Nestled in the space between Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan, the city of Charlevoix is home to nearly 2,500 residents. As such, this quiet community enjoys great access to recreation along the lakes and conveniences at the heart of the big city. When it comes to the Charlevoix, MI real estate market, buyers will find that there is a nice selection of single-family homes and condominiums available. Note: We are including five condominium communities in this list that are actually on Round Lake, technically not Lake Charlevoix, but they are connected so it made sense to do so to us. Charlevoix condominiums for sale are some of the most sought-after real estate options in Northern Michigan.
Edgewater Inn Condominiums in downtown Charlevoix are highly sought after as the condos afford excellent views of world-renowned Round Lake. Enjoy all the summer festivities from your balcony along with close proximity to shopping and restaurants.
Foster Boat Works Condominiums are a wonderful combination of waterfront, location, and amenities. The location on the shores of Lake Charlevoix is nearly impossible to beat.
Harbor Watch Condominiums, have an exclusive location directly on Round Lake with magnificent water & downtown views plus access to Lake Michigan & Lake Charlevoix. In addition, the harbor watch association has a private clubhouse, pool, tennis, and pickleball courts.
Harbour Club Condominiums, located in downtown Charlevoix, offer some of the best views of Round Lake and downtown. One can easily walk to shopping, dining, nightlife and the vast amount of recreational activities a Northern Michigan community like Charlevoix offers.
LeHavre Condominiums allow their owners to enjoy waterfront living with their boat right out front of the condo. Most condos come with a boat slip, garage, and the association has a swimming pool and clubhouse.
Pine Lake Club Condominiums are close to the KCVX Airport, downtown, and on Loeb Bay across from Oyster Bay. These magnificent condos feature spectacular sunrise views and several have huge decks that overlook a sandy beach and marina.
The Wharf Condominiums in downtown Charlevoix are highly sought after as the condos afford excellent views of world-renowned Round Lake. Relax at the lakeside pool, check out the yachts in the marina, and take part in the vibrant downtown atmosphere.
Charlevoix Community Highlights
Affectionately known as “Charlevoix the Beautiful,” Charlevoix has been ranked as one of the best small towns in America by CNN and Money Magazine. The community is home to a unique selection of attractions including the National Mustard Museum and Capital Brewery. This lively town is typical Northern Michigan - fudge shops, ferry docks, a beautiful marina, shopping and dining, and an in-town park with a bank shell for outdoor performances. Kids love watching the drawbridge, which opens every half hour to let big boats pass through.
Residents of Charlevoix enjoy a fantastic quality of life. Because of this community’s location on the shores of two lakes (Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix), locals are never more than a couple of miles from recreation along the water. Lake Charlevoix is popular among those who love to fish because of the fantastic range of species that populate the waters. While Lake Michigan allows boaters to travel to Chicago, Mackinac Island, and many amazing coastal cities.
When it comes to gathering day-to-day amenities, residents can find most of what they need off of Bridge St where several local retailers are located. For added convenience, Charlevoix is only twenty minutes from the larger center of Petoskey where you’ll find a much more diverse selection of amenities as well as North Central Michigan College.
Recreation is abundant in Charlevoix. The community is packed with green spaces and parks ensuring that no family is more than a short walk from a public park where they can play. The Charlevoix Fountain of Youth is an interactive, heated fountain in Charlevoix's East Park. The Fountain was designed specifically as a playscape for young children, featuring a safety-textured surface where water gushes, sputters, and splashes in unpredictable patterns. The result is a squeal-inducing delight for little ones, who love to run around in the mini geysers. The fountain is open for playing every day between 10 am-9 pm. The nightly display where the water is programmed to "dance" to a music and light show starts at 9:30 pm.
Lake Michigan Beach is a popular white-sand oasis with all of the amenities: lifeguards, concession stands, restrooms, and picnic areas. It's also the place to catch gorgeous sunsets and is home to great rock hunting - especially for Petoskey stones. The beach is a short walk to downtown Charlevoix along the Pine River Channel.
Charlevoix Annual Events
Fourth of July, Venetian Festival, Charlevoix Art & Craft Show, Cultural Corridor Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing, Charlevoix Waterfront Art Fair, Antiques at the Fairground, Apple Fest, Charlevoix Parade & Tree Lighting, Charlevoix Bridge Drop New Year's Eve
Schools Near Homes in Charlevoix, Michigan
The Charlevoix Intermediate School District (Char-Em ISD) is responsible for students in the Charlevoix area. Char-Em ISD serves local school districts within Charlevoix, Emmet, and northern Antrim counties. The districts within their service area cover approximately 1,100 square miles and collectively operate 11 local public schools, three public school academies, and six private schools, serving more than 9,000 students. Charlevoix Public Schools offer the following:
- Charlevoix Elementary School
- Charlevoix Middle School/Charlevoix High School
- St. Mary's School is a Catholic Elementary and Middle School that is located in Charlevoix.
There is a tuition-free public Montessori education for Kindergarten through 12th grade. This is a unique opportunity for children in the Charlevoix area – a public school Montessori education.
Lake Charlevoix Information
- Acreage covered by Lake Charlevoix: 17,200
- Miles of Shoreline: 56
- AverageLake Charlevoix Depth: 52ft
- Deepest Lake Depth: 122ft
- Popular Fish: smallmouth bass, black crappie, channel catfish, brown trout, rainbow trout, walleye
- Condominiums are available for sale
- Charlevoix Municipal Airport is the closest airport. Grand Rapids, Detroit, Lansing, and Pellston are other major airports.
- Jetskis and motorboats are allowed on the lake
- A permit is not required for Lake Charlevoix
Lake Charlevoix condominiums represent some of the best real estate investment opportunities in Northern Michigan. Reward yourself after putting in years of hard work by moving into a condominium community offering carefree living and generate rental revenue to offset carrying costs.
Focused on Northern Michigan Investment Real Estate
Brook 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 they want a solid financial investment at the same time. While the area does have many good realtors, there aren’t many with the unique financial, vacation home investing, and technology marketing background. Brook uses his diverse skill set to help clients properly evaluate and determine whether a vacation home makes financial sense.
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