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Nature's sounds still win out over the roar of nearby Jackson Road and I-94 in west-side Lakewood. Named for its First Sister and Second Sister Lakes and woods around Dolph Park, this compact neighborhood includes a mix of housing styles.

South of the school, off Liberty, the Burr Oak subdivision dates from the 1980s. The Lakewood area stretches far west into southern Scio Township and northern Lodi Township, where scattered big houses on park-size lawns intermix with the remaining farms, with their rustic barns on stone foundations, split-rail or white picket fences, and occasional horse pastures and stables.

Expensive newer homes include a cluster on Tessmer off Waters, where houses are separated by fields of wildflowers, in Pheasant Hollow on Scio Church east of Zeeb and across the street on Encore. To the west are Riding Oaks Estates, and Sandy Creek, with 3-to-6-acre home sites and equestrian trails.

The established Country French Estates in the Lakewood area's northwest corner has recently been joined by two newer subs in easy walking distance of shopping along Jackson Rd. South along Zeeb the few houses have stately trees and huge yards with swing sets, decks, and patios. East of Zeeb is Arbor Meadows, with stonework facades and landscaped lawns. In Saginaw Hills Estates off Liberty, modern brick and stone homes and decks rise above impressively large landscaped lawns.

Condominiums are concentrated around Liberty near Scio Ridge Rd. On the north side of the road, the 1980s-vintage Liberty Pointe and Liberty Oaks offer 65 detached ranches and 114 townhouses, respectively. Across the street is the 2000s-vintage 130-unit Summerfield Glen; the 1990s-era Walnut Glen and Walnut View off Scio Ridge Rd. add another 152 condos between them. Affordable housing is provided by the 290-lot Orchard Grove manufactured home community on Wagner. Farther east at Liberty and Maple, the nearly-completed Blue Heron Townhomes nestle in woods around a pond, while others in the sprawling new development front Liberty.

Lakewood students who live north of Liberty go on to Forsythe and Skyline High; those who live south go to Slauson and Pioneer.



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