What is a Parade of Homes?

What is a Parade of Homes?

What is a Parade of Homes?

That time of year is almost upon us once again.  The leaves are turning and the days of pumpkins flavored everything is here.  And so is the Fall Parade of Homes 2015!  During the weekends of October 3-4 and October 10-11, Greystone will be featuring a home located on Alderberry Court here in Midland, Michigan.  So come on out and enjoy the fun!

Parade of Homes

Some of you may have never heard or participated in a Parade of Homes before.  Therefore, you may be asking yourself what it is that we are even referring to!  So let’s take a moment and learn about what a Parade of Homes is and why you should come on out and enjoy the fun with us.

A Parade of Homes is a showcase of new homes that is held annually in several areas throughout the United States.  Another name that may be used is the Tour of Homes, but both are most often presented by the local Home Builders Association (HBA) or Building Industry Association (BIA).  The very first tour was established in Minnesota in 1948.  Usually, a Parade of Homes tour will showcase high-end, designer homes.  Some are newly built houses while others are remodeled homes.  These showcases may include single-family homes, condominiums, duplexes and town houses.  For the Fall Parade of Homes here in Midland this October, the admission is FREE and hosted by the Home Builders Association of Midland.    


Midland, Michigan

If you are looking for a place to settle down and raise a family, look no further than to Midland, Michigan.  Centrally located, Midland is only a two to three hour drive in any direction for a nice vacation, a day of sightseeing or a trip to the big city to fulfill your shopping needs.  The Great Lakes are also only a short drive away to spend a nice family day away from home.  A few other characteristics that make Midland, Michigan stand out are:

  •         Raise a family
  •         Find a job
  •         Get an education
  •         Life safely
  •         Enjoy a nightlife
  •         Volunteering opportunities
  •         Multiple places of worship
  •         Bountiful sporting event occasions


Midland Schools

If you have children, education is very important to you.  The K-12 public and private schools offer a long-standing tradition of excellence.  Midland Public Schools demonstrated on state assessments during the 2005-2006 school year that 100% of their buildings made Adequate Yearly Progress, which is required by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.  The school district was also listed in the top 17% of school districts nationwide in 2007 in the Expansion Management magazine.


Local Colleges

There are several opportunities in which to further your education.  Many colleges and universities are located within a 20-mile radius of Midland.  They include:

  •         Central Michigan University
  •         Davenport University
  •         Delta College
  •         Northwood University
  •         Saginaw Valley State University


Sneak Peaks!

We will be featuring sneak peaks of our house that is in the Parade of Homes on our Facebook page each week leading up to the big event.  If you are not already a follower to our page, go ahead and like us at https://www.facebook.com/greystonehomesmi.  We look forward to sharing our house with you and hearing what you think!