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Real Estate N O R TH ERN MI C HIG AN | 2019

MANISTEE COUNTY’S MARVELS

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

We definitely have WATER! Manistee County actually has three ports: Manistee Lake, Portage Lake and Arcadia Lake. Bring your large boats and channel out from your home or condo to Lake Michigan. And our prices are some of the best around.  For some reason, we are still a hidden gem. To be able to walk out your door to the sandy beachfront for under $600,000 seems crazy—but we have it! And views galore of freighters coming in off Lake Michigan into the Big Manistee River—a sight everyone needs to witness at least once. Even after living here for 25 years, I still stumble on some incredibly special locations—back along the Manistee River trails there are overlooks beyond belief.  And do you really know how special it is to have the North Country Trail right out our back door? Again, if you haven’t experienced it yet, you definitely want to add that to this summer’s to-do list. —Suzanne Riley, Owner/Broker of CENTURY 21 Boardwalk, Manistee/Onekama, c21boardwalk.com

Let the Betsie River be your year-round “basecamp” to enjoy Northern Michigan. You will fall in love with the privacy, the endless wildlife and the quiet, peaceful surroundings. Look for non-bluff Betsie River frontage and you can literally kayak or canoe right outside your door. The wildlife enjoys calling this property home also—there are endless salmon swimming in the river, beautiful bald eagles soaring above, deer and turkey roaming the land, and most of all, peaceful quiet. The Natural Rivers Act protects the natural beauty of the Betsie River and creates value for those who truly appreciate and enjoy nature, wildlife, and outdoor recreation. —Jon Zickert, Lead Realtor, The Jon Zickert Group at Real Estate One, Beulah, jonzickert.com

At the tip of the mitt, Douglas Lake is a very affordable and wonderful lake. It’s still a little remote—yet you are not far from Harbor Springs, Cheboygan and Indian River—and because the University of Michigan owns a significant amount for their research and teaching facility, much of the southern shoreline remains undeveloped and in its original condition. —Wally Kidd, Associate Broker and Partner at Kidd & Leavy Real Estate in Petoskey, wallykidd.com

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Leland, Michigan, is a dream coastal town, known for its charming fishing village vibe. It wows visitors, summer residents and full-time locals with its unmatched beaches. But many might not know about its excellent education opportunities. Leland Public School houses grades K-12 in one building, and prides itself on nurturing children as they evolve in school and the community. LPS is an International Baccalaureate World School for kindergarten through 10th grade and is well known for its outstanding academics and extracurricular activities. Leland also provides life-long learning with its library, the Leelanau Historical Society Museum  and the  Leelanau Community Cultural Center  (the Old Art Building)—all of which are neighbored on the picturesque Leland River. —Kimberly Bork, Realtor/Partner, Venture Properties, Leland, VenturePropertiesMI.com

PHOTO BY TAYLOR BROWN

A FIND ON THE FRINGE

STELLAR SMALL-TOWN SCHOOLS

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