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August
1

Brighton Summer

With its proximity to several lakes, Brighton features plenty of outdoor summer fun, but our real estate agents know there's a lot of excitement on dry land as well. Take in the amazing local culture at these art, music, and food festivals taking place around Brighton.

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July
5

Livingston County Brewery

Our real estate agents know that the vibrant craft brewing scene is one of many perks of living in our area. Fans of creative, locally sourced beers will love to visit these small businesses and meet their passionate brewmasters.

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June
27

Livingston County Ice Cream

Michigan's Livingston County is a great place to call home in any season, but our little corner of the world really comes to life during the summer months. Our real estate agents love spending time outdoors this time of year, whether it's swimming, fishing, hiking, or camping. 

After all that activity, you might find yourself in the mood for an ice cream cone. Luckily, there are quite a few places where you can cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth here in Livingston County.

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May
2

Lake Living

In the 1950s, Michigan became known as the "Water Wonderland." With a total of 26 beautiful lakes, Livingston County certainly earns that nickname as well. Our real estate agents appreciate these five wonderful advantages of lake living in Livingston County.

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March
7

Howell Theater

The Historic Howell Theater holds an iconic place in Howell's history. The theater first opened in 1928, and since then, performances held within its walls have brought joy to countless individuals. Our real estate agents know there is so much to love about the Howell area, and this historic theater is one of them!

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February
21

Trivia Livingston County

Ready to test your knowledge of obscure facts, meet some new people, and have a great time in the process? Some of your favorite bars and dining destinations around Livingston County host regularly recurring trivia nights, perfect for a fun evening out on the town. Grab your group of friends or coworkers, then see if you can take home the grand prize! Our real estate agents have the details on some of the best local trivia nights for you to enjoy around Livingston County.

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February
7

Livingston County Library

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! 

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January
24

Livingston County Horses

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:

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November
1

If there was ever an occasion to go out of your way to search for a special sweet treat, it's National Candy Day celebrated on November 4th. Since local handcrafted treats are always the best, our real estate agents took a tour of Livingston County to find out which local retailers had the best candy selection. Check out this brief list of their favorites below.  

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August
2

Livingston County Events

We may be hitting the dog days of summer, but it's no time to curl up for a nap. Our real estate agents plan to keep the good times rolling at these lively events around Livingston County.

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July
5

Boating SafetyThere's nothing quite like spending a lazy summer afternoon chilling with friends and family on the water. The cool spray on your skin, the wind in your hair, and the calming sound of water – it's all about taking a break from the demands of life, recharging, and creating beautiful memories with your loved ones. To ensure your summer boating is incident-free and full of family fun, our real estate agents have put together a list of important boating safety tips you should know.

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April
26

Livingston County SteakhousesOur REALTORS® know that when you're buying a home, it can mean long days looking at all the different options. Keeping your strength up is critical – and for meat lovers, there just may be no better opportunity than National Prime Rib Day.

Yes, National Prime Rib Day is real ... and it's coming up on April 27th.

If you've never celebrated before, you're not alone. Why not make up for lost time with some of the best steakhouses in the Brighton area? Brighton restaurants are known for serving up quality beef and delectable surf and turf combinations. You'll want to come back again and again.

Let's look at some of the top picks for steaks in the Brighton area:

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March
9

Birdwatching Livingston County

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.

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November
2

Places to Take Your Dog Livingston County

Visiting local dog parks is a great way to socialize your favorite pets, meet new people who love dogs, and enjoy some time in beautiful outdoor settings. If you live in Livingston County, you have plenty of well-maintained dog parks to choose from, each offering unique activities. Whether you want a small, fenced-in space for your pet to socialize or a large park that you can explore together, you'll find it close to home. Our real estate agents have the dog-friendly details on 5 of the best places to take your pup in Livingston County.

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September
14

Livingston County Tourist Attractions

Getting to explore and experience new places is one of life's great joys. Here in the Brighton, MI area, our real estate agents are thrilled that World Tourism Day is coming right up on September 27th, because there are so many fun things to do right here in our backyard. We'd like to invite you to explore Livingston County with us and play tourist for a day at these local attractions!

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April
6

Historical Landmarks Livingston County

If you've been exploring homes in Livingston County, you may be interested to know that the area has a long and exciting history. When our real estate agents show new homeowners around the area, they love pointing out some of our most famous historical landmarks.

 Here are a few of our favorites. 

  1. Frank J. Hecox House
    Also known as "The House of the Seven Gables," the Frank J. Hecox House is a single-family farmhouse located on 76-acres. It was constructed in 1887 and transferred ownership several times before being purchased and restored by the current owners. The Second-Empire-style home with a pressed-tin-shingle mansard roof is a popular example of historical architecture. 

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March
2

Livingston County Libraries

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. 

  1. Brighton Library - 100 Library Dr, Brighton, MI 48116
    Brighton Library is one of the best in town. With their recent renovations, it's also one of the best looking in the region. The library features plenty of activities for children and teenagers, which means you can turn them loose while you sit back and read through the listings for Brighton homes for sale.

