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Burt Lake Real Estate
Burt Lake is located 20 miles south of Cheboygan in the northern Lower Peninsula and is in the "Heart" of northern Michigan's famed Inland Waterway, a chain of rivers and lakes that offers approximately 38 miles of boating pleasure.
It is common to find single-family homes in this area with 4-5 bedrooms and 3-4 bathrooms. Many of the homes were built in the 1970s and 1980s, which provides buyers with the added benefit of beautiful lush yards.
This well-kept neighborhood has pride of ownership written all over it. Some of these established homes may require a bit of updating, but nothing that a quick trip to a hardware store couldn’t fix. On the other hand, some homes have been extensively updated over the years and are just waiting for a family to move in and start making memories.
Burt Lake Shores is an example of a condominium complex in this area that provides homebuyers with the option of maintenance-free living. Just steps from your door you will have access to Burt Lake with walking trails and a park to take the kids. This complex also has access to private docks, 250ft of frontage, and a swimming area on Burt Lake.
According to the Northern Michigan Multi-Listing Service, the average sales price for a Burt Lake home is $594,100, with a high of $289,000 in 2019 and a low of $137,000 in 2006. The average sales price for a Burt Lake condominium is $205,812, with a high of $315,000 in 2020 and a low of $36,000 in 2011.
Burt Lake Community Highlights
This wonderful community is surrounded by great shopping areas. Both Bay Harbor and Petoskey will have most of what you need for your daily or weekly shopping. Dating back to the 1880s, a popular restaurant in the area is the Alanson Depot.
They specialize in homemade burgers, salads, soups, pies, and specials every day. Friday Night “All You Can Eat Fish fry."
If your belly is full and you are looking for family activities, then look no further than Burt Lake itself. The lake is a great spot to spend time with your family and neighbors. The following are just some activities that are available lakeside:
The Crooked River leads to Burt Lake, one of the waterway’s two big blue gems (the other is Mullett Lake, further east) where you can view the beauty of Colonial Point, a nearly 500-acre peninsula divided into two nature preserves. To the east is Chaboiganing Nature Preserve, a younger forest of mixed hardwoods like sugar maple and hemlock; to the west is Colonial Point Memorial Forest, featuring mature white pines and century-old oaks.
Burt Lake is part of the Inland Waterway, by which one can boat from Crooked Lake several miles (km) east of Petoskey on the Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan across the northern tip of the lower peninsula's so-called mitten to Cheboygan on Lake Huron. Along with nearby Mullett Lake and Black Lake, it is noted for its population of Lake Sturgeon, which briefly held the record of the largest sturgeon caught in the USA.
YMCA Camp Al-Gon-Quian and Burt Lake State Park are both located on the southern shore of the lake. The unincorporated community of Burt Lake is on the southwest shore on M-68. Interstate 75 passes to the east of the lake, with two interchanges near the south end of the lake at the unincorporated community of Indian River.
The Dutch Oven Shops, a local landmark, is a part bakery, part cafe, and part yarn shop – a sensory feast for early risers. Keep it simple with a steamy bowl of old fashioned oatmeal served with dried cherries, almonds, and brown sugar, or go for broke with the French toast strata: a hefty slice of the Dutch Oven’s legendary cinnamon bread stuffed with cream cheese, apples, pecan praline sauce, and Michigan-made maple syrup. Peruse the pastry counters for Old World specialties like gingerbread and butter tea biscuits, then bag a few cinnamon rolls for the road.
Schools Near Burt Lake Homes
There are two school systems that residents of Burt Lake attend, Alanson or Inland Lakes. Overviews of each system are as follows:
The Charlevoix Intermediate School District (Char-Em ISD) is responsible for students in the Alanson area. Char-Em ISD serves local school districts within Charlevoix, Emmet, and northern Antrim counties. The districts within our 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. Alanson Public Schools offer the following schools:
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- High School
Inland Lakes Schools is a small rural district located in the northernmost county of Michigan's lower peninsula. It has approximately 760 students in grades K-12. Inland Lakes Public Schools offer the following schools:
- Elementary School
- Middle School/High School
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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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