By: Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum, 6870 Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48114
I not only sell houses in Brighton, Michigan, but I live here as well, and can really appreciate all that downtown Brighton Michigan has to offer.
These are the top 10 reasons why I love downtown Brighton, MI:
Free and Ample Parking – There is free parallel parking along Main Street and Grand River Ave. There are also plenty of free parking lots in downtown – including the one at City Hall (Brighton City parking lot) which is close to the Imagination Station.
Imagination Station – The kiddies will love to slide, climb, crawl and more at this huge 10,000 sq. ft. wooden playground. Adults, guardians and parents will love that there is only one entrance/exit making it easier to watch the little ones. Please see photo below.
Flowers- The beautiful and bountiful hanging flower baskets seen not just in downtown Brighton but up and down Grand River as you head out of the downtown area. Please see photo below.
Restaurants – There is a wide variety of restaurants in downtown Brighton including Japanese – Sagano, Italian – Ciao Amici and Buon Gusto, Stout Irish Pub, Bagger Dave’s Burgers and so many more that it is worthy of another blog post. There are several restaurants where you can sit and eat outside.
Mill Pond – This is a great place to stroll, watch the waterfowl including geese and ducks – usually with baby ducklings and goslings – or just sit and relax. You can take the boardwalk all the way from the Mill Pond to Grand River Ave near the Border Cantina Mexican restaurant – about one mile each way. Along the way you can stop and admire the large turtles, otters and more aquatic life. Please see photos below.
Stores & shops – Like restaurants there are a wide variety of stores and shops here in downtown Brighton, MI including a running store – Elite Feet, a bridal store – the White Dress, and a nature store – Wildernest. Please see photo below.
Sidewalks and paths – Throughout downtown Brighton and the Brighton area you will see lots of sidewalks and paths for walking, biking , pushing a stroller etc. This helps to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Events – There is always something going on in downtown Brighton Michigan. From the Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Fest next weekend – September 7 and September 8 , 2012 - to concerts and art in the park, farmers market, holiday parades and more.
Dessert – A trip to downtown Brighton, Mi would not be complete without stopping at the Yum Yum Tree or Jack’s Custard for a special treat.
Real Estate – As a real estate agent I love the housing available for my buyers in the downtown Brighton, MI and surrounding areas. There is affordable housing within walking distance of downtown Brighton. There is a great mix of homes from starter homes to historic homes available. You can find lakefront homes available for sale on Brighton Lake. Click here to search for homes for sale in the downtown Brighton, Michigan real estate market. http://www.brightonsold.com/search/
Also, please feel free to read my blog post regarding one of the subdivisions near downtown Brighton:
BONUS (reason #11): Downtown Brighton, Michigan is close to I-96 and US 23 Expressways making for an easy commute. It is close to Island Lake State Park, Kensington, Hudson Mills and Huron Meadows Metroparks and my favorite Brighton Rec State Park. Please read my latest blog post regarding Brighton Rec State Park where you can camp, swim, mountain bike, hike and ride a horse among other things.
For more information on downtown Brighton Michigan please visit: www.downtownbrighton.com