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
Potential Equestrian Estate on 133 Acres with 2880' Betsie River Waterfront!

Thompsonville, Benzie County, Michigan

Amazing property featuring 133A and 2880' Betsie River frontage.Contemporary Ranch Home (2004) with attached 24x32 garage and 30x48 2-story stick-built barn. Open floor plan in living, dining, kitchen and sunroom area; well-designed kitchen with solid surface countertops; luxurious Master Suite; finished walk-out lower level. Located on main Highway 669 with easy access to many points of interest: Crystal Mountain skiing, golf, dining & shopping; Frankfort with quaint village, marinas on Lake Michigan; Interlochen Arts Academy; Traverse City Cherry Capital with airport and all city amenities; Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park & Lakeshore. Prime property to imagine horses, a white fence, salmon fishing on Betsie River.

Nancy Albrecht , Real Estate One

133.00 ACRES
3500 SQ FT
29 Acre Property in the heart of Eaton County

Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan

Situated on a dirt road, close to shopping, schools and town this house is ready for your perfect Hallmark life. This beautifully maintained farm home rebuilt from the studs up in the 1990's. It has all of the quaint charm of an early 1900's farm house with modern amenities, including main floor laundry. The kitchen has beautiful oak cabinets, new counters and backsplash and flooring. Main living room has bay window overlooking the pond and easy access to the large wrap around front porch and private deck in the back. This home has 4 bedrooms, with a main floor master and 2 and a half baths. Now let's talk about the outdoor living you will have. The are 3 outbuildings and a shed give you lots of room for storage. The larger Barn is 80' X 60' divided into 3 sections: 20'X60' with 5 box stalls, 40'X60' center with a 14' door; 17' to trusses and a 20'X60' lean to for equipment. Right outside of the large barn is a fenced in pasture ready for your horses grazing. The shed has a water well. The additional large barn has been used for many different uses. There is also a detached 1 car garage. And let's not forget an added plus, this property also has a electric for RV hookup and also 40 AMP hookup for hot tub on the deck.

Laura Guild , Keller Williams Realty Lansing

29.00 ACRES
2047 SQ FT
40 Acre Horse Farm w/ Ranch Style Home, Barns, Pond & Amazing Indoor Pool House

Grant, Newaygo County, Michigan

Country living on 40 acres with a spring fed pond. Ranch style home with a must-see attached indoor pool house! New, large, Timber Tec upper and lower decks. Newly remodeled four stall garage with concrete driveway and large parking area. Hip roof barn, 30X64 with workshop and loft. Horse barn, 56X72 with 8 foot overhang, 5 box stalls, tie stalls, 24X24 pen, tack room and 40X50 equipment area. Both barns new roofs in the past 2 years.

Jerry Arends , For Sale by Owner

40.00 ACRES
3000 SQ FT
61 Acre Horse Boarding Facility in Williamston, Michigan!

Williamston, Ingham County, Michigan

RARE OPPORTUNITY to own an operating horse boarding facility in Williamston MI! Situated on over 60 acres, this property consists of 17 horse paddocks (5 with run-in-sheds), a total of 19 stalls, and indoor/outdoor riding arenas. The large 60x140 indoor riding arena includes a 24x12 observation room. A large 130x60 barn provides room for 9,000 +/- bales of hay and 15 stalls. A 40x46 auxiliary barn provides an additional 4 stalls and a half bath. 50 Acres are currently utilized for hay planting. Situated close to major highways, this property facilitates easy access to several nearby horse show venues including Michigan State University, Ingham County Fairgrounds, and Shiawassee County Fairgrounds. Boarding business currently generates $6,640 in gross monthly income ($79,680 annually)! Additional features of this property include: a 39x50 equipment shed, a 30x24 garage, and a 14x20 tool shed all on the property.

Brock Fletcher , Keller Williams Realty - Lansing

61.85 ACRES
2513 SQ FT
Modern - Vintage Farmhouse with facility for 8 Horses on 5 acres

Elwell, Gratiot County, Michigan

5 acre horse property with renovated farmhouse on blacktop road, conveniently located between Alma and Mount Pleasant. Vintage-modern decor in this open-plan living space with a main floor master and private en-suite. Full basement with studio/workshop and new Amana energy efficient furnace. New well installed 1/2019, and septic/drainfield inspected by Gratiot Environmental Health. All horse paddocks have electric fence, four inside stalls and four run-ins. 60x30 barn, new roof 2018, new siding 2017, with full hay loft and chandelier, and 2+ car detached garage, 50x14 stone barn, 25x12 garage/workshop - something for everyone.

Wendy Loomis , EXIT Choice Realty

5.00 ACRES
1600 SQ FT
Your 30 acre dream home awaits!

Clio, Genesee County, Michigan

Equestrians dream home! Beautiful home on 30 acres where wildlife abounds.

Cindy Dewar , RE/MAX Right Choice

30.00 ACRES
1945 SQ FT
Stunning 6 acre Milford horse property!

Milford Charter Township, Oakland County, Michigan

Stunning 6 acre Milford horse property! This beautiful 4 bedroom home offers breathtaking views of the pastures, barn and inground heated pool. This extremely private property features mature trees, Trex deck, patio, extensive landscaping and riding trails.

