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
2009 Raised Ranch on 70 Acres with Guest House and Amish built Barn!

Sanford, Midland County, Michigan

Private Country Estate on 70 Acres with 2009 Cobblestone Raised Ranch and separate guest house. Perfect hobby farm set up includes Amish built barn with 2 horse stalls and 1 acre fenced pasture. Picturesque setting borders Pine Haven State Forest on 2.5 sides with the Salt River running through! Beautifully wooded property features numerous trails in both open and wooded areas. Perfect for horseback riding, cross country skiing, mountain biking, etc as trails connect to state forest trail system and also within minutes of the rail trail! The home is bright and airy with large windows, fireplace, great room layout and energy efficient features. Hardwood/tile flooring throughout main level. Kitchen features stainless appliances & granite countertops. There are 2 main floor bedrooms inc. master suite, 2 tiled baths plus main floor laundry/mud room. 3rd bedroom & family room in lower level with daylight windows. Great location with city water, 2 miles from Sanford & 15 minutes to Midland!

Julie Ortiz , Realtor Associate, CRS,GRI,ABR, Ayre Rhinehart Realtors

70.00 ACRES
1890 SQ FT
Real Estate Professional

Manchester, Washtenaw County, Michigan

Make this land your own private country paradise near the village! 3 bedroom 1.5 bath ranch with walkout basement on 88 sprawling acres! This land is three separate parcels sold as one. Approximately 40 acres used currently as rented out alfalfa fields, the rest pasture land. Outbuilding with electricity and water! The ranch home has tile and hardwood floors, attached garage, spacious common rooms with great lighting. House has lot of potential - needs a tiny bit of elbow grease to make it shine. Definitely plenty of uses for the walkout - lots of space! New carpet and paint. Close to town - Sharon Twp taxes! Manchester schools! Very close to M-52 for easy commute to 94 and village conveniences. Parcel # 0-15-21-300-006 & #0-15-21-400-007 Included in sale.

Pat Fielder , Keller Williams Realty - Ann Arbor, MI

88.78 ACRES
1224 SQ FT
Beautiful county home on 10+ acres!

Metamora, Lapeer County, Michigan

PERFECT!...is what you'll say when you see this BEAUTIFUL home! Let's start with the huge formal dining rm w/ash hardwood floors taken from the property! Parlor w/natural fireplace. Granite kitchen w/Amish made cherry cabinets with eating nook, plus stainless appliances. The den is finished with solid wood paneling, w/gas FP. Family room w/pegged oak floors plus has oversized fireplace w/cooking arm. Master suite w/dressing area and updated bath. Mother-in-law suite, also great for guests has LR, Kit, Bedrm, and Bath and private entry. Partially finished basement with rec room. 800 sq ft brick paver patio has 8 person hot tub and built-in SS gas grill. 2 car attached heated garage plus 3 car carriage heated house w/2nd floor, plus 40x100 outbuilding has 2nd floor, water, multiple stalls, and concrete floor. The property is wooded, private, has open areas for grazing and is on a dead end street! Dual heating system. Choice of 4 schools available.

Jeff Todd , Keller Williams - Paint Creek

10.07 ACRES
3719 SQ FT
Deer Tracks Ranch - Pristine Michigan River Retreat with 1465 Acres

Fife Lake, Kalkaska County, Michigan

This approximately 1465 acres is set upon one of the most scenic areas of the Manistee River. The river is recognized as one of the Top Blue-Ribbon Trout Streams east of the rocky mountains. Almost one half of a mile of river meanders through this property with additional tributary streams. A great lodge with caretakers’ quarters, numerous garages and workshops complement the large log cabin. Several other cabins are in the woods and on the river. The Virtual tour will give you an amazing overview of this incredible property. The property was previously a High Fence Game Ranch and still has the permitting, and fencing, for operation. This is an opportunity to own one of the largest pristine tracks of land in the lower peninsula of Michigan. A short drive to all that Traverse City has to offer brings you from the wilderness to the city. Well maintained trails allow for all sports, Winter and Summer, and the ATV Barn can fit all of your personal equipment. If you are looking for a place to gather, this property is a must see property and can be yours for generations to come. Video Link https://youtu.be/Q1TpTPOGWTU

Nicolas Halek , Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors

1,465.00 ACRES
2183 SQ FT

Plymouth, Washtenaw County, Michigan

So beautiful! 75 acres with stocked pond, open land, woods & additional garage w/loft! Updated Ranch home with vaulted great room, fireplace, deck, and colorful views to the yard & woods. Open to the kitchen for entertaining. Large kitchen with lots of cabinets & counter space. 1st floor laundry and large daylight basement. Perfect for a relaxing lifestyle and for the equestrian or sports enthusiast! Development opportunities with extensive frontage along Gotfredson Rd. No buildings across the Rd. Updates include: new carpet, paint, stainless appliances, counters, sinks, fixtures, hood fan, hardware, lighting. Attached garage with workshop & locked storage area. Paver driveway & walkway. Extra deep 2nd garage with 2nd floor loft for storage + staircase. Attractive gate along winding asphalt driveway. Dedicated well for Pond. 4 daylight windows in large basement - perfect for letting in light!

