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Living in Southeast Michigan

Southeast Michigan gives you the best of both worlds: all the comforts of urban living and the beauty of the outdoors, all within minutes of each other. There’s so much to offer you’ll never run out of fun things to do.

For the urban minded, the reemergence of downtown Detroit is something worth seeing. The historic Eastern Market, which was popular long before neighborhood farmers’ markets became trendy, is a mainstay of the city. Other mainstays include Greektown, Corktown, and Midtown, where interesting restaurants and cultural attractions like the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and other museums and points of interest, abound. But Detroit has more to offer than ever, with city business leaders committed to revitalizing the area. They have added attractions like Campus Martius – with its noon concert series and food trucks in the warmer weather and its ice rink in the winter – and the new Little Caesars Arena – which welcomes Red Wings and Pistons fans, and concert goers alike. Detroit is welcoming more visitors than ever. Enjoy the beauty of the river walk, where you can take a leisurely waterfront stroll or run as you look across the Detroit River to Ontario. Take in all that Belle Isle has to offer, like the Nature Center, Aquarium, and Conservatory, as well as the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, among other attractions. Detroit has something for everyone.

Adding to Detroit’s little-big city feel is all that the Metro Detroit area has to offer. As part of its Motor City heritage, Southeast Michigan is home to The Henry Ford, the National Historic Landmark complex that houses the world-renowned Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village in Dearborn. As you head north, enjoy the Woodward Dream Cruise, the annual premier summer classic car festival. Within 30 minutes, you can enjoy a concert or play at Meadowbrook Theater or the DTE Energy Music Theatre, or ski at one of the area ski resorts like Pine Knob, Alpine Valley or Mount Holly. In between, you’ll find Oakland County, one of the most sought-after places to live in Metro Detroit, and home to some of the area’s most beautiful inland lake properties. At Vanderhoef Properties, we know this area best. Ask us about real estate in Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Birmingham, Royal Oak, and Troy.