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
Amicus Stables is situated on 38.55 acres w 2200 sq ft, 3BR colonial home

East China, St Clair County, Michigan

2200sqft, 3 bdrm colonial, side entry 2.5 car attached garage w/ direct access to basement, hardwood floors throughout, loads of custom oak trim & built-ins, unique breakfast nook area off kitchen, step up great room w/ fireplace (very open concept), large den/office w/ french doors off of foyer. 2.5 baths w/ main bath & 1/2 bath fully remodeled, full finished basement, many more features, definitely a MUST SEE! Amicus Stables is a horse farm situated on a nice country setting of 38.55 acres. Currently an active stable & riding facility with 60x150 indoor riding arena, 12-12x10 well lit matted stalls w/ dutch insulated doors w/ direct access to indoor arena and outdoor pastures, sliding "windowed" doors at both ends of stable area, tack room & grain room w/ observation window, water to 2 barns, 60x150 outdoor arena w/ recently re-sanded base/footing redone, 2-30x40 pole barns, front & rear paddocks w/ solar supply hot wire, 5 additional stalls, 2 small paddocks for private turnout, 2 large paddocks for group turnout, 6 car free standing garage (currently leased). Acreage towards rear of property for farming hay.

Tom Figlan , Advantage Realty

38.55 ACRES
2200 SQ FT
Beautiful 7 Acres

Cedar Springs, Kent County, Michigan

Enjoy and appreciate $100,000 of recent updates and renovations on this beautiful 7 acres (2 wooded), property with a 24 x 40 pole barn (220 hook up), 12 x 16 shed with a loft and electric, 9 ft deep pond, and 5 acres of fenced in horse pasture. Recent updates include: 10 x 26 covered trex deck with lights and ceiling fan, roof, furnace, a/c, siding, windows, gutters, exterior and interior LED lights, garage doors and doors on house and pole barn, siding, bathroom with tile shower and glass doors, water proof flooring, asphalt, new countertops, sink and faucet in kitchen, and many other items. The main floor has a living room with cathedral ceilings, eating area with slider to the deck, kitchen, full bath, master bedroom with two closets, and another bedroom.

Doug Takens , Independence Realty

7.00 ACRES
1722 SQ FT
Beautifully Wooded 5 Acre Setting with a Running Creek in Linwood, MI!

Linwood, Bay County, Michigan

Nicely maintained Garfield Twp (Linwood) home, with plenty of room for all, including a horse! Beautifully designed quad-level home with three bedrooms, a full bath for the house, and a half for the master suite! Spacious kitchen & dining area, and large living room with fireplace that overlooks the wooded 5 acres. For the outdoor lovers, you can enjoy the large tiered deck, then go out to the 5 acres of trees and the rippling Butternut Creek that winds through! Park all your vehicles, tools & toys in the 4-stall garage, or convert one of the stalls for your horse, and still have plenty of room on the ground floor and loft for extra storage. If keeping utility bills low is your priority, this home has a supplemental wood burning, forced air heating system AND an antenna for free TV! Conveniently located minutes from Midland & Bay City, this home has it all! Family room could easily be used as a 4th bedroom!

Shelley Gottschling , Ayre/Rhinehart Bay

5.00 ACRES
1848 SQ FT
*Price Drop* 5 Stall barn with 60x100 Indoor

Eaton Rapids, Jackson County, Michigan

Just in time for Hunting Season or breaking ground on your DREAM FARM! 41.25 acres of land located in Eaton Rapids, just into Jackson County. This property is very unique, and features 2 LIFETIME steel outbuildings. The first, an 8,000 square foot horse facility, features oversized 5 stalls with closed cell Equifoam matting and OAK STALLS. The isle has stamped concrete for easy sweeping, a wash rack with hot water and a drain for easy grooming and/or cleaning injuries. The tack room/utility room is easy access for feed and tack. This was a rehab facility, and was built to last a lifetime, with over $90,000 in materials invested. THATS NOT ALL ON THIS BUILDING! Sand footing in the 60x100 INDOOR arena is still in GREAT shape and just needs a drag to be ready to ride on. On the second level there is 2,000 square feet. Within this square footage there is: an insulated observation room, recreation room, hay storage, 3 bedrooms/office space and a bathroom already plumbed and ready for finishing. Lets talk paddocks. There are 5. Two are private, each featuring a 200 square foot Lean-to. The other three are meant for larger, grazing pastures. All pastures and paddocks have Electrobraid fencing. Woah (no pun intended), there's a second building. This is meant to be a Machine Shop. With 18 foot ceilings, you can store all of your toys and tractors in here for easy access! There is a loft area for storage and/or woodworking, and plenty of space for multiple tractors and manure spreaders. Hunting, just in time! On the back 20 acres, there is a partially finished 15x15 hunting shed! This shed features a wood-burning stove and finished flooring. The property has 2 miles of trails, 11 tree stands, two ponds, and would take a weekend to get cleaned up and functioning.

