About Michigan

Michigan

Michigan is in the upper Midwest and the heart of the Great Lakes region. It has many attractions, famous landmarks, and scenic state and national parks and forests. In addition to the “great ones”, it has about 12,000 inland lakes, 38 deep-water ports, more miles of coastline than any state but Alaska, and more lighthouses than any other U.S. state. Its agriculture features tourist-friendly fare such as cherries, blueberries, peaches, apples, and wine. And its cities include a major metropolis, some university towns, and countless rustic villages. The state is geographically unique, being comprised of two major peninsulas, and it can be further divided into five distinct areas. They are the Upper Peninsula, (known to Michiganders as "The U.P."), Northern Michigan (Big Rapids and Northwards), Western Michigan (along the sandy coast of Lake Michigan), Central Michigan or "Mid-Michigan" and the Southeast or "Downstate".

The Lower Peninsula has the majority of the population (primarily in the south), while the Upper Peninsula, separated by Lake Michigan and a bit of Lake Huron, is mostly rural. Until 1957, the only way to drive from one to the other was to go all the way around Lake Michigan, or take your car onto a ferry. Michigan's economy was previously dominated by the auto industry, but has diversified somewhat as that and other traditional manufacturing industries have moved their facilities elsewhere, and it's beginning to attract more information technology, life sciences, and high-tech manufacturing jobs. Tourism is a growing segment of the economy, focusing in winter on activities in the snow, and in summer on the State's extensive beaches, lakes, and rivers. Hunting, fishing, and sailing are also popular outdoor activities

 
$9,500,000
S Garfield Rd

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan


Incredible large acreage parcels showcasing 5625' of private frontage on beautiful Arbutus Lake. 40 acre parcel splits combine in this offering for 333+ acres, ideal for developer or builder looking to offer upscale home packages in private wooded setting w/waterfront OR large single estate. Secluded, yet accessible in any season, there is no other property in the Grand Traverse region that compares to this jewel of a location. 395 acre Arbutus Lake is a scenic, all-sports lake w/sandy shoreline/bottom surrounded by gorgeous rolling woodland, areas of sunny meadow & lots of wildlife. Frontage on four county-maintained roadways w/underground utilities, many building site options, and smart restrictions to maintain the quality of the area round out this unique development in East Bay Township. Just 6 miles to downtown Traverse City.

Mark Hagan , Coldwell Banker Schmidt

333.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$12,000,000
S Garfield Rd

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan


Incredible opportunity for premium property w/over 10,000' combined private frontage on beautiful Arbutus Lake. Secluded, yet accessible in any season, there is no other development in the Grand Traverse region that compares to this jewel of a location. 40 acre parcel splits & several small acreage lots are packaged together in this offering for 354 acres. Ideal for developer or builder looking to offer upscale home packages in private wooded locations w/waterfront OR large single estate. 395 acre Arbutus Lake is a scenic, all-sports lake w/sandy shoreline/bottom surrounded by gorgeous rolling woodland, areas of sunny meadow & lots of wildlife. Frontage on four county-maintained roadways w/underground utilities. Just 6 miles to downtown Traverse City.

Mark Hagan , Coldwell Banker Schmidt

354.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$215,000
19721 Skanee Rd., L'Anse, Huron Bay - Lake Superior Frontage - MLS 1112967

L'Anse, Baraga County, Michigan


MICHIGAN LAKE SUPERIOR WATER FRONT 2-3 BEDROOM HOME FOR SALE! This 2,000+ Square Foot Home, built in 1977, is located on 197+/- Feet of Lake Superior's Huron Bay frontage in Arvon Township, in North-Central Baraga County. Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes, and has the largest surface area of any freshwater lake in the world. There is good fishing in the area for Lake trout, Walleyes, Pike, Smallmouth bass, and Perch. The property being offered for sale is gradually sloped to the shoreline. From here you can push off with your canoe or kayak, for a day's sailing adventure, or you can wade and swim along the gradually deepening sand and pebble lake bottom. This area has something to enjoy every season. Spring starts the year with Steelhead fishing in nearby streams. Summer Brook trout, Lake trout, Small mouth bass, Walleye, and Whitefish fishing. Fall Salmon fishing - Avidly pursued by anglers year-round are this bay's Blue Gill, Coho salmon, King salmon, Large and Smallmouth bass, Muskies, Perch, Pike, Smelt, Steelhead, Sturgeon, and Whitefish. For summer enjoyment there's also hiking, waterfall and mushroom hunting, as well as ATV and Side by Side riding! In the Autumn berry picking, and color tours are wonderful. In Winter snowmobiling, X-country skiing, and of course ice fishing, rounds out the year. Once the bay freezes there is access from the homes shoreline to miles of snowmobile trails! Large parcels of CFA Land and Copper Country State Forest are only a mile away, where wildlife abounds! Walk-In hunting and trapping for Bear, Coyote, Whitetail Deer, Fox, Small game, Game Birds and Waterfowl are available on these lands! The home being offered for sale has a large Main Entrance Foyer which going straight, leads you to the Living Room. The Living Room has lake facing windows that reach to the top of the cathedral ceilings in this room. At the opposite side of the room, is a floor to ceiling Cultured Stone wood fueled Fireplace. Off one side of Foyer, a hallway leads you to a "semi-formal" Dining Area and Kitchen. The Dining Area has lake views, and a large patio style door leading to the upper level of a Two-Level 8 x 18 and 12 x 18 Terraced Deck system. The Kitchen features nice cabinetry, and the Hallway off the Kitchen has two large storage pantries. At the opposite side of the Foyer is a First Floor Bedroom, and a Hallway that passes a Laundry Room, on the way to a Second Study/Office/Bedroom. Included on the First Floor is a Half-Bath. A wide Stairway leads you to the Second Floor where you will find a large Main Bedroom Suite, complete with four closets (two of which are Walk-In Closets). The Second Floor Full Bath features two separate sink areas, a Shower and a Jacuzzi style tub. Miscellaneous Information: There are Solid Pine Doors, Maple hardwood, Slate, and Ceramic Tile Flooring on the first floor. Carpet and Tile Flooring are on the second floor. There are 2x6 Walls with R19 Wall Insulation, and R38 Ceiling Insulation. The home is heated with a Propane Hot Water Furnace. There is a paved driveway that leads to an Attached 24 x 28 2-Car Garage with a 14x28 unfinished upper level Bonus Room. A stone retaining wall, grassy lawn, perennial flowers, shrubs, and mature trees are features of the home's exterior. To view this Lake Superior home contact us today!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

