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Biking Livingston County

What could be better than a bike ride on a beautiful spring day, exploring some of the outstanding trails around Livingston County? Whether you're interested in a scenic, relaxing ride along the waterfront, a challenging mountain bike ride with plenty of elevation changes, or simply a healthy, fun way to explore your favorite local parks, there's a trail in Livingston County with your name on it. Our real estate agents have the inside scoop on 5 of the best trails for biking around Livingston County.

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Brighton Grilling

The sun is shining, the weather is warming, and grilling season is officially upon us! Our real estate agents know that there's nothing like a pleasant evening spent outdoors around Brighton, with fresh ingredients crackling on the grill in preparation to be shared with your favorite people. But where do you find those fresh ingredients? Worry not, local butcher shops and markets are ready to serve you. Get to know 5 of the best with our guide for where to stock up for all of your summer grilling around Brighton.

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Decor Style Tips

When you're ready to decorate – or redecorate – your home, you'll need to find the right style of your décor to suit your tastes and also work with your lifestyle. It's often difficult to know exactly what type of style would work best, which can make you procrastinate or buy items without much thought and regretting your purchases later.

Take the time to figure out the right style of décor for your home with the following tips from our real estate agents:

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Brighton Plants

Whether you're planning a brand-new garden or want to enhance what you've already got, using native plants used to Michigan's diverse climate can make maintenance more comfortable and save you time and money. Our REALTORS® love it when homeowners take great care of their yards with beautiful landscaping and colorful gardens. There's no doubt that curb appeal adds value to your home, and getting your hands dirty is good for the mind, body, and soul. These seven plants will make your garden an inviting, colorful oasis to enjoy for years to come.

  1. Black Gum Tree (Nyssa sylvatica)
    This slow-growing tree can reach 30 to 40 feet tall, and provides gorgeous, vivid fall foliage in shades of yellow, orange, and crimson. Its dark bark and distinctive branching pattern also provide some visual interest in the winter. Squirrels and birds love its tiny, tasty fruit, and the black gum tree easily tolerates wet, clay soils and salt.
  2. Common Ninebark (Physocarpos opulifolius)
    This hardy shrub grows 6 to 9 feet tall and can thrive in even the harshest conditions. Super easy to maintain, it grows in shade or sun and many different types of soil conditions. You'll enjoy pink and white flowers in the spring and summer, with red fruit birds love to eat in autumn.

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Brighton Dog Parks

Everyone loves their pets, and just like us, pets need plenty of fresh air and sunshine to stay healthy and happy. February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day, and now is the perfect time to decide where you're going to take your pup to celebrate. If you feel like exploring the area around Brighton, these are some of the best places where your dog can run around as much as their furry little heart desires. 

  1. EZ Dog Park and Training - 230 Norlynn Dr, Howell, MI 48843
    This fenced-in dog park is a fun place for Fido to run and play. They feature separated areas for small and large dogs, and there are numerous trails in the park where your dog can sniff, scratch, and play until they are ready to fall asleep in the car. If you are looking at Howell homes for sale, it's an EZ drive down the road to Fido's favorite park. 
  2. Huron Meadows Metropark - 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI 48116 
    Spend the day with your pooch at Huron Meadows Metropark. This 1,540-acre park will have plenty of space for you and your pup to explore. The well-manicured paths make it easy to go for a stroll and check out the beautiful scenery this part of Michigan has to offer. It's also a great place to ponder the Brighton homes for sale you are thinking of moving into this next year.
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Brighton Gyms

New Year's resolutions can be hard to stick to, especially ones that involve integrating exercise into your busy schedule. Thankfully, these gyms around the Brighton area feature supportive trainers to help you stick to your fitness goals!

  1. Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp — 8540 Hamburg Rd., Brighton, MI 48116
    Start the New Year with a focus on your health at the Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp. This family fitness center is dedicated to helping men and women of all ages reach their goals. They host classes and activities throughout the year, and their facility includes amenities such as a pool, sauna, pickleball court, and on-site childcare. Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp is a great place to meet other community families. We encourage you to stop by to learn more about their personal training and fitness classes after browsing Brighton homes for sale.

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Brighton Holiday Events

The holidays are on the horizon, and towns throughout the Great Lakes State are filling with yuletide cheer. Our real estate agents encourage you to grab your friends and family members for these joyful holiday events coming to the Brighton area!

  1. Dashing Through the Snow and Fire 5K — 201 S. Second St., Fowlerville, MI 48836 | Dec 7
    Race your way into the holiday season with the Dashing Through the Snow and Fire 5K! This 13th annual road race is a Fowlerville holiday tradition that brings racers together to support the Rotary Club of Fowlerville. Runners will sprint passed hot air balloons warming up the track en route to the finish. Buddy the Elf will be there to "fire" you up as well! If you're in the area visiting Fowlerville homes for sale, consider stopping down and cheering racers on or lace up your shoes and join in on the fun!

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Italian Restaurants in Brighton

Get ready to say Buongiorno, Brighton — National Pasta Day kicks off on Thursday, October 17th. Our real estate agents love pasta of all kinds, including rigatoni, fettuccine, or spaghetti! If you're looking forward to a celebration of carbs, have yourself a pasta party at one of these great Italian restaurants near Brighton.

  1. Ciao Amicis — 217 W. Main St., Brighton, MI 48116
    Ciao Amicis is an award-winning Italian restaurant serving up the best pasta for over 20 years. Head downtown after touring a few Brighton homes for sale and enjoy a delicious dinner. All of their pasta selections come with freshly baked house bread and your choice of either a side salad or cup of soup. The Tortellini Diablo is perfect for those who like it spicy while the Gnocchi Abruzzo and Butternut Ravioli has a tasty creamy sauce.

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Lakefront Homes - Griffith Realty

If you're in the market to buy one of our Brighton homes for sale, one of the area's gorgeous waterfront properties might top your list of possibilities. While there are many things to love about living on the lake, it's not for everyone. Here are things to consider before making your decision.

  1. Lakeside Living Can Bring Peace and Serenity Locals who live on the lake tell our REALTORS® how much they love the quiet serenity. There's nothing quite like enjoying a cup of coffee while relaxing and looking out over the water. It seems almost impossible to hold onto worry and stress when you're listening to the crashing waves and watching beautiful sunrises and sunsets. 

  2. There Are Many Health Benefits There are health benefits associated with living on the water. Since there are plenty of opportunities for walking, biking, swimming, and boating, you'll probably also get more exercise, which is beneficial to your health and well-being! 

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Brighton Wine Art Music Festival
The Brighton Main Street Wine Art Music Festival is a local event you won't want to miss. Our REALTORS® have had the chance to visit the festival in previous years, and we know firsthand it is a treat to attend. We're here with details about this year's festival as well as info about the best Brighton homes for sale.

Brighton's Wine Art Music Festival is Free All Three Days

This Brighton Main Street happening delivers what it promises: The very best local art combined with live music and fine wine. It kicks off with performances from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 2. Saturday will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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