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food truck friday

Cressy & Everett Real Estate, in conjunction with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan, Evelyn Mae's BBQ, and Sammy Arepas, will hold a Food Truck Friday and Blood Drive event on Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cressy & Everett – Saint Joseph, 3687 S. Lakeshore Drive.

Residents in good health and aged 16 and older are encouraged to sign up for a time to donate at

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St. Joseph Parks - Cressy & Everett Real Estate

Take advantage of warmer weather and the green spaces around St. Joseph to get in some exercise. Our real estate agents take a closer look at six parks and trails around St. Joseph where you can enjoy a refreshing workout in the great outdoors.

  • Eaton Park – 3475 Lincoln Ave., St. Joseph, MI 49085
    St. Joseph homes for sale
    provide easy access to a variety of great parks and trails, including Eaton Park where you can go for a run with the sounds of summer as your background music. Not a runner? You can walk or bike the many trails that run throughout the park.

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Greenhouses & Nurseries - St. Joseph, MI - Cressy & Everett Real Estate

It's not too late to boost your curb appeal with beautiful flowers, shrubs, and trees. Greenhouses and nurseries around St. Joseph, MI offer plenty of options as well as advice on how to improve your landscaping and add interest to your yard.

Our real estate agents suggest visiting one or more of the following greenhouses around St. Joseph, MI to make your landscaping eye-catching.

  • Grapevine Nursery, 5871 Hagar Shore Road, Coloma, MI
    Grapevine Nursery, which is convenient to many Coloma homes for sale, grows much of what it sells, so you'll know that what you buy hasn't been shipped from afar only to struggle to live by the time it arrives in Michigan. You'll also be assured that the plants grow well in this area's climate and soil. Interesting shrubs and trees are available, including several types of butterfly bushes that will help attract them to your yard.

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St. Joseph Restaurants - Curbside Pickup - Cressy & Everett Real Estate

Turn your home into the most exclusive restaurant in town. Order ahead for easy curbside pickup from these top restaurants just minutes from St. Joseph homes for sale

  1. Silver Beach Pizza - 410 Vine St., St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Pizza is so beloved and versatile that leftovers frequently serve as the next day's breakfast. Conveniently located in the historic Amtrak Depot, Silver Beach Pizza has three pages of their menu devoted to their acclaimed pies. Dough and sauce are made fresh daily, with gluten-free crusts available. Choose from 20 specialty pizzas or make your own from dozens of toppings literally ranging from A to Z. Complement your meal with starters and salads such as wings, mozzarella sticks, and Caesar salad. Hours are 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. daily.

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Wine Bars - St. Joseph, MI - Cressy & Everett Real Estate

While February 18 is celebrated annually as National Drink Wine Day, drinking wine isn't a one-day affair. Wine does come with its share of benefits such as lowered risks of liver disease, heart attacks, stroke, type II diabetes, and some types of cancers.

Furthermore, wineries often influence our choices when buying properties. If you're looking for St. Joseph homes for sale, our real estate agents have sampled the best wine bars around St. Joseph, MI to help you choose the right neighborhood.

  1. Silver Harbor Brewing Company - 721 Pleasant St., St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Established in 2016, Silver Harbor Brewing Company offers plenty of history. The brewery is located in an iconic structure built in 1900 in downtown St. Joseph, MI. The original design has been maintained over the years, but the bar area has been enhanced with natural Michigan timber and reclaimed steel. Stop for dinner, lunch, or just delicious wine to experience the great atmosphere.

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Live Christmas Trees - St. Joseph, MI - Cressy & Everett Real Estate

There's nothing quite like decorating a freshly cut Christmas tree with your family in your cozy home. Our real estate agents enjoy the convenience of artificial trees, but we must admit—there's just something magical and whimsical involved in choosing the perfect live Christmas tree every year. Gather the family and head out to one of these farms around St. Joseph to pick out a live Christmas tree for this year!

  • Bredeweg Acres — 2268 W. Rockey Weed Road, Stevensville, MI 49127
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    is known in the warmer months for their "you-pick-them" blueberries, but come winter, the Bredeweg farm becomes a haven for holiday trees. They offer a variety of Christmas trees like Fraser Fir and Blue Spruce. They'll drill the tree and shake it for free, then wrap it up so you can take it home. Stop by their gift shop where you can pick up a wreath and garland to decorate your whole interior. If you're in the area browsing Stevensville homes for sale, make a stop at Bredeweg Acres to snag the best tree before it's gone.

