Neighborhood Spotlight: Trailwood in Plymouth

entrancePlymouth’s Trailwood Neighborhood:

  • Colonials, Ranches and Split-Levels
  • 1,700-2,900 Square Feet
  • Built 1971-1979
  • Prices Ranging $237,500-$330,000 in 2013
  • Bird or Smith Elementary, West Middle and PCEP High Schools


The second largest community in Plymouth is the neighborhood of Trailwood, comprised of 26 streets and 561 homes. When you travel through Trailwood, you’ll see timeless Colonials, Ranches and Split-Level homes ranging in size from 1,700 square feet up to 2,900 square feet. Residents of Trailwood enjoy mature trees on almost all lots, sidewalks throughout the entire subdivision and close proximity to downtown Plymouth. There are 20 acres of wooded commons area in 3 separate private parks for residents to enjoy. Trailwood is nestled between Ann Arbor Rd and Ann Arbor Trail just west of Sheldon Rd., with easy access to the amenities in the Downtown area, as well as walkability to the elementary and middle schools, and Red Bell Nursery/Daycare, which has been a fixture for Plymouth kids since the 1960’s (our associate Carrie, attended Red Bell and so did her son, Oscar).

Trailwood homes are to me, one of the best values in Plymouth.  For buyers that want amenities such as an attached garage, a basement and often, a main floor laundry/mud room, as well as a nice-sized yard close to town, this neighborhood cannot be beat at today’s prices.  It’s the “not-so-big house” that has regained favor in recent years with homeowners searching for simplicity and more efficient energy costs.


In the 1970s, when the neighborhood was being formed, the Trailwood Garden Club was established.  It used to be a private club only open to residents of Trailwood and has now expanded to include anyone who’s interested.  Every June for the past 18 years, the club has been doing a “Garden Walk”, which offers a tour of the lush and well-maintained gardens of the neighborhood and surrounding areas within Plymouth.

The interest in this particular subdivision has remained steady since construction began in 1971. Recent sales history has continued to be promising with the neighborhood’s 2013 average sales price being just above $292,000. The highest sale price currently recorded was in 2004 for a 4 bedroom colonial, which went for $375,000. In 2013 the highest sale price was $330,000.

Downtown Plymouth is one of Southeast Michigan’s most popular city centers and attracts people of all ages. There are festivities and events going on year-round and there’s plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment. Just a short distance along Ann Arbor Trail from “DTP”, Trailwood is close enough to walk, bike or drive into town. There are 2 elementary schools the neighborhood currently feeds to – Bird and Smith, both walking distance. Kids can move on to West Middle School, and eventually attend PCEP, Plymouth and Canton’s 3-high school campus. Of course there are also plenty of outstanding private schools in the area!

The Trailwood association’s website at, where you can view maps of the shared green spaces. On this site is also information regarding bylaws for the residents, homeowners’ meetings and much more pertaining to the community.

Since Trailwood was founded in the 1970’s, the Bake Real Estate Group has enjoyed selling dozens, if not hundreds, of homes in Trailwood.  Our group’s most recent sale in Trailwood was to a relocating family who purchased 10029 Canton Center Road in 2013.  In addition to that one, we have also sold these homes over the years:

  • 10201 Trailwood Drive – 4 Bedroom Colonial with numerous updates.
  • 10103 Creekwood Circle – 3 Bedroom Ranch on an interior park-like setting
  • 11832 N Canton Center Road – Oversized & Updated 4 Bedroom Colonial
  • 45798 Turtlehead Court – Charming 4 Bedroom Colonial on oversized lot
  • 45760 Denise Court – 3 Bedroom Ranch with numerous upgrades

For more information on homes in the neighborhood of Trailwood or the surrounding area, please contact the Bake Real Estate Group. If you have a home to sell or lease in Trailwood and would like a private consultation, please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs in confidence. We are specialists in the local area with the experience and knowledge to assist you throughout your home buying and selling process.

Trailwood sales in the last 4 months:

  • 10057 Creekwood Circle – Hardwood Flooring & Private Yard – $285,000
  • 11781 Wildwing Road – Beautiful Landscaping & Potential – $287,500
  • 45206 Riveredge Drive – Updated & Plenty of Natural Light – $290,000
  • 45795 Purcell – Clean, Open & Move-In Ready – $330,000

– Stephanie Brown, REALTOR