Community blog

Share our passion for Shelby Forest! Learn about community news and events, new models on display, home buying tips and great information about caring for your home here in our blog.

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Featured Home
Huntington by Adventure

December 5, 2017


Beautiful new home features a super spacious 1,920 sq. ft., open concept floor plan. The kitchen, which is absolutely gorgeous and large, includes an island, espresso cabinets, stone hearth and coordinating ceramic tile behind the stainless-steel range. This home also has a huge great room, laundry/utility room, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

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Featured Home
Alessa “Universal Design” by MHE

October 15, 2017


Imagine a home designed for you to age in place, without worrying if you will be able to climb stairs in five years. Or, a home that allows you to easily care for a disabled loved one. This universal designed home by MHE is built to be accessible for people with and without disabilities. The home includes 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 1,088 square foot open floor plan.

Halloween fun

Halloween fun in Shelby Township

September 30, 2017


Halloween family fun is happening all month long in Shelby Township! Here are just a few ideas for all ages. Click to browse our list of upcoming local events.

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Featured Home
Boone by Adventure

August 14, 2017


Gorgeous new home features a Glamour bath with ceramic tiled shower, double sink vanity and walk-in closet, not to mention a large master bedroom. The spacious 1,904 square foot floor plan has an open concept kitchen, dining and living rooms, as well as 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The beautiful kitchen has a large island, light oak cabinets and black appliances.

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Hot off the press!

July 1, 2017


The newest issue of our homes for sale magazine, Affordable Homes & Community Lifestyles is now available. The award-winning publication features listings of new and pre-owned homes for sale.

Summer festivals

2017 Summer fairs and festivals

June 1, 2017


Summer is a great time to get outdoors and experience local art, music and fun. You don’t have to travel far—Shelby Township and Utica offer wonderful festivals for the entire family.

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Featured Home
Wyoming by MHE

May 15, 2017


This brand new home features a covered front porch. Exterior décor selections such as red shutters and brick-look skirting gives the home great curb appeal! The spacious 1,568 square foot floor plan has an open concept kitchen, dining and living rooms, as well as 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (including a master suite). The beautiful kitchen has a large island, light oak cabinets with flat panel doors and white appliances. Great location close to one of two community parks with a playground.

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Spring Cleaning Tips

April 15, 2017


Spring has arrived! Have you opened your windows recently to let in natural light and fresh air only to notice your home has become drab and musty over the winter months? Here are a few easy things you can do to freshen up your home for spring.

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Spring Break ideas

March 15, 2017


Spring Break is just around the corner! Students attending Utica Community Schools will be off April 3-7, 2017. Here are some fun ideas to keep your children entertained.

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Featured Home
Fleming Creek by MHE

February 15, 2017


Brand new 2,112 square foot home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The beautiful home features spacious living areas and features a decorative archway between the living and dining rooms. A large, open kitchen has black appliances, a pass-through window to the living room and light oak cabinets, including a pantry.

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Featured Home
Indiana by MHE

January 15, 2017


Beautiful new 1,568 sq. ft. home features an 8-foot covered front porch. This 3 bedroom/2 bath home is a must see! A large kitchen offers gorgeous cherry cabinets, black appliances and plenty of space for a table. The spacious living room has a cozy stone fireplace and sliding glass doors that open to the covered porch.

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Featured Home of the Month
Mansion series by MHE

December 15, 2016


This gorgeous new 2,240 sq. ft. home has many features! The large kitchen with separate dining area features a large 4’ x 7’ chef’s island, white appliances, cherry cabinets and pantry. Inside the luxurious master suite you’ll find a garden tub, free-standing shower, double sink vanity and walk-in closet. An upgraded laundry/utility room includes a utility sink, cabinets and countertop. This home is a must see!

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Hot off the press!

December 1, 2016


The newest issue of our homes-for-sale magazine, Affordable Homes & Community Lifestyles is now available. The award-winning publication features listings of new and pre-owned homes for sale.

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Featured Home of the Month
Mary Jane by MHE

November 15, 2016


Brand new 1,792 sq. ft. home features a covered front porch. Includes a large master suite with garden tub, free standing shower and vanity with double sinks. Beautiful kitchen and dining area with cherry cabinets, 4’ x 7’ island and black appliances. This stunning 3 bed/2 bath home is a must see!

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Holiday events

November 1, 2016


Holiday family fun is happening all season long in Shelby Township and surrounding areas! Here are just a few ideas for all ages:

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Featured Home of the Month
Hickory Creek by Adventure Homes

October 14, 2016


This gorgeous new home has a very spacious 1,904 sq. ft. floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Features a luxurious glamour bath with garden tub, free-standing shower, linen storage, makeup vanity and walk-in closet. A stunning kitchen includes dark cabinets with slow-close hardwood doors and drawers, black appliances, island snack bar and more! This spacious home is a must see!

