This is the largest elementary school area in the district, stretching out from the city into portions of four townships: Ann Arbor, Northfield, Salem, and Superior. The area is ethnically diverse, with one of the highest concentrations of Asian Americans in the city. Many people have settled on this side of town for its convenient access to metropolitan Detroit. Some of the city’s newest subdivisions are located off Dhu Varren, including Foxfire and Dhu Varren Park.
Several apartment complexes sit along Plymouth and Nixon roads, including senior and low-income buildings; a new development, Plymouth Green Crossings, offers ranch- and townhouse-style loft condos above first-floor retail hugging wetlands with paths for walking and jogging.
The Plymouth Road Mall and Traver Village complexes offer residents nearby grocery stores, restaurants, and a coffee shop. The district library’s new Traverwood Branch stands nearby. Logan School itself is surrounded by modest single-family homes and the Traver Ridge apartment complex. The Logan area stretches north of US-23 and east into Salem and Superior townships.
Beyond the reach of public sewer and water, homes here are on large lots of two acres or more. In the Pine Brook Estates subdivision off Gleaner Hall, north of Pontiac, homes cluster on one-acre lots around a 22-acre common area that includes several ponds. The 100-home Tanglewood community, south of M-14 and east of Dixboro, features multistory contemporary homes on large lots. From Logan, students go on to Clague Middle School. Those living east of Nixon go to Huron High; the rest go on to Skyline.