Villas at Stratford Place and Hamlet Circle
This rapidly growing East Lansing community consists of two and
three bedroom ranch condo homes as well as two to four bedroom
single family homes, and is located on the theatrically named
The homeowners association provides building maintenance and
insurance for condo owners, plus landscaping, lawn care, and
snow removal for all owners. Shared amenities include a
clubhouse with large party room, fully equipped kitchen, garden
terrace and state-of-the-art exercise facilities.
location offers access to local stores and restaurants (see
Nearby Restaurants) soon to be in easier walking distance
with the completion of a new city trail. The southern sector of
the community is dedicated conservation land.
Fourteen detached homes now under construction - new and exciting
designs in clusters of four with shared driveways -- will be
completed mid-2014, and several are already under contract.
While some of the new designs are single floor, like the
existing condominiums, there will also be one and a half and two
storey buildings, some with basements.
plans of both new construction and existing homes
go to our
Floor Plans page
Annual General Meeting
The 2014 meeting is Wednesday, April
23, at 7:00 PM at the Clubhouse. Go to
HOA page for proxy form and more info.
Although our roads are private the
Association has agreed to follow City of East Lansing
parking. Parking on the road is prohibited between 2:00 AM
and 6:00 AM
Dogs - it's the law!
Reminder: City of East Lansing rules apply to
this community. Dogs must be on leash on Hamlet Circle
and owners must pick up after their pets.
April 1-6: MSU Science Festival
Keep fit despite the weather!
The exercise room needs to be used!
Stratford Place and its surrounds
Parks & Trails
The History of Stratford Place
The community had a sticky beginning when the original developer ran
into financial difficulty soon after the completing the first few
buildings. However the original concept of a community designed for
relaxed living has proved a successful and popular model not only in
Michigan but across the US. Now, with a
new developer and new designs, homes are again in high demand.
Until recent times the land between Coolidge and Abbott roads consisted
of open sod farm. Davis Airport, named after a Lansing aviator of the
1920s, was in the midst. The airport closed in 2000. Lansing Classic
Living, purchased the sod farm that was to become site of the Villas at
Stratford Place from Chandler Farms in October, 2004. 16 units were
built between 2005 and 2006 and became an independent association in
2011. In 2012 the remaining lots were sold to E.L. Holdings, a
subsidiary of local builders, Mayberry Homes.
Our conservation land - deer at dusk
Nomadic inhabitants of the conservation on the southern sector of Hamlet
Parks and Trails
parks and trails are within easy access of Hamlet Circle.
The conservation easement along the south side of the development will
become part of the City of East Lansing's
Park and providing footpath access to Coolidge Road and Lake Lansing
shopping, such as Kroger and Meijer. Construction should begin summer,
Family Aquatic Center
on Abbott Road is only a mile away, the city's
Hawks Nest Park
is a short walk from Hamlet Circle, accessed from Shearwater Lane on the
other side of Coleman Road. At a later date Coleman Road
will extend through the existing 127 underpass to bring Eastwood Mall
within even easier access.
For more information on parks, city services and restaurants,
check out our "Vicinity"