Amy Yaroch , Keller Williams Realty Lansing- East

41.25 ACRES
8000 SQ FT
68 Acres w/ Private Lake and so much potential for your equestrian vision!

Springport, Jackson County, Michigan

Absolutely stunning view of private Lake Montague and the mature hardwoods. Extremely private, you will declare that you are way up north. A blank slate for an equestrian dream. The monster buck hunting is just phenomenal, the fishing is fantastic! If outdoor life is for you, then this is the place that you'll want to live the rest of your life! House is unfinished, very small portion of basement retained from the demo and the remainder started. Land is suitable for tree harvesting, splitting off a few lots, whatever you'd like to do with a huge piece of land like this. There is so much potential to be developed here! Absolutely gorgeous. Could be a hunting lodge, shared family retreat, 68 acres with your own horse trails... it just needs you to make it happen.

John Rockey , EXIT Realty 1st

68.37 ACRES
2152 SQ FT
Lake Michigan Homestead

Beaver Island, Charlevoix County, Michigan

On Beaver Island, just outside of town, rests the "Mermaid". A beautiful, well maintained home with acreage plus Lake Michigan waterfront. This property consists of 10.6 acres, and the horse barn has running water as well as electric. A pasture has been established up by the road. The home itself has an attached garage, two wood stoves, 3 bedrooms. 2 full baths. Tongue and groove cedar line in walls of the bedrooms for a cozy "Up North" feel. You will have to see this property to appreciate all it has to offer as a lakeside residence. Call for your showing today!

Sheri Richards , Real Estate One

10.60 ACRES
2516 SQ FT
5.65 acres, 4 stall barn, updated 4071 sq ft 4 / 3 / 3 home, convenient to town

Midland, Midland County, Michigan

Country living near a major town gives the best of both worlds. Excellent Midland Public Schools, just 3 miles from the "city stuff" like Midland Mall, TSC, Home Depot, Walmart, Target and Kohls. Also 3 miles from resturants like Lucky's Steakhouse, Applebee's, Ruby Tuesday, Starbucks and Panera. Cul-de-sac home just outside of city is updated 4 bedroom, 3 full bath and oversize 3 car attached garage long enough to hold your Super Duty truck. Driveway large enough to park even a living quarters trailer. Irrigation system and alarm system. Barn has electricity, city water AND well water, 4 run in stalls. 3 gated pasture sections and a lot of undeveloped land that can be cleared for additional pasture rotations. Wood fencing plus solar electric fence. Riding trails at Midland City Forest just minutes away.

MARK Whiteman

5.65 ACRES
4071 SQ FT
PRICE REDUCED! Amazingly Affordable Horse Property in Central Michigan

Midland, Midland County, Michigan

Charming 2+ bedroom 1.5 story brick home! The 6.6 acres is already set up for horses with a 4-stall horse barn with 9-foot aisles and a tack room. There is room to roam with 2-3 dry lots, 2 grass lots, a hayfield, pond, and pasture area. You’ll find hay storage above the garage. Inside you will find beautiful wood floors and a natural wood burning fireplace, perfect for chilly winter nights. The huge eat-in kitchen has been updated and is ready for the chef in the family. One main floor bedroom and one upstairs, with an upstairs den that could be used as a third bedroom. Don’t miss out on this amazing property. Call today for your showing!

Shelley Park Cluff , Park Place Homes

6.63 ACRES
1300 SQ FT
40 Acres adjoining Acres of State Land! Peaceful and Private

Kingsley, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Contemporary Home on 40 Acres (1320X1320) adjoining State Land on 3 sides (south, east, west of property)! Home is in various stages of completion-additional Hickory wood flooring is in storage at property. Main level of home is mostly finished except for trim and has been occupied. Second floor still needs flooring and trim. Lower Level has a walkout, is plumbed for 3rd bathroom and is partially framed. Sunroom is listed as "other" and needs flooring and trim. Tree house on the south of property is very close to State Land border. Property has 5 water sources. Pavilion located in front of home (west side). Pole Barn 40X60. Equipment is available for purchase with the home. Several driveways access Matchett Road-all are dirt based. Enter off Matchett Road just before "for sale" sign. Do not follow GPS to property-road to the south on Matchett is not plowed/maintained.

Nancy Albrecht , Real Estate One

40.00 ACRES
2190 SQ FT
Estate on 138 acres in the Heart of Metamora Hunt Club. Horse Lovers Dream!!

Metamora, Lapeer County, Michigan

A Rare Find! Custom built 10,000 sq. ft. estate hidden away on private 138 acres in the heart of the Metamora Hunt Club. Home features all high end finishes and custom woodwork throughout , one of a kind 1 1/2 story with full finished walkout basement that sits approximately 1,500' off road, fantastic views of rolling countryside from walls of windows, large 1st floor owners suite with 4th fireplace walks through to library, 4 upstairs bedrooms and all have private bathrooms, finished walkout features billiards room, wine cellar, exercise room, full bath and recreation area; 4.5 car heated garage, caretakers residence on property along with 40' x 30' pole barn/auxiliary building and pond. 138 acres features rolling meadows and woods with trails, whole house generator system, copper gutters, upper and lower patios overlooking private grounds, original owners have maintained property with true pride of ownership!

Tom Zibkowski , Realty Executives Midwest

138.00 ACRES
10018 SQ FT

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