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Looking for a Hometown Between Jackson and Ann Arbor? Come to Grass Lake!

July 16, 2019

Are you looking for a hometown between Jackson and Ann Arbor? Come to Grass Lake where Norfolk Homes has the ideal solution for a great (and affordable!) place to live.

With Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Dexter to the east and Jackson to the west, Grass Lake gives you a convenient location for getting where you need to go (including Lansing). The Detroit Metro Airport is about 50 minutes away. Chelsea’s charming downtown area is only 10 minutes from Grass Lake. You’ll enjoy exploring the locally-owned shops and restaurants. Your new favorite place is probably waiting for you there. Ann Arbor Hospital and Chelsea Hospital provide quality health care. And Grass Lake’s schools, with a low student:teacher ratio, rank 10th in the entire state of Michigan for academic growth in grades 3 through 12—making this town an even smarter move for families. One more plus: Jackson County taxes are lower than those in Washtenaw County, and Grass Lake’s township taxes are low for the county!

Sandhill Estates in Grass Lake, MI, gives you a serene location that feels like you’re living out in the country—except you’re only a mile from I-94. You have the convenience of an easy commute to Ann Arbor, Jackson, and the surrounding areas, while enjoying the affordable homes and taxes. If you embrace the small town lifestyle, Grass Lake is the place for you. The township is home to about 1,200 people—quaint, friendly, and so easy to feel at home here. Residents get together in the village for local events, like outdoor concerts in the park, Heritage Day, and the Christmas Festival of Lights.

Norfolk Homes chose select homesites in the final phase of Sandhill Estates. Unlike the earlier homes built here, the last homes will have municipal water, in addition to sewer. These beautifully detailed homes will be situated on half-acre sites, so you can have the yard you’ve been looking for.

We developed a collection of floor plans that will complement this neighborhood, using the popular Craftsman and Modern Farmhouse architectural styles. You can choose from single-level and 2-story home designs, with 1,600 square feet to almost 3,000—something for every lifestyle.

The Abington, The Boulder, The Lancaster, and The Kensington give you the coziness of a smaller home (under 1,800 square feet), but with standard features that add luxury, like 9-foot ceilings on the main floor. If you want something larger, look at The Hartland, The Chesterfield, and The Georgetown II. The Middleton is a good floor plan for homeowners who want a larger home with a first-floor master suite. Each of these homes includes a kitchen with oversized center island. Hardwood floors are standard in the foyer, kitchen, and dining nook. We install ceramic tile in the bathrooms, mudroom, and laundry, with carpet in all bedrooms.

The Norfolk Homes’ design team keeps assessing our floor plans, looking for ways to make them even better. We focus on minimizing wasted space by incorporating features like a hall bench with cubbies and smart storage solutions. Our designers increased the size of the windows to allow more light to filter in. We also expanded the selection of siding colors to give you more choices. 

In addition to all these features, you’ll appreciate the quality that’s built into it. We pride ourselves on a deep commitment to energy efficiency and healthy homes. It’s demonstrated in standards like the ZIP System that adds an airtight seal around the home. This superior seal protects your home against water, air, and vapor leaks, which not only conserves energy but prevents damage.

The heating and cooling system in every home we build is professionally engineered for the size of the home. A cookie-cutter approach doesn’t provide you with an efficient solution. Why pay for more than you need?

We have only a few homesites left at Sandhill Estates, but if you’re ready to get moving, take a look at our quick move-in homes for sale at 11302 Sandhill Drive and 11298 Sandhill Drive. The opportunities are limited, so please contact Norfolk Homes so you don’t miss out.

It was great meeting with the two of you the other day. We had a blast picking out our options and are really excited to move forward on our home.

Byran & Rebecca