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February
10

Living in Livingston County

Livingston County is located in the "thumb" region of southeast Michigan and is an excellent place to call home. It's rated highly in many statewide categories and also comes in ahead of many counties throughout the country.

Our real estate agents share the following 7 things you'll love about living in Livingston County:

  1. Outdoor Recreation is Fun and Varied
    You won't have to struggle to find activities to keep you healthy and busy in Livingston County. You can golf at several courses in the county and pursue many popular activities at Island Lake Recreation Area, which is a balloon port and also has a shooting range, canoeing, volleyball courts, and spots where you can swim. And if you're into skiing or snowboarding, Mt. Brighton is well worth a visit as you're looking for Brighton homes for sale. It has 25 trails available on its 130 acres.

  2. The Local Business Community is Vibrant
    Livingston County is home to many local businesses that make living here more fun and convenient. You'll find fine dining restaurants as well as more casual options, so whether you're in the mood for a European deli setting, casual Italian, or something else, you'll find it here. You'll also be able to visit antique shops, doctor's offices, home improvement shops, and much more.

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January
20

Livingston County Wedding Venues

Do you hear that? It's the sound of wedding bells ringing over the not too distant horizon. If you are searching for the perfect place to celebrate your special day, then you will be delighted to know you don't have to look far. The following are some of the most beautiful venues in Michigan that our real estate agents recommend. Each of these fabulous places are right down the road from what could be your new home in the area. 

  1. Lazy J Ranch - 625 South Hickory Ridge Rd, Milford, MI 48380
    If you love the past and want a touch of downhome charm, then Lazy J Ranch is the right place to celebrate your nuptials. They'll stack the hay bales, fire up the band, and show you a rootin', hootin', hollering good time. While you're checking them out, be sure to look at Milford homes for sale because you might want to move into the community and keep the party going.
  2. Crystal Gardens - 5768 East Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843
    Classy and sophisticated are the best ways to describe the venue at Crystal Gardens. They will take care of everything from the banquet to the band, so all you have to think about is having fun and which of the Howell homes for sale you and your new spouse want to buy.

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January
6

Livingston County January Events

Even though the holiday season has come to a close, there's still plenty of fun to be had throughout January. Our real estate agents encourage you to come out to these great winter events in Livingston County over the first few weeks of the year.

  1. Livingston County Polar Plunge — Brighton High School 7878 Brighton Rd., Brighton, MI 48116 | Jan 25, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Are you ready to take the Polar Plunge? Grab your favorite swimsuit and get ready to dive into a chilling pool of water for a great cause. Benefiting the Special Olympics Michigan, the Livingston County Polar Plunge dares you to jump into the Brighton High School pool in the middle of January while raising money for charity. While we don't suggest visiting Brighton homes for sale soaking wet, we do encourage you to stop by, watch and donate to this wonderful winter event.

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December
2

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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November
11

Brighton Hiking Trails

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. 

  1. Huron Meadows Metropark - 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI 48116
    The picturesque Huron Meadows Metropark spans more than 1,500 acres along the Huron River. Located minutes away from Brighton homes for sale, this park has become a favorite destination for hiking and biking, with well-groomed paths that meander through lush forests and wide-open meadows. You can explore 11 miles of trails at Huron Meadows Metropark, with easily accessible trailheads just south of Hammel Road at Cedar Ridge picnic area.

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May
28

Brighton Fishing spotsMichigan 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.

  1. Proud Lake State Recreation Area – 2700 Glengary Rd., Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48390
    Head east of Hartland Township homes for sale to Proud Lake State Recreation Area if you want limitless options for outdoor fun. This sprawling natural space features over 20 miles of walking trails and over 4,700 acres of gorgeous views. Rent a cabin for the weekend and spend as much time as you please fishing in two of their lakes or along the Huron River. Bring your boat or choose to rent a kayak or canoe so you can cast a line wherever you wish.
     

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May
20

Livingston County Memorial Day
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.

  1. Pinckney Memorial Day 5K & Parade – Corner of Pear St. & Hamburg St., Pinckney, MI 48169
    The Village of Pinckney hosts community events throughout the year and one of their most popular is their Memorial Day parade and 5K. Their 5K run takes participants passed beautiful Pinckney homes for sale while the parade is held conveniently on Main Street. This event is a full-day celebration that families from around town look forward to each year.

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April
2

Howell Michigan Depot Museum

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.

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March
25

Brighton MI Parks and Outdoor Spaces
When you choose our team at Griffith Realty, you can rest assured our REALTORS® will never tell you to take a walk. Still, you might want to anyway: National Take a Walk in the Park Day is coming this Saturday, March 30.

And we have plenty of beautiful parks to enjoy!

When you want to experience the splendor southern Michigan has to offer; there's nothing like a day at the park. Not only is taking a walk good for your heart, but sunshine helps regulate the body's internal clock, making it easier to get to sleep at night.

