Bellaire

Water is the backdrop of life in Bellaire.  Swimming, boating, fishing, and beach-combing are summer activities that give way in the fall to driving tours along some of Michigan's most scenic back roads.  In the winter, snowmobile trails, sledding spots, and Shanty Creek's ski slopes provide plenty of fun. Golf swings into action in the spring as the area heats up again.

This page gives a very detailed overview of the homes, condominiums, land, and commercial property for sale in Bellaire, Michigan.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $359K
Lowest Price $50K
Highest Price $1.4M
Total Listings 73
Avg. Days On Market 213
Avg. Price/SQFT $178

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Bellaire is a picture-perfect destination during each of Michigan’s four seasons. Fall brings breathtaking scenery with fall color tours of vibrant reds and golds, which can be seen reflecting off the area’s lak­es and rivers. When winter arrives, outdoor adventures like skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and more are set against a serene winter backdrop. 

The Bellaire real estate market consists of single-family homes, condominiums, resort living, and lots for home building.  The price of homes varies from about $125,000 up to $700,000.  Bellaire, Clam, and Torch Lake command top dollar and home prices can exceed $1,000,000.

Bellaire Community Highlights

Driving north through Michigan’s Lower Peninsula is a scenic route like no other. When towering pines and white birch trees begin to fly past the car window and the peaks of hills give way to rolling, rustic landscapes, you’ll know you’ve arrived in Northern Michigan.  Get to know Bellaire by visiting their unique gift, clothing, and art shops as well as great places to eat and drink, plus a traditional movie theater make Bellaire a day-into-evening destination. 

Bellaire has numerous accommodations including Award-winning Bed & Breakfasts, Motels, Inns, Resorts, Cabins as well as parks and campgrounds.  This is what you can look forward to in Bellaire, a charming village about an hour northeast of Traverse City. Named after the “clearness and purity” of the air, Bellaire is set against incredible scenery filled with a myriad of lakes, rivers, and protected forests. The closer you get to this Northern Michigan getaway, the more you can sense an unforgettable adventure is about to begin.

Bellaire gives visitors prime access to the Chain of Lakes in the surrounding area.

This extensive water system is made up of sixteen interconnected and picturesque rivers and lakes throughout the region. Due to its abundance of well-developed access points and communities along the water, the Chain of Lakes was recently designated as one of eight official water trails by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The Bellaire area includes Intermediate Lake, Lake Bellaire, Clam Lake, and Torch Lake – the second-largest inland lake in Michigan.

If you don’t have a kayak or canoe of your own, Paddles & Pedals has all the equipment you need with rentals that include kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes, mountain bikes, fat-tire bikes, and more. You can rent equipment by the hour, day or week to make the most of each moment of your trip. If you would prefer a boating trip—either on your own or with a captain to tour you through the area—Bellaire’s Pontoon Boat Rental and Boat Tours and Foxy’s Custom Cruises will help you explore everything the Chain of Lakes has to offer with ease.

Bike and Hiking Trails

Bellaire has amazing outdoor recreation just outside of the downtown area. Grass River Natural Area (GRNA) is home to more than 1,400 acres of protected nature to explore. The Grass River Education Center helps visitors to learn more about the area, and the friendly staff of naturalists can make suggestions on which trail is best for you. If you’re heading towards Grass River, boardwalks give easy access through the terrain and allow up-close viewings of unique wetland plants and wildlife. 

Just west of Bellaire is Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area that contains more than 30 miles of trails. Not only will you find peaceful hiking through the protected forests, but great trails for mountain biking as well. When visitors arrive at the trailhead, there is an information board about the area and trails, as well as bathroom facilities and picnic tables for a quick bite to eat before starting off into the forest.

Eateries

If you’re heading into town for breakfast or lunch, stop by the Lunch Box for some home-cooked favorites. Here you can find an all-day breakfast, a classic selection of salads and sandwiches, and a pie-of-the-day. The Corner Bistro offers fine dining in a relaxed setting for lunch and dinner. Specializing in small plates inspired by French cuisine and classic cocktails, you won’t leave hungry after tasting their carefully crafted menu. Down the street, Terrain serves spectacular contemporary American cuisine rooted in northern Michigan flavors—or, head over to Toonies Fish & Steakhouse which is a local favorite for family dining.

Bellaire’s culinary scene is not limited to full-service restaurants on the main stretch of downtown. Just a short drive north is the Bellaire Smokehouse where you can find amazing smoked fish, unique and homemade sausages, a great selection of Michigan craft beverages, and more.

Craft Beverage Scene

Bellaire is home to the famous Short’s Brewing Company. Opening its doors in 2004, Short’s has an amazing assortment of Michigan craft beer and a fantastic menu. When you visit the pub you can find a variety of pub-only beers that pair perfectly with one of their specialty pizzas, hearty sandwiches, or delicious soft pretzel appetizer.

There’s more than beer in Bellaire too, and it can all be found on one block of Bridge Street downtown. Visitors can find wine tasting at Hello Vino, which is home to both local and world wines, as well as unique wine cocktails. If your preference is for hand-crafted meads and ciders, head over to the family-run Bee Well Mead & Cider and enjoys a cozy atmosphere created by reclaimed wood décor. For a distilled variety, visit Mammoth Distilling’s tasting room just across the street for Northern Michigan-inspired spirits and hand-crafted cocktails. Beyond the downtown area, you can savor local wines while overlooking expansive, picturesque vineyards at  Cellar 1914 and Torch Lake Cellars.

Shanty Creek

Another fantastic thing about Bellaire is Shanty Creek Resort which is located just outside Bellaire.  Shanty Creek is home to renowned golf courses and a variety of lodging options from hotel rooms to condos.  You won’t lose any Northern Michigan charm here—as you drive through the winding and wooded roads of Shanty Creek, you won’t believe you’re staying at a resort. Shanty Creek also offers complimentary shuttle services to and from downtown for convenient and stress-free exploration of Bellaire. 

Schools Near Homes in Bellaire, Michigan

The Bellaire Public School District encompasses 75.1 square miles of Antrim County.  The District consists of two school buildings: John R. Rodger Elementary and Bellaire Middle/High School.  Bellaire Public Schools partners with the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center for preschool, Head Start, and Great Start Readiness Programs.  The high school sends several students to the TBAISD Career-Tech Center where they can participate in one of 22 programs.  Students may also take online courses, dual enrollment courses, and or participate in an Early College Program.

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Bellaire Annual Events

Rubbery Ducky Festival, Blooms, and Birds Wildflower Walk, Yoga in the Outdoors, Nature Story Time, Paddle Antrim Festival, Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Extravaganza, Autumn Fest, Holiday Gift Fair, 37th Annual Holiday Gift Fair

Focused On Northern Michigan Lifestyle Real Estate

Northern Michigan Escapes is focused on lifestyle real estate investment properties as most people want a vacation home to make lifelong memories that endure for their entire family, leave a profound legacy for generations, and want a solid financial investment at the same time.

While the area does have many good brokerages, there aren’t many with unique financial, vacation home investing, and technology marketing backgrounds. Northern Michigan Escapes uses its diverse skill sets to help clients properly evaluate and understand how to determine whether lifestyle homes make financial sense.

"I have significant experience buying and selling Northern Michigan Real Estate and I'd like to help you find the perfect Bellaire, Michigan home. Send me a message or give me a call at 231.459.3179 to learn more today."

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