English Meadows: Fun for the Whole Family!

Jackson, Michigan is a delightful place to call home! With so many businesses, stores, restaurants, and other events happening in downtown Jackson, there’s always something fun to do there. And if you can’t resist a town with a lot of historic charm, between the Michigan Theater, the Michigan Central Railroad Station, Ella Sharp Museum, and lots of other historical buildings, it’s safe to say Jackson has plenty to offer for the history lover.

HomeFirst™’s English Meadows manufactured housing community is located right in the heart of Jackson, offering an affordable way to live in such a exciting, charming town. If you have kids and are looking for a place to live where there will be lots of family friendly things to do, Jackson will not disappoint you! Here are just a few of the fun things you’ll be right in the neighborhood for if you live in English Meadows:

Jackson District Library

Jackson doesn’t have just one library for residents to visit, it has several! Jackson District Library has 13 branches located throughout Jackson. With so many locations, there’s always something fun and informative happening at at least one of the branches. Some of their events are things the whole family can do together, while others are aimed at kids, and others are great for adults. No matter how old you are, Jackson District Libraries will have something great to offer for you!

Ella Sharp Park

Although you can find parks in lots of other cities, Jackson’s Ella Sharp Park is truly something special! No matter what time of year you visit, you can easily spend some quality time together as a family. Ella Sharp Park covers over 550 acres right along the southwest branch of the Grand River and features an 18-hole golf course, a mini-golf course, two lighted softball fields, three football fields, playgrounds, ski trails, a disc golf course, a basketball court, a fishing area, walking trails, and much more. You’ll also be in the neighborhood of the Ella Sharp Museum, where you can see a log cabin, a one-room school house, an old-fashioned print shop and general store, and other historical buildings.

Michigan Theater

The Michigan Theater is located right in downtown Jackson. Originally built in 1930, the theater still has much of its historical beauty and charm. The Michigan Theater now hosts screenings of movies, plays, and other events. During the summer months, they host a weekly film series for children on weekday afternoons where, for just a few dollars, kids can enjoy a family-friendly film.

The Bounce Castle

Do the kids need something to do that will really burn off some energy? The Bounce Castle is located on Michigan Avenue in Jackson. The Bounce Castle has open play hours daily when kids are welcome to come in, jump, climb, and play to their heart’s content. Parents are welcome to grab a snack and relax while watching TV, reading, or catching up on their social media while their kids are playing. Your kids are sure to love living so close to a place like this!

Not only is there a lot of fun things to do as a family around Jackson, you can also have plenty of fun without even leaving the community! You’ll be able to spend summer days at the community pool, watch your kids have fun in our play areas, have a picnic in one of our picnic areas, or having fun playing on the basketball court.

Does English Meadows sound like the type of place you’d like to call home? Take a look at the affordable manufactured homes currently available here. If there’s a particular home you’re interested in or have any questions about the community, contact us! We’d be happy to arrange for you to come out and see a home!

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