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Saint Joseph Fishing Charters - Cressy & Everett Real Estate

One thing our real estate agents love to do—when not showing off beautiful Saint Joseph cottages, homes, and condominiums to prospective buyers—is fish. They recommend these seven great fishing charters out of the Riviera of the Midwest. Bring a Michigan fishing license, the right attire, and a zest for fishing. Leave the rest to the capable captains!

  1. Dustin's Dream Fishing Charter, 602 Fisherman's Road, Saint Joseph
    Cruising out in a Tiara 33 Open, you and five of your friends, family members, or business associates can spend an exciting seven hours on Lake Michigan with Dustin's Dream Fishing Charter.

    Dustin's is noted for family-friendly fishing, using a well-equipped, safe boat featuring sonars, autopilot, chart-plotter, and a 36-mile radar sweep. 

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St. Joseph Blossomtime Festival-Cressy & Everett Real Estate

If you're in the area looking at Saint Joseph homes for sale this spring, you'll definitely want to take a break to enjoy the annual Blossom Festival. This week-long event, which has been happening since the early 1900s, was created to celebrate Southern Michigan's thriving agriculture industry.  

With a wide variety of family-friendly events ranging from pageants and fashion shows to parades and a 5k run, there's truly something for everyone! Check out this guide so you don't miss a thing.  

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Saint Joseph Gyms and Health Clubs
Are you ready to get started on your New Year's resolutions for next year? For many people, heading to the gym, getting in shape, or enhancing an existing exercise program rank among the most important priorities for the upcoming year. Whether you're looking for a traditional gym, an excellent yoga class, or a unique workout like CrossFit, you will find a ton of great places to work out this year in the St. Joseph area. Our St. Joseph real estate agents are here to help, with five great local fitness destinations to help you get started on your New Year's resolutions.

  1. South Shore Health & Racquet Club – 3630 Tennis Ct., St. Joseph
    With 85,000 square feet of space and a wide variety of workout opportunities, the South Shore Health & Racquet Club is one of the best places in St. Joseph to enjoy a workout. The club includes an aquatic center, racquet sports facilities, a beautifully maintained fitness center with the latest equipment, and classes for every fitness/experience level. No matter your age or fitness level, the South Shore Health & Racquet Club has the right workout for you.

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St. Joseph MI Light Up the Bluff
Nestled along the "Rivera of the Midwest," and Lake Michigan, Saint Joseph is a charming small town that includes a resort atmosphere and family fun activities.

With a plethora of fun, family-friendly events and attractions throughout the year, it's no surprise that Saint Joseph homes for sale are so popular. While some may think of summer events first in Saint Joseph, one of their popular annual events is happening soon: Light up the Bluff.

Fun for the Entire Family

The Community Tree Lighting ceremony, known as Light up the Bluff, always happens the first Friday of December. This year it's December 7th and the St. Joseph High School Choir will begin signing Christmas carols at Lake Bluff Park at 6 pm. The official lighting ceremony occurs at 6:30 pm, and the mayor lights over 1 million lights.

It's an amazing experience as they shine and twinkle, and Lake Bluff Park becomes a magical winter wonderland. Not only is the tree lit up, but there are holiday-themed displays. Take your family anytime after December 7th to enjoy a walk through the park and to explore all the light displays. It's sure to put you in the Christmas spirit as you observe the lights sparkling throughout town. The displays will remain up through Valentine's Day weekend.

Kicks Off Merry & Bright Weekend

Light up the Bluff kicks off Saint Joseph's annual Merry & Bright weekend. Immediately following, gather your loved ones and enjoy the Live from the Downtown event, running from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Local stores will decorate their windows in festive displays and offer special prices so you can start your holiday shopping early in the month. On Saturday, December 8, pets and their owners dress up and walk in the 20th Annual ReinDog Holiday Parade, starting at 4 pm. Afterward, Santa Claus arrives and will stay in his house greeting children until 7 pm.

Learn More About Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph homes include access to some of the most beautiful beaches along Lake Michigan, as well as historic attractions, such as the Silver Beach Carousel and North Pier lighthouses. It also hosts local annual events like Light up the Bluff. It's a wonderful place to live and get involved with the community.

If you're contemplating buying a home in Saint Joseph, contact us, and our real estate agents will be happy to help you learn more and get you started in finding your dream home.

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