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Living In Cinnamon Ridge

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y wife and I moved from Houston a few years ago. We bought a house in Cinnamon Ridge, sight unseen! It was a new construction home and we really didn’t know much about the area or the neighborhood. Coming from a three story townhouse in the heart of downtown Houston that looked at the skyline to a home on just under an acre in Cinnamon Ridge was border line culture shock, but in a good way.

It’s amazing how the simple things mean so much. Things like your neighbors waving at you when you pass by, or just seeing the wildlife in your backyard. The sunsets and sunrises really are gorgeous in this neighborhood since we are surrounded by farmland. I’m able to go to the farm next door and pick up a carton of eggs out of a Tupperware bowl with a cash box next to it that operates solely on the honor system, they’re quite often still warm because they’re that fresh.

We love all the recreation at our fingertips in the location like Spider, Arbutus, and several other lakes within a mile or two from our front door. Three mile dead ends into East Bay where there’s a public park and beach only five minutes away. The Boardman River runs right behind us as well as 1600 acres of state owned land, brown bridge quiet area. Not to mention we’re only about 15 minutes from downtown Traverse and about 15 minutes from Grand Traverse Resort. The location really is ideal while offering proximity to so many great amenities that so many desire moving to the area.

Cinnamon Ridge Development
Traverse City, MI

Submitted by
Dereck Dykes
RE/MAX Bayshore
Traverse City, MI

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Kid Volunteer Opportunities Are Great at the City Rescue Mission

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oms, if you’re tired of hearing kid-complaining about dinner and toys and all the normal stuff, I highly recommend taking them to help serve dinner at the City Rescue Mission. What a great experience! Our kids got to serve meals, pick up trash, wipe down tables and interact with the homeless families there with us. They got to meet kids their own age who jumped at the offer of seconds of chicken, beans and salad. Everyone was so polite, thankful (they seriously clapped for the girls at least three times) and safe. There were lots of good questions afterwards and they’re already asking to go back. What a blessing!

Oklahoma City, OK

Submitted by
Jennifer Hodgens
RE/MAX at Home
Edmond, OK

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