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Cure your four-wall blues in Jackson County

June 25, 2020

It might be a silent morning fishing or bird watching as the sun rises over the water at Gilletts Lake, or maybe you prefer to hit the links with a few friends in the afternoon. No matter how you prefer to spend your time, the 600-plus acres of parks are sure to cure your four-wall blues in Jackson this summer.

Known for its rich history, this south-central Michigan city has a little something for everyone. And Norfolk Homes can keep you close to it all with four communities located around Jackson. 

What is there to do in Jackson?

Jackson is primed for year-round entertainment with hiking and biking trails that convert for snowshoeing and wide-open spaces for cross country skiing among the beautiful snow-tipped pines. The Falling Waters Trail alone covers 10.6 miles connecting the Village of Concord and City of Jackson. The Waterloo Recreation Area covers 20,000 acres of protected forest with trails for hiking, nature walks and horseback riding. Or, pack the pup and head to MacCready Reserve for a dog-friendly walk. 

If you’re craving something a little more active, explore more than 125 lakes within Jackson County for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming. 

The city also ranks second for the highest number of golf courses per capita, providing plenty of options to keep your rotation fresh including the Grande Golf Club which earned 4 1/2 stars from Golf Digest. 

History buffs will find their place, as well,  with the oldest continually operating passenger rail station in the country at Jackson Station and the state’s first state prison too. Preserved properties and museums offer an easy day trip when the weather is not on your side. 

Finally, the Cascades are a can’t miss attraction in Jackson with cascading illuminated waterfalls that serve as a backdrop for fireworks in the summer as well as live music and other family activities. 

Where can I live in Jackson?

The first option from Norfolk Homes is a community of craftsman style detached ranch condominiums in Oak Grove. This is a maintenance-free community with one move-in ready home, #23, and one other homesite, # 29, remaining. The Pembroke floor plan measures 1,465 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. 

StoneRidge Creek offers similar paired ranch condominiums in nearby Summit Township. There are two-floor plans here, The Willow and The Emily, which range from 1,250 and 1,386 square feet. StoneRidge Creek is gently tucked into its wooded surroundings with four move-in ready homes available and only 6 build sites remain.   

Pine Meadows is a small community with 19 homes in Spring Arbor Township. This township has been ranked one of the top 100 small town communities to relocate to with education at its heart with the popular Western School District and Spring Arbor University. There is one home for sale on site # 18 and the community will be sold out.    

And finally, the second phase of The Preserve at Magnolia Park is now available, with  single-family homes in the Western School District.  Mature trees surround the property providing a private wooded view. This is the most active of the four communities, with planned amenities including parks with playground equipment, open play areas, a baseball diamond, a soccer field and sledding hill for year-round fun. 

If you are ready to plan your move to Jackson, the Norfolk Homes team is available for scheduled in-person or virtual appointments. Reach out to schedule your appointment and for our Quick Move-in Homes or to start building your dream home.

We moved back to the area and after touring several new home communities we purchased a quick move-in home from Norfolk Homes. We choose Norfolk Homes because of the quality construction, Smart Home Technology and the option to add a finished basement, landscaping and deck. The project manager paid attention to the details and the sales team gave us weekly updates. We highly recommend this builder!

Tom and Melissa