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
Horse farm with indoor arena, mirrors on 3 sides with modern home on 20 acres.

Sterling, Bay County, Michigan

Newer Open concept ranch. New well, plenty of water! Newer Barn with attached indoor covered arena. Pasture, trails. Lovely property.

Bruce Faccio

20.00 ACRES
1700 SQ FT
16+ acres with luxury home, 4 - stall barn, riding arena, and fenced paddock!

Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan

Over 16 acres of private countryside for you to enjoy only 10 minutes from Michigan Stadium! In addition to the main home with over 3700SF of living space, this property has a 36'x48' 4-stall barn with tack room, garage, and wash rack, as well as a nicely equipped 950SF office above with full bath. Bring your horses to train in the riding arena or roam in the fenced paddock. This prairie-style ranch home has plenty of space for a large family or frequent visitors. Bright entry welcomes guests into the formal dining room or cozy family room. At the back of the home is a large living room with wood stove and wall of windows. Exit to the tranquil patio courtyard - the perfect place to enjoy a summer dinner or morning coffee. Open kitchen offers a large fridge, double-oven, granite counters, and breakfast bar big enough for the whole team. Expansive master suite has sitting space and full bath with two vanities and a spa tub. Three more bedrooms share an additional full bathroom on the main level. Downstairs, a private guest suite with full bath is a welcome retreat for visitors, and everyone will appreciate the large rec room. Enjoy Scio Township taxes with Dexter Schools and Ann Arbor mailing address.

Alex Milshteyn , Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel

16.66 ACRES
3759 SQ FT
Opportunities Abound! 140 Acres, 4 Living Quarters and more in Metamora MI.

Metamora, Lapeer County, Michigan

The possibilities are endless with this 140 acre paradise in Metamora! Enjoy this property as a personal sanctuary, or let your imagination run wild and explore the possibilities of a Bed and Breakfast, a Retreat Center, a Hunting Lodge, or many other viable options. The main residence was creatively designed and boasts approx 5,600 sq ft, 7 bedrooms, and 4.1 bathrooms. Other living quarters on the property consist of a 6 bedroom Farm House, a 2 Bedroom Townhouse, and a 1 Bedroom Carriage Barn Apartment. Outbuildings consist of a 16 stall horse barn with tack room, feed room, bathroom and hay storage; a two-story studio with heated floors, water and 13x14 overhead door; two equipment barns, and a greenhouse. In addition to the pristine 140 acres, this property also borders the Flint River. Outdoor enthusiasts have many activities to choose from, such as: kayaking, fishing, riding horses, hunting, mountain bike riding, XC skiing and much more.

Nichole McCaig , Visible Homes

140.00 ACRES
5600 SQ FT
Equestrian Living near Crystal Mountain - Horse Lovers Welcome

Thompsonville, Benzie County, Michigan

Relax on the wrap-around porch of this 4-bedroom, 3-bath custom built house as you watch your horses graze in the pastures. This property features a 36x42 two-stall barn with foaling pen, tack room, workshop and feed/storage area. A second 32x46 outbuilding will store all your hay for the winter and much more. Your animals will enjoy three fenced-in paddocks fully serviced by water and electric to rotate between on this 10-acre property. Inside the home you will find birch hardwood floors, custom woodwork, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a wood burning fireplace. There is also a whole house generator. If you love a countryside setting and appreciate quality construction, you'll want to see this lovingly-maintained home. Close to Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Swimming, boating, world-class river fishing, canoeing, kayaking, tubing and most of all relaxation await! . This is your "base-camp" to enjoy Pure Michigan! Located just 9 miles from year-round fun at Crystal Mountain and 25 miles to Traverse City this home is centrally located to all the area has to offer.

