Downtown Lifestyle's bleeding-edge search technology brings together information technology and expert curation to allow your home search to target specific lifestyles. It's the only place on the web you can pinpoint the most desirable Northern Michigan lifestyles in the most desirable communities.

Whether you’re looking for a downtown Charlelvox loft overlooking Round Lake or a condo in downtown Harbor Springs with easy access to your yacht in the marina, or you wish to live and work in downtown Petoskey's charming Gaslight District, you’ll find the downtown lifestyle for you with We're the only real estate company that lets you search for your new home by lifestyle AND community.

Our innovative Search By Lifestyle web and app search solution combine technology with lifestyle curation to ensure your results are the most accurate you’ll find anywhere. Search downtown homes by simply clicking on your favorite Northern Michigan community below. And then get ready to experience a modern way to find and purchase your home!

Downtown Lifestyle Homes for Sale 

There’s no place like Northern Michigan. It’s an area that aims high and thinks big. is proud to present a choice of downtown living searches based on towns in Northwest Michigan. 

You’ll have city center shops, culture, and nightlife right on your doorstep, as well as that individual, creative Northern Michigan vibe. 

The real estate market for living downtown, or within an easy walk of downtown (a mile or two) is a combination of single-family homes and condominiums. 

We are starting to see big city loft-like living in Northern Michigan and people are investing heavily in upgrading and modernizing older condominiums and homes.

Downtown Lifestyle Community Highlights

There are many good reasons for living downtown and traffic can be one of them. Traffic is a classic critique of city life but for those living in Boyne City and trying to commute to work in Harbor Springs, especially in the summer, it's actually a problem here too.  True downtown living eliminates the need for a car and avoids traffic entirely. When your favorite restaurants and shopping spots are within walking distance, traffic jams are irrelevant. 

Northern Michigan's downtown areas have become more of an entertainment mecca and no longer a weekend ghost town.  Live music, walking to beaches and marinas, and of course shopping and dining is an example of how living downtown means always having something to do — and, it means your friends will be coming to you.

Explore Downtown Communities Using the Following Quick Links

You may choose to buy a condo in a vacation area that you often visit.  You could then take advantage of certain tax breaks for property ownership and you wouldn't have to rent hotel rooms during your frequent visits.  Insurance and some utilities can be less expensive as well. The condo owner ​needs only ensure the interior of their unit, not the exterior and structure overall.  

Focused on Northern Michigan Lifestyle Real Estate

Brook Walsh 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 brokerages, there aren’t many with unique financial, vacation home investing, and technology marketing backgrounds. Brook Walsh uses his diverse skill sets to help clients properly evaluate and understand how to determine whether lifestyle homes make financial sense.

Explore homes and real estate in the lifestyle communities below or contact Brook Walsh to help with your search. You can also reach Brook by phone at (231) 459-3179 for all of your Northern Michigan real estate needs..