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Why you should consider house hunting in Jackson County Michigan

January 8, 2021

Where we choose to live impacts our health and happiness. If you’re looking for a slower pace of life with an abundance of natural beauty and charming homes to match—look no further than Jackson County. With multiple Norfolk Homes communities throughout the county, we’re excited to help you see what there is to love about this area. 

Experience outdoor beauty

Part of what makes Michigan such a stunning place to live is the unbridled access to lakes, rivers and bodies of water. The Grand River and Kalamazoo River both have starting points in Jackson County, in addition to over 125 lakes. Whether you’re drawn to calm waters or lively, large lakes full of recreational activities, there’s plenty of opportunities for fun in and around the water. In the warmer months, you can find residents swimming, fishing, boating and paddleboarding. Even during cold Michigan winters, ice fishing is a popular activity and the Midwest Open Ice Fishing Tournament is held annually at Wamplers Lake, drawing hundreds of serious fishermen from around the country. 

Besides water sports and activities, you’ll find other avenues for active entertainment in Jackson County. Hiking and biking trails in the summer and fall become pristine snowshoeing trails during snowfall. Over 20,000 acres of protected forests in the Waterloo Recreation Area offers a variety of campground options, more trails and fishing, equestrian trails and more. Golfers, whether beginners or avid players, enjoy having a golf course at every turn—in fact, Jackson has the highest number of golf courses per capita in the entire country. No matter what part of the county you live in, you’ll never be far from the fairway.  

Have fun with history

With almost 30 listings on the National Register of Historic Places, residents of Jackson County can take their time exploring the list and experiencing Jackson from a different perspective. Historically significant libraries, homes, bridges, theaters and other unique structures are sprinkled throughout the county. 

Live and grow in Grass Lake

Grass Lake is a quaint, quiet town in eastern Jackson County with a population of just over 1,000 people. With beautiful downtown architecture and a friendly community, you’ll feel right at home here. Close proximity to Interstate 94 makes Grass Lake a perfect home base for those who work in Ann Arbor, Lansing or City of Jackson but desire to live outside the hustle and bustle of bigger cities. 

The upscale community of Sandhill Estates features a variety of home styles and large, rural homesites. The layout of this neighborhood provides larger lots with more space while still allowing you to know your neighbors and experience a closet-knit community feel. Choose from a selection of ranch and two-story plans, as well as first-floor masters designed to meet every need of the homeowner. From 1,600 square feet to almost 3,000, you can choose a home that complements how you live in your home.  Children attend the Grass Lakes Community Schools where Grass Lake High School is ranked in the top 25th percentile in the State of  Michigan.  

Find your space in Summit Township

Summit Township is a unique, centrally-located township in Jackson County, home to the acclaimed Western School District. Norfolk Homes’ popular community, The Preserve at Magnolia Park, is located within Summit Township. Phase II has been released for sale with 16 new homesites available.  This single-family home neighborhood was developed in harmony with the natural wooded surroundings, providing picturesque views and easily-accessible walking trails. Choose from one of 17 thoughtfully-designed floor plans, select your ideal finishes and watch the home of your dreams be built just before your eyes. As this neighborhood continues to grow, we plan on adding highly sought-after amenities, such as parks, sports fields and family-friendly playground equipment.     

Consider a new-construction home

Living in Jackson County offers endless opportunities for entertainment, activities, education and housing. By purchasing a new-construction home from Norfolk Homes, you get the personalization, the energy efficiency,the smart home technology, and the perfectly designed plan for your home. But more importantly, you get the peace of mind knowing the full history of your home, and that it was designed and constructed with safety, quality and craftsmanship in mind. 

Ready to take the next step in finding your next house in Jackson County? Call (517) 305-8252 to schedule an appointment, tour one of our homes or find answers to any of your questions. 

We had the pleasure of working with Lisa while purchasing a Norfolk Home. Her friendly, knowledgeable, "go beyond the norm" assistance was truly appreciated.

Bob & Jeanne