Beautiful Pleasant Lake Highlands in West Bloomfield

Riding Trails Close ByLast week we highlighted our new listing at 5605 Halsted Road in West Bloomfield. This week I would like to shed some light on the neighborhood this house is located in and the active area that surrounds it.

Pleasant Lake Highlands is a neighborhood of around 180 homes bordering the South side of Pleasant Lake. All residents have the option of joining the neighborhood’s association and by joining, they will have full access to the lake and beach located within walking distance from every home. This lake is private and allows non-motorized boats such as pontoons, paddle boats, canoes, etc. The subdivision also throws 2 parties a year and all residents are welcome. They feature a summer-time party and fall party, which include fun festivities for all ages.

The West Bloomfield Trail is a 54 acre linear public park that meanders for nearly 7 miles through West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake. The trail extends from Sylvan Manor Park in the east to Haggerty Road in the west.  This former railroad corridor has been purchased and developed over the years with the assistance of grants from the Michigan DNR and the Michigan DOT.  The West Bloomfield Trail is part of a larger network of trail systems that are planned to go from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron. If you continue northeast from the Sylvan Manor Park end of the trail, you will be following the Clinton River Trail, which connects with Paint Creek Trailway and Macomb Orchard Trail.

Karner Farm is an historic West Bloomfield landmark, now home to an off-leash dog park and community gardens. There is an old red barn still standing near the entrance.1112115164_orig

Located Northeast of Karner Farm you’ll find the West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve. The West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve is located south of Pontiac Trail in the middle of the Township, along the West Bloomfield Trail.  The Preserve was the first in Michigan to receive recognition as an Urban Wildlife Sanctuary from 1385132_origthe National Institute for Urban Wildlife. The 162 acre preserve is frequented by over 100 bird species as well as white-tail deer, red fox, coyote, weasel, mink and salamanders.  Great carpets of white trillium and yellow trout lilies thrive under mature oak and hickory trees.  Large black walnuts and wild dogwoods can also be found within the preserve.

All of West Bloomfield’s parks are open daily 8:00 a.m. to dusk. For more information on these parks and more, visit It’s the best time of year to get out and enjoy nature!

Stephanie Brown

West Bloomfield Trail Map

Just Listed! 5605 Halsted in West Bloomfield on a Gorgeous Lot with Lake and Beach Association

Tucked away from the busy streets of West Bloomfield on a large corner lot near Pleasant Lake, you’ll find 5605 Halsted. This unique home features 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2800+ square feet of living space and private neighborhood lake access. As you walk in the front door you are greeted with a light filled foyer. The expansive family room is 26’ x 15’ and is open to the dining room. The eat-in kitchen is spacious and full of character with a banquette and offers plenty of storage. An open mud room is located near the kitchen and accessed from the rear of the home. A bonus living room is located off of the dining room near the first floor Master bedroom. Expanded in 2000 to include the 2+ car attached garage, 2nd full bath, first floor laundry room, and a bonus room. The doorwall from the bonus room leads out onto the brick paver patio and into the relaxing rear yard. Here you’ll find your beautiful above ground pool and deck, horseshoe pit, 16’ x 20’ shed and 3-tier stone pond and fountain. Mature trees, thoughtful landscaping, and a 2nd driveway for additional parking make this a great space for entertaining. The rear yard is fully fenced. All of these features are spread out over an extra large 125’ x 125’ lot, just a short walk to the beach. The association puts on 2 neighborhood parties each year – one in summer and one in fall with fun and festivities for all ages.

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If you are interested in seeing this home in a private viewing, please contact Stephanie Brown, REALTOR at (734) 620-4536 or