River Pines is a beautiful 96 acre community of 355 single-family condominium homes consisting of 110 detached units and 245 units in three- and four-unit buildings.  The site is located in Farmington Hills, MI at the intersection of Nine Mile Rd. and Drake.

From the President

  • August 22, 2017

    Greetings River Piners. Our asphalt work started out well yesterday, but ran into some unexpected and unnecessary problems when the City of Farmington Hills became involved. Consequently we were not able to finish the job in one day, as planned, and work the following day was not possible due to rain early in the day. We’ll be finishing the paving on River Ridge Court and the exit to Bridgeman street on Wednesday, August 23. We apologize both for the delay and for complicating the trash pickup for those living on River Ridge Court. The full story will be reviewed at the Fall Association meeting.

  • July 2, 2017

    Greetings River Piners. We’ve been fortunate over the past two weeks in having relatively mild weather, since our irrigation system has been down during that time. There were two different problems. On required replacement of the motor-controller for the pump that moves water from our well to the pond that supplies the sprinklers. The other was a defect in the line that delivers power to that pump; one particular fuse location had to break five times before the damage on the line was severe enough for DTE to locate it. We still need to change the control signal to be compatible with the new motor-controller, but the system is back in operation.

    There will be a few changes in the appearance of River Pines. The front entrance landscaping has been freshened a bit, and the Board has approved funds to improve the appearance of the foliage (and solve a drainage problem) to the west of our entrance on Nine Mile Road. A new sign will be installed at the rear entrance, and an improvement in the sign structure is being considered. The Board has also approved a plan to replace the four largest remaining wooden retaining walls. This year, the wall that is prominent on the east side of River Pines Drive will be replaced with block, and the long low wall between the creek and River Ridge Trail will be removed and the terrain smoothed over.

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Around River Pines

  • Ice Dams – As we move into February and March, this is the time we see ice dams form on some units.  The freezing and thawing weather causes this condition and it can damage the roof of your unit and cause leaks.  If you see heavy icicle’s building up around your gutters, give Bob Goodman 248-756-3888 or Greg 734-323-7594 a call and let them know.
  • Snow Season – Remember, the snow season is here so please don’t park on the street when we have snow storms and park your car in the garage so we can clean the driveway effectively.

Coming Events

  • Annual Meeting – The 2017 River Pines Annual Meeting will be held on September 20, 2017 at the Costick Center.  We will be electing new board members.  Please put this date on your calendar and plan to attend.
  • Board Meeting – Board Meetings are typically held on the 4th Tuesday of the month.  The next Board meeting will be on September 26, 2017.
  • River Pines Breakfast – The River Pines  breakfast is scheduled for first Saturday of every month, 10:00 am at Kerby’s Coney Island 21200 Haggarty Road in Northville.  See you there.  
  • 2017 Spring Information Meeting – The next Spring Information Meeting will be held on May 24, 2017 and will start at 7:00 pm.  Please plan to attend and find out what’s going on in River Pines.


River Pines is managed by McShane & Associates, Inc. and handles the day-to-day administration of the association. Most of your questions or concerns can be handled by contacting their office.

In a condominium association, the Board of Directors establishes the policies, sets the budget and then directs the management firm to carry them out.

Annual Meeting of the Members

The Annual Association Meeting is held in September of each year at the Farmington Hills Costick Center on 11 mile road. Prior to the meeting we will let members know how many board seats are up for election and other issues that may be considered.

Living in River Pines

“Just wanted to share our thoughts about the professional job that Pasko & Tony and their crew from American Euro Painting, Inc. are doing. They spent several days scraping the entire units, caulking, and replacing wood before ever starting to paint. They are methodical, neat,and very hard workers taking great pride in their workmanship. The quality of paint being used gives a rich appearance, especially the front door and garage.  Read more from neighbors