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
1 home w / Indoor heated pool and a 2nd home, 66 acres, 20,000sqft 10 stall Horse

Buckley, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Only 14 miles to Lake Michigan and downtown Traverse City, MI on State Highway M-37. Property has 66 ACRES a 4100sqft Main House has a 32x14 heated Indoor Pool, new filter system (2016) in an 1800 sqft recreation room, Central Air, security system, paved and lighted 800ft driveway, sprinkler system, there also is a 1100sqft caretaker cottage sits on the back of the property. Additional contingent 40 acres and Hay barn is available for sale. The Main horse facility is a heated year round Building with an indoor 80 x 50 riding area with footing material and a sprinkler system for dust control, 10 stalls, 2 room office, audio/visual system in riding arena, 2 bathrooms 4500 feet of 3 rail white fencing, reinforced with treated lumber, large pole barn small storage garage style bldg., 3 shading bldgs

Bruce Blevins

66.00 ACRES
4100 SQ FT
Manchester Horse Property - 6563 Peckins

Manchester, Washtenaw County, Michigan

This stunning 13 acre property boasts an updated home, immaculate horse barn, 2 pastures, fenced backyard and many acres of beautiful land. The updated home features 1,650 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, large eat-in-kitchen, and huge living room w/ sliding doors that lead to a 3-seasons room with fantastic views of the backyard and pastures. The master suite offers dual sinks, walk-in-closet and sliding doors that lead directly out to the backyard deck. Other desirable features of the home include new Chelsea Plank hickory floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, barn doors for all closets, full basement, large first floor laundry w/ commercial washer and dryer, sprawling front porch and large 28x28 garage. The 24x42 barn with overhang features 3 matted stalls, tack room, cement aisle, electric and exhaust fan. The property also features new non-climb horse fencing.

Nichole McCaig , Visible Homes

13.32 ACRES
1650 SQ FT
41 Acre Equestrian Estate with Gorgeous 5100+SF Executive Home& Several Barns!

Manchester, Washtenaw County, Michigan

Unbelievable farm opportunity or equestrian estate with gorgeous home boasting nothing short of the best of everything! 41 acres with several barns, ponds, woods & all the amenities for animals and crops. Completely remodeled 5 bed/4.1 bath home with extensive custom designs & top of the line finishes from Chicago custom cabinetry to maple/slate/heated tile flooring, soap stone/granite/marble/concrete counters and Wolf/Sub Zero/Viking appliances along with endless built ins, leaving no detail untouched. Spacious rooms & pleasing decor blending current & rustic finishes welcome you at every turn w/beautiful crown molding & wide decorative trim reminiscent of the farmhouse era. Outbuildings incl lrg workshop w/office & att garden room, equipment barn, cow barn, 5 stall horse barn w/bunk house & fully fin care takers quarters. So much more to tell of this exquisite property, please see attached for full description. See combined listing with 124 acres, MLS 3250264.

Jeffrey Klink , The Charles Reinhart Company

41.44 ACRES
5138 SQ FT
Best of Both Worlds: A Country Home with easy Access to Major Cities

Plymouth, Washtenaw County, Michigan

Casual living easily & easy maintenance. Its in excellent Plymouth-Canton , South Lyon school districts, & close to private schools too . Close to US23 expressway, M14, 96, 10 minutes from Ann Arbor, Plymouth, South Lyon & 25 minutes from metro Detroit airport.

Jim Jensen , Coldwell Banker Town and Country

5.00 ACRES
2478 SQ FT

Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Michigan

Looking for a great recreational Hobby/Horse farm that is perfect for entertaining your equestrian friends? This Cape Cod Home sits at the end of a long private drive and beckons you to relax on the wrap around porch or lounge in the extensive patio/gazebo area by the pool. The barn is spectacular and was custom built in 2015 containing 4 matted stalls (one large enough for a draft horse or foaling). Frost Free water spigots and automatic heated/cooled watering trough. There is an attached 48X24 hay storage area, two 1 1/2 acre pastures for grazing and a level 80 x 190' riding arena, all electric fencing is braided. Grow your own hay on the tillable 7 acres. Inside you will find a large bright kitchen/dining area, solid wood flooring, 9' ceilings and stunning 2 story foyer with oak stair case. Main floor master/laundry and a bonus room above the garage that has its own heating/cooling system. There is a separate heated/cooled Pole Building that can be used for hobby or business that offers an extra 2 car garage and a loft. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 9/24/17 FROM 12:30 - 2:30 P.M.

Suzy Glomski , Gale Realty, LLC

14.14 ACRES
2878 SQ FT
Gentlemen's Farm with 42 acres of farmland, wetlands, creek and an apple orchard

Williamsburg, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Gentlemen's Farm offering a dream setting including 42 acres with farmland, wetlands, creek and apple orchard. An abundance of outbuildings include two traditional barns, a large pole building with heated workshop and a garden shed. Lovely landscaped grounds with perennial gardens surround the house plus a large rear deck to enjoy the setting. The land includes a combination of 28 acres of upland and 14 acres of wetlands with Tobeco Creek running across the property. This is a wonderful private location in the country, yet located near Acme and Elk Rapids for shopping.

