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Fourteen Beautiful Homesites For Sale in Clarkston, Michigan

Posted in Homeownership, Lifestyle, Manors of Deerwood, New Homes with tags , , , , on December 11, 2013 by Pat Hansen

The Deer on Manors of Deerwood Lot | Clarkston, MichiganManors of Deerwood has always been one of Clarkston’s most desirable neighborhoods, with beautiful custom homes, rolling terrain and heavily treed homesites. Now, you can purchase a homesite and have your own builder construct your home.

  • Both walkout and daylight lots available
  • Large homesites from 0.6 acre to 2.1 acres
  • Clarkston Schools
  • Minutes from I-75 and the Village of Clarkston
  • Close to shopping and entertainment

The Manors of Deerwood is located approximately 2 miles north of the Village of Clarkston. The property was formerly farmland, but it is now nicely wooded. It is bordered of the East by Independence Oaks County Park and on the West by privately owned parcels. To the North are 30 acres of privately owned land, yet to be developed, and to the South are earlier phases of the Manors of Deerwood.

For more information on the homesites for sale, call Pat Hansen at 248-895-1115 or visit our website.

The Taste of Clarkston Is Back

Posted in Dining with Pat, Local News with tags , , , , on September 11, 2013 by Pat Hansen

Save the date → Sunday, September 15, 2013 for the 16th Annual Taste of Clarkston that is the signature event put on by the Clarkston Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Independence Township Parks and Recreation and the Village of Clarkston. The event is structured to be family friendly, providing a safe and fun environment for a community block party celebration.

Hours: Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Shuttle buses start running at 11:30 a.m.

Free shuttle parking is available from Clarkston Elementary, Clarkston Junior High and Clarkston High School parking lots.

Village of Clarkston Clock

Village of Clarkston Clock

Main Street will be closed—from Waldon Road on the south, to Clarkston Road on the north—for this event to accommodate the restaurant booths and pedestrians coming to the event.  For the “Detour Map”, click here.

Tickets are available in $1.00 increments; food items are priced at $1 to $10.  They suggest you purchase a pack of $10.00 or $20.00 to get started. Taste Tickets are available on-site at three (3) ticket booth locations.

38 Restaurant booths will be set up on Main Street serving taste samples and/or meal portions of their specialties. For a list of restaurant participants and prices, click here. There is sure to be something tantalizing for everyone—from soup to sliders, BBQ pork to chicken chili and sweet endings from cheesecake to frozen custard. Every year the offerings are more enticing.

The Clarkston Union Oktoberfest tent will be set up and operating throughout the Taste of Clarkston, along with the Rotary Wine Tent and Wine Garden in Morgan’s Parking Lot.

OktoberfestThe Gazebo in Depot Park will be the site of entertainment starting at 11:45 a.m. until closing.

The “Heart of Clarkston” will be set up throughout the event where you can give your support to non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Habitat Women’s Build, Blessings in a Backpack, Friends of Ryan Kennedy, Easter Seals and more.

In Depot Park, there will be children’s carnival games, blow-up bounce houses and a ticket booth.

Bridgewood Church will have an archery area, children’s crafts, balloon animals and face painting.

For car buffs, the Clarkston News parking lot and Washington Street will feature a Classic Car Show coordinated through Bowman Chevrolet.

According to marketing studies, Taste of Clarkston is attended by 70% of Clarkston area residents and friends and relatives of Clarkston residents. Merchants and volunteers work hard to promote their businesses and take great pride in promoting their historic village.

It’s Almost Spring . . . Time To Think About Building

Posted in Construction, Manors of Deerwood with tags , , , on March 14, 2013 by Pat Hansen

With inventories of existing homes dwindling, many buyers are considering building a home, to the delight of many home builders. Recently, we at Robert R. Jones Homes, have received several calls from prospective buyers who have discovered our prestigious community in The Manors of Deerwood in Clarkston. They say they are attracted to the large, treed homesites – each over a half acre in size and several larger than one acre.

Manors of Deerwood Lot (New Home) | Clarkston, Michigan | Robert R. Jones HomesThe property was formerly farmland, but is now nicely wooded. We are bordered on the east by Independence Oaks County Park and on the west by privately owned parcels, large enough to keep horses. To the north are 30 acres of privately owned land, yet to be developed, and to the south are earlier phases of The Manors of Deerwood community.

