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We love our downtown neighborhoods in Traverse City! But, barely outside our small city limits are some wonderful neighborhoods with easy walkable and bike-able access to Downtown.Just east of the city limits and about three miles east of the center of Traverse City is the Avenue Neighborhood. Bordered by Avenue B on the west and Three Mile Road on the east, this neighborhood enjoys easy walking, running, and biking access to downtown with the paved TART trail bordering its south side. Close proximity to Northwestern Michigan College, Coast Guard soccer fields, the State Park Beach on East Bay, and shopping are a few more perks for this neighborhood. The Veterans Drive neighborhoods of Vista Park, Country Club Drive, and Orthwoods are barely outside the city limits; literally, the city boundary borders the north side of Vista Park. These neighborhoods include single family homes, condos, and a few duplexes that could be great investment properties. With a quick downhill walk or bike north to the center of downtown, as well as easy access to Traverse City Golf & Country Club, Grand Traverse Mall and surrounding stores, these neighborhoods offer loads of convenience. For craft brew lovers, award-winning Right Brain Brewery is just a walk down the hill. Traverse City Whiskey Co distillery and tasting room are a couple blocks further. On 14th Street, you can get your sushi fix with the brick and mortar location for White on Rice, a favorite of food truck patrons. So check out these Veterans Drive neighborhoods for some quality homes! Foxcraft Estates located off North Long Lake Road offers quiet neighborhood streets and backdoor hiking access to Copper Ridge and Grand Traverse Commons. Appreciate wooded hillsides carpeted in trillium in the spring along the Commons trails as you make your way down the hill. These trails are also favorites of mountain bikers who need a quick workout close to home! With this short hike into the Commons; a village within the city, you will enjoy restaurants, coffee shops, wineries, a bakery, salons, and retail shops, in addition to a multitude of professional services such as financial planners, doctors, physical therapists, and more. So if you don’t find your perfect downtown home, no worries. These are a few more neighborhoods that could give you that easy access to downtown fun and offer a few perks of their own.