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Allen Edwin Homes Gives Employees a 3-Day Weekend

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One of our company values is Life and we believe our values become real to our team when we make room to experience them. We have a short summer season in Michigan and it’s important that we take advantage of the opportunities we have in life to spend with friends and family. Therefore, Allen Edwin Homes has decided to give all employees a 3-day weekend. All employees will have this Friday, August 4th off to spend anyway that they please. Allen Edwin is encouraging not only their employees, but Allen Edwin Homeowners, Realtors and fans to share what they will or would do with their Friday off. Everyone is invited to share their ideas, plans, photos or pictures of what they did over the weekend on social media by posting on Allen Edwin Homes’ wall, tagging Allen Edwin in their post or using the hashtag #AEH3dayweekend. Two people who post will be randomly chosen to win a GoPro Action Camera so that they can capture all their precious memories with friends and family. One winner will be an AEH employee and the other will be someone outside of the company chosen at random. This contest will go from Wednesday August 2nd until Tuesday, August 8th. The winner will be announced on Monday, August 14th.

6 Ways to Spend Family Night without Leaving the House

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Backyard Camp Out: Grab the marshmallows, pillows, and blankets for this fun night in the “wilderness”! Lay down a tarp in the grass and cover it with pillows and blankets for a cozy night outside with the kids. Spend the evening roasting marshmallows over candles, taking turns telling ghost stories, making shadow animals on the side of the house with a flashlight, and stargazing while cuddled in your mountain of pillows.

Community of the Month: Rolling Hills Estates

This privately situated community with over-sized lots and good schools offers a natural backdrop for suburban living. Rolling Hills is in Georgetown Township, one of Michigan’s fastest-growing communities, near Jennison and Hudsonville and a short commute to Grand Rapids. Shopping, restaurants, banks, and retail are a few miles away in Jenison. Rolling Hills features convenient access to I-196 and is 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. Metropolitan proximity gives residents the benefits of big-city attractions and amenities while still able to retreat to the peace and quiet of home. The community is 10 minutes from RiverTown Crossings Mall, whose anchor stores include Macy’s, Younkers and Kohls. Dining options abound near the mall, from popular picks such as Olive Garden, On the Border and T.G.I. Friday’s, to an assortment of family-friendly restaurants

Community of the Month: Harbor Club

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Harbor Club is South Haven’s newest destination for those seeking an active outdoor lifestyle. Tucked among 40 acres of preserved woodlands and wetlands and within blocks from Lake Michigan, homes in this community evoke cottage living all year round. Homeowners have access to the community clubhouse and pool at the Woodland Harbor Marina, which is situated on the Black River and empties into Lake Michigan.

Community of the Month: Misty Creek

This quiet community, cradled by mature trees, provides easy access to virtually every amenity in the greater Kalamazoo area. Misty Creek, with oversized lots, offers a coveted blend of peaceful escape and nearby city bustle. Flanking the community are Al Sabo and Asylum Lake Preserves, natural retreats with extensive biking and walking trails through the woods and wetlands. Nearby Stadium Drive features a wide variety of options for dining with everything from local favorites to well know chain-restaurants. There are several banks, coffee shops, gas stations and everyday amenities just minutes from Misty Creek. The University Commons shopping center features a fitness center, rock n’ roll bowling alley and spa, and is located across the street from the new Costco.

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.
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