The terrain is rolling and will accommodate both walk-out and daylight basement sites. When visitors wind their way back to our property, they are pleased by what they see. Every site has a variety of trees, and during the spring, summer and fall, a variety of wild flowers color the landscape. The atmosphere is very quiet and peaceful.

Galleria Home Plan | Clarkston, MichiganThere are 15 remaining homesites to choose from. Our homes start in the high $400,000’s. There are numerous home plans to choose from, as well as the in-house capability to design a custom plan to suit individual needs. We are available for a personal consultation to help you plan your new home. You may call us at 248-895-1115 to schedule a consultation.

The Manors of Deerwood is located approximately 2 miles north of the charming Village of Clarkston, just minutes from I-75 and M-15.

The Taste of Clarkston is Back

Posted in Dining with Pat, Lifestyle, Local News with tags , , , , on September 6, 2012 by Pat Hansen

Save the date, Sunday September 23, 2012 for the 15th annual Taste of Clarkston.  This is the signature event put on by the Clarkston Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Independence Township Parks and Recreation and the Village of Clarkston. The event is structured to be family friendly, providing a safe and fun environment for a community block party celebration.

More than 30 restaurants and exhibitors will be participating this year. A list of restaurant participants can be found online at: Clarkston.org, a week prior to the event. Click on Taste of Clarkston 2012 for details. There is sure to be something tantalizing for everyone, from soup to sliders, BBQ pork to black bean chicken chili, and sweet endings from frozen custard to cheesecake.

Tickets are available in $1.00 increments. They suggest you purchase a pack of $10.00 or $20.00 to get started. Tickets will be available at four locations:

  • Taste Entrance
  • Church St. and Main St.
  • Washington and Main St.
  • Depot Park

Entertainment will be featured on two different stages starting at 11:30 AM. The stages are located on Church St. and Washington St.

Two free KidZones with games and activities are located at Depot Park and Washington St. parking lots.

According to marketing studies, Taste of Clarkston is attended by 70% of Clarkston area residents and their friends and relatives. Merchants and volunteers work hard to promote their businesses and take great pride in their promoting their historic village.

Hours are: Noon to 6:00 PM. Note: Main St. will be closed from Waldon Rd, on the south, to Clarkston Rd on the north.

Free Parking and Free Shuttle Buses are available at these school lots

  • Clarkston Elementary
  • Clarkston Jr. High School
  • Renaissance High or Clarkston High School

The 4th of July in Clarkston!

Posted in Lifestyle, Local News with tags , , , on June 29, 2012 by Pat Hansen

Clarkston’s “Festival of Fun and Fireworks” will take place on Wednesday, July 4th 2012. This small town with a huge spirit starts the celebration with a Parade at 10:00 AM in Downtown Clarkston.

The “Festival of Fun” starts at 11:00 AM and runs until dusk at Clintonwood Park. In addition to an Arts and Craft Show featuring Michigan based artists, there will be games and activities for children, food and goodies typically available at carnivals, and live entertainment. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the summer fun at the park. Stay all day and into the evening to enjoy the fireworks display.

There will be a Veteran’s Celebration from 11:00 AM – 3:30 at the Senior Center in Clintonwood Park, honoring and thanking our veterans.  The Fifth Michigan Regiment Band and A Civil War Reenactment Band will be featured along with the opportunity to meet and greet our veterans.

The Entertainment Line-up includes:

  • The Rick Lieder Band                           11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Legend the Band                                  3:00  PM – 4:30 PM
  • Cosmic Grove Band                             5:30 PM  – 7:00PM
  • Motor City Soul Detroit                        8:00 PM –  10:00 PM
  • Children’s Activities & Inflatables          11:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Mechanical Bull, Double Drop Waterslide, Moonwalk, Element Obstacle Course, Crazy Caterpillar, Human Sphere, Twin Spin . . .what more could a kid ask for?

Parking/Shuttle Buses

¨ Parking at Clintonwood Park is $5/car until 6 PM.