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Halloween fun in Shelby Township

October 1, 2016


Halloween family fun is happening all month long in Shelby Township! Here are just a few ideas for all ages:

Shelby Forest will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat party on Saturday, October 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. Come dressed in your costumes. Enjoy a piece of pizza and pop, then go trick-or-treating in the clubhouse parking lot. For more information, call (586) 247-1650.

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Featured Home of the Month
Amber by MHE

September 15, 2016


This charming, new 1,216 square foot home has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A well designed floor plan maximizes living space with kitchen, dining and living room. Details in the décor selections such as two-panel interior doors, window treatments, upgraded light fixtures, shaker-style cabinet doors and laminate wood flooring add to the appeal of this home.

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Featured Home of the Month
Voyager by Adventure Homes

August 31, 2016


This brand new 1,792 sq. ft. home has a spacious floor plan, offering both living and family rooms, as well as 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The beautiful kitchen features a stone surround island with snack bar, decorative pendant lights, dark espresso cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a separate dining area.

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Why choose a manufactured home community?

July 15, 2016


A land-lease manufactured home community like Shelby Forest provides homeowners with affordable housing without the added expense of purchasing land.

When a manufactured home is placed within Shelby Forest, the homeowner owns the home and leases the land where the home is located. The monthly lease payment, or lot rent contributes to community amenities, as well as services like weekly trash removal, street snow plowing and annual lawn weed and feed. Shelby Forest is a great option for people who enjoy caring for a smaller yard and like the security of having neighbors close by. Shelby Forest also has an on-site community manager and maintenance workers for your needs.

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Featured Home of the Month
Crusade by Adventure Homes

June 30, 2016


This beautiful new 1,440 sq. ft, 3 bed/2 bath home has many features. The 8’ covered front porch is perfect for entertaining or just relaxing on a warm summer day. The open living areas—kitchen, dining and living rooms make entertaining a breeze. A spacious master suite includes a walk-in closet, linen closet and large bath with upgraded lighting and mirrors.

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For your home—Easy ways to enhance the curb appeal of your home

May 31, 2016



Maintaining your homes exterior not only helps the resale value of your home, but also the entire street you live on! Plus it looks nice and gives you a sense of pride every time you pull in the driveway. There are many easy and low cost things you can do to boost the curb appeal of your home.

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Featured Home of the Month
Mojave by Adventure

May 15, 2016


This beautiful, new 1,680 square foot home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The A-frame dormer and shake siding create a welcoming entrance into an entryway foyer with closet. Once inside you’ll be impressed with the spacious floor plan. Another feature is the gorgeous kitchen! The large island with full-size sink offers plenty of work surface and still has space for a snack bar. Details like white cabinets, pendant lighting and the overall layout of the kitchen adds to the appeal of this home.

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For your home—Spring home maintenance checklist

April 30, 2016


Cold Michigan winters can wear on your home. Spring is a great time to inspect your home and make any necessary repairs. Many of the same areas you checked in the fall should be examined again in the spring.

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Featured Home of the Month
Indiana by MHE

April 15, 2016


This new home has a 1,456-square-foot open floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The efficient layout of the kitchen and dining room provides plenty of cabinets and counter space. A spacious master suite includes his/her closets, soaker tub and 3-door linen storage. This home is on a great site, close to the playground/park area.

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Spring break ideas

March 31, 2016


Spring break is just around the corner! Students attending Utica Community Schools will be off April 4-8, 2016. Here are some fun ideas to keep your children entertained.

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Featured Home of the Month
Laurel Creek by MHE

March 15, 2016


This beautiful 1,984 square foot home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms is located on a prime corner site within the community. A stunning feature is the large covered front porch with space for lounge chairs or patio furniture. Ease of entertaining continues inside with open living areas such as the eat-in kitchen and huge living room. Retreat to the spacious master suite with garden tub, stall shower and walk-in closet.

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Featured Home of the Month
Fleming Creek by MHE

February 15, 2016


Beautiful, new 2,112 square foot home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The home has spacious living areas and features a decorative archway between the living and dining rooms. A large, open kitchen is complete with cherry cabinets and black appliances. A luxurious master suite includes a garden tub, shower stall, double sinks and huge walk-in closet.

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Cures for cabin fever

January 31, 2016


Tired of being cooped up indoors, staring at the same four walls all winter? Or perhaps the kids need a place to stretch, run and release some of that energy? There’s so much you can see and do, right here in Shelby Township! Many are free, but some require a small fee.

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Featured Home of the Month
Autumn Ridge
by MHE

January 15, 2016


Imagine a warm sunny day, drinking a refreshing glass of lemonade while relaxing on the back porch of this beautiful new home! This 1,792 square foot home features a spacious floor plan with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living and family rooms, open kitchen and separate dining room. Details like an entry foyer, molding above the cabinets and raised panel interior doors add to the appeal of this home.

