Scenery in Northern Michigan
Northern Michigan has no shortage of natural splendor and wondrous scenery to enjoy from right out your back door! The dynamic terrain, vast waterways, and ever-changing seasons make for a wonderful array of views. For many Northern Michigan real estate buyers, scenery is a priority. The aesthetics of your purchase matter perhaps just as much as the location, proximity to towns, or access to recreation. Based on the scenery that most intrigues you, there are a number of communities and property types to explore.
Million Dollar Sunsets
The beauty of the western skylineas the sun sets in Northern Michigan knows few equals around the world. Full of color and often framed by lakefront, Northern Michigan sunsets more than live up to their hype. For many sunset-seekers, Petoskey is a natural draw. Located along the southern shoreline of Little Traverse Bay, Petoskey’s western orientation looks out across Lake Michigan. From a number of vantage points in Petoskey, uninterrupted sunset views an be enjoyed that stretch across Lake Michigan as far as the eye can see. Both Charlevoix and northern Harbor Springs also provide great vantage points for breathtaking sunsets. If your ideal Northern Michigan setting involves a rich and vibrant dusk, I recommend these areas as a starting point for your search.
Back to Nature
One of the great draws of Northern Michigan is the undulating terrain. Elevation changes frequently in this region, creating elevated views and deep valleys that are mesmerizing to behold. In addition to these variations, Northern Michigan boasts a high volume of undeveloped woodlands. Nature is largely undisturbed in many corners of this region, affording many residents exceptional privacy and stunning views. Communities such as Alanson & Indian River enjoy significant sections of underdeveloped land, making for great views of trees and wildlife alike. Less developed lakes such as Douglas Lake are also great solutions for those who want to get away from life’s hustle and bustle. If your goal is to enjoy the natural essence of Northern Michigan, options abound.
The Social Scene
Some buyers of Northern Michigan Real Estate have a very different sense of what “scenery” means. There are people who prefer the hum of a vibrant downtown, or those who enjoy feeling connected to a lively social club. In Bay Harbor, a number of condo and single-family home options overlook busy social settings like the Bay Harbor Yacht Club and Marina District. Along Lake Charlevoix, seeing the nautical traffic in and out of the marinas is highly desirable to a contingent of buyers. If you envision scenery as something more than nature, there are ample communities worthy of your consideration.
The sheer variety of Northern Michigan scenery can compete with any region around the globe. Whatever draws your eye, chances are good there is a home in this area that fits your goals. I’d love to help you further focus your search, and help you capture the scenery you envision for your Northern Michigan real estate. If you are ready to advance your exploration, give me a call at (231) 622-1535 and let me help guide your search.