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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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December
13

Livingston County Shopping
When you're moving to a new home, there's little time for anything else. In all the commotion, it's easy to forget that the holidays are almost here. And that means shopping. Here are a few local places in Livingston County perfect for last-minute holiday shopping.

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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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September
20

Scenic Dining Livingston CountyOutdoor dining in Livingston County continues to be popular for more reasons than one. Why not enjoy great views and refreshing weather along with delicious food? When it comes to cuisine, Livingston County delights with everything from upscale to downhome – but you can always expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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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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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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August
25

Wineries Around Brighton

Pop the cork and raise a glass to National Red Wine Day! Friday, August 28th, is a day to enjoy the savory, sweet, full-bodied tastes that our favorite vino delivers. Whether you're searching for a tasty red to pair with a homecooked meal or looking for a new bottle to add to your personal collection, our real estate agents encourage you to celebrate National Red Wine Day with a bottle from one of these wineries around the Brighton area.

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July
27

Bakeries in Livingston County

Celebrate the summer with a sweet treat – National Cheesecake Day is coming up on Thursday, July 30th. This popular dessert is served many different ways and can be found on many menus throughout Livingston County. Our real estate agents are ready to sample the best cheesecakes from around Livingston County. Join us by ordering a homemade slice from one of our favorite bakeries.

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March
9

Sports Bars Livingston County

Are you searching for the perfect place to fill out your bracket for the biggest basketball tournament of the year? Our real estate agents can relate! You don't need to be a college basketball expert to fill out the winning bracket, and perhaps spending some time at a local, sports-centric watering hole will provide just the inspiration you need to pick the winners. Of course, local bars are also ideal for watching every big game during the tournament and rooting for your picks all March long. Find your new favorite March basketball hangout, with our run-down of the best sports bars to fill out your bracket in Livingston County.

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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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December
30

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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October
28

Coffee Shops in Brighton

The arrival of fall means a lot of different things to different people, but for our real estate agents, it means the return of our favorite flavors.

Nothing says fall quite like sipping a hot pumpkin spice latte while you watch the leaves change. If you're as excited as we are about pumpkin spice season, here's where you can get your coffee fix in and around Brighton, MI.

  • Two Brothers Coffee Brew & Eatery - 423 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116
    This vibrant coffee shop serves a wide range of coffee and espresso drinks, including all your seasonal pumpkin spice favorites. Two Brothers Coffee Brew & Eatery also offers up delicious baked goods, sandwiches, craft beer, and cocktails. Their menu focuses on local Michigan food and drinks, with a wide range of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Plus, with breakfast served all day, there's never a bad time to visit this warm, inviting coffee shop just around the corner from Brighton homes for sale

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June
4

Brighton MI Fathers Day

Father's Day falls on June 16th and our REALTORS® want to help you make this year special. Dads, grandfathers, and father-figures make astounding impacts in our lives, often sacrificing time and energy to keep us happy and healthy. We encourage you to treat the man in your life that you look up to with a day out at some of our best venues.

  1. Early American Skills Experience – Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380
    Give dad a Father's Day with the Early American Skills Experience. This program at Kensington Metropark, located a few blocks from Milford Township homes for sale, offers teens and their fathers the chance to learn pioneer life skills like blacksmithing, woodworking and open fire cooking. Together, you'll complete a special project to take home. This interactive experience at the Kensington Living History Village is a perfect afternoon activity for sons and daughters ages 14 and above to share with their fathers or grandfathers.

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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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February
4

Celebrate National Pizza Day in Brighton

Favorite Pizza Shops Brighton MI
Finally, the day we've all been waiting for is here — National Pizza Day!

Observed each year on the 9th of February, National Pizza Day is one annual holiday you'll never regret celebrating. How will you enjoy it? A plate of deep-dish pizza with extra cheese? A Chicago-style pie filled with meats and veggies? A greasy thin crust slice folded over the true New Yorker way? No matter how you decide to partake in this saucy holiday, be sure to include a stop at one of these great Brighton pizza joints as part of your yearly tradition!  Our REALTORS® have created this list of six of their favorite pizza places to celebrate the day.

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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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November
27

Thanks to amazing new manufacturing technologies, the automotive industry is seeing a resurgence in many parts of the United States. Our REALTORS® are proud to say our Livingston County, MI area is king when it comes to the next generation of great auto jobs!

Let's visit some top auto employers:

  1. Thai Summit America - 1480 McPherson Park Dr, Howell, MI 48843
    Thai Summit America is an international Tier 1 Class A stamping and assembly facility right here in Howell. They are the top manufacturing employer in Livingston and also have the highest sales volume of any automotive brand in the county. Howell homes for sale benefit from the enormous employment opportunities at Thai Summit, from line assembly staff to senior leaders.

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