Beverly Hills, MI
Welcome to Westwood Common, winner of the American Architects Association (AIA) Award in 2001 for Best Place to Live in Detroit. Westwood Common, developed in 1996, is a special community of custom-designed neotraditonal homes.
Located on a cul-de-sac, Westwood Common has nature preserves, a pond with a fountain, ravines, a delightful gazebo, picket fences, professional landscaping/maintenance, porches, decks, patios, sidewalks, and hidden garages. This neighborly environment creates grace and charm in this unique development. Robert Gibbs designed this conservation oriented community on just 5 acres. Sitting on a total of 17 acres, the community is organized around open space and preserved river basin and flood plains, with ponds and trails for walking and recreation for the residents.
Westwood Common is a neighborhood like an old-fashioned village, with houses clustered around a common area with sidewalks. Westwood Common is recognized under a concept called neo-traditional planning also known as new urbanism. The common area runs along part of the Rouge River and is surrounded by a beautiful wooded setting and a small pond with an airator. It is truly a park-like setting with a play-scape set up for the kids and sidewalks in the front common area. The front porches remind you of the "New Orleans" lifestyle of lazy afternoons in your chairs, watching the kids play.
"The location is ideal! Access to major freeways is only 2 miles away. I can get to downtown Detroit in 20 minutes, and Birmingham and Franklin are only a few miles away......."
"The unique design of the neighborhood encourages interaction among neighbors. I know everyone and we all watch out for one another. It's a great place to live!"
"Close proximity to great private and public schools. My kids attend Detroit Country Day School right across the street. Three Birmingham public schools (Elementary, Middle School and Groves High School) are within a mile's distance. And, three Catholic schools are only 1.5 miles north on Lahser Road. We are close to everything!"
"We have various social events that encourage camaraderie...we have picnics and movie nights outside on the Commons areas; My kids love it here"
"After a long day at the office, I enjoy a peaceful walk on the beautiful nature trail..."
"Everyone takes pride in keeping their homes and the neighborhood looking great...there is a true "community" spirit to this place".