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Invest in West Michigan, Call a Local Real Estate Office
Discover what others already know- life here in West Michigan is good! Small town friendliness and a sense of community set us apart from other places, and nothing can compare with our beautiful surroundings, from our lakes to our forests.
At one point or another, we’ve all dreamed of having a home along the lakeshore. Imagine sitting on your deck watching the breathtaking sunset over Lake Michigan. Or perhaps heading out your back door to climb aboard your boat for a day of fishing and fun on one of our many inland lakes.
See how affordable lakefront property is now in West Michigan. It’s a great place to live, while you enjoy all the natural resources this area provides. Begin your search today by contacting a West Michigan real estate representative.
Lake Michigan Waterfront Property
The second largest of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan is enjoyed by residents of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan, as well as thousands of visitors. Terrific fishing, boating, and swimming take place on this 22,000 square mile lake. There is a wide variety of lakefront property here in West Michigan, with stunning views of Lake Michigan, much of which is located in Ludington.
Hamlin Lake Shoreline
Just four miles north of Ludington is Hamlin Lake, known as the “Lake for all Seasons.” At more than 12 miles long and 5,000 acres large, there’s plenty of space here for everyone. Fishing is terrific on Hamlin Lake- even in the winter when shanties dot the icy surface.
Pere Marquette River Frontage
The Pere Marquette River winds through four counties and is excellent for steelhead and brown trout fishing. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the river for canoeing or kayaking, and hunters search for deer, wild turkeys and small game. A lodge along the Pere Marquette River would be a perfect four-season getaway.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes Lakeshore
West Michigan real estate representatives are eager to show you various parcels of land within your price range. Lake Michigan property is always popular, but many people like the serenity of a smaller lake, such as Pentwater or Bass Lakes. Silver Lake is for those who love adventure, with wave runners, ski boats and jet skis available for rent. Take an exciting dune buggy ride on the nearby Silver Lake Sand Dunes, and enjoy all the fun this area has to offer.
A variety of condominiums can be found along the lakeshore, nestled in the woods, and in downtown regions. It’s the perfect way to live for young professionals or those who are older and have finished raising their families. Condos range from modern high-rises to comfortable one-story homes in beautiful residential districts. People love the carefree, low-maintenance of condo living, and the need is growing.
Across from the Harbor View Marina and the Lake Michigan Carferry docks in downtown Ludington is Harbor Terrace, a favorite local condo project created from a 1920’s boot factory. These spacious 2-3 bedroom units feature private balconies and rooftop terrace, and pets are welcome. Harbor Terrace has indoor parking, a spa & fitness room, and indoor heated pool.
Pere Pointe Village
Located along Pere Marquette Lake off south Washington Avenue, Pere Pointe Village has its own deep water marina along with swimming pool, Wi-Fi, private balconies/patios, and beautifully landscaped grounds. Here you can enjoy gorgeous Ludington sunsets, summertime firework displays, and views of Lake Michigan.
Washington Woods is a condo community on the north side of Ludington, conveniently located in a quiet wooded setting. These condos are perfect for those who like a neighborhood setting. Choose from one to four bedroom units. These feature covered front visiting porches, attached garages, and paved walking paths. In town, yet close to Lake Michigan beaches and parks.
These were the first condominiums in Ludington, just across the channel from downtown Ludington on the Buttersville Peninsula. This 28-acre site features luxury condominiums and large, elegant duplexes. This secluded location ensures a peaceful environment, where you can watch the S.S. Badger carferry sail into port. Fall asleep to the sound of waves and enjoy the good life along the waterfront in Ludington.
Within the heart of Ludington is The Lofts at Lakewinds, where you can walk to shops and restaurants. Here you’re within minutes of Stearns Beach and the North Breakwater Light. Rotary Park, which hosts music concerts, movies, and art fairs is just a block away. You can choose from one and two bedroom condos and lofts, with elevators, underground secured parking, and select units with fireplaces.
Condos in Pentwater
Many people love the artsy, charming village of Pentwater along Lake Michigan. The unique variety of downtown shops, combined with local restaurants and art galleries make Pentwater a favorite destination, and a place to call home.
The Cottages at Lites’ Woods
The Cottages is a luxurious, private condominium neighborhood in Pentwater, Michigan. These cottages, patterned after 1930s and ’40s architecture, offer the quiet, small town setting of years gone by. It promotes a more friendly and open atmosphere for interaction with your neighbors. Inside the private clubhouse you’ll find a workout room, library, swimming pool, and large meeting room.
Manistee is a Victorian port city that boasts a 1.5 mile Riverwalk, sandy beaches along Lake Michigan, and the Manistee National Forest– a city that takes advantage of all its natural resources. Many people visit Manistee for its gaming casino, and it’s a great place to settle down, or buy a second home. Favorite annual events include the Victorian Sleighbell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend every December.
Set along the sandy shore of Lake Michigan, at Harbor Village you can enjoy beautiful views of the lake, or swim in the indoor and outdoor pools. Beautifully landscaped grounds with access to the deep water marina. Great year-round living, with world class golf and skiing close by. Two bedroom, two bath units available with decks, gas fireplace and jetted tub in master suite.
More Real Estate Opportunities in West Michigan
Empty Lots & Land Acreage for New Homes or Recreation
Maybe you’re the kind of person that dreams of building your own home from scratch and there’s plenty of vacant land for sale in West Michigan. If you’re interested in planning construction for a brand new home, check out our story on contractors and home builders in West Michigan.
Or maybe you’re in the market for a cabin for periodic getaways. Hunting and fishing are big business here in West Michigan, so having a place to call your own saves you money. A comfortable little place in the woods or near the river may be just what you’re looking for, so you’re close to the action. After a long day of hunting or fishing, coming “home” to your cozy cottage is just what you need.
Businesses for Sale
Over the past 30 years, there has been tremendous growth in West Michigan. More and more businesses are realizing that there are numerous opportunities in this fast-growing real estate market. Choose from commercial property in high profile locations, to turn-key businesses. People are realizing that you have to love the area in which you live. If you’re a business owner, you recognize the need for certain products and services and know how to deliver.
Instead of purchasing an existing building, you may want to build according to your specifications. Local real estate representative can help find the property you need, in whatever size you require. Many qualified local contractors are available to work with you to get you up and running.
An investment in West Michigan is a profitable investment in your future.
More Home and Garden Information
We have created a handy list of seasonal “chores” and suggestions for important activities to accomplish season by season.
When it comes to your home, and everything inside that has value, it’s important to keep those it insured with homeowners insurance.
When hiring someone to work on your home or to build a new one, you should be sure to find a licensed contractor to ensure quality work.
Landscape stone and rock can mold the perfect path through your garden, create a new, separate space, and add value to your property.
Screens are fairly simple and inexpensive to fix. With the right materials, you can fix a screen in less than an hour for about $20 or less.
West Michigan businesses can help you find the perfect, fresh Christmas tree and recycle that tree after the holidays.
There are many quality home builders in West Michigan who specialize in building energy efficient, attractive, and well-built homes.
Estate sales and auctions make for a great weekend event to take your family hunting for treasures and deals you won’t find anywhere else.
The West Michigan Real Estate Directory is the place to search homes, acreage, businesses for sale, and lakefront property in the area.