We both grew up in neighborhoods with many children our same age. This allowed each of us to grow up playing outside with friends. Some of both of our fondest memories are riding bikes, playing flash light tag, and making s’mores around the bonfire.
Putting down roots for our own family in a similar type of neighborhood was incredibly important. After an extensive search, we looked at a house in Metro Detroit that backed up to a neighborhood park. At the showing, there were parents socializing and children playing in the park and we were sold. Over the last four of years, we have developed close relationships with our neighbors and their children. Together our kids enjoy the annual Easter egg hunt, outdoor driveway movies, and end of school year bounce house parties!
We also love that the location is geographically close to both of our parents. This makes it easy for us to split our time between the two families. We are also walking distance to the elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as many trails, parks, and beaches.