Michigan's Livingston County offers some amazing opportunities for outdoor adventure. Located just a few miles from major cities like Detroit and Lansing, it feels worlds away. What better place for a summer camping getaway?
Our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite camping spots in Livingston County! If you're looking for a place to spend some quality time surrounded by nature, be sure to check out the campgrounds at these parks and recreation areas in the Brighton, MI, area!
June is Great Outdoors Month, and it's a month that offers the perfect weather to get outside and enjoy all our amazing parks and trails here in Michigan. If you're looking for a place to enjoy some fresh air and exercise, our real estate agents have a few ideas. Check out the hiking trails in these amazing Brighton parks!
A library is more than a place to get books. Here in Brighton, we're lucky to have a place like the Brighton District Library.
The Brighton District Library has been serving the local community for decades, and our real estate agents are proud to have such a great local resource at the heart of Brighton. If you're new to the Brighton area, let's take a moment to get to know your new library!
Our corner of Michigan is a popular destination for equestrians, and it's easy to see why. With miles of green pastures and beautiful scenery, Livingston County is one of the best places for horseback riding in all of America. As a result, our area has countless ranches, farms, and stables, which makes it so easy to become involved with the hobby.
Horseback riding has become a popular pastime among some of our real estate agents and clients, so we're familiar with a lot of the great resources our area has to offer. Below are the top five reasons why equestrians love calling Livingston County home:
One reason we really love the Howell area is all of the fun, local events the community plans each year. As the weather grows cooler, it's time to start planning for the Fantasy of Lights, one of Howell's favorite festivals. Who doesn't love glistening, colorful lights and visits from Santa? Here are the key details you'll need to attend the Fantasy of Lights in 2021.
There's no place quite like Michigan in the fall. It's harvest time at our local farms and orchards, and our parks are ablaze with the colors of the season. Our real estate agents are always game for a fall road trip, and these are our favorite places to stop and enjoy the season in Livingston County.
Honey bees and other pollinators are crucial to the production of many crops. Providing them the right sustenance and conditions on our properties helps ensure that they do their job well. Sometimes property owners need guidance about how to help bees in Michigan. The Managed Pollinator Protection Plan (MP3) has been established to protect pollinators' health in Michigan while protecting our crops, property, and health.
If you're planning on taking a trip that isn't pet-friendly, you'll need to make arrangements for your furry family members. One option is to hire a pet sitter. A pet sitter can care for your pets in a home-based environment where they're likely to be comfortable.
Our real estate agents suggest asking the following questions when choosing your pet sitter. You should also request an in-person meeting to see how the pet sitter interacts with your pets.
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.
When our real estate agents talk to potential new residents about all the things there are to love about living in Livingston County, the variety of outdoor activities always comes up. From golfing to hiking and more, there's no shortage of fun ways to enjoy the fresh air.
One activity that is booming in the area is disc golf. This fun, simple game is played by throwing a disc at a target, using rules that are similar to golf. Since it has become so popular, many disc golf courses have popped up in the area. Here are a few we recommend.
Birdwatching is a safe, wonderful outdoor activity that can be enjoyed all year long, and there are tons of resources available to help new enthusiasts enjoy the hobby. The Livingston County area is a great place to get involved with birdwatching because there are so many excellent parks, lakes, and nature conservation centers that attract a wide range of birds. As winter turns to spring, migrations will bring even more species that don't visit at other times of the year. Our real estate agents are here to help you enjoy the outdoors with our guide to birdwatching in Livingston County.
The holiday season is upon us, which means the great Christmas tree hunt has begun! Our real estate agents love visiting Christmas tree farms in search of the perfect tree. Thankfully, Livingston County has no shortage of Christmas tree farms to scout. Whether it's your first time picking out a living tree or if you could use a refresher on proper tree care, here is a helpful guide to picking the right tree for your home this holiday season.
Read Across America Day, held on March 2nd, is the perfect excuse to pick a book up at your local library in Livingston County! Grab your reading glasses and your library card and learn about a few of the wonderful libraries in our area below.
You don't need an excuse to go for a hike in the Brighton area. With dozens of local parks and trails to choose from, there's always an adventure waiting. But in case you needed a little extra incentive, November 17th is National Hiking Day. In honor of the occasion, our REALTORS® are excited to highlight some favorite hiking destinations in the Brighton, MI area.
Brighton homes for sale are some of the most sought-after in Michigan.
Our REALTORS® know there are plenty of good reasons why: The strong local economy, welcoming culture, and terrific location are just a few of them.
When it comes to "local flavor," one of the top events comes around every September.
It's the Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival, and it takes place right in Brighton.
The Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival is Brighton's Signature Event
With a history dating back 14 years, the Smoking Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival is a lively and memorable way to spend a weekend. On Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7, the fun runs until 11 in the evening. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. Friday but starts right at noon on Saturday so you can get a full day in.
