About Michigan



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:
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
Quiet and Beautiful Country Acres

Ravenna, Muskegon County, Michigan

Not too often does a large piece of ground like this come up for sale! 42.9 acres formerly used as farm ground. You decide what you want to do with it... keep it all, split it apart or buy a chunk of the whole piece- (minimum 330' road frontage per lot according to township). Buyer to do all verification's desired ie soil evaluations, etc. Own a piece of quiet country- not too far off Apple Ave!

Don Scott , Five Star Real Estate

42.90 ACRES
5 Acre Private Hobby Facility

Munith, Jackson County, Michigan

Horse lovers, welcome to 10691 Sayers. This 5 acre parcel features direct access to the 26 mile long Lakeland Trail and is located conveniently close to Waterloo State Recreation Area. The property features a 2 car attached garage, additional pole barn for toy storage, a 4 stall barn with matted stalls, 3 turn outs, and an outdoor riding arena. This perfectly manicured property sits back off the road, for your own private oasis.

Amy Yaroch , Keller Williams Realty Lansing- East

5.00 ACRES
2975 SQ FT
Edwardsburg all brick home well designed for a casual lifestyle on 10.6 acres

Edwardsburg, Cass County, Michigan

Located in Edwardsburg, Michigan just North of Granger, Indiana and at a GREAT PRICE of $585,000!! 10.6 acres of land, 636 x 730 with 3 acres of electric fenced pasture, an uncovered riding arena and a nice pasture. If you'e looking for a private retreat away from it all but large enough to entertain family and friends when you desire - this is property you should consider! Huge master bedroom plus 2 other main level en-suites bedrooms with the 4th in the walkout lower level. Main floor living spaces are large & open with beautiful floors and high ceilings. Fantastic entertainment space in the walkout that leads to the 40 x 32 pool with waterfall, fountains & hot tub area, all surrounded by an expansive patio. Barn is 20 x 30 with running water, large hayloft & a nice covered side porch with ceiling fans. 10.6 acres off the beaten path by a mere 20 minutes but your private domain once you arrive! 3 fireplaces - Master Bedroom, living and family rooms.

Tammy Anders , Integrity Real Estate Professionals

10.60 ACRES
3597 SQ FT
90 Acre Southwest Michigan Equine Estate with Indoor Riding Arena

Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan

Available for the first time in Michigan.  A spectacular 90 acre equine estate with gently rolling hills, Spring Fed Pond, Pasture, Wildlife, Wetlands and Mature Woods. Designed for the horse enthusiast the features include: Indoor Riding Arena w/Mix of Rubber Pellets & Clay Heating Viewing Room Outdoor Arena- Clay Mix 4 Stalls (Potential for 8 additional Stalls) Foaling Stall Wash Bay Tack Room Feed Room 5 Paddocks each 60x300 with No Freeze Self watering Stations Barn with additional Storage and Stall space Pasture Hay Acreage The Majestic Timber Frame Home lies at the end of a long tree lined drive & is perfectly set on the 90 acres.  Impeccably designed with the best in Quality Amenities and Distinctive Features which include Inlaid Copper Ceiling, Lighted Tray Ceilings, Hand Scraped Wood Flooring, Custom Hickory Cabinetry made by local Amish Craftsmen, Antler Chandeliers, Leaded Glass Doors, 5 Fireplaces.  A well thought out floor plan brings in grand views from every room. Nearly 7000 sq. ft of living space including 5 bedrooms & 6 1/2 baths, (potential 6 bedroom suite)  The open floor plan is ideal for large  gatherings & today's active family. Main floor features Hand Carved Frazier End of the Trail Grand Entry Door, Foyer beset with imported Onyx floor & Formal Dining Room. The Great Room features soaring 26' wall of expansive windows, Fieldstone Fireplace, Unique Cedar Log Character Posts. The dream kitchen with Granite Counters, Butler Prep area, large Walk in Pantry, Center Island & Snack Bar, Stainless Steel Appliances, eating area. Exit the kitchen through the French Doors to the Screened in porch with Fieldstone Fireplace! At the end of a long day retreat to the Master Bedroom with spa like Master Bath, River Rock Floor, Sunken Soaker Tub, Double Entrance Shower with 2 Granite Boulders, 2 Walk in Closets and Slider Doors to an amazing deck!  In addition you'll also find the first floor has a Guest Suite accented with a Fieldstone Arch, Slider Doors to the deck, Oversized Laundry Room, Library/Office & Wet Bar.  The Walkout Lower Level is finished & what a great living space!  It features a Family Room with Fieldstone Fireplace, Game Room, Fitness Room, Full Kitchen, Snack Bar, Guest Suite with private patio, Wine Closet, Office with Rustic Finishes. The Office has a full Bath with Unique Wood Pedestal Sink/Counter, Sunken Soaker Tub. From the Office access the covered patio & enjoy the scenery. On the Second Floor of the home you'll find an In Law or Extended Stay Guest Suite. A full kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, living room with entrance to a private sitting Balcony a large bedroom & full Bath. Adjacent to the Barn/Indoor Riding Facilities the Covered Walk Way leads to the Lodge. A finished interior of Knotty Pine the Lodge is Heated, has a Kitchenette, half bath & Spiral Stairs leading to the sleeping Loft. The attached Garage is easily adaptable to accommodate more stalls if desired. The potential uses are endless. Many more surprises await you!  Beautifully landscaped, this is a picturesque piece of paradise. Whether you're looking for Equine Amenities, Privacy, Hunting opportunities, Business Retreat, Nature Preserve or Wedding Venue opportunities, you'll find it all here.

