The $300,000 price point is a sweet spot for a lot of first-time homebuyers in Ann Arbor. In our current market, with low inventory and high prices, homebuyers are asking – ‘Is there anything out there for me?’
We have identified 5 Ann Arbor neighborhoods with homes for sale now in the $300,000’s. Buyers looking for an established Ann Arbor neighborhood, start here!
Barnard Heights – West Side Ann Arbor
Spacious lots and mature trees provide a lovely backdrop for the charming Barnard Heights neighborhood. Single-family homes built mostly between 1930 and 1980, Barnard Heights offers primarily ranch-style properties ranging from 720 to 2,100 sq. ft. with 2-4 bedrooms, spacious backyards, and mature tree-lined streets and lots. Walk to Eberwhite Nature Area via Fritz Park or enjoy a game of softball and Las Vegas neighborhood park right next door!
Homes often feature attached or detached garages, basements, and offer historical charm with modern updates. Located on Ann Arbor’s westside, the neighborhood is within walking distance to The Big House, is on the busline into downtown, and is close to shopping and dining along Stadium Blvd. and Maple Rd.
Ashford Place – Northeast Ann Arbor
Ashford Place Condominiums are located on the corner of Green and Nixon Rd. in northeast Ann Arbor. The community consists of 66 1.5 and 2-story detached condos built in the 1990s and managed by the well-respected, Select Community Management. Units feature 2-3 bedrooms floor plans between 1900 and 2600 sq. ft. Each condo includes a large lower level with daylight or walkout basements, attached 2+ car garages, decks, and beautiful landscaping and views.
Ashford Place is an easy walk or bike to Traver Village Plaza, Plymouth Road Shopping, Traverwood Library, and UofM’s North Campus. Students attend highly rated Ann Arbor Schools: Thurston Elementary, Clague Middle, Huron High schools.
Orchard Hills/Maplewood – Northeast Ann Arbor
The Orchard Hills/Maplewood neighborhood area is made up of homes ranging from the mid $300,000s to the mid $400,000s within the Orchard Hills and Maplewood Subdivisions as well as the Bromley Park, Cedarbrook subdivisions, and Nadia Ct. that reside in close proximity. Homes consist mainly of remodeled colonial styles built in the 1960s with a few two-story ranches, cape cods, and tri-levels dispersed throughout. Tree-lined streets create a comfortable, welcoming feel. The Orchard Hills/Maplewood subdivisions have an active homeowners association (OHMHA) that puts on events all throughout the year and ensures the highest standards of community building, safety, and upkeep for its residents. Many of the homes border either Sugarbrush park or Thurston pond and there is a neighborhood pool run by the Orchard Hills Athletic Center!
Orchard Hills/Maplewood is also conveniently located near The University of Michigan’s North Campus, The University of Michigan Hospital System, and Interstate 23 and M-14 access. Thurston Elementary School and Clague Middle School are located within walking distance and Huron High School is just a short drive south.
Vernon Downs – Southwest Ann Arbor
Located just two miles southwest of downtown Ann Arbor’s shops and restaurants, Vernon Downs is one of Ann Arbor’s most desirable subdivisions. The majority of the neighborhood’s homes are well-maintained brick ranches with 2-5 bedrooms and 1-3.5 baths. Constructed in the mid-1950s to the early 1960s, homes feature hardwood floors, fireplaces and finished basements. Many properties include detached garages and comfortable, fenced-in yards that are perfect for gardening, pets and communal gatherings. Mature trees and quiet streets give the neighborhood a peaceful feel.
Students are within walking distance to Dicken Elementary School, Slauson Middle School, and Pioneer High School.
Nielson Square Condominiums – Northside Ann Arbor
Nielson Square condominiums are northside Ann Arbor Condos just north of the Huron River and close to the University of Michigan’s Medical campuses. They consist of 1-3 story condos and townhouses built in 2001-2002. They feature modern open concept floor plans with 890-1950 sq. ft., 2-3 bedrooms, 1.1-2.1 baths, in-suite laundry, and attached 1 and 2 car garages. The townhomes also include a basements space; sometimes finished.
Common features include daylight/egress windows, fireplaces, courtyard views, and balconies. Nielson square is the perfect community for those commuting to the hospital or to UofM medical campuses. Close to great parks along the Huron River, including Argo Park and Canoe Livery, Nielson Square combines urban convenience with natural recreational opportunities all within a short walking distance.
Students attend highly rated Ann Arbor Schools: Northside Elementary, Clague Middle, and Skyline High School.
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