9.1 out of 10


42.2683925157293 -83.8162499744563
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
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Who lives here?
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  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Lakewood - Rural with No Farms"

My aunt has lived near the Lakewood neighborhood in the Ann Arbor, MI area for years, so this is a spot I have grown to love and appreciate. This neighborhood’s backyard is the beautiful natural area containing First Sister Lake, Second Sister Lake and the Dolph Park. As the title suggests, this semi-secluded neighborhood offers a very wooded, green and rural feel. However, it is not so rural that you feel like you’re in the middle of farmland or anything.

What attracts me to this community is the peacefulness and the feeling of being outside the city, but still having all of the conveniences that Ann Arbor has to offer. It is nice to drive into the neighborhood and see the eclectic homes and not a bunch of identical, cookie-cutter houses all piled on one another. Each home has its own personality. The homes are not necessarily new; most were built from 1925 to 1988. There are small homes in the 900 square feet range up to large houses in the 4,000 square feet range, and all types of floor plans.

Another plus is that Lakewood Schools are superb. They have high rankings and turn out great students. Also, the neighborhood is close enough to the downtown area that you’re able to access endless shopping, galleries, restaurants, spas, gyms, theaters, clubs and anything else you could possibly want. Then, you can leave the hustle and bustle to go to a quieter area where you don’t have to listen to traffic all night.
  • Fantastic schools
  • Safe
  • Close to everything the city has to offer
  • Lack of public transportation
  • Expensive
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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