About Michigan

Michigan

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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, and 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 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".

he Lower Peninsula has the majority of the population (primarily in the south), while the Upper Peninsula, separated from it 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.

  Michigan in Numbers:
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img Horse Population : Approximatly 130,000
img Population : 9,883,640
img Land area: 96,716 sq. miles
img Capital: Lansing
img Counties: 83
img Highest Point : Mount Avron 1,979 feet
img Lowest Point : Lake Erie571 ft
img Geographic Center : In Wexford Co., 5 mi. NNW of Cadillac
img 10 largest Cities :
 
  • Detroit: 886,671
  • Grand Rapids: 193,780
  • Warren:135,311
  • Sterling Heights: 128,034
  • Flint: 118,551
  • Lansing: 115,518
  • Ann Arbor: 113,271
  • Livonia: 97,977
  • Dearborn: 94,090
  • Westland: 85,623
 
$284,900
Northern Michigan Horse Farm

Buckley, Wexford County, Michigan


10 acres, adjoining 1,000 plus acres of State land with horse trails. 20 additional acres available. This property has endless options !

Tom Cronin, Traverse Real Estate LLC

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1512 SQ FT
 
$4,537,000
Buchanan Luxury Estate on 81 acres with Nature and Two Lakes

Buchanan, Berrien County, Michigan


Marketing Remarks: Hidden in Buchanan, MI this luxury getaway property is 90 minutes from downtown Chicago. With 8,500 SF of living space, this splendid estate on 81 acres has trails, lakes, tennis, swimming pool and basketball - plenty of year-round fun. Developed around 2 lakes and nature and tucked into wine country, it is a perfect mix of privacy and diverse enjoyment. Once inside the gate, this country estate is yours to discover. The main home has 6 bedrooms and 5 full baths. An open floor plan and large great room has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake and woods. The downstairs is a walkout with a movie theater, fireplace, pool room and bedrooms. The Guest Lodge is 2,500 SF of living w/ gourmet kitchen, full bath, rec room, office, brick patio and two-car garage that overlooks Clarks Lake. SEE AMAZING AERIAL VIDEO FOR THIS PROPERTY.

Dan Hoffman, Trophy Class Real Estate, Inc.

81.00 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
8500 SQ FT
 
$1,975,000
Pristine luxury equestrian estate with large indoor arena.

Augusta, Kalamazoo County, Michigan


Offering unparalleled distinction, this estate property on 64 magnificent acres seems inspired by sprawling Rocky Mt. equestrian ranches. From the porte cochere entry to the fully appointed equestrian facilities, this is the home of dreams or potentially a fantastic B&B or corporate retreat. Encompassing 7,695 sf, the architectural details, craftsmanship and lavish amenities of this home perfectly combine sophistication with Old West charm. The interior showcases soaring beamed ceilings, walls of windows, wide plank pine floors, stone fireplaces, wine cellar, theater room with bar, 4-seasons room, and exquisite kitchen with granite, Wolf gas range and artisan copper hood. Outside, surrounded by superb landscaping and views, is a guest house, pool, outdoor kitchen, barns, indoor and outdoor riding areas, and much more. The manicured grounds are combination of hardwoods, some wet land, and soft rolling open range.

Dave Pawlak, Trophy Class Real Estate / Sports Afield Trophy Properties

64.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
4817 SQ FT
 
$1,999,000
Exquisite in every detail!

Galien, Berrien County, Michigan


Magnificent setting on 37.85 acres backing up to the picturesque framed views of 6 ponds, a waterfall, extensive landscaping, fruit trees, and majestic old growth with miles of wilderness out your door.

Alicia Glossinger, Prime Real Estate

37.85 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
4746 SQ FT
 
$423,000
South Lyon Horse Farm

South Lyon, Livingston County, Michigan


South Lyon Horse Farm! This renovated farmhouse on 11 acres is superbly located just minutes from US-23 in Green Oak township with South Lyon Schools. 3 bedrooms (one currently transformed into a walk in master closet), large kitchen, formal dining, great room and office! Beautiful large front porch with overhead fans. A 64 X 30 horse barn with 8 matted Classic Equine stalls, tack room, large hay loft and ceiling fans. Stalls include 2 large foaling stalls and 6 spacious box stalls. Large pastures with a custom built run in shed with electricity and ceiling fans plus a 90x220 sand outdoor arena. A must see, schedule your showing today!

