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
Spectacular 10 Acre Horse Ranch with Professional Training Arena

Belleville, Wayne County, Michigan

10 Acre horse ranch designed for training/lessons. Everything on site is quality built and maintained specifically for the comfort of the horse and rider. The well built Brick home overlooks the operation and is close to shopping, the airport, schools and hospitals. Easy access to I-94 and I-275. All facilities, home and pastures are key ready requiring little or no additional investment for operations.

MIchael Long , Re/max Crossroads III

10.00 ACRES
3590 SQ FT
10 acres of equestrian paradise, outdoor living at its best! Great location!

Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan

10 acres of equestrian paradise, outdoor living at its best w/ terraced yard, inground pool boasting extensive landscaping, covered outdoor patio and ample garden areas. This home has been in the family since 1959 & has been thoroughly cared for. Open concept kitchen with much natural wood detail and flows nicely to family room w/gas log fireplace. Also on main floor is master bdrm w/ adjacent master bath. There's an add'l bedroom or office space and ½ bath on the main floor as well. Up is 3 bedrooms and full bath with bonus flex space. OTHER: Buyer to verify acreage and lot lines. Additional Acreage available - call agent for pricing and details. **MULTIPLE TAX ID's. Land split ongoing - Taxes /acreage to be adjusted. © 2019 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc.® Equal Housing Opportunity.

Courtney Porter , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate

10.00 ACRES
2253 SQ FT
Executive 2,280 Acre Ranch - Incredible Countryside and the Privacy You Demand

Gladwin, Roscommon County, Michigan

The Double Eagle Ranch is every outdoorsman’s dream come true. Totaling 3.5 square miles of pristine property, this opportunity is truly one of a kind. This property is completely surrounded by a 10' fence, and offers incredible varying countryside with plentiful hardwoods, two twenty acre lakes and a beautiful 4,200 sq ft. modern log home. Finding itself on the market for the first time in three decades, this property has been privately owned and prestigiously preserved for the past 30 years. The Double Eagle Ranch capitalizes on the shortcomings of other acreage parcels in a variety of ways. Don’t miss your chance to own one of the most beauitiful pieces of property in the state. Call Sales Representative Kyle O’Grady for your private tour today!

Kyle O'Grady , Re/Max Bayshore

2,280.00 ACRES
4500 SQ FT
Luxury equestrian estate w/ Lake Michigan views + vineyards.

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Nearly 50 acre equestrian estate located on the beautiful Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, Michigan, a beachside town and foodie destination known for it's crystal-clear Lake Michigan waters, miles of gorgeous vineyards & wineries and multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities. The estate includes; a stunning custom-built 6 bedroom home; a 22-stall equestrian stable featuring living quarters for both humans & equines, indoor heated dressage arena, and five corrals; vineyards and water views! The estate is private and serene, but located only minutes to the nearest public beach/boat launch on Old Mission. Downtown Traverse City is a 15-20 minute drive, where you can enjoy award-winning restaurants and shopping.

Shawn Smith , Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors

48.53 ACRES
12374 SQ FT
Immaculate Horse Lovers Dream Farm in Excellent Location

Howell, Livingston County, Michigan

This has been our horse heaven on earth – now it can be yours! Exceptional equestrian property at $439,900. Great location at 4159 Sweet Road in Howell, MI. Only 2 minutes to the I-96 and Latson Rd exit. Immaculate ranch home with lower level finished walk-out. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings in the living room and kitchen. All wood and ceramic floors.Three bedroom, two bath (bathrooms have heated floors!) Clean and move in ready. Situated on 9.62 gently rolling, secluded acres, with 2 ponds and an abundance of wildlife. Indoor arena is 72X176 with extra height and has professional grade footing. 5 large matted, boxstalls in the hip roof barn with a huge hayloft and additional storage areas. Several paddocks/pastures done in high grade fencing. Easy access to several horse show agricenters; MSU, Mason, Shiawassee, Woodbine and more! Minutes to Howell and Brighton, easy commute in all directions (Ann Arbor, Lansing). MLS#219029805. VIDEO: https://youtu.be/56VygjJw-O4 For a private viewing of this incredible property, contact: KATHIE CROWLEY - FARM SPECIALIST - RE/MAX PLATINUM - 248-207-7222 - kathie.crowley@yahoo.com