¨ After 6:00 PM, cost will be $10/car

¨ Shuttle bus rides available from Clarkston High School, 11:00 AM until after the fireworks, $2/ rider

Fireworks

The show is put on by the famous Zambelli Internationale. This is one of the best shows around. It actually takes place on the highest point within the township, at Everest Academy, but can be seen and enjoyed from Clintonwood Park. Live entertainment on the softball fields is provided before and after the fireworks. Glo items will be available for purchase by an exclusive vendor.

Independence Day festivities are made possible by the generosity of several sponsors. You can be a part of the tradition and become a sponsor of one of Clarkston’s and Independence Township’s most successful events.  It is hosted by Independence Township Department of Parks, Recreation & Seniors.

¨ For Sponsor Information call Kelly at (248) 625-8223

¨ Parks and Recreation (248) 625-8223

Clintonwood Park is located at 6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkson, MI

Is New Construction on the Rebound?

Posted in Housing News, Local News, Manors of Deerwood with tags , , , , on January 10, 2012 by Pat Hansen

Robert R. Jones Homes is pleased to report that we have had two sales at the end of 2011.

In November 2011, we sold our Dover Model in the Manors of Deerwood, Phase VIII, Clarkston, MI.

At the end of December, 2011, we sold a design-build for clients who formerly built one of our homes. They purchased their own offsite lot and are anxiously awaiting the start of construction on their second Robert R. Jones home.

This is a great time to take advantage of current market values and buy a home in a prime Oakland County location as a “tear-down”. Many of the luxury homes under construction today, are on sites where existing homes have been demolished.

If you are considering purchasing your own lot in a location other than our current community, we are available to meet with you at your lot, to advise you what you need to consider before purchasing the lot. You may call us at (248) 895-1115 to schedule a consultation.

If you are considering building a new home, you will find the Manors of Deerwood, Phase VIII, the ideal location. Many of the residents tell us they chose the “Manors” for its picturesque terrain and quietude, as well as the convenience to I-75 and the Village of Clarkston.

There are 15 remaining home sites to choose from with both daylight and walkout sites available. Our homes start in the high $400,000’s.  We have numerous home plans to choose from, as well as the in-house capability to design a custom plan to suit your needs.

We are available for a personal consultation to help you plan your new home. You may call us at (248) 895-1115 to schedule a consultation.

All of us here at Robert R. Jones Homes want to wish our readers a prosperous and healthy New Year.

Dining With Pat – Fall Colors

Posted in Dining with Pat, Lifestyle with tags , , , on October 11, 2011 by Pat Hansen

You don’t have to travel far to see the spectacular fall colors.  The drive along M-15, north of the Village of Clarkston to Seymour Lake Rd. is ablaze in hues of red, gold and yellow on a sunny October day. The drive from M-15, east on Seymour Lake Road is particularly beautiful.

Many people travel this route to get to the popular Cook’s Dairy Farm. . . . but, if you go less than a mile east of Cook’s Dairy, you will encounter a wonderful country farm stand at Ashton Orchards on the north side of Seymour Lake Rd. This is not a U-Pick orchard but the offerings are truly delectable. When you get out of your car, you are greeted by the enticing aroma of apple cinnamon donuts and apple cider. There is even a picnic bench where you can sit and enjoy your treats on a beautiful fall day.

Inside this market the selection of breads, coffee cakes, cookies, pies and strudel rival even the best bakery. You need to get there early for the best selection of goodies as they sell quickly.

In addition to the several varieties of both eating and cooking apples, there are plums, pears, and peaches during the peach season all grown in their adjacent orchard. Sweet corn, peppers and tomatoes are also available. And of course, don’t forget the cider.  The caramel apples are the best, both plain and with nuts or sprinkles. There is also a large display of jams and honey both made on site. The stand is decorated with antique apple peelers and other intriguing items.

This charming country farm stand is a family-run operation well worth visiting. They are open from August through December. During Nov. and Dec., in addition to the baked goods, jams and honey, fresh greens are available for holiday decorating.

HOURS: 10 am – 6 pm Mon- Sat & Sun noon to 6 pm.

3925 Seymour Lake Road, Ortonville, MI 48348

PHONE: (248) 627-6671

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