Waterfront Lifestyle

Traverse City

The favorite color in Northern Michigan is Deep Blue. The atmosphere is nautical, the attitude easygoing, Lake Michigan, Inland Lakes, and streams await. Whatever water recreation you want, Northern Michigan has it. Our lakes are perfect for swimming, jet skiing, paddle boarding, or sailing, clear rivers are ideal for fishing or kayaking; and pristine beaches invite you to hunt Petoskey stones, make sandcastles, or simply catch some rays.

Continue reading to see all of the Waterfront lifestyle homes and lots for sale in Traverse City, Michigan.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.2M
Lowest Price $62K
Highest Price $9.5M
Total Listings 91
Avg. Days On Market 85
Avg. Price/SQFT $509

Property Types (active listings)


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16768 Wrightwood Terrace Drive, Traverse City

$9,499,000

16768 Wrightwood Terrace Drive, Traverse City

5 Beds 6 Baths 10,412 SqFt RESIDENTIAL MLS® # 473610
16768 Wrightwood Terrace Drive, Traverse City

$9,499,000

16768 Wrightwood Terrace Drive, Traverse City

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 8,440 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1921642
3619 Tompkins Road, Traverse City

$6,995,000

3619 Tompkins Road, Traverse City

3 Beds 1.5 Baths 1,632 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1921083
743 Munson Avenue, Traverse City

$4,199,900

743 Munson Avenue, Traverse City

7 Beds 5.5 Baths 5,109 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1920825
8030 S Lakeview, Traverse City

$3,485,000

8030 S Lakeview, Traverse City

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 6,646 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1921824
New
15863 Waters Edge Drive, Traverse City

$3,300,000

15863 Waters Edge Drive, Traverse City

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,478 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1922432
Pending
2697 Forest Lodge Drive, Traverse City

$2,895,000

2697 Forest Lodge Drive, Traverse City

4 Beds 5 Baths 4,796 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1920977
753 Wilson Road, Traverse City

$2,695,000

753 Wilson Road, Traverse City

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,698 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1921648
17850 Smokey Hollow Road, Traverse City

$2,695,000

17850 Smokey Hollow Road, Traverse City

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,938 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1919016
Pending
6801 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City

$2,599,000

6801 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 5,014 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1921612
2175 N Us-31 N, Traverse City

$2,550,000

↓ $300,000

2175 N Us-31 N, Traverse City

6 Beds 4 Baths 3,270 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1912471
8894 Wintergreen Avenue, Traverse City

$2,400,000

8894 Wintergreen Avenue, Traverse City

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,866 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1920408
15931 Waters Edge Drive, Traverse City

$2,350,000

15931 Waters Edge Drive, Traverse City

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,627 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1921696
577 Brakel Point Drive, Traverse City

$2,100,000

577 Brakel Point Drive, Traverse City

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,056 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1915860
Pending
6499 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City

$1,600,000

6499 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,055 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1922088
Pending
12250 S West Bay Shore, Traverse City

$1,550,000

12250 S West Bay Shore, Traverse City

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,256 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1921710
569 Hidden Ridge Drive 11, Traverse City

$1,550,000

↓ $100,000

569 Hidden Ridge Drive 11, Traverse City

4 Beds 4 Baths 2,978 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1919710
New
1020 Long Lake Road, W, Traverse City

$1,500,000

1020 Long Lake Road, W, Traverse City

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,310 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1922404
3900 Swaney Road, Traverse City

$1,490,000

3900 Swaney Road, Traverse City

1 Bed 1 Bath 495 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1920264
Pending
13728 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City

$1,465,000

13728 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,596 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1919025
New Pending
4670 Albert Courtade Road, Traverse City

$1,395,000

4670 Albert Courtade Road, Traverse City

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,616 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1922265
141 Rivers Edge Drive 402, Traverse City

$1,375,000

141 Rivers Edge Drive 402, Traverse City

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,049 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1919548
8485 S W Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City

$1,300,000

8485 S W Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 3,125 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1922080
9388 S Parker Road, Traverse City

$1,299,000

9388 S Parker Road, Traverse City

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,343 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1922096
1153 Braebury Way, Traverse City

$1,250,000

1153 Braebury Way, Traverse City

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,320 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1922120
Pending
10038 E San Remo Boulevard, Traverse City

$1,250,000

10038 E San Remo Boulevard, Traverse City

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,736 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1921428
Pending
6369 S W Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City

$1,250,000

↓ $150,000

6369 S W Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,778 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1921023
New Pending
455 Bradfield Lane, Traverse City

$1,200,000

455 Bradfield Lane, Traverse City

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,756 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1922335
376 Highview Road, Traverse City

$1,200,000

376 Highview Road, Traverse City

2 Beds 3 Baths 3,200 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1920106
Pending
12951 Bluff Road, Traverse City