0.56 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
2129 SQ FT
 
$109,000
Perfect Base Camp - 3286 W. Co. Rd. 426, Ralph #1112958

Felch, Dickinson County, Michigan


Your chance to own a huge Upper Peninsula home or base camp for your up-north adventures. This 3,200 Sq ft building is laid out perfectly for entertaining a large group of family and friends, with private quarters to retreat to after the fun is done! Possibilities are endless for the massive open concept area. Sectioning to add additional bedrooms or laying out the space to suit your needs would be easy to accommodate. Location couldn't be better if you are a hunter, fisher, nature lover, or someone who just loves the peace and quiet. Situated on a 1.5 acre lot, there is a large backyard mixed with beautiful mature trees leading down to Hayes Creek (a tributary to The Ford River). Many forms of wildlife frequent the property reminding you of the abundant natural resources in the area. The property itself sits off a peaceful county road in Ralph, which is a gateway to the types of attractions the Upper Peninsula is known for. Set out from your base-camp to enjoy 3 lakes within a 4 miles radius. Enjoy over 150,000 acres of public land to explore right down the road. Grouse Enhanced Management Sites, only 1.5 miles away with 5,350 acres of land managed to make this one of the best Grouse hunting locations in Michigan! If trail riding is your passion, ride the shoulder North to Multi Use Trail 32 which will connect you to any trail in The U.P. Whether you choose to enjoy the large indoors, or seemingly endless outdoors, don't forget you are a reasonable commute to pretty much any Major town in the U.P. Marquette and Escanaba roughly an hour's drive, and Iron Mountain less than 40 minutes. Do not wait for someone else to claim this spot, call today!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

1.50 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
3200 SQ FT
 
$3,975,000
6467 Peninsula Dr

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan


Exquisite, custom elegance and modern contemporary collide to form one of the finest waterfront homes you'll find in Traverse City! Enjoy spectacular sunsets and continuous water views from your private 162' of West Bay frontage, large heated deck or inside from every room of the house with over 50 windows! The main floor boasts living area with floor to ceiling granite gas fireplace, kitchen with Snaidero Italian cabinets with auto closing drawers, Subzero, Wolf and Miele appliances and eat-in dining area, and separate family room. The spiral staircase takes you to the lower level where your very own climate controlled pool and hot tub room are the perfect space for entertaining with full kitchen, changing area and bath. Also enjoy 2 bedrooms with private baths, large rec room and workshop leading into the water facing boat garage. You'll also find a fabulous upstairs with oversize master suite with gas fireplace, den and additional bedroom with private bath. This is truly one of the most unique properties you'll find on the peninsula which rarely become available for purchase!

Mark Hagan , Coldwell Banker Schmidt

0.69 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
5048 SQ FT
 
$1,899,000
13919 S W Bay Shore Dr

Traverse City, Leelanau County, Michigan


Stately grandeur & elegance combine in this unique penthouse condo w/ breathtaking views of West Grand Traverse Bay. Many fabulous features including; Oversized master suite with "his and her" bathrooms, walk-in closets, twin sinks, and a bird's eye view of the city skyline from the private balcony. Impressive great room w/ water views from every window opens onto main terrace where unobstructed vistas will make for an absolutely incredible entertaining space. Fireworks, Blue Angels airshow, moon rises... all from your front row seat. Formal living room shares double-sided fireplace w/ adjoining study both sharing that fantastic view! Separate dining room is equipped w/ clever built-ins perfect for intimate dinner parties and tucked away just off the formal entryway is a 2nd bedroom w/ full bath that enjoys privacy from the rest of the living space. Condo offers 2-car heated garage w/ built-in storage & private entrance along with additional storage room. 2 boat slips & dock access are located on the breakwall conveniently right out your front door. Secure lobby and elevator service and ample parking for visitors. Private, quiet and peaceful at the best location only a few minutes to all downtown Traverse City attractions. Ideal for writers & artists looking for creative inspiration, Up North getaways, or a year round residence.

