Normal Park Real Estate: One of Ypsilanti’s Classic Neighborhoods
Welcome to Normal Park, a historic neighborhood in Ypsilanti that is known for its eclectic blend of real estate and sought-after location. Below, we’ll explore the rich history of Normal Park, the variety of real estate that can be found in the neighborhood, and the many things to do in the surrounding area. Feel free to bookmark this page to review our current inventory of homes listed for sale in Normal Park.
Normal Park Neighborhood History
Named after Eastern Michigan University’s original name, the Michigan State Normal School, Normal Park was established as a home for professors, staff, and educators who were drawn to Ypsilanti to take advantage of the premier teacher-preparatory college in the State of Michigan. With a history dating back to 1853, Normal Park is one of Ypsilanti’s oldest neighborhoods.
Real Estate in Normal Park
The history in the Normal Park neighborhood is very evident in its real estate; the neighborhood is characterized by mature, tree-lined streets (some blocks having median strips dotted with flowers), and has impeccably maintained homes with architectural styles ranging from colorful 19th century farmhouses to English tutor-inspired brick homes and colonial revivals. The community also has several cape cod and ranch-style homes constructed in the early 1900’s thru the mid-1900s as well as more contemporary “Brady Bunch” style colonials dating to the 1970’s. There are about 700 homes in Normal Park, and the neighborhood is one of Ypsilanti’s most sought-after for its real estate.
Along with the variety of architecture you will find and eclectic blend of residents from various walks of life including Eastern Michigan and University of Michigan professors and staff, as well as working professionals of both blue and white collar who call this neighborhood their home.
Things to Do in Ypsilanti’s Normal Park
Normal Park offers a wide range of activities for its residents. The community is located near several bus lines, making it easy to get around town. Within walking distance to the north, you will find Dom Bakeries, while Downtown and Depot Town are also within walking distance to the east. There, you can enjoy local community events, dining, and nightlife. To the south, across Congress, residents can walk to Recreation Park, which houses the Rutherford Public Pool, where children and adults can take swimming lessons. The park is also home to Ypsilanti’s Senior Center, which offers classes and events for seniors, including Iyengar yoga.
Normal Park offers a wide range of activities for its residents. The community is located near several bus lines, making it easy to get around town. Within walking distance to the north, you will find Dom Bakeries, while Downtown and Depot Town are also within walking distance to the east. There, you can enjoy the best of local community events, music, dining, and nightlife. Across Congress to the south, residents can walk to Recreation Park which houses the Rutherford Public Pool, where children and adults can take swimming lessons. The park is also home to Ypsilanti’s Senior Center which hosts events and classes such as Iyengar yoga for seniors! Homes here are in the Ypsilanti school district which also offers ‘school of choice’ for residents who are committed to keeping their children in an outside district.
Normal Park also has its own neighborhood association which hosts an annual garage sale, details at http://normalpark.org/, and they also maintain an active Facebook community which is meant for residents of the neighborhood to get to know one another, discuss local issues, and for simple things like finding a neighbor to borrow a wheelbarrow or a cup of sugar from.
Normal Park Real Estate Market
Homes in Normal Park have been trending upwards in value since 2012. However, as we enter a changing market, it’s important to seek the advice of a professional real estate broker who knows the neighborhood well. At Munro Real Estate, we have years of experience helping clients buy and sell homes in Normal Park and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for up-to-date information and tailored advice on buying or selling a home in Normal Park.