Featuring million-dollar lake views, boat docks and fireplaces for a reasonable price, the Cliffs condos in Ypsilanti are a collective of about 6 different condominium co-owners associations ("phases") which were constructed between 1968 up to 1982. Because of the variation in year built, home buyers will find that some buildings have different exterior and common area finishes from others. The Cliffs is located right off of Grove Rd., which is convenient to Downtown & Depot Town as well as express ways for Ann Arbor and Detroit commuters. Association fees may seem high at first glance but they include gas (heat, cooking, fireplace), water, ext and common area maintenance, snow removal, and rubbish-- so the only utility which co-owners pay here is electric. Many units have fireplaces and their own boat slips for kayaks and canoes. Access to the Cliffs is gated and the association employs a security company that routinely checks in on residents and guests coming to and from the subdivision in the evenings. The combination of amenities, features, location, and residents here creates a particularly peaceful and serene environment-- and our favorite Ypsilanti condo subdivision.
Immediately nearby and visible from many front patios at the Cliffs (with an entrance w/ parking near the Rite Aid off S Grove St), is North Bay Park, a public park on roughly 139 acres. Popular for fishing and bird/wildlife watching, the park features a picturesque man-made archipelago of islands with bridges and a boardwalk with trails which circles the lake's shore and wetlands. The park is popular with Ypsilantians, but rarely overcrowded-- and super convenient to Cliffs residents who want to walk their dog, have a picnic with family or friends, or just watch local Canadian geese, swans, or herons. Below is some footage of North Bay Park: