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Community of the Month: Gilmore Farms


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. The Gilmore Farms community is great for young children and families, providing a pool and water features for kids. Recreational opportunities include walking paths, a park, and for the junior riding enthusiast, big wheel tracks.  

Gull Lake, seven minutes away, provides many family fun activities. The lake extends 2,030 square acresand is a great place for boating, fishing and swimming. Events on Gull Lake include sailboat racing on the weekends and features a yacht club and country club. Entertainment options are just 25 minutes away in downtown Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo Valley Museum offers family learning experiences and planetarium shows. Other activities include Kalamazoo Art Hop, shows and festivals at Arcadia Creek Park, and plenty of community events.  Kalamazoo features many restaurants to satisfy any taste, whether that be Italian at Zazio’s or Rustica, tapas at Fandango, or sushi at Sushiya. Kalamazoo is great for an evening walk or catching a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

Richland Elementary, Gull Lake Middle School and High School are just a few minutes away from Gilmore Farms. The top-rated school system has an outstanding variety of academic and athletic offerings. According to the Michigan Department of Education, Gull Lake schools rank in the 80th percentile of the state. Education.com rates the schools nine out of ten with traditional education and Excel courses for the accelerated learner. School sports include football, basketball, track and cross country to name a few.