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August
8

Livingston County Camping

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!

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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
13

Hiking Trails Livingston County

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!

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May
23

May Livingston County

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.

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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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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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October
4

New Neighborhood

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.

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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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June
7

Livingston County Running

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.

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May
10

Livingston County Disc Golf

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. 

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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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December
14

Move to 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.

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December
7

Christmas Tree Brighton

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.

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November
23

Holiday Wreath Tips

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! 

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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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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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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
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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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
17

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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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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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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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
25

Brighton Charities

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.

  1. Reaching Higher — 508 East Grand River Ste. 300 B., Brighton, MI 48116
    Reaching Higher aims to help the young people of Brighton live happier and healthier lives by reaching their full potential through leadership programs. Transitions from childhood through adolescence are often difficult for many young kids, especially if they lack emotional support at home. Reaching Higher uses an evidence-based curriculum to help these boys and girls develop life skills that will help them grow into the best versions of themselves.

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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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October
14

 

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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August
26

 

BBQ Blues Festival - Griffith Realty

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.

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July
22

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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July
15

Howell Michigan August Events
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:

  1. Concerts at the Courthouse, 200 E. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843
    Concerts at the Courthouse has been making music happen in Howell for 21 years.  Join us August 2 on the lawn of the Courthouse from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a visit from Lookin' BackCome early to get your spot to hear Lookin' Back perform rock legend Bob Seger's greatest hits.  This is a free, family (and pet)-friendly venue featuring rock, folk, and blues entertainment Friday nights throughout the summer in Howell.

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July
8

Howell Outdoor Things to Do Camping

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:

  1. Taylor's Beach Campground – 6197 North Burkhart Road, Howell, MI 48855
    Taylor's Beach Campground is one of the most popular places in Howell for the ultimate local camping experience. Whether you're renting a campsite overnight or for the season, Taylor's Beach Campground is the ideal place for local outdoor fun.

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June
24

Guide to Area July 4 Celebrations in Brighton

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!

  1. Livingston County's Fowlerville 4th of July Fireworks & Parade – Downtown Fowlerville, MI 48836
    If you've got Independence Day plans in the morning but still want to celebrate at night, take a trip through Fowlerville homes for sale and attend the Fowlerville 4th of July Fireworks and Parade show. The parade will begin at 7 PM, venturing down Grand River Avenue. Immediately after, you can watch a dazzling firework show at either the Fowlerville Fairgrounds or Fowlerville Community Park. Don't worry, Fowlerville won't let anything rain on their patriotic parade! In the event of inclement weather, these festivities will occur on Friday, July 5th, at the same times!

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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
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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May
6

Livingston County Bike Trails
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!

  1. Brighton Mountain Bike Trailhead – Brighton Recreation Area near the Bishop Lake Complex, 7050 Bishop Lake Rd., Brighton, MI 48116
    Distance: 15-17 Miles
    Route: Two trails – Murray Lake Trail and Torn Shirt Trail


    The Brighton Recreation Area is just across the street from many Hamburg Township homes for sale and offers a scenic ride for nature lovers. The park has two riding trails: The Murray Lake Trail is 7-9 miles long and is a moderate trail to tackle. The Torn Shirt Trail is just over 8 miles long and will challenge bikers with rugged descents and sharp climbs.

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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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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
19

Brighton Area Christmas Tree Farms
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.

  1. Waldock Tree Farm - 3090 Dutcher Rd, Howell, MI
    For many, the Christmas tree of choice is the fir tree, and Waldock Tree Farm offers four distinct varieties: Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir, and Korean Fir (and for all you Blue Spruce devotees, they have a few of those, too). Waldock Tree Farm also has a knowledgeable staff who can help you pick out the perfect tree for your house. Plus, they serve some great donuts, coffee, tea, and hot cocoa!

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November
13

Howell Michigan Holidays Events
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.

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October
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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
26

Brighton MI July 4 Celebration
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.

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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
17

Brighton MI Homes Earth Day

Brighton… Let's Celebrate Where We Live

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:  

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April
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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
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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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