About Lake Charlevoix
Lake Charlevoix is a true boater's paradise, connecting directly to Lake Michigan for Great Lakes access.
As the third largest lake in Michigan, Lake Charlevoix provides a unique "big water" lifestyle that no other lake in the region can provide. Lake Charlevoix connects directly to Lake Michigan through Round Lake (which most locals consider an extension of Lake Charlevoix itself). Boating enthusiasts in Chicago and other cities along the Great Lakes can pull out of port and boat straight to their own dock on Lake Charlevoix. There are three communities that make up Lake Charlevoix's shoreline - Boyne City, Charlevoix, and East Jordan. Each has its own unique character and merit, and will appeal to a different pool of prospective buyers.
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With roughly 56 miles of shoreline and over 17,200 acres of actual lake, Lake Charlevoix is a very large and diverse body of water with an equally large and diverse real estate market. There are more condominiums on Lake Charlevoix than any other inland lake in Northern Michigan. Condos can range from $200,000-$300,000 for more modest accomodations, to over $700,000 for luxurious properties. The single-family home market is also vast in options, with waterfront homes ranging from $400,000-$500,000 in some instances to north of $7,000,000. Home and condo styles range as widely as the price points. Log cabins, contemporary homes, modern craftsman styles, and classic cottage ranches are all found in high volumes. There's truly something for everyone when it comes to Lake Charlevoix real estate. Even buyers with a smaller budget can find homes with shared Lake Charlevoix access for under $300,000.
Life on Lake Charlevoix
Big boating enthusiasts will gravitate towards the town of Charlevoix for their real estate purchase. Deeper waters and closer proximity to Lake Michigan access makes Charlevoix the perfect host for large vessels. If your preference is a vibrant town with diverse dining and shopping solutions, you will want to focus your search on the Boyne City side of the lake. Here you will find the fastest growing downtown in Northern Michigan, with close access to US131 and Petoskey just 20-25 minutes away. If your preference is privacy and a slower pace, Lake Charlevoix's South Arm provides just that. The East Jordan community is quaint and provides for your staple necessities, and this portion of the lake enjoys lower traffic overall. Knowing what is important to your waterfront lifestyle will determine what Lake Charlevoix real estate best suits your needs.
Lake Charlevoix provides a diverse fishery, and the direct access to Lake Michigan expands the number of species you can target. Lake Charlevoix also connects to several blue ribbon trout streams in the Jordan River (East Jordan) and Boyne River (Boyne City). Fisherman will find limitless opportunities on Lake Charlevoix and its connected waters. Waterfowl can also be commonly found around the lake, and those living in more wooded lakefront settings can expect their share of whitetail deer passing through. If your goal is to re-connect with nature, Lake Charlevoix is a perfect place to start.
There is a small municipal airport in the City of Charlevoix that is available for public use. Thus, Lake Charlevoix provides an exceptionally convenient destination for luxury private craft owners - both by air and by sea. Traverse City Regional Airport is also about an hour's drive for commercial flights, and I-75 can be accessed in 30-60 minutes, depending on your location on the lake.
Lake Charlevoix real estate is exceptionally diverse, and it can be overwhelming trying to digest its intricacies by yourself. I am well-versed in the Lake Charlevoix real estate market, and have spent extensive time around the lake personally. My family has a long history on Lake Charlevoix, as I grew up fishing from my grandparents' dock. You can trust me to guide your Lake Charlevoix property search, and to help you determine what part of the lake is right for your needs.
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