Frequently Asked Questions


What makes Cedar Valley Ridge unique?
Cedar Valley Ridge is a 177-acre community with 35 distinctive home sites, 133 acres of protected natural area with pristine forests, over 1000′ of Cedar Run Creek, a secluded meadow, and over 7 miles of maintained nature trails. Restrictions are written into the Master Deed ensure the preservation of the land. Cedar Valley Ridge offers a nature-centric living experience and is only ten minutes from Traverse City.

What is a site condominium cluster development?
A site condominium cluster development as defined by Long Lake Township ordinance consists of individually owned and occupied residential units, each having an undivided interest and access to a common area of the development.

Where do I find building guidelines and regulations?
Residents are encouraged to build environmentally sensitive, high performance, sustainably designed homes in an effort to build lightly with the land. Building guidelines are outlined in the CVR Bylaws which can be provided through your realtor, or contact Co-Developer, Susan Sherman at 231-944-9108.

Is there a designated builder for this project?
No, there is not a designated builder, but several quality builders can be recommended for your consideration. If you have already selected a builder, we are happy to provide him/her with assistance.

Are utilities buried? Are outbuildings allowed?

– Yes, all-electric, telephone, cable, and natural gas lines are buried.

– Yes, one 320 square foot out-building per lot is allowed; detached garages are not considered outbuildings.

Is there a Homeowner’s Association? What are the annual dues?
Yes, the Cedar Valley Ridge Homeowner Association is an active, involved expression of community life. Dues as of 2020 are $675 per year and are used for:

–  Maintenance of Common Area & Nature Trails

–  Road maintenance including snow removal

–  Insurance for the Homeowner Association

–  Contingency fund for future expense

–  CVRHOA annual meeting; social events sponsored by the community

CVR Homeowner Association members also take an active role in community governance, design review, and most importantly community-building and social events.

   “We have always enjoyed vacationing in the Traverse City region. In 2018, we happily discovered Cedar Valley Ridge. We were impressed by the design of the community and the commitment to honor the beauty of the property and create a lifestyle.  As we learned more, we quickly came to appreciate the community spirit and our neighbors who have created that spirit. “

– Randy & Cindy Coleman



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