Randy Hawley , RE/MAX Bayshore Properties

42.00 ACRES
2466 SQ FT
"The Eagles Nest "

Fife Lake, Kalkaska County, Michigan

Welcome to “The Eagles Nest”, a true hidden gem that cannot be found anywhere else in Northern Michigan. This remarkable Log Home offers first class amenities, recognized by Discovery Channels TV show, Epic Log Homes. The “Eagles Nest” Resort-style home is spread across 345 beautiful acres with a spectacular custom built Log Home boasting 7,311 square feet of luxurious living. Main home includes 3 bedrooms with the option to convert additional bedrooms upstairs, 4 1/2 bathrooms, a 3 car attached garage with an additional 1/2 bathroom, 2 full kitchens, 3 stone fireplaces, a Foyer with a 2 story waterfall, granite counter tops, Lime Stone, Honduran Mahogany, Marble, Slate & African Tiger Wood Flooring, high quality appliances, and the list continues! Enjoy the most serene Westerly sunset right from your patio, overlooking your own private - 22 acre, spring fed lake. In addition, this property offers a 4,096 sq. Ft Pole Barn, a Cattle Barn, Hunting Blind, Sugar Shack, Game Bird Coop and Flight Pen, Hay Barn, Shooting Shack and range, a Garage/Workshop with a full bathroom, a 5 stall Horse Barn with a 1/2 bathroom, Chicken Coop, and a Small Animal Barn. Four Seasons of activities can be enjoyed Horseback riding, Fishing, Canoeing, Hiking, Hunting, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling and the list continues! After a day of activities, allow your guests to feel right at home by relaxing in the beautiful 1,694 Square foot private guest home, including a living and dining room, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. You can also extend the finished Cabin to your guests which includes a full bathroom, kitchen and loft bedroom upstairs that can accommodate 2 queen size beds, separated by a hall to allow for privacy. This is truly 345 acres of pure paradise, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and tranquility. The “Eagles Nest” is situated 30 minutes from the Traverse City airport, making traveling to and from this amazing lifestyle very convenient.

Angela Mia DiLorenzo , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan

345.00 ACRES
7311 SQ FT
Horse Farm Indoor and Outdoor Arenas Wonderful Home Cassopolis Michigan

Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan

Spectacular Horse Farm on 30 Acres, adjacent to Russ Forest (with over 300 acres of riding trails). 200 X 72 Indoor Arena (not including the stable), plus 256 X 100 Outdoor Arena (with limestone footing for excellent drainage), 40 X 50 hay barn with 14 ft doors for equipment access, 30 X 50 Ft Equipment Barn. (all buildings are like-new Morton Buildings) There are up to 19 acres for hay. Pastures have run-ins and are cross fenced with electric strap fencing. Stable has 6 - 12 X 12 stalls, with Auto Waterers, plus 2 additional 10 X 12 stalls (auto waterers are plumed in) . Tack room and bath are both heated. Wash Rack has hot and cold water. This is a spectacular Horse Facility in excellent condition.

Steve Snyder , REMAX of Kalamazoo

30.00 ACRES
4090 SQ FT
An Equestrian Dream - Stunning home, beautiful views!

Suttons Bay, Leelanau County, Michigan

This property is simply breath taking. A true gem in Leelanau County. This jaw dropping three bedroom, two bath home on thirteen acres of pure beauty. Comes with an indoor riding arena (60x132) and a barn that is equipped with 9 stalls and a wash station. Not to mention this home has an unbelievable amount of master masonry stone work that includes a 18' stone chimney, flooring, retaining walls and more. Very serene - beautiful spring fed pond on the property, a tunnel of trees for your entrance. Just gorgeous. To top it all off you will be living very energy efficient as this is a home is part earth berm. Walking distance to the adorable town of Suttons Bay.

Amber Cyman , Real Estate One

13.00 ACRES
2128 SQ FT
Metamora's Finest Equestrian Estate! Heart of the Hunt w/ Fabulous Barn / Arena!

Metamora, Lapeer County, Michigan

A TRULY EXQUISITE, ENGLISH-INSPIRED, fully-functioning,23-acre EQUESTRIAN ESTATE in the heart of Metamora Hunt Country w/ 6,200+ sf fabulous family 5 bedroom, 4.2 bath home overlooking sprawling grounds w/18-stall horse barn, indoor arena. The grounds are breathtaking with rolling pastures, trails and views that are spectacular. This is a property for families experienced and IN LOVE with country living/ equestrian lifestyle and appreciate all that is offered. Truly a turn-key investment that offers both a magnificent home and first-rate quality barn and arena. The Total Package for horse and country lovers alike! All within driving distance to shopping, highways, airports, hospitals and schools.

Beth duLac , Keller Williams West Bloomfield

23.02 ACRES
6200 SQ FT

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