Award-winning barbecue artisans from all over the United States travel here to showcase their food. Eat your share of delicious ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, and the real Brighton Main Street specialty of macaroni and cheese.
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.
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.
If you are shopping for Howell homes for sale this summer, it would be a shame to have your stay in our city be all about business. There is plenty of fun to be had in Howell, and you'd be missing out if you didn't leave room for a little downtime during your stay. To help you plan a little summer fun into your home shopping excursion, our REALTORS® take a look at six events happening in Howell this August:
Howell homes for sale sit within a few miles of attractive all-ages camping grounds. No matter if you want to bring the whole family for a picnic, spend a day out on the water, or roam the backcountry, you can do it from your "home base" in Howell.
Howell and neighboring communities strive to preserve trees, green spaces, and wildlife habitats. However, the true beauty of nature unfolds when you journey out into the region's state parks and recreation areas. Many of these occupy thousands of pristine acres.
Our REALTORS® recommend these six spots for the best camping around Howell:
Our REALTORS® are looking ahead to another "bright," beautiful summer here in Brighton. Summer is an active time for Brighton homes for sale, and it's also the season for big family fun! It's not hard to see why more and more families are attracted to the charm and lush natural treasures of Brighton.
It's close enough to savor the amenities of metro Detroit, yet you'll feel like you're in a world apart.
There's plenty of things to do in and around Brighton, no matter if you're a years-long local or visiting here for the first time. July is an especially exciting month. Phenomenal 4th of July celebrations combine with stellar attractions for families. There's something new around every corner.
Let's look at seven ways to enjoy Brighton this summer:
Michigan is one of the most beautiful states in the country and Brighton residents are lucky enough to have plenty of awe-inspiring natural spaces for the angler in all of us. Our REALTORS® are here with a quick look at five locations near Brighton for some of the best fishing the summer months has to offer.
This Memorial Day, our REALTORS® invite you and your family to celebrate the sacrifice that the men and women of our armed forces have made for our country. For some, Memorial Day signals the start of summertime but it's important that we remember why this annual holiday is observed. The memories we've shared and will continue to make with our friends and family were made possible by those who fought and died for our freedom. Take part in this day of deserved recognition and join us at these Memorial Day events throughout Livingston County.
When potential home buyers contact Griffith Realty to discuss moving to the Howell area, they often ask about its culture and history. While there are plenty of historical sites in the city, the Howell Depot Museum is one of our favorites.
Located in a restored 1886 railroad station, this museum offers the visitors a perfect combination of local area history and the rail travel information. Here's everything you need to know so you can get the most out of your visit.
There's nothing quite like lugging your gear to the slopes for a day of winter fun, and this year you can enjoy all of your favorite winter sports close to home in one location. Mt. Brighton Ski Area, located in Brighton, is the area's top destination for skiing, snowboarding, and all sorts of cold-weather fun.
Whether you're an experienced veteran of the slopes or you're learning the ropes for the first time, everyone can have a great time visiting the mountain. Our REALTORS® have all the key info on what to expect from a legendary day of skiing, snowboarding, or spectating at the Mt. Brighton Ski Area.
Christmas is right around the corner, and if you're settling into your new Brighton home, one thing is for sure – a new home deserves a great Christmas tree. Sure, you could dust off that bold artificial tree that you've been stowing away for years, but why do that when there are so many great places to cut your own real tree?
A Christmas tree is a classic family holiday tradition, and it's not just about hanging up tinsel and lights. For many families, the experience of heading out to pick out and cut your own tree is still very much a treasured annual event. If you're on the hunt for the perfect Christmas Tree in the Brighton, MI area, our REALTORS® are here to share some of their favorite local spots where you can cut your own.
Do you treasure certain traditions around the holiday season? You're certainly not alone! In a busy, fast-paced world, holiday traditions offer a chance to create lasting memories, reconnect with your favorite people, and remember what matters most. Holiday traditions also provide unique opportunities for communities to come together, in both celebration and commerce. The holidays are an essential time for local small businesses, and shopping local is an excellent way to support the local economy. So there are plenty of good reasons to get out and enjoy the holiday events in Howell, MI this year. Our REALTORS® have the details on the Fantasy of Lights Parade, and more unique, enchanting holiday events on Thanksgiving weekend in Howell that every member of the family can enjoy.
Are you ready for one of the most fun, family-friendly events of the year in the Milford area? It's almost time for the Kensington Fall Festival, which features food, shopping, and fun, educational activities for every member of the family. The festival takes place at the Kensington Metropark Farm Center, which works year-round to help residents learn about agriculture in a fun, engaging setting. It's a great opportunity to enjoy local attractions, support local businesses, and have a fun time in the process. Our REALTORS® are excited to tell you more about what to expect from the Kensington Fall Festival this year.
The Kensington Fall Festival
Location: Kensington Metropark – 4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, Michigan
Date/Time: October 6 - 7, 2018 from 11 am to 4 pm