Of course, we can't promise you'll feel like a whole new person after National Walk in the Park Day. What we can promise is that you'll have your choice of many splendid places to see all the nature Brighton and Milford have on display.

Here are our top picks for when it's time to take a walk in the park:

  1. Mill Pond Park, 424 Mill Pond Lane, Brighton
    Mill Pond Park is a public recreation area centered around the eponymous pond, a cornerstone of public life in Brighton. Recently, the park underwent an extensive cleanup and shoreline beautification project that revitalized it. Now, locals enjoy spending time here and observing local waterfowl.

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January
7

Brighton Michigan Skiing
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.

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December
10

Home Buying Neighborhood Walkability
There is something special about a walk around the neighborhood.  More than a little bit of exercise, it is the perfect way to meet your neighbors which strengthens the sense of community.   When you're ready to begin your search for Brighton homes for saleour REALTORS® will be prepared--with walking shoes on--to help you find the perfect neighborhood.

What is Walkability?

Walkability is a broad term that encompasses a neighborhood's walking trails, sidewalks, and pathways, as well as its proximity to schools, shopping, and recreation. Communities with high walkability scores are those that are pedestrian friendly and are well-connected to nearby attractions and amenities.

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October
1

Milford Fall Festival at Kensington Metropark
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.

Family Fun, Fall Festivities & Food Close to Home

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

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June
11

Howell MI Balloonfest

One of the first things many people do once they've found a new home is look for fun ways to spend their free time in the community. It's even better when you find something that's a uniquely local experience that you and your family and friends can look forward to every year. If you look up in the sky outside Howell homes this June 22-24 you'll find exactly that. The Michigan Challenge Balloon Festival is an amazing event you won't want to miss.  Our REALTORS® have all the inside info on the best ways to enjoy one of our favorite local events. 

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May
14

Milford - Kensington Art Fair
If you're an artist or an avid collector, Michigan is a great place to pursue your passion. With fabulous fairs and festivals throughout the year, it's an art lover's paradise. If you plan to tour Milford Township homes for sale, you'll have an opportunity to check out Michigan's newest art presentation, the Kensington Art Fair. You can join residents and visitors in celebrating the second year of this wonderful juried art event.

Our REALTORS® believe the Kensington Art Show fits perfectly into the Michigan art show tradition. Not only will you adore the artist and artisan created items, you'll also enjoy the Kensington Metroparks location. Here's some information to help you plan your visit.

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April
26

Howell Farmers Market
Are you itching to enjoy some of the freshest food that Howell has to offer, and have a good time in the process? Then we've got some great news for you! Beginning May 6, it will be time to enjoy the many sights, sounds, smells, and flavors of the Howell Sunday Farmers' Market. The market is a great place to grab fresh, local ingredients, enjoy fabulous food, and shop to your heart's content from more than 100 unique vendors. Our REALTORS® have all of the delicious details on what to expect from the Howell Sunday Farmers' Market this year. 

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April
11

Milford MI Kensington Metropark
One of the things our REALTORS® have grown to love most about life in Milford, MI is the ability to enjoy the great outdoors close to home. The Milford area offers an endless array of parks, lakes, forests, and trails that are just minutes from downtown. Today, we'd like to highlight one of our favorites—Kensington Metropark.

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March
19

Howell – USA Today's Best Main Streets in the USA

Howell MI - Best Main Street in USA

Howell, Michigan, located along I-96 in Livingston County, would be considered a "small town" by some with a population of about 9,600 residents.  To others, it ranks "big" as having one of the best main streets in America.  Joining nine other communities across the country as #2 on USA Today's Ten Best Main Streets in the USA list, Howell encompasses the characteristics of what the group defined as quintessential America:  beautiful architecture, a connection to history, locally-owned businesses, and community spaces.

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February
13

Fenton, MI Be Closer

Be Closer in Fenton

When you're searching for a home in the mid-Michigan area, living in the "big city" may not be what you're looking for.  Metro areas like Flint, Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Lansing might appeal to some buyers, but if your heart is drawn to small-town living, then one of our homes for sale in Fenton could be for you.

Fenton's tagline, "Be Closer in Fenton" initially confused many locals and visitors when it was unveiled in 2010.  The meaning of Fenton's slogan is two-fold:  1)  Be Closer to those things in your life that matter--family, values, roots, community and 2) Be Closer to larger cities without ever leaving your own close-knit community. 

Our REALTORS® live and work in this community and know you'll love our city as much as we do when you move here.

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January
5

Ski Local at Mt. Brighton Ski Resort

Brighton Ski Resort

It's been a little on the cold side lately in Brighton, Michigan--to say the least. One good thing about chilly weather is that it gives us a chance to get out and enjoy all the great winter sports opportunities in the area.

Many of our Brighton homes for sale are just a short drive from the area's best skiing and snowboard slopes. Mt. Brighton Ski Resort located just 5 minutes from downtown Brighton tops the list of favorite things to do in Brighton for many local families.  

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