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A Look Inside The Woodlands of Arbor Ridge

The Woodlands of Arbor Ridge is a neighborhood located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The community is conveniently positioned close to US-23 and I-94 and only a few minutes from any amenities you may need. Take a look inside:

Front sign The Woodlands of Arbor RidgeMain entrance

Street Signs Cloverlane and Carpenter Ann ArborCross streets
Pond and trees The Woodlands of Arbor RidgeBeautiful pond and greenery

Home with lawn The Woodlands of Arbor RidgeA home in the neighborhood

Granite CountertopsInterior of a home with granite countertops


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7 Reasons to Live in Ann Arbor, MI

Looking to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan? Perhaps you’re contemplating buying a home in the Ann Arbor area?

Ann Arbor Window Sign Welcome to Ann Arbor

There are many reasons to live in the great city of Ann Arbor. Here are just a few!

1. The Big House. If you love football, you’ll love the spirit surrounding the Michigan Wolverines. Boasting the largest stadium in the U.S., game days are a huge event for Ann Arbor residents.

2. The University of Michigan. The U of M campus is beautiful and full of historic buildings.

3. Main Street restaurants. Downtown Ann Arbor has tons of restaurants for every type of diner. Local favorites include Real Seafood, Palio’s, Grizzly Peak Brewing Co., The Chop House, Gratzi and more.

4. Proximity to other metropolitan areas. In a little under an hour’s drive, you can head into Detroit or Toledo, Ohio, from Ann Arbor. Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo are both about 2 hours away.

5. Entertainment. Ann Arbor is home to all types of entertainment, from sporting events to concerts to performing arts. The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase has shows Thursday through Saturday; The Power Center hosts many events throughout the year; and the Michigan and State Theaters often show movies and special screenings.

6. Art and museums. Ann Arbor is home to many artists. The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair attracts more than 500,000 attendees each year and often wins awards. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is a favorite for children, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art is a great place to visit to enjoy many types of art.

7. Parks and lakes. Although Ann Arbor is a large city home to more than 100,000 residents, it still has a “small town” feel with several park areas and surrounding lakes.

Looking to move to Ann Arbor? Check out The Woodlands of Arbor Ridge, one of our great communities of new homes.

What’s your favorite thing about Ann Arbor? Tell us in the comments!

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Neighborhood Profile: The Woodlands of Arbor Ridge (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Along with building new homes in Saline, Michigan, we’re also busy constructing new houses in The Woodlands of Arbor Ridge, a neighborhood located south-east of the city of Ann Arbor.

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Location: Conveniently located between Ann Arbor and Saline and only minutes away from I-94 and US-23.

Nearby amenities: Target, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Ann Arbor Municipal Airport, Willow Run Airport, University of Michigan Golf Course, Briarwood Mall, several parks and recreation areas, University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, many fine dining and fast food restaurants, sporting events, churches, and much more.

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Ann Arbor-Saline Home Buyers: Should You Buy New or Buy a Foreclosure?

Ann Arbor & Saline home buyers looking for a great deal seem to automatically think that buying a foreclosure or bank-owned property is the way t0 go to get a “great deal.” Well, they may want to think again. The foreclosure property may have a great list price, but when you factor in the time and money to get it up to like new condition or to your personal standards, it turns out, in many cases, to not be that great of a deal.

If you knew that they could buy a brand new home for the same price (or less) than a foreclosed home, what would you choose? The new home of course.

Well, here’s the great news….you can buy a brand new home for the same price or less than a foreclosure! Surprised? You’re not alone. A lot of buyers never would have dreamed that new homes have become SUPER affordable.

Let’s take a look at why buying new is better than buying the foreclosed home.

No uncertainty or unpleasant surprises when you buy a new home. With a foreclosure there are always unforeseen problems that pop up, that you will have to foot the bill for. Some of these “surprises” can costs thousands of dollars to fix. Not so with a new home, where you have the latest materials, amenities, and a One Year (or longer) Home Warranty for peace of mind.

Another benefit of buying a brand new home vs. a foreclosure is that new homes are 20 to 30 percent more energy efficient — saving you even MORE MONEY year after year after year.

We at Livonia Builders invite you to check out our latest home offerings and designs to see for yourself what new can do for you. We have numerous homes ready for you to inspect in the Torwood Community of Saline, The Woodlands at Arbor Ridge in Pittsfield Township and Cherry Hill Village of Canton. Or feel free to call us at 734-586-2559.

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