Nichole McCaig , Visible Homes

6.26 ACRES
2514 SQ FT
Southwest Michigan Hobby Blueberry Farm

Bangor, Van Buren County, Michigan

Quiet country living close to downtown South Haven and the sandy Michigan shores. This Van Buren county early 1880's Victorian- style home sits on 15 acres and has many features a family will enjoy. The home known as ''Summer's House'' has many distinguishing original features throughout; wide plank wood floors, gingerbread wood decor, Victorian-style door handles and a traditional farm home front porch. With 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, large dining room and updated appliances, you will make any dinner gathering a wonderful tradition. The property features fresh annual blueberries, a newer Morton building w/16 ft doors for RV storage, spacious outbuildings, yards of green grass and wooded land for addt'l family cabins. A 100 acres of surrounding land could be additionally purchased. One parcel has a total of 61 acres with 16 acres of mature producing blueberries, the second parcel has 37 total acres with 30 acres tillable. See our aerial video.

Dan Hoffman , Five Star Properties - Southwest, Michigan

15.00 ACRES
1840 SQ FT
Beautiful - 29 acre equestrian property 15 minutes from Traverse City Michigan

Buckley, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

MLS Number 1867079 BUCKLEY MICHIGAN, Grand Traverse County Private yet connected, this is a turn key property developed and built in 2016 with equine in the forefront. The house is a 3BR/3BA ranch style with a large kitchen strategically placed to overlook the front pasture. Home site 600' off the road with a fenced gated entrance installed as a secondary protective measure for the equine. Main floor master suite, main floor laundry with plenty of counter and cabinet space, full length covered front porch and attached 2.5 car garage. A second bedroom and full bathroom are also on the main floor with one living room and one large sunroom.The lower level has two double door walkouts and was setup as an in-law living area. It is laid out with an eating area, a large living room and bedroom with walk-in closet. This lower level was set in front of a small pond with its own patio area, kitchenette and double entrance bathroom. A full length deck on the back of the house overlooking the property and barns is very secluded and peaceful. The largest barn was stick built by a local Amish team of carpenters who both designed and built the 50x60' structure with a 750 bale hayloft. Concrete floors, metal roof, full electrical service and water are in this barn. Five 12'x12' stalls were installed along one wall opening to two fenced pastures (approximately 4 acres). There remains plenty of room for additional stalls. No cost was spared on the barn or the pasture fencing which was installed with a solid rail top and woven electrical fence below. All stalls are fully matted. Two additional barns are in a 300 x 400 fenced area, they were used for sheep but are versatile. One barn has electrical service. There is one carport with an attached garage, it was used for boat storage. The property is level and open until the back acreage which is heavily wooded. There is a 7-acre undeveloped spring fed lake split between this and the adjacent property. Abundant wildlife in the area! Only 30 minutes from the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival We will make a deal with the buyer for our 2017 Polaris Brutus diesel front drive PTO with a >6' snowblower attachment. Low-low hours and already serviced for the upcoming winter.

David Wiegele

29.40 ACRES
3984 SQ FT
Beautiful 12 acre horse farm in Haslett, MI

Haslett, Shiawassee County, Michigan

Welcome to Heart Pond Stable! This stunning horse farm sits on a little over 12 acres within the highly desirable Haslett school district. It has an indoor riding arena with 100 amps of electrical service an outdoor riding arena, three barns that have water and electric, 10 horse stalls, several fenced pastures, an in-ground pool with security fence and a heart-shaped pond with fountain feature. The walk-out ranch has over 3,300 square feet of finished living space, a two-car attached garage and an additional pole barn for extra storage. Enter the home into the dining room and in true open concept style, have clear sight lines to the kitchen and living room. The dining room has a built-in vintage “post office” cubbies, a brick accent wall, access to the garage and basement. The kitchen has newly faced cabinets, a large farm sink, stainless steel appliances and an island with butcher-block counters. The living room has huge windows overlooking the beautiful back yard and pond, a wood-burning fireplace with stone surround and access to the new low-maintenance composite deck. The spacious master bedroom has hardwood floors, a large Bay window, an impressive walk-in closet and Dutch doors. The master bathroom has a new vanity, tile floors and a stand-up shower with tile surround and glass door. The unique second bedroom has hard wood floors and 2 living spaces that are separated by a sliding barn door, which makes a perfect nursery, playroom or office. The main bathroom offers tile floors, a shower/tub, nice vanity and a large shelf for storage. In the fully finished basement, you find a sizable family room with vinyl plank floors, a wood burning fireplace, game closet and walk-out to the patio and inground pool. The 3rd bedroom has vinyl plank flooring, built-in shelves, double closets and full-length mirrors. The 4th bedroom has laminate flooring, egress window and access to the 3rd full bathroom.

Elizabeth Fleckenstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Tomie Raines REALTORS

12.10 ACRES
3300 SQ FT

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