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.
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Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Michigan
Kathryn Judge , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Rapid City, Kalkaska County, Michigan
Vince Edwards , homewaters L.L.C.
Haslett, Ingham County, Michigan
Vic Kuiper , LASTBIDrealestate.com
Cedar Springs, Kent County, Michigan
Ginger Baxter , Keller Williams
Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan
Brad & Jeanette Dilley , Century 21 Town and Country Northville
Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan
Andrew Watches , Those Watches Real Estate
Ottawa Lake, Monroe County, Michigan
Gloria Leonard-McClenathen , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Hanover, Jackson County, Michigan
John Rockey , EXIT Realty 1st
Richland, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Hannah Garcia , Keller Williams Grand Rapids East
Gladwin, Gladwin County, Michigan
Matt Smith , Modern Realty