A luxury home is a beautiful thing, but if it means you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere with nothing around to entertain you, you’ll get bored of even the most beautiful homes. Luckily, this is not the case with the Vistas of Oakland. While the Vistas of Oakland are tucked away into a serene, rolling natural landscape filled with a variety of trees, ponds, and a winding, bubbling creek, there is plenty to do just a stone’s throw away.
Once you’ve enjoyed an ample amount of quiet time on your secluded 1- to a 2-acre estate, you can head to downtown Rochester which is only 6 miles away.
Many communities lost vibrant bars, restaurants, and shops to the COVID-19 shutdown, but downtown Rochester won a national award for its commitment to supporting local restaurants. The American Express Order In, Help Out Innovation Challenge chose to award Rochester over 30 competing communities nationwide for their creative ways to keep their restaurants running despite the overwhelming challenges.
Downtown Rochester currently boasts more than 350 shops, restaurants, salons, and businesses. Of those, 85% are independently owned, giving Rochester a unique culture of its own creation.
Downtown Rochester has plenty of high-end restaurants for a nice night out or a Sunday brunch, including Kruse & Muer on Main, Rochester Chop House & Bar, and the Rochester Brunch House.
Downtown Rochester isn’t all bars and restaurants, though. There are plenty of popular shops to choose from as well. From shops for the kids and your pets to boutiques for clothing, to art supplies and sports goods, Rochester has a store for everything you need. Check out the full downtown Rochester shopping guide.
Aside from eating, drinking, and shopping, there’s still much more than Rochester has to offer. The Meadow Brook Amphitheatre draws in popular acts like the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Counting Crows, Modest Mouse, and Quinn XCII. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you’ve got options. There’s the Paint Creek Trail, the Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, and the Treerunner Adventure Park, which each offer their own take on a fun nature experience—great for family outings.
For the avid golfer, there is no shortage of public and private golf courses around the Vistas of Oakland. Within a short drive, you’ve got the public links-style Blackheath Golf Club, as well as the natural beauty of Westwynd Golf Club which is home to two 18-hole courses. For those looking to join a country club, you’re in luck. You have your pick between clubs like Great Oaks Country Club and Wyndgate Country Club, among many others.
For families looking to spend a day filled with fun activities and learning opportunities, there are plenty of ways to go. Located in the nearby Cranbrook Institute of Science in Michigan’s Museum of Natural History, where your family can learn all about the world and outer space through hands-on displays and activities. For children interested in mechanics and engineering, The Robot Garage in Birmingham lets kids use their imagination to build working robots using a wide variety of parts. And when you start to feel the summer heat, cool off at the Troy Family Aquatic Center!
This list only scratches the surface of all the entertainment surrounding the Vista of Oakland. You can try, but you would be hard-pressed to run out of activities for people of all ages to enjoy in this area.
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