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Community of the Month: Sky King Meadows

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This peaceful community setting is cradled by a surrounding forest, and tucked between two of Kalamazoo’s commercial arteries for shopping, dining and accessibility. This quaint community sits at the edge, but within the boundaries of the Kalamazoo Public Schools district, meaning residents qualify for the Kalamazoo Promise which pays college tuition for KPS students at any in-state university. Kalamazoo Public Schools are ranked 157th out of 507 districts by bridgemi.com, and is home to a well-known math and science center for high school students. Sky King’s Oshtemo Township location equates to lower taxes and a more suburban lifestyle. Residents enjoy a 10-minute straight shot to downtown Kalamazoo and are within minutes of regular conveniences including Meijer and Wal-Mart.

Community of the Month: Meadow Woods East

This small community on the banks of the Grand River blends rural, small town and suburban living with easy access to the state capital. Meadow Woods East sits on the edge of Grand Ledge, a small town that comes by its name honestly, with nearby sandstone and quartz ledges that provide some of the best – in fact, some of the only – rock climbing in Michigan. Mature trees line the Grand River in this central Michigan community that provides plenty of outdoor recreation. Activities are available just across the river at Fitzgerald Park, which has a disc golf course and nature trails. The Ledge Meadow Golf Course is 10 minutes away across the river.

Community of the Month: Cadence Place

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Cadence Place is nestled along the Lake Michigan Drive corridor, allowing easy access to either Grand Rapids or Lake Michigan. The peaceful community setting is in Ottawa County in the Allendale School District. Homesites are situated on preserved open space along the Grand River Valley and offer views of Old Growth Woodlands.

Community of the Month: Copperleaf

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This family-friendly community is tucked in between Texas Township and the larger adjoining communities of Portage and Kalamazoo, offering top-notched schools and quick entry into some of Kalamazoo County’s most lovely nature preserves. Copperleaf in the northwest corner of Portage makes travel easy among Kalamazoo County’s many diverse offerings – ranging from Western Michigan University to Al Sabo nature preserve. Close to Kalamazoo Valley Community College, shopping malls and districts and entertainment and dining. Meijer and Costco are and it’s an easy trip down Texas Drive to such restaurants as Bold and Fletchers. Just off of 12th Street, Copperleaf is also a straight shot down Milham Avenue from Portage Northern High School and the Crossroads Mall. Cultural activities and major road shows are frequent at WMU, and it’s a 10-minute drive from Kalamazoo’s downtown.

Community of the Month: Rolling Oaks Estates

This new community in the heart of Middleville offers good schools and close connections to Hastings, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. Rolling Oaks Estates is located in a young community with a small-town culture and links to the larger cities to the south and north. Middleville has shopping, grocery options, antique stores, and veterinary center just a few minutes away. Young families can enjoy their local connections while having easy access by M-37 to Grand Rapids, M-43 to Kalamazoo and US 131 to all parts of Western Michigan. Lansing is less than an hour away. Residents eat at many of the local favorites such as Thornapple Kitchen and Faro Italian Pizza. The social, cultural, entertainment and dining options in the larger cities are typically less than 45-minutes’ drive. Air travel is also easy with the close proximity of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Community of the Month: The Sanctuary of Saugatuck

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This secluded community, providing excellent schools, is surrounded by beauty on the edge of one of Michigan’s most popular arts community, along with Lake Michigan. The Sanctuary of Saugatuck is across the street from Ravines Golf Club and an easy drive from all that Saugatuck and Douglas have to offer, including great dining options and exposure to the arts and outdoor recreation. Quaint shops, public beaches and superb restaurants, like Everyday People, are part of the attraction. Antiquing in the area is popular, and the summer comes alive with festivals and parades, live theater and excursions. The Venitian Festival, Jazz Festival, Douglas Octoberfest and Taste of Saugatuck are popular, as is the Fourth of July fireworks display on the Kalamazoo River.

Community of the Month: Amber Oaks

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This tranquil community north of Howell offers an affordable alternative to city living, off the beaten path. Amber Oaks features tennis and basketball courts, picnic pavilions and countryside living where low taxes and access to small-town life and easy commuting are practical. Amber Oaks is close to M-59 and I-96, providing a middle ground between Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Detroit workers. Amber Oaks works well for partners who need to split commutes between different cities. Downtown Ann Arbor is 30 minutes away, downtown Lansing is 45 minutes away, and Detroit is one hour away. Phase 3 of Amber Oaks has recently been released. Check out the fully furnished model home in this growing community.

Community of the Month: Copperleaf

This family-friendly community is tucked in between Texas Township and the larger adjoining communities of Portage and Kalamazoo, offering top-notched schools and quick entry into some of Kalamazoo County’s most lovely nature preserves. Copperleaf in the northwest corner of Portage makes travel easy among Kalamazoo County’s many diverse offerings – ranging from Western Michigan University to Al Sabo nature preserve. Close to Kalamazoo Valley Community College, shopping malls and districts and entertainment and dining. Meijer and Costco are and it’s an easy trip down Texas Drive to such restaurants as Bold and Fletchers.

