Topinabee

Topinabee "The Jewell of the North" is located on beautiful Mullett Lake, one of the largest inland lakes in Michigan, connecting to Lake Huron.  The inland waterway traverses 48 miles from one end of the waterway to the other. This small resort town welcomes visitors year-round.

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

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $270K
Lowest Price $1.00
Highest Price $10.9M
Total Listings 7,435
Avg. Days On Market 210
Avg. Price/SQFT $265

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Topinabee Homes for Sale

The Topinabee real estate market contains a tremendous mix of affordable property. 

Topinabee Community Highlights

The modern history of Topoinabee began when settlers moved to the area in the 1880s with the extension of the railroad to what is now Mackinaw City. 

Horace Pike developed a Hotel along the banks of Mullet Lake adjacent to the railroad tracks and people began to build homes in the area.  Pike wanted to give the area a unique name and he named the area after an Indian Chief-Topinabee. The area continued to grow around the Lake with the hotel in the center of activity.  The town was founded in 1881 by businessmen from the Michigan Central Railroad. They were planning to extend their railroad from Gaylord, MI, approximately 35 miles south of Topinabee, to Mackinaw City, about 30 miles north of the town. They wanted a resort built on Mullett Lake for lodging during the lumber era. H.H. Pike built a hotel in 1881, it opened in 1882. The village grew from there.  Pike named the community Topinabee after a chief of the Potawatomi Tribe.

The Inland Waterway draws in many tourists. Starting in Lake Huron, you can travel down the Cheboygan River to Mullett Lake, through the Indian River to Burt Lake, down the Crooked River to Crooked Lake and from there it’s a short walk overland to Little Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan. Having all these bodies of water so tightly packed in the area draws in all sorts of people; from fishermen to beach dwellers, to water skiers and swimmers, Topinabee is a great place to be during the summer months. Because of this, there are many cottages available for rent in the area. 

Winter is a great time to be UP NORTH in Michigan. The scenery is great and there are many activities to enjoy-snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing!  Topinabee has it all and they are right in the village right on Mullett Lake.  Mullett Lake is legendary for boaters around the Inland Waterway and Topinabee is the only town around its shoreline. Indian River and the sweet waters of Burt Lake are just around the corner. Their game fishing is fabulous, touted by competitive bass fishermen as the best in the north country, and they are famous to walleye seekers in the Great Up North. Trails for biking, snowmobiling and ORVing are everywhere.

The waters of the Great Lakes and the Straits of Mackinac provide a magical location for all types of water activities.  Just South of Topinabee is the community of Indian River that is also a center for many year-round outdoor activities.  The Indian River Golf Club, the beautiful Sturgeon River, and the entrance to the wild Pigeon River Country begin there. Located on the famous Inland Waterway and the North Central trail provides residents and visitors with plenty of year-round outdoor activities.  Nearby there are ski resorts, golf courses, state parks to provide activities for all.

Schools Near Homes in Topinabee, Michigan

People who live in Topinabee go to Inland Lakes Schools which 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 

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 the unique financial, vacation home investing, and technology marketing background. Brook Walsh uses his 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 Topinabee, Michigan home." Send me a message or give me a call at 231.459.3179 to learn more today."

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