Traverse City has eleven neighborhoods, and nearly all of them have some sort of waterfront property, either on Lake Michigan, the Boardman River, or on one of the many lakes that are popular local destinations for fishing, swimming, and picnics. Lake Michigan homes are naturally the priciest, but because Traverse City offers so many attractions, most of the real estate here is above the average home price in Michigan. Most neighborhoods also have enough vacancies that finding a place to live here is a fairly easy process. Some of those vacancies are seasonal, as Traverse City has a high percentage of summer and second homes. So whether you are looking for a year-round place to raise your family, a lovely summer cottage where you can spend leisurely weekends sunning and swimming, or a place to retire, you'll probably be able to find something to love in Traverse City.

Traverse City, Michigan, is a city of about 15,000 people in northwest Michigan. It is the major port on the Grand Traverse Bay, an inland harbor of Lake Michigan. With beaches, parks, forests, downhill skiing, vineyards, cherry orchards, and abundant natural beauty, Traverse City attracts many people with advanced degrees and above-average incomes. It offers a wide range of housing opportunities including high-rise apartments, lakefront cottages, and single-family homes in a wide range of prices, sizes, and ages. The town has a large number of homes built before 1940, making it one of the more historic places to live in the U.S.

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