Community of the Month: Stonegate

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This new community provides the close connection to Grand Rapids with great schools and a secluded feel with easy connections to the entire region. Stonegate sits on 17 acres of preserve, offering privacy and a picturesque backdrop for suburban living. Mature trees line the streets of the community, while outdoor parks and golf opportunities are a few minutes away. Byron Center has no shortage of supermarkets, entertainment options, restaurants and other conveniences. Despite the retreat feel, Stonegate is a few minutes away from US 131 and M-6, providing easy access to Holland, Grand Rapids and the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Community of the Month: Bellemeade

This spacious, affordable community in Washtenaw County features mature trees and an open feel, and is conveniently located near Lincoln schools. New homes in Bellemeade rest on spacious lots with open, grassy common areas. Enjoy a great selection of restaurants serving everything from pizza to sushi, and with several malls and movie theaters within a few miles of Bellemeade, shopping is convenient as well.

Community of the Month: Kensington Place

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This peaceful, resort-style community in the City of Holland is less than 10 minutes from the beaches of Lake Michigan. Kensington Place is defined by rear alley roads, which allow for expansive front yards, family-friendly sidewalks and curb appeal. The spacious homes surround a community clubhouse, pool, volleyball court and manicured open green space. The community is a few minutes away from the intersection of US 40 and I-196, with dining, shopping, and groceries nearby.

Community of the Month: Silvergrass

Silvergrass is the first new single-home community in Mattawan in more than a decade, offering affordable living options in an award-winning school district. Silvergrass has an open feel, located across the street from the town baseball diamonds and within walking distance of Mattawan Consolidated School campus. Those residing in Silvergrass enjoy a peaceful setting in a charming community while benefitting from city utilities.

Local Home Builder is Recognized as 2016 BUILDER Top 100 is Revealed

BUILDER, the nation’s leading media outlet for the home building industry, unveiled the BUILDER 100, its annual ranking of the top 100 home building companies in America. Michigan’s top ranked home builder, Allen Edwin Homes, made the list at number 68. Amongst a list of national, regional & local home builders, Allen Edwin Homes has been recognized consecutively for the past five years.

Community of the Month: Trail Ridge Estates

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Trail Ridge Estates is the place to build an affordable new home in a quiet, private area between Flint and Grand Blanc. Building a brand new home in Trail Ridge Estates offers homeowners more sunlight, breathing room, and privacy than renting or buying a used home in an older neighborhood. Its large home sites and tranquil streets make Trail Ridge Estates a wonderful place to raise a family.

Community of the Month: Ryan Valley

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This small, secluded community among scenic forest features large wooded plots and large homes. Ryan Valley is an upscale community in a natural environment. In addition to surrounding green space and abundant mature trees, nearby outdoor recreation activities in every direction punctuate the remote feel. Three golf courses, two of them private, are less than three miles away. The Fred Meijer Nature Preserve is a mile to the east, and the Cannonsburg State Game Area is two miles to the south.

Community of the Month: Long Lake Village

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This popular, secluded community near historic Clarkston provides an affordable setting for active residents of Oakland County. Long Lake Village offers private wooded lots to create a small-town feel, with the added bonus of being on the outskirts of historic Clarkston. Close to I-75 and just off of M-15, the community is in a very desirable area of metropolitan Detroit. Many walkout and daylight home sites are available — often on cul-de-sacs.

Community of the Month: Gilmore Farms

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This spacious suburban community features family fun amenities in a setting that blends rural scenery with small-town charm and easy access to Kalamazoo’s cultural offerings. Gilmore Farms in Richland Township stand out against the fast paced lifestyle of the city. Perfect for young families looking for a community connection and a good school district, Gilmore Farms has nearby grocery stores, churches, library, medical and financial offices for its residents. This locale provides the rustic sense of small town living coupled with the options of a big city.

Allen Edwin Homes receives 2015 Best of Portage Award

Allen Edwin Homes has been selected for the 2015 Best of Portage Award in the Home Builder category by the Portage Award Program. Each year, the Portage Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Portage area a great place to live, work and play

Community of the Month: Russell Ridge

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New Model Home now open in Russell Ridge! This modern community offers a peaceful alternative to big city life, but with easy access to all Grand Rapids has to offer. Russell Ridge is 15 miles north of Grand Rapids, providing a quiet, cul de sac community cradled by forest and farmland. The community is near the acclaimed White Pine Trail, Michigan’s longest biking, hiking and snowmobiling trail. Homes sit on expansive lots that backup to serene, natural views. A sidewalk runs down a side of each street, providing safe movement for runners and kids on bikes.

Community of the Month: Turtle Creek

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This spacious, well-established community, with easy access to I-96, showcases Central Michigan’s rolling landscape. Turtle Creek is a well-established community that features large home sites, mature trees and open spaces with community parks. The affordability of Marion Township’s low taxes is appealing to those who work in adjacent communities. Turtle Creek is close to M-59 and I-96, providing a middle ground between Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Detroit commuters. The central location enables travel to downtown Ann Arbor in 30 minutes, downtown Lansing in 45 minutes, and an hour to Detroit.
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