Nichole Mccaig, Visible Homes

11.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1950 SQ FT
 
$434,900
10 Acre Horse Property in Williamston

Williamston, Ingham County, Michigan


Fully appointed horse farm on 10 acres, ideally located in Ingham County! The 4,012 sq ft home features 5 bedrooms including 2 master suites, a huge great room, remodeled kitchen, walkout basement and more. 60x120 indoor arena includes a 9 stall attached barn with hot water wash rack, observation area, and feed room. 30x45 detached heated garage with workshop and plenty of storage. A second barn in the back has water, electric and 5 stalls in varying sizes including a large foaling stall. Multiple fenced pastures with run ins. Rare private setting yet on a paved road! Only 8 miles to Ingham County Fairgrounds, 13 Miles to MSUs Pavilion and 23 miles to Capital Airport!

Nichole Mccaig, Visible Homes

10.26 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4012 SQ FT
 
$1,295,000
Gull Lake, Richland, Michigan 33 acres Riding Stable with Riding Trails

Richland, Kalamazoo County, Michigan


Private recreational estate on 33 acres in Gull Lake, Richland, Mi. Gull Lake is a 2,000+ acre all-sports lake with country club golf and luxury living. This home is warm and relaxing with an open floor plan and quiet, tucked-away feel. Heated Mstr. bdrm floors. Enjoy a private estate, tennis & golf, a private pool w/guest house and dry sauna. Horse stables are well equipped with 10 stalls, good air flow, ceiling fans, a birthing stall, tack room, custom cushioned flooring and extra main floor storage. Multiple pastures and 5 separate lean-to's for horses. Plenty of land for year round outdoor fun; such as hunting, snowmobiling and trail riding. Heated brick under car port. Brick patio boasts a custom bar, pizza oven and gas fire pit.. will easily handle parties more than 150 people. Tennis into the night on your private lighted courts. The house furniture, hot tub and barn equipment are all negotiable. The pool is 20 x 40ft with an elec. cover and it is a saltwater pool. Just steps away from the pool is a guest house with a dry sauna. Be sure to watch the Aerial Video of this beautiful property.

Dan Hoffman, Trophy Class Real Estate, Inc.

33.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
5045 SQ FT
 
$350,000
Luxury "Up North" style home with 34 acres - Ideal horse farm - close to town

Gladwin, Gladwin County, Michigan


This property is 34 acres of fairly level land with a trail and potential for a large pasture. The large out building is on a foundation (not a pole building) and would lend itself easily to being used as a horse barn. The dirt roads with low level traffic are well suited to horseback riding.

Don Decker, Real Estate One - Gladwin

34.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3250 SQ FT
 
$1,295,000
Custom Home with Beautiful Private Equestrian Facility

Alto, Kent County, Michigan


Cascade Township, Caledonia and Forrest Hills Schools This lovely property offers all of the pleasures of country living minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, Caledonia and Forrest Hills Schools, 10 minutes to shopping, restaurant's and theaters. A large stone fire pit for pleasant spring and fall fires, and an outdoor fireplace in the pool area for smaller gatherings. A light an airy custom home features 3++ bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, formal dining, Master Suite with double sinks, garden tub, glassed shower, stone floors, double vaulted ceilings, a large custom closet. Front and back verandas, a 20x40 in ground pool, fountains and Koi ponds. The stables are beautifully and intelligently designed for riding, training, breeding or boarding, the property offers all the amenities of a large scale training barn on a private setting of manageable size.

Katherine Heys

13.60 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4000 SQ FT
 
$189,500
Affordable horse farm with heated indoor arena

Midland, Midland County, Michigan


Horse Lovers; give your horse the best in this affordable 9 acres farm just 15 minutes from town. With a heated indoor arena, 4 stall barn, tack room, hay storage barn, fenced paddocks with newer shelter, 2 larger pastures and a pond. The barn and arena are fully insulated; the 4 stall barn is set up for in floor heat. Need more room the barn and arena were both designed to be expanded if needed. The cute house has 2 bedrooms, an office and an attached 2 car garage. The city water has been hooked up and natural gas will be available in 2017. Call to schedule a private showing.

Jodi Harbron, RE/MAX of Midland

9.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1004 SQ FT

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