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Barton Hills Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Guide Barton Hills, Ann Arbor

Barton Hills Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Guide

Barton Hills is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in all of Ann Arbor. The neighborhood’s hilly topography, premier location beside Barton Pond, large private wooded lots, and its variety of masterfully-designed architecture and landscaping make it an attractive community.

Barton Hills was originally developed by Detroit Edison as a residential enclave for its executives. Detroit Edison contracted the Olmstead Brothers architectural firm, designers of Central Park in New York City, to lay out the lot lines and overall design of the community. The Olmstead Brothers dutifully carried out their task to take best advantage of scenic views while maintaining privacy and a strong connection to nature. In fact, to this day, Barton Hills is home to some of the nation’s oldest and largest oak and yellowwood trees.

Lots in Barton Hills range in size from less than a half-acre to several acres. Home sizes vary as well, although the majority are spacious by present standards.

Architectural styles range widely from English Tudors to contemporary and modern designs by renowned architects Herbert Johe, David Osler, and many others. You can find a map of all notable modern-style homes in Barton Hills at A2 Modern.

While each property may range widely in style and size, there are deed restrictions and architectural guidelines for new construction and exterior improvement projects. The Barton Hills Maintenance Corporation, known as BHMC, administers the area’s deed restrictions and is charged with the approval of all building projects. You can find the Barton Hills Architectural Guidelines at the BHMC website.

Barton Hills is also the home of the Barton Hills Country Club, designed by Donald Ross in 1917. Donald Ross also designed the Oakland Hills Country Club in nearby Bloomfield Township, as well as many other golf clubs throughout the country. Per The Detroit News, roughly 50% of Barton Hills residents belong to the country club.


The homes in Barton Hills vary in size and style. Many homes in the neighborhood feature amenities such as:

  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Wood-Burning and Gas Fireplaces
  • Original Details
  • Stonework
  • Luxurious Kitchens and Baths


Barton Hills is zoned for Ann Arbor Public Schools, and students attend Wines Elementary, Forsythe Middle School, and Skyline High School.

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