Kelley Blacken , United Country Lake to Lake Realty

90.00 ACRES
6984 SQ FT

Alden, Antrim County, Michigan

UNBELIEVABLE PANORAMIC TORCH LAKE Sunset Views from the large acreage parcel walking distance to downtown Alden! This property would make an AWESOME horse farm. Imagine watching your horses grazing while overlooking the 3rd most beautiful lake in the world, Parcels like this just dont come on the market with views like this! Not too far from the Flint Fields Equestrian park, Torch Lake, Clam Lake, Lake Bellaire for boating. Close to hospitals, shopping, fine dining, boating, swimming, large animal vet clinics and more.

Gary Scheitler , Paradise Properties USA

63.72 ACRES
295 Acre Estate with 2 Homes, Open Fields, Pond and Apple Orchards!

Alden, Kalkaska County, Michigan

EQUESTRIANS PARADISE! A very rare, one of a kind opportunity to own a large parcel of land with so many options. Would make a perfect private equestrian club, cross country event site or corporate retreat, development or just a great place to get away to relax and be surrounded with all nature has to offer, (deer, turkeys, eagles, hawks, fox, grouse, pheasant, bear and more). With over 295 acres of open (some areas planted with corn and 10 apple orchards for the wildlife), wooded, hilly and level terrain, morel mushrooms, berry bushes, groomed and maintained trails throughout, a large pond with a water well flotation and irrigation system. Close to the Lower Chain of Lakes (Torch Lake, Elk, Skegemog, etc). Property also offers a 4br, 2.5ba, 3,000 sq ft main lodge/home with two wood/gas fireplaces and a separate 3br guest house/rental, fronts on three county roads!

Gary Scheitler , Paradise Properties USA

295.00 ACRES
3000 SQ FT
Custom Log home with 16+ acres with views of Grand Traverse Bay!

Williamsburg, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Custom log home with expansive sunsets views over Grand Traverse Bay. Majestic arched entrance to paved private drive, rolling pastures and landscaping! Open floor plan, with vaulted knotty pine tongue and groove ceilings, natural fireplace, 4BR, 3 full baths, exterior completely re-stained. Granite countertops, stainless appliances, slate and granite backsplash, hardwood floors. Near the Horse Shows By the Bay. Fantastic location! 60x124 Morton Building with 18’ doors. One of a kind! Great location just 10 minutes to downtown Traverse City! Just minutes from Flintfields who host the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival!

Alice Wittbrodt Rubert , Wittbrodt Waterside Properties

16.00 ACRES
3842 SQ FT
Portage, MI Hobby Farm

Portage, Kalamazoo County, Michigan

This custom built South Portage ranch home allows a smooth transition of the natural beauty of the property into the home itself via windows and skylights. In addition to the nearly 33 acres, there is a 40X60 pole barn with its own electric and water service. There are horse stalls exiting to fenced pastures and a separate large shop area w 220 service and heated by the wood burning Central Boiler which also supplements home. The LR features a spectacular stone fp and French doors to generous size deck where breathtaking sunsets await. Great kitchen w/walk-in pantry, island and half bath by garage. Wonderful master with huge master bath w/i closet and bay window. Two additional BRs with another full bath complete the main floor. Partially finished basement w rec room, 4th BR and huge storage and mechanicals area. Updated well pump lots of potential to expand the finished area of the home.

Dawn Spencer , Jaqua Realtors

32.88 ACRES
2730 SQ FT
Horse farm with Huge Barn, 3 Barns / Stables, 8.62 acres, Spacious Colonial Home

Edwardsburg, Cass County, Michigan

8.62 acres with a pond, Huge Barn to store hay, saddles, etc. 2 Pole barns with stables, one with inside riding arena. This is a rare find in the Village of Edwardsburg with Blue Ribbon Schools. Sits at the end of the road which allows for privacy. Additional 146 acres for sale on separate parcel, wooded, pond. 30 acres being farmed.

Sheila Scott , Cressy & Everett

8.62 ACRES
3640 SQ FT
Beautiful northern Michigan home with large outbuildings on 79 acres

Manton, Wexford County, Michigan

Situated between Manton and Fife Lake, just a few miles from US 131 expressway and 18 miles north of Cadillac, this 79 acre property is in the heart of northern Michigan. To the North, it is just a 40 minute drive to Flint Field Equestrian Park in Williamsburg, near Traverse City. The custom built ranch home with full walkout overlooks the property and the large pole building. Home features tongue & grove knotty pine on walls and ceilings, and includes extensive hickory flooring and custom hickory cabinetry. There are three bedrooms and two baths on the first floor, with a fourth bedroom and third bathroom on the lower level, perfect for guests. The master suite bathroom includes a jetted tub as well as a large custom shower. The home has a beautiful kitchen/dining area, which is recently renovated with high tech lighting, Corian counters, and ledger stone accents. New Andersen windows allow terrific views of the countryside. The lower floor is open and includes an area that would make a great home theater. It also has room for a workout area, office, or family gathering area. The home can be heated with either a high efficiency propane furnace or an outdoor wood-fired boiler. The boiler provides radiant in-floor heating for the home, the attached 2 car garage, the pole building, and hot water. Central air conditioning is also available. Electrical power is backed up with a whole-house Generac generator. The large pole building with workshop area and car/truck lift is ready to be put to use as you wish. It includes a 65" TV, a full bathroom with hot and cold water, and washer for your shop towels and suits. The property has extensive in-ground irrigation for multiple flower beds, trees, and garden plot.

Tom Wiltse , Up North Properties

79.00 ACRES
1584 SQ FT

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