The VeenstraTeam.com is thrilled to offer this lovingly maintained home in Westwood. The seller has thoroughly enjoyed this ranch walk-up for over 44 years! The lower level, with two exterior exits, a full bathroom, a family room with a brick fireplace and two bedrooms could serve as guest quarters, a home office or great living space for an expanding family. You’ll love the convenient location which offers the feel of living in the country yet being just minutes from downtown, shopping and expressways.
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The VanOostens have enjoyed this home for many years and raised their children right here. Now it’s time to consider other housing options as “they are both getting on in years”.
They have lovingly maintained this home and updated it as needed (furnace-15 yrs, central air-12 yrs). Be sure to notice the fireplace in the living room, the hard wood flooring under the carpeting and the two egresses from the lower level. The lower level offers lots of options from home office space to additional bedrooms to guest quarters to…
The Kalamazoo Promise (free college tuition program for students who attend Kalamazoo Public Schools) is kept in this neighborhood and offers a wonderful bonus if you have children.
ABOUT WESTWOOD: Westwood is a wonderful, affordable, family neighborhood on the west side of Kalamazoo that is a part of Kalamazoo Township. There is also a group of streets in the middle of the Township that are actually part of the city of Kalamazoo. Though these streets are not “officially” part of Westwood, the Westwood Community Association is happy to include residents from these streets into the Association and there is a great deal of cooperation between the city and township leaders, police and fire departments. The Westwood Neighborhood Association meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Westwood Community room, which is at the Westwood Fire Department on Nichols Road. The Westwood neighborhood has an active Crime Alert system that is sponsored by the Veenstra Team that is used to keep the neighborhood safe. Many of the young girls and boys in the Westwood neighborhood spend many enjoyable Spring and Summer hours at the Westwood Little League field, playing baseball. Families in Westwood are also very strong participants in AYSO Soccer, which sponsors soccer for youth at the Soccer Complex on Drake Road. You will find lots of kids and adults on bikes, walking, jogging, visiting and enjoying their yards in the Westwood neighborhood.
VEENSTRA TEAM TIDBIT…. (We thought it would be fun to pass on a tidbit of information about the Veenstra Team with some of our house posts too). David was one of the first REALTORS in Kalamazoo that hired a part time assistant many years ago and was one of the first to actually create a real estate team that would enhance the effectiveness of customer service and marketing for our clients and customers. The “team” concept allows our clients and customers the ability to be served by a team of folks, each experts in their individual areas, whether it be negotiating, customer service, administration, marketing or showing homes. Families who use the Veenstra Team get 3 people working specifically to meet their needs and so are able to receive excellent service!