Mark Hagan , Coldwell Banker Schmidt

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3459 SQ FT
 
$1,398,000
202 E Silver Lake Rd

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan


135' of private Silver Lake waterfront and an impressive Traditional-style home offer the ideal summer retreat or year-round residence. Immaculate inside & out, this 6BR/4.5BA stone-front home boasts southwest-facing water views for sunny beach days & colorful evening sunsets. Gorgeous landscaping creates a private park-like atmosphere w/a green-carpet lawn, beautiful perennials, shade trees, & professionally-installed hardscape throughout the nearly 2 acre property. Space for 2 private docks along the sandy waterfront w/great swimming & boating in this 600 acre all-sports lake.

Mark Hagan , Coldwell Banker Schmidt

1.85 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
6605 SQ FT
 
$1,200,000
4283 Maitland Rd

Williamsburg, Grand Traverse County, Michigan


Colorful sunsets reflecting off the waves are your view from this spectacular waterfront home on East Bay! Wonderful 125' sandy stretch of beach without another house in site feels like you have the bay all to yourself. Generous deck for relaxing & private dock for tying up the water toys. Immaculate 4BR home has room for the large household & then some. Grand foyer opens into sunken living area w/gas fireplace, formal dining room w/bay window water views, kitchen w/lots of storage & granite countertops, & 2nd living area w/brick fireplace & water-facing sunroom. Upper level bedrooms include huge master w/fireplace, private balcony, lounge area & luxurious bath w/walk-in closet, tiled shower & whirlpool garden tub. 2nd private suite, plus 2 additional bedrooms & full hall bath means plenty of room for all your guests. Full finished lower level is an entertainment paradise w/theatre room, full-size wet bar, lounge area & wine storage, plus quiet rear office area & half bath. Nicely-secluded location, accessed through Lochenheath golf club, on gated cul-de-sac with just a handful of other homes. Just 2 miles to GT Resort & Acme village for shopping/dining.

Mark Hagan , Coldwell Banker Schmidt

0.60 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
5183 SQ FT
 
$1,200,000
9940 Edgewood Avenue

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan


Dramatic elevated views over Long Lake from this gorgeous 5BR/5BA home on TC's west side! Generous half-acre lot boasts 111' sandy frontage, beach area w/firepit for sunning & relaxing, private dock, canoe/SUP board storage & nicely-maintained lawn/landscaping w/mature shade trees for privacy. Sparkling blue water views from all 3 floors of this well-designed home offering spacious open-concept living areas, multiple private bedrooms suites, 2 stone fireplaces, gourmet island kitchen with 2 ovens, microwave, warming drawer, Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, wine cooler, Bosch dishwasher & granite countertops, & full walkout LL w/big family room & kitchenette. Low-maintenance vinyl "shingle-style" siding & waterside deck, balcony & patio w/hot tub for fantastic indoor/outdoor entertaining. Lots of extras including whole-house sound system, zoned heating/cooling, high-demand HVAC & hot water systems, upgraded appliances, wine cooler, security system, invisible fencing & kennel... and so much more! Fantastic year-round or retirement home & successful vacation rental property. Just 7 miles to downtown Traverse City shopping/dining/entertaining, hospital & schools.

Mark Hagan , Coldwell Banker Schmidt

0.47 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4440 SQ FT
 
$1,000,000
5130 Silver Lake Shores

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan


Paradise found! Trega Island, a privately-owned 4 acre island on Silver Lake, has been making wonderful memories for the same family over 70+years. Now available to a new steward, this incredible property offers an idyllic Northern Michigan experience. A short boat ride from a secondary on-shore lot (also buildable) takes you to Trega, with nearly 2000' private waterfront all around you. Highlights of the property include: Location-15 min to airport; 10 min to downtown Traverse City; closest inland all-sports lake to downtown; Property (island)-Natural, pristine; century old trees; private setting; multiple forms of wildlife; sunrise & sunset views; ideal for executive home. Lake-clear sandy bottom; ideal for fisherman; crystal-clear water boasts an impressive drop-off from the island's shoreline for easy boating/fishing & swimming at the sandy beach area. Enjoy hikes through the towering hemlocks to multiple bluff sites overlooking the jade-colored water below. Includes additional waterfront lot w/ample parking, garage & 65' private frontage. Truly one-of-kind property.

Mark Hagan , Coldwell Banker Schmidt

4.04 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
432 SQ FT

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