Karen Dafoe , Arterra Realty

75.26 ACRES
2034 SQ FT
10 - 20 Acre Exceptional Property in Otisville Michigan

Otisville, Genesee County, Michigan

Beautiful updated 3 bedroom Ranch sitting on 10 acre of country living. Home has custom trim, updated kitchen, stone fireplace, and 3 bedrooms with walk in closets. Property has 2 car garage with workshop, 2 sheds, and a large horse barn. Large screened in room with adjacent deck for enjoying this serene setting. Located only 6 miles from Davison. Adjacent 10 acre parcel also available.

Aaron Whitson , Signature Real Estate

10.00 ACRES
2062 SQ FT

Ira Twp , St Clair County, Michigan

If you are looking to host horse shows, clinics, or run a boarding/training business, do it in style with one of Michigan’s most elite equestrian properties. No expense was spared constructing this one-of-a-kind facility situated on 44 acres. The turnkey state-of-the-art barn features 52 matted Classic Equine stalls, each equipped w/ Nelson waterers and rotating feeders. The 100’x200’ indoor show arena and 60’x60’ indoor lunging arena, both are climate controlled with Euro footing. Other features include: observation room, tack room w/ 48 lockers, student tack room, 4 grooming stalls, heated wash racks, hay loft w/ conveyor belt, 48’x48’ service area, office, full service restroom, and much more! The beautiful grounds include a 150’x180’ outdoor arena, 4 large paddocks w/ Nelson waterers and 12’x24’ run-in sheds, and 3 private turnouts. Property also features a 60’x90’ heated equipment building and potential caretaker’s home.

Nichole McCaig , Visible Homes

44.56 ACRES
1088 SQ FT

Niles, Cass County, Michigan

THIS SPECTACULAR PIECE OF PROPERTY HAS IT ALL! ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED HOME BY NOTRE DAME ARCHITECT AL DEFREES CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF NATURE IN A RELAXED AND COMFORTABLE SETTING. The home sits on 30 acres, 18 of riding pasture and another 12 of gorgeous woods. The home itself has skylights, 2 fireplaces, stained beveled windows, maple floors and leads to a large deck overlooking the 20x40 in-ground pool. The barn is riders heaven with room for 12 stalls, water, and a 60x160 indoor arena that leads out to an outdoor riding arena. There is also a free standing studio that could easily be made into an office or guest house. Only minutes from ND & less than 2 hours from Chicago, peacefulness, nature, and beauty awaits.

Dennis Bamber , Cressy & Everett Real Estate

30.00 ACRES
4040 SQ FT
10 Acre Retreat with amazing cross country course

Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan

10 Acre Retreat offers a Custom Built Home that is meant to be enjoyed inside and out! Seller just installed Beautiful new Granite kitchen counters!! 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 5,400 total finished sqft that includes a lower level walkout. Living spaces include, master suite, dining room, breakfast nook, home office, living room with cozy fireplace, recreation room with bar and 2nd fireplace, theater room, amazing sunroom with great property views! Quality built with Anderson Windows and Doorwalls. Outside features include an expansive deck with gazebo, 32x56 pole barn, 30x40 horse barn with paddocks, circle drive, beautiful trees, landscaping and wildlife. Lower utility costs with Geo Thermal Heating and whole house generator just in case. OXFORD SCHOOLS, LAPEER COUNTY TAXES! This home is priced to sell and worth the drive to see! 1 1/2 miles off of Rochester Rd.

Debora Summers , Coldwell Banker Professionals

10.08 ACRES
3600 SQ FT
Beautiful custom built estate nestled on 10 acres

Dexter, Washtenaw County, Michigan

Unparalleled sophistication in the custom built estate with a modern country flair nestled on 10+ acres of land with all of the amenities of a resort. Not a detail was missed in this 6400 square foot home that has an additional 2 car garage, 1700 square foot horse stable with a loft, 5 stalls and an outdoor riding arena.

Tracey Roy , The Charles Reinhart Company

10.03 ACRES
4448 SQ FT

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