit during the Fall.
Having great restaurants close to home is about so much more than just having a place to grab a bite when you're hungry. Restaurants a big part of what makes communities walkable, while a diverse dining scene can also attract new residents and revitalize downtown areas. A good restaurant is also a hub of the community, where friends, family, colleagues, and community members can gather together to share special moments. Farmington Hills is filled with the types of restaurants that add life to the community, and our REALTORS® have the details on five foodie favorites in Farmington Hills.
Ann Arbor, MI offers something for everyone, and that's never more evident than when you're looking for fun weekend activities. Whether you're a long-time resident or you're currently shopping for Ann Arbor homes for sale, you'll have no trouble finding great ways to spend your Saturdays. Our REALTORS® are here, with our guide to nine of the best places to spend a Saturday in Ann Arbor.
If you happen to be looking for a place in Plymouth this September, the Plymouth Fall Festival will be there to greet you. This festival is one of the most fun and exciting events of the year.
People from Plymouth and all over Michigan look forward to the enjoyment of an event that has been around since back in 1956. Formerly a simple chicken barbecue sponsored by the local Rotary Club, the Plymouth Fall Festival is now so much more.
In a recent survey conducted by Niche.com, Ann Arbor ranked as the No. 1 Best City to Live in America. Hey, you don't have to tell us.
In our many years of listing Ann Arbor homes for sale, we've learned a thing or two about what makes our city an exceptional place to call home. If you already live here, you probably know all about it. But if you don't, we have more than a few thoughts on why you might want to.
Our REALTORS® were pretty excited to learn that TIME Magazine ranked Farmington Hills among the best places to live in America. We've held that opinion for a long time, but it was nice to see it confirmed.
Every year, TIME Magazine ranks the best places to live in every state, using a wide range of factors, along with data from Realtor.com, to make its determinations. Farmington Hills took top honors in Michigan in 2017 as the overall best place to live in the state.
Here at Remerica Hometown REALTORS®, our REALTORS® love Father's Day!
There are all kinds of fathers out there, so naturally, there are all kinds of ways to celebrate the holiday dedicated to them. Each as unique as Dad himself.
If the father in your life likes to be athletic and active, then we have the idea for you: The Annual Plymouth Father's Day Run!
Summer can be a magical time for families. There's no school and vacation time means lots of opportunity for making the kind of memories that last a lifetime. If you've been looking at Ann Arbor homes for sale, you've probably already checked out some of the great leisure time activities available in the area. One place you shouldn't miss is Argo Cascades.
Ann Arbor is beautiful in the spring. It's the perfect time of year to visit this charming university town. If you plan to tour Ann Arbor homes for sale be sure to schedule your trip for the third weekend in May. You'll have an opportunity to participate in (or cheer on) the 5th Annual Probility Ann Arbor Marathon.
Our REALTORS® know you'll enjoy the Ann Arbor Marathon. It's one of our most exciting springtime events in our area. There will be a lot of action going on in town, so we've prepared a guide to help keep you on track.
If you're looking for an easy way to amp up your home's curb appeal, think green. As one of your home's biggest outdoor features, your lawn can be a major factor in bringing buyers to your door. The NAR study, "Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features," confirms this. It ranked "standard lawn care" as number one on a list of outdoor projects that appeal to sellers. It was number four among projects that added value to a home. Those are good reasons to get your lawn into shape before you enter the market of Plymouth homes for sale.
The American Cancer Society does amazing work to raise funds for cancer research, along with supporting cancer patients and survivors. The Relay for Life is one of the signature events of the American Cancer Society, and it's a great way to support a fantastic cause. This year's Relay for Life in Ann Arbor is coming up soon, so now is the time to start preparing for this truly inspiring event. Our REALTORS® have all the details on the Ann Arbor Relay for Life in 2018.
Relay for Life 2018: What to Expect and How to Participate in This Amazing, Inspiring Event
Ask any Plymouth resident what makes this a special place to live, and they could go on and on about everything from our homes to Ice Festival. Our REALTORS® call Plymouth home, and we continue to be amazed by this small city with a big heart. Our city is filled with charm as well as plenty of things to do. These are just a few reasons why we love Plymouth, and we're pretty sure you will too once you make it your home.
Ann Arbor isn't exactly a little city but even with a population in excess of 100,000, it somehow retains its small-town, family-friendly feel. You'll find art and cultural experiences and wonderful museums and parks. The Michigan University football team is a great diversion for sports lovers and then there's the food. If you plan to tour Ann Arbor homes for sale, you must include a side-trip to Zingerman's Deli.
Just like pretty much everyone in Ann Arbor, our REALTORS® love every item on the Zingerman's menu. They believe you'll enjoy too (if you don't mind waiting in line to get in the door.) If you've never visited this iconic deli, here's what you need to know.
Buying a home is a detailed process and it helps to have a plan, especially if you're a first-time buyer. Our REALTORS® can answer the questions you may have to get your home search started. Here are five steps to follow when you're searching for Garden City homes for sale.
Michigan's sixth largest city, Ann Arbor, is home to more than the Wolverines of the University of Michigan. U-M makes an impressive mark on the city, but Ann Arbor predates the university by 13 years. Named in honor of the wives (both named Ann) of its two founders, Ann Arbor is a progressive jewel in Michigan's crown.
If you're considering relocating to Michigan, why not settle into a city that has everything you need? Canton is a medium-sized city with big-city amenities. For your downtime enjoyment, you'll find numerous dining, recreation, art, culture, and entertainment options. When you tour Canton homes for sale, we think you'll fall in love with this wonderful city and you'll never want to leave.
Our REALTORS® understand that the cost of living in Canton is a bit higher than in other Michigan cities. Housing prices are a major factor, but we believe that Canton's quality of life makes it worth the investment. Here are some additional information to consider.
When you visit Plymouth Mi, the first thing you'll notice is its warm friendly small town feel and upscale demographic. But don't let that fool you. As the residents will tell you, "Plymouth Rocks!" You'll see for yourself when you check out Plymouth, MI homes for sale.
The City of Plymouth, Michigan and Plymouth Township are centrally located in Detroit's western suburbs. They're 25 miles east of Ann Arbor and 15 minutes from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Together the two communities offer a small town fusion of everything you need for a fun and exciting lifestyle.
Our REALTORS® live, work, and play in the Plymouth area. We love this charming community and its family-friendly atmosphere. We wanted to share five reasons why we think "Plymouth Rocks!"