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Featured Home of the Month
Southwestern by Adventure Homes

December 15, 2015


A large, open kitchen is the star of this 1,216 sq. ft., 3 bed/2 bath home. The kitchen features an island workspace with pendant lights above, numerous cabinets in a light oak finish and dining space. This home also includes a spacious living room, master bedroom suite and laundry room.

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Featured Home of the Month
Whitewater by Adventure Homes

November 30, 2015


This 1,344 sq. ft., 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with an open floor plan seamlessly combines the flow between the living, kitchen and dining areas. The kitchen includes rich dark cabinets, black appliances, recessed and pendant lighting. Also features an optional den or third bedroom with double glass doors.

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Holiday safety tips

November 13, 2015


Are you hosting family and friends for the holidays? If so, follow the below safety tips from the National Safety Council while decorating and preparing food.

Decorating safety

If your family decorates a holiday tree, these tips will keep you and your family safe throughout the duration of the holiday season.
  • Always wash hands, utensils, sink and anything else that has come in contact with raw poultry.
  • Avoid cleaning kitchen surfaces with wet dishcloths or sponges. They harbor bacteria and promote bacteria growth. Use clean paper towels instead.
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Featured Home of the Month
Mansion by MHE

October 30, 2015


An open floor plan utilizes every inch of this new 1,216 square foot home, which includes a kitchen with dining area and spacious living room. Other features include 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, including the master suite. Details like an entry foyer, molding above the cabinets and raised panel interior doors add to the appeal of the Mansion. The home is in a great location, near the community’s park and playground.

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For your home—Fall home maintenance checklist

October 15, 2015


  • Tidy up the yard. Rake leaves, prune trees and bushes, and clean out flowerbeds. Dispose of debris in proper yard waste bags.
  • Look over your steps, deck and patio. Repair any loose boards and fill any cracks.
  • Inspect the skirting. It should be secure, but have proper venting. Repair any dents or holes.
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Featured Home of the Month
Aztec by Adventure Homes

September 30, 2015


The open floor plan utilizes every inch of this 1,216 sq. ft., 3 bed/2 bath home, which includes an eat-in kitchen with dining area and spacious living room. The light oak finish on the cabinets and flooring—provide a feeling of warmth throughout the home. Another great feature of the Aztec is a large master suite with walk-in closet, stall shower and double sinks.

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Resident Profile—Family finds quality and comfort at Shelby Forest

September 1, 2015


Giovanni Dimartino and his family of five became residents of Shelby Forest in August 2014. They purchased a brand new manufactured home—a spacious 1,632 sq. ft. floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Dimartino selected a manufactured home because it provides his family with a “nice quality, comfortable home with everything we need.” The home has many popular features including a modern open floor plan, island kitchen with appliances, laundry/utility room, and a large master suite complete with walk-in closet and his/her sinks.

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For your home
4 low maintenance plants

August 15, 2015


Do you enjoy flowers and plants but dread the pruning and fertilizing that go with it? Here are some low maintenance plants to keep your yard looking spectacular, year after year!

1. Spirea—a flowering shrub known for fast growth rate and ease of care. Depending on the variety, spirea can grow from 2 to 6 feet tall, so be sure to plant accordingly. Available in varying shades of pink and white, spirea grows best in full sun.

2. Coneflowers—a daisy-like flower with raised centers come in several colors: pale yellow, white, light pink, magenta, orange, red and the most common purple. These flowers only require sun, well-drained soil and frequent watering (first year only).

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Featured Home of the Month
Voyager by Adventure Homes

August 1, 2015


This brand new home is very spacious! The 1,680 sq. ft. floor plan has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living and family rooms, open kitchen and separate dining area. The home features a beautiful master suite complete with a large walk-in closet, garden tub and double sinks.

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Home Buying Tips—Steps to improve credit score

July 15,2015


Your FICO score is an important piece in applying for a home loan. The higher your score, the better loan terms you qualify for. But what if your score is lower than you’d like it to be? There are some things you can do to improve your credit score.

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Featured Home of the Month
The Dunes by Adventure Homes

July 1, 2015


This new 1,400 sq. ft., 3 bed/2 bath home is stunning inside and out. Angled front with triangular accent windows adds to the curb appeal of the home. Inside, a wide open floor plan makes entertaining a breeze! The beautiful eat-in kitchen with dining area boasts cherry cabinets, silver appliances and glass tile backsplash.

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Featured Home of the Month
Tippecanoe by Adventure Homes

June 15, 2015


An open floor plan maximizes living space in this new 1,056 sq. ft., 2 bedroom/2 bathroom home. The living room, kitchen and dining areas flow together seamlessly. Convenient features include closet in the foyer and utility room at rear entrance. In addition this home has a great location near the community clubhouse, swimming pool and playground.

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Community Event
Mother’s Appreciation Day

May 15, 2015


Shelby Forest residents celebrated Mother’s Day Appreciation Day on May 2, 2015. The clubhouse was filled with mothers and their children enjoying a delicious breakfast. Mothers were given special gift boxes. We hope to make this an annual event.