What is it like to live in a 900 home community with golf course, swimming pool, parks, club house with dining and events? Listen as one Loch Alpine home owner describes what she thinks about living in the wonderful area of Loch Alpine in video below.
The area of Loch Alpine is located just north of Ann Arbor, minutes from Dexter schools. This wonderful area features 2 small lakes, parks, organized community events, and includes the Lore Newsletter.
Loch Alpine subdivision is 10 miles from Ann Arbor, but the community’s setting – unique homes along winding roads, amid rolling hills, mature trees and lakes – has a distinct away-from-it-all feel. Dexter industrialist William Blakely bought and platted the 650-acre property in the 1920s. He built the roads, stone bridges, and a sewage plant, envisioning a community accessible by train for people from Chicago and Detroit.
When the stock market crashed in 1929, Blakely stopped work on the project, and though the railroad still runs past Loch Alpine’s southern end, no station was ever built there. Blakely died in 1934 and his son, Malcolm, had a clubhouse and 18-hole golf course built on the property in 1935. Developers from Detroit eventually bought the property and started building houses in the mid-1950s. Nona Credille and her husband bought theirs in 1958, attracted by the idea of living in the country, yet having water and sewer service, which is still provided by the Loch Alpine Sanitary Authority of Scio and Webster Twp.
The Credilles live on the road that runs over the dam between Bridgeway Lake, and it’s lower counterpart, Greennook Lake. Nona, chair of the subdivision’s lakes board, tests the water for e-coli during swimming season and spearheads the battle against the northern milfoil growth encouraged by lawn fertilizers and agricultural fertilizers that flow to the lakes via Boyden Creek.
The Ann Arbor Country Club and its golf course take up roughly a third of Loch Alpine’s 650 or so acres. The club, with its pool and competitive swim program, is a hub for Loch Alpine residents.
In 2003 the Ann Arbor Country Club and Loch Alpine’s 450 families paid a special assessment to cover the $895,000 cost of dredging both lakes to deepen them and get rid of the silt that encourages week growth. Residents, including the country club, also pay an annual assessment (about $600 per lot) to cover road repairs, expenses related to the two 10-acre lakes and the community’s two parks, and social events like the Fourth of July fireworks.
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