2009 Best of the Good Life
We all strive for our share of living well. It starts with squeezing in a bit of down time between career demands and honey-do obligations. For domestic types, sprucing up the home is more leisure pastime than chore. In that pursuit, consider the winners of the 2009 Best of the Good Life as a step toward living well — at home.
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Best Landscape Designer:
Michael J. Dul & Associates, Birmingham; 248-644-3410.
Best Place for Retirement Living:
Best Community for a First Home:
Best Area for a Vacation Home:
Northwest Lower Peninsula
Best Town for Garage Sales: (TIE)
Grosse Pointe and Birmingham
Best Downtown Shopping District:
Best Place for Penthouse Living:
The Willits, Birmingham.
Best Place to Stock Your Liquor Cabinet:
Holiday Market, Royal Oak; 248-541-1414, holiday-market.com.
Best Loft Building: (TIE)
400 Parent Avenue, Royal Oak; 400parent.com.
Willys Overland Lofts, Detroit; willysoverlandlofts.com.
Area Ready for Rediscovery:
Various Detroit Neighborhoods