Hawthorn is a great place to live with affordable housing in the wonderful City of East Lansing. It is unique because it is the only deed restricted subdivision in the city. This means that home owners agree to abide by the By Laws, Covenants and Restrictions. It's actually part of their deed contract.
The smaller lots keep property taxes down and in order to insure attractive appearance of our property, the Covenants and Restrictions were designed to address the needs of smaller lots. Along with the Covenants & Restrictions, a little common sense and courtesy for your neighbors goes a long way toward insuring that property values in Hawthorn remain high.
For most of us, our homes are our most valuable asset. The Association officers will do all we can to help keep the neighborhood looking attractive. But nothing works better than talking to your neighbor if you have a concern. Remember, we all have the right according to our By Laws to require that all homes meet neighborhood standards for maintenance and appearance. Now more than ever, we need to do all we can to keep values high.
In addition to the Hawthorn rules, the City of East Lansing has a strong Parking and Code Enforcement Division (PACE). Click on Important City Codes on the menu bar on the left to find out about storing trash containers, lawn care and much more.