Michaela Zint

9.62 ACRES
1106 SQ FT
Northern treasure with large indoor arena and beautiful sunsets.

Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan

Beautiful riding facility with revenue generating land and forest for riding in. Mornings are blessed with sunrises and your evening has a panoramic view of the sunset a treat that most people could only experience at a resort. Located a short walk from the state-maintained snowmobile/equestrian trial. Enjoy the grander of the arena barn as you drive up and the superb natural lighting on the inside. The indoor arena is 73ft x130ft Clear span fabric with a 30 x 40 ft pole building inside for stalls and an observation room with a cedar tack room. The fabric has a 25-year warranty and is tiled around the barn to prevent runoff. The barn coupled with the outdoor arena allows you to ride anytime day or night and in any weather. The ranch is definitely a horse lover’s dream. This is a truly hidden treasure for Northeast Michigan. Ranch style home with unique country feel. The home is in the middle of the property. If you like privacy this is the place for you with a long driveway, plenty of trees, and lots of land separating you from your neighbors. Experience the joy of watching your horse from your front deck. Recently remodeled 1/2 of the home 3 years ago with top end materials and newly renovated bath. This home is big enough for entertaining and small enough that you feel comfortable inside. On the back side of the home is the pole barn. This partially heated barn is great for a man cave.

Laurie Jackowiak

55.00 ACRES
this vast property boasts 43.2 acres of horse luxury & indoor arena and 2 barns

Marine City, St Clair County, Michigan

Located in Marine City, this vast property boasts 43.2 acres of horse luxury. With not one, but two Morton Buildings, this property is a rare and unique find. Whether you are returning your equipment to the 54'x90' Morton Pole Barn, or your horses are resting comfortably in the 24 stall, 180'x72' Morton Horse Barn, both structures are beautiful inside and out, creating an atmosphere that goes far beyond equestrian expectations. Other features include an indoor arena, an outdoor arena, 10 acres of pasture, extensive fencing and 3 additional Morton Run-in sheds. Venturing into the main house, the living quarters include a 4 bedroom, 2.1 bath home that sits as the cornerstone to all the acreage. With updated touches to the bathrooms and hardwood floor accents, this property is sure to check all of your boxes. Simply too many features to list on the MLS. Property brochure available upon request!

Nichole McCaig , Visible Homes

43.20 ACRES
2168 SQ FT
Horse property with custom built home! 1 mile from Waterloo Eq Trails!!

Grass Lake, Jackson County, Michigan

Horse property with custom built home! Situated on 11 gorgeous acres and only 1 mile from Waterloo Equestrian Trails, this property is ideal for the leisurely rider or the serious trail fanatic! Highlights of the custom built home include 4 beds, 3 baths, master suite, great room w/ stone fireplace, formal dining, finished basement, screened in porch and attached 2 car garage. The classic monitor style horse barn has a large tack room, 1 stall, a cement floor storage area and 400 bale capacity hay loft. One side of the aisle is set up for open concept horse living with 2 hay feeders and 2 doors out to the large pastures. This space can easily be converted to 3-4 stalls if needed. With over 2,000 sq ft of workspace the second outbuilding is a dream come true. Highlights include a heated workshop, heated 2 car garage, 3 overhead doors and storage loft. Also attached is a 14’X32’ lean, perfect for storing a trailer or motorhome.

Nichole McCaig , Visible Homes

11.27 ACRES
1890 SQ FT
Remodeled home with huge indoor riding arena / 8 horse stalls on 38.9 acres.

Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan

Be sure to check out the virtual tour and drone video...they are a MUST SEE!!! Location, View and MOVE IN READY!!!!! Overlook your approximately 15 acre pond on 38.9 acres! A very nice area, convenient location, country feel but only 1.5 miles to US131 freeway and all of what the Big Rapids area has to offer. Completely remodeled home in 2019, all new appliances, bathroom and lighting fixtures, Anderson windows and slider doors with warranty, flooring, drywall, siding, and deck. 60'x136' Morton pole building, set up for the horse enthusiast with 8 stalls and tack room (36x60), riding arena (100x60), hay loft, separate well, septic and electric, full bathroom and 8 separated outdoor fenced horse areas with water and electric to each area.

Lyle Lodholtz , Century 21 Forward Realty

38.90 ACRES
3825 SQ FT
40 Acres with Heated Barn, Indoor / Outdoor Arena and 5,000 sq. ft. Luxury Home

Alto, Kent County, Michigan

If your dream is to own a 40 acres Horse Farm complete with heated barn, stables, staff apartment, indoor and outdoor arena, fenced-in riding area, as well as gorgeous home with 2 fireplaces and vaulted ceilings, updated kitchen and baths, don't miss this opportunity. Nothing has been spared to make this magnificent ranch a home of tranquility with horses and yet only minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Cathy Sherman Bittrick , RE/MAX SunQuest

40.00 ACRES
5000 SQ FT

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