Just west of Brighton lies Howell. Separated from Brighton by the incredible Lake Chemung, Howell offers a great downtown with 200-year-old historical buildings. Downtown has a unique mix of independent dining, entertainment, and shopping.
Howell has acclaimed festivals and events, from Michigan Challenge Balloonfest to Howell Melon Festival. See Santa at the annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade or revel at the Legend of Sleepy Howell on Halloween. Over forty different specialty retailers (from traditional to hip & quirky) and deliciously different dining options, parks, a beach, that remarkable historical architecture, and so much more.
Many residents of Howell commute to Ann Arbor or Lansing for work. Being right in the middle allows some couples to go separate directions in the morning. Forty-five minutes is not bad at all, especially if you need this option.