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!
Planning to buy or sell a home in Livingston County this summer? Understanding the latest real estate trends is one of the key ingredients in the recipe for accomplishing your goals, and our team always has an eye on the data to help you stay informed. That data can give you an edge over the competition, whether you're making an offer or positioning your home for a sale. Our real estate agents have all of the latest details in our Livingston County Market Activity report for May 2022.
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.
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!
Moving into a new home is always exciting. But moving involves more than just adapting to a new house. You'll also be in a new neighborhood, and it's important to take the time and get to know that community. The following are fun and easy ways to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings.
Training for a 5K is such a fun and productive way to improve your fitness and work towards a goal. Whether you're a dedicated runner or a newbie to the sport, it's fun to gather with other runners and give it your all — usually for a good cause. Luckily, there are plenty of exciting 5K races scheduled in Livingston County this summer. Here are a few our real estate agents have come across.
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.
2020 is coming to an end, and we're not surprised that many adults plan to use 2021 as a fresh start. With so many changes to the way we work, play, and live, tens of thousands of men and women across the nation have decided to search for a new space to accommodate their evolving lifestyle needs. From working and learning at home to spending more time in the backyard than ever before, the lifestyle needs of families, professionals, and the recently retired have changed dramatically. Are you considering moving into a different home in 2021? Our real estate agents are here to tell you why you should move to Livingston County in 2021.
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.
What makes a door with a holiday wreath so inviting? Traditionally, circles symbolize inclusion, unity, and wholeness, so a wreath is seen as inviting visitors to share fellowship and good cheer with those inside.
Our real estate agents enjoy creating wreaths that display their individual personality and style. Make your own holiday wreath with these DIY tips!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!
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!
Our REALTORS® invite you to spread kindness to those in need throughout the Brighton area by participating in Giving Tuesday. On December 3rd, we encourage you to take a moment of your time to support one of the local charities that devote their compassion and effort to improving the community. Any donation, no matter how large or small, to the following five charitable organizations, will dramatically improve the livelihood of the amazing men, women, and children we share our community with.
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.
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.
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:
July 4 is going to be a blast around Brighton! Our REALTORS® are excited to celebrate another year of fun with our friends and families. We encourage you to join us at one of these great parades, firework shows, and gatherings!
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.
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.
Pump up your tires and strap on your helmet — May is National Bike Month! Cyclists throughout Michigan will celebrate National Bike to Work Week during May 13-19 and National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17! Here are six great biking trails in Livingston county you should check out!
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:
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.
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.
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 sale, our REALTORS® will be prepared--with walking shoes on--to help you find the perfect neighborhood.
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.
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
We've been known to have a good time on the 4th of July here in Brighton, MI, and 2018 is shaping up to be no exception. With Independence Day right around the corner, our REALTORS® are here to give you a heads up on all the fun happenings in Brighton. We have one of the best Independence Day parades around, but there's not the only thing going down on July 4th.
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.
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.
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.
Our real estate agents at Griffith Realty believe in supporting the communities where we live. We are inviting you to join us this weekend in Brighton to celebrate Earth Day 2018.
When you celebrate Earth Day, you will be taking part in a global event started in 1970 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Today, Earth Day is celebrated in more than 193 countries around the globe.
Here is a list of activities happening in our own Brighton neighborhoods beginning Saturday:
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.
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.
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.
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.