Plymouth and Northville Michigan Real Estate Specialists

coldwell-banker-logoAs Real Estate Broker/REALTOR and residents of the Plymouth and Northville area, we created this blog to share Real Estate news and events of interest with the community. Our office, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel, is located in downtown Plymouth at 177 N. Main St. Plymouth, MI 48170 (734) 453-6800. You can visit our official homepage at and you can call or email us at  Carrie: 734-788-2398, or Patrick: 734-272-8375, when you need help buying or selling your next home. We specialize in the Plymouth and Northville markets and can provide you with individualized attention, local market knowledge, professional marketing, design, and photography, along with everything else you need to know about buying or selling your home. That is our commitment to you.

Plymouth Michigan’s Historic Penn Theatre

new PennOne of Plymouth’s most historic attractions is also someplace to see exotic foreign locations, classical music, and futuristic science fiction.  The Penn Theatre has movies (second run), Plymouth Symphony concerts, and various other forms of live entertainment throughout the year.  As one of metro Detroit’s few remaining old theatres, the Penn has quite a history (open 1941) which you can read about here. The Penn is on Penniman Avenue directly across from Kellogg Park and there’s plenty of free parking close by. So instead of driving to the 20 screen megaplex and parking your car a mile away for a movie, you can come to Plymouth, park your car steps away or just walk, buy a cheap ticket with no lines, and walk right in. If you are lucky enough to live nearby, the Penn makes a great spontaneous evening out since you can travel from the couch in your home to a seat at the Penn in a few minutes! The photo above shows the new “PENN” letters and marquee.  Let’s hope the Penn will continue to be one of Plymouth’s lasting attractions. For more information about the Penn including coming attractions, click herewinter penn

Plymouth Michigan’s Hough Park Community

CSC_4145Hough Park, located in the City of Plymouth, Michigan, is a quiet, neighborhood park between Maple and  Park Place, and McKinley, and Evergreen. This uncommon and unspoilt green space anchors the Hough Park Subdivision which includes Elm, Woodland Place, and parts of Linden and Ann Arbor Trail. Located within easy walking distance to town, these tree lined streets shade some of Plymouth’s most desirable homes. In Hough Park, you’ll find everything from the historic English Tudor built by the grandson of Lewis Cass Hough in 1927 ,to the magnificent Colonial homes on Maple, to the impressive restorations and additions throughout the neighborhood. In addition, you’ll see a range of Ranch and Cape Cod style homes as well. Built mostly in the 1940-1950’s with a few exceptions – both newer and older, Hough Park is also known as a wonderful place to just take a walk with your dog or stroller. From Spring through Fall, you can always see people young and old out enjoying the neighborhood. If you want to learn more about living in Hough Park, give Carrie a call at 734-788-2398.

New Listing in Northville Michigan: 16351 Winchester

CSC_3967Here’s a new listing in Northville we just launched.  It’s a spacious 2795 sq ft Colonial with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The home is located in Northville Commons subdivision and backs onto the beautiful commons areas. Add Northville schools to the offering and you’ve got a fantastic home in an even better location. 16351 Winchester is listed for $319,000.  Please call Carrie at 734-272-8375 if you would like to schedule a showing or would like more information.  To see the virtual tour, click here.

New Toy Shop and Fine Food Market Opening Soon in Downtown Plymouth, Michigan

img00042-20090507-1153Plymouth’s historic city center seems to be bucking the trend as more and more new businesses keep OPENING! While having lunch today at the Burger Spot, I noticed workers were busily preparing several new business openings including the Genuine Toy Co. and  Avenue Market Fine Foods. It’s hard to keep track of all the new openings with Kilwin’s opening on May 13th at the corner of Penniman and Main and more new businesses on the way! It’s img00039-20090507-1150nice to see that small town America is still thriving right here in Plymouth, Michigan where you can walk to town and have dinner outside — and soon be able to buy gourmet fresh meats, speciality toys, and so much more!

Prime Hough Park Location in the City of Plymouth – 1348 Maple Street



CSC_4126This beautiful Cape Cod with 4537 sqft, a fabulous carriage house with 5 car garage is offered at $575,000. The carriage house has 3 garages and a complete 2nd floor studio with full bath and kitchenette! The home is centered facing Hough Park and on one of Plymouth’s most desirable streets. Click here for the virtual and call Carrie at 734-788-2398 to schedule a showing.

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Frozen at the 2009 Plymouth International Ice Sculpture Festival:

This past weekend was Plymouth’s annual ice festival.  Temperatures as low as single digits (Fahrenheit) were had, turning all of the festival-goers into moving ice sculptures.  Friday was a warm blast into the upper 30’s, which caused the sculptures to melt a bit and become cloudy as they froze again as the temps plunged on Saturday.  Luckily, there were blue skies all weekend though, which beckoned people to brave the cold and later regret it.  Late Saturday, we walked down from our neighborhood with a couple other families with kids 5 and under.  We were the only ones with a stroller for our kid (Oscar, age 4) and boy were we glad to have it!  The other parents had to carry their kids at various times – kids really too big to comfortably carry, especially in sub-freezing temps.  We made it down there, did a loop through the park and quickly returned back to our hood with kids in tow.
A side benefit of Plymouth’s many festivals is that we get a lot of out of town people driving through our neighborhood.  Some park here and walk to the fest.  This is good for real estate because it points out how close our neighborhood is to the restaurants, stores and goings on in the town of Plymouth.  Right now, we have two listings in Hough Park, our hood, and they are located on Maple Street, a street lining the block of wooded parkland which is the actual “Hough Park” within our hood.  During the Ice Fest, the feature sheets boxes we have in front of those homes were quickly depleted.  Hopefully they have not already landed in recycle bins, but are serving a higher purpose.
Today I watched as the city’s crews took away the stands from the ice sculptures that had somehow been toppled over and broken.  The rosy cheeks, hot chocolate stands, and ice sculptures will return again next January!  For now, we’ll stay warm until the mercury rises.
– Carrie