Jon Zickert , The Jon Zickert Group at Real Estate One

10.00 ACRES
2340 SQ FT
Pristine luxury equestrian estate with large indoor arena.

Augusta, Kalamazoo County, Michigan

Offering unparalleled distinction, this estate property on 64 magnificent acres seems inspired by sprawling Rocky Mt. equestrian ranches. From the porte cochere entry to the fully appointed equestrian facilities, this is the home of dreams or potentially a fantastic B&B or corporate retreat. Encompassing 7,695 sf, the architectural details, craftsmanship and lavish amenities of this home perfectly combine sophistication with Old West charm. The interior showcases soaring beamed ceilings, walls of windows, wide plank pine floors, stone fireplaces, wine cellar, theater room with bar, 4-seasons room, and exquisite kitchen with granite, Wolf gas range and artisan copper hood. Outside, surrounded by superb landscaping and views, is a guest house, pool, outdoor kitchen, barns, indoor and outdoor riding areas, and much more. The manicured grounds are combination of hardwoods, some wet land, and soft rolling open range.

dave pawlak , Trophy Class Real Estate / Sports Afield Trophy Properties

64.00 ACRES
4817 SQ FT

Saint Ignace, Mackinac County, Michigan

LOG COTTAGE AND BUNK HOUSE Overlooking Lant Lake with 60 Acres. The Lake has great fishing with Perch, Blue Gill, Pike and Largemouth Bass Horse Pasture and Hunting land on both sides of the private lake. Close to St Ignace an Mackinac Island. Trail systems for snowmobiling and 4 wheeling are nearby. Full log construction with half log siding. Bunk house has open floor plan with sleeping room and bath. Great for the family entertaining and the kids to hang out. Home has open concept with 3 bedrooms and living area looking out at the lake. Kitchen and dining area are open and airy with breakfast bar. Decking for outdoor family entertaining looking to the lake. Peaceful and serene!!! Cottage has a great rental program with repeat vacation guest.

Victoria Bender , CENTURY 21 NORTHLAND

60.00 ACRES
1664 SQ FT
Beautiful 10 Acre Horse Farm

North Branch, Lapeer County, Michigan

ten rolling acres with mature trees all fenced. open landscaped, creek at rear of property.

tim milligan , century-21 town and country

10.00 ACRES
3200 SQ FT
111 Acres, 2 Homes, Fully Equipped Barn

Bessemer, Gogebic County, Michigan

Commanding sixty mile views, 111 acres, 2 homes, barn, & even a runway! Built in 2006, the luxurious 3br/2ba open concept main home boasts cathedral ceilings, hickory cabinets, toasty in-floor zoned heat, fenced yard, large open kitchen w/island, finished walkout basement, wet bar, huge family room, 2-car attached garage, plus a fireplace & exterior facade made of stones sourced from the property. The manufactured 3br/2ba 2nd home includes a big master bedroom, spacious open floor plan, and a fully insulated block foundation. The hillside 67'x39' 2-level barn features a metal roof, doors wide enough for an airplane, 4 horse stalls, tack room, electricity, running water, & ability for both levels of the barn to be accessed from outside. There's also 10 acres of pasture, grass runway, 15-cord woodshed, & even an RV site w/full hookups! The possibilities are endless, the sellers are anxious for offers, & this move-in-ready ponderosa is priced to sell!

Andrew Harris , Coldwell Banker Mulleady, Inc. Realtors

111.00 ACRES
3300 SQ FT
Expansive horse farm with indoor / outdoor riding arenas, guest cabins, and trails

Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan

Expansive horse farm in Dowagiac, MI. This 65+/- acre horse farm has all the amenities needed to make any horse lovers dreams come true. Train or ride in the lighted 72x104 barn with 60x90 indoor arena, 11 stalls, heated lounge, bathroom, tack room, tool room, overhead hay storage and 3 sliding doors. An additional 40x64x14 barn is currently being used for hay and equipment storage but could boast additional stalls if needed. The 63 acres is put to great use with 9 pastures w/ run in shelters, 5 pastures with frost free water hydrants, 80x160 outside riding arena, 24 acre alfalfa/grass hay field, fruit trees, hiking/riding trails and plenty of wildlife. Also included is a 4 bedroom 1 bath home and 3 additional ''guest'' cabins. Fantastic opportunity to make a great income boarding horses! MLS#18022923

Shelly Myers-Henry/ Martha Hassle , Cressy & Everett

65.00 ACRES
1496 SQ FT
45 Acre Equestrian Dream with home

China Township, St Clair County, Michigan

Beautiful facility and home in China Township! Turn-key investment with total of 45 acres with house offered for $765k. Call now with questions or for a showing!

Danielle Casazza , Rondo Investment LLC

45.00 ACRES

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