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 family houses and apartments available.
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Charlevoix Real Estate
In 1852, the village of Charlevoix was incorporated and development began. Before this time, the land between the lakes was the site of rolling farmlands and occasional summer cottages. As the village grew, more houses and services were developed until Charlevoix became the thriving city we know today.
Prices on the Charlevoix real estate market begin around $100,000 for a comfortable starter home and can be as much as several million dollars for one of the most prestigious lakeside luxury homes on the market.
In this market, it is possible for first-time buyers to invest in an affordable bungalow that is perfect for starting their own family. Often, these modest houses offer floor plans that measure close to 1,000 square feet and include two or three bedrooms. For a young family, these properties can be a perfect first place to own. Many of these homes are accompanied by a small, private yard where young children and dogs can play on the lawn. Residents can also sculpt the plants in their yards into beautiful bouquets under the window or well-trimmed hedges.
Because Charlevoix enjoys an ideal location between Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix, there are many lakefront properties to be found in the area. Since the 1800s the shores of Lake Charlevoix have been popular places for vacationers to build their cabins. Residents who live in the houses along this lake will find that they are in an ideal location to enjoy boating, jet skiing, water skiing, fishing, and swimming.
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The Charlevoix real estate market is primarily single-family houses. A buyer with a sharp eye can find a select few apartment complexes and condos on the local real estate market. Buyers interested in the luxury market will find that along Charlevoix's waterfront, adjacent to Round Lake, Lake Michigan, and Lake Charlevoix, there are many condominiums. These sell for around $400,000 and feature picturesque views of the lake(s), sun-filled bedrooms, and easy access to trails, parks, and recreation on the water. Gas fireplaces in the living room, skylights overhead, and hardwood flooring add a touch of luxury to these attractive condos.
It is also possible to invest in an affordable condo in Charlevoix real estate. For less than $200,000, buyers can find cozy suites that feature open-concept floor plans and as many as two or three bedrooms. These homes can easily accommodate many small families. Here are our favorite Charlevoix Condominium Communities:
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 10am-9pm. 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.
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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