$1,200,000

12951 Bluff Road, Traverse City

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,106 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1914011
8092 S West Bay Shore, Traverse City

$1,100,000

8092 S West Bay Shore, Traverse City

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,752 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1921283
15009 Bluff Road, Traverse City

$1,100,000

15009 Bluff Road, Traverse City

2 Beds 2 Baths 896 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1920900
131 W State 11, Traverse City

$1,100,000

↓ $25,000

131 W State 11, Traverse City

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 1,934 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1919542
1877 Pinehurst Trail, Traverse City

$995,000

1877 Pinehurst Trail, Traverse City

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,675 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1921779
New Pending
3072 Collier, Traverse City

$987,500

3072 Collier, Traverse City

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,750 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1921750
Pending
9549 Edgewood Avenue, Traverse City

$950,000

9549 Edgewood Avenue, Traverse City

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,930 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1921753
Pending
9238 E Tottenham Drive, Traverse City

$949,000

9238 E Tottenham Drive, Traverse City

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,881 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1920469
15787 Upper Birch Drive, Traverse City

$944,900

15787 Upper Birch Drive, Traverse City

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 4,316 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1921214
New
3747 Birch, Traverse City

$899,000

3747 Birch, Traverse City

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,935 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1922543
231 Midtown Drive, Traverse City

$899,000

231 Midtown Drive, Traverse City

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,050 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1918809
Pending
639 N South Long Lake Road, Traverse City

$850,000

639 N South Long Lake Road, Traverse City

6 Beds 4 Baths 3,810 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1894915
4076 Harolds Road, Traverse City

$825,000

↓ $49,900

4076 Harolds Road, Traverse City

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,152 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1920201
Pending
9389 Center Road, Traverse City

$800,000

9389 Center Road, Traverse City

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,606 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1921477
8989 Supply Road, Traverse City

$799,000

↓ $16,000

8989 Supply Road, Traverse City

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,660 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1918385
New
13637 Bluff Road, Traverse City

$795,000

13637 Bluff Road, Traverse City

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,533 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1922329
1641 Us-31 N 8, Traverse City

$750,000

1641 Us-31 N 8, Traverse City

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,260 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1921698
9870 Center Road, Traverse City

$749,000

↓ $20,900

9870 Center Road, Traverse City

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,616 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1919580
3647 Weber Road, Traverse City

$725,000

↑ $25,000

3647 Weber Road, Traverse City

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,512 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1918400

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Traverse City Waterfront Homes for Sale: Finding Your Dream House on the Bay

Discover stunning Traverse City waterfront homes for sale! Explore why so many are choosing to call this scenic Lake Michigan area home and get insights into the local real estate market, amenities, and more.

Introduction

Thinking about buying a house with an unbeatable view? Consider the Traverse City waterfront homes for sale! Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, Traverse City offers an idyllic blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and a lively downtown scene. But that's just the beginning! If you're ready to explore the ins and outs of waterfront living, stick around—you're in for a treat.

Why Traverse City?

Traverse City is more than just a pretty place—though it sure is pretty! With its vibrant cultural scene, abundant outdoor activities, and tight-knit community, it's no wonder people are flocking here. If you're curious why Traverse City has become a hotspot for waterfront homes, let's dive in.

A Haven for Nature Lovers

Love the outdoors? Traverse City has you covered! With the Grand Traverse Bay at your doorstep, you can swim, kayak, fish, or just kick back on the sandy shores. Not to mention, the nearby forests are perfect for hiking, camping, and all sorts of wildlife encounters. Sounds like your kind of place?

A Taste of the Good Life

Traverse City is also home to an impressive array of restaurants, breweries, and wineries. Whether you're into farm-to-table cuisine or craft beer, there's something here to tickle your taste buds. Imagine winding down with a glass of local wine while watching the sunset over the water. Tempted yet?

What to Look for in a Waterfront Home

So, you've got your sights set on Traverse City waterfront homes for sale. What should you keep in mind? Here's a handy guide to help you navigate the world of waterfront real estate.

Location, Location, Location

This old real estate adage holds true! While all waterfront homes have a view, not all views are created equal. Consider what you'd like to see from your windows—is it a panoramic bay vista or a more secluded cove? And how about proximity to downtown? Some people like to be near the action, while others prefer a quiet retreat. Which one are you?

Style and Architecture

Traverse City waterfront homes come in all shapes and sizes. From charming cottages to contemporary estates, there's something for every taste. Think about your ideal home aesthetic. Are you into classic wood siding and stone fireplaces, or do you prefer sleek lines and lots of glass? There's no right or wrong answer—it's all about what feels right to you!

Waterfront Considerations

When buying a waterfront home, it's not just about the house itself—you've got to think about the water, too. Check out the shoreline's condition—is it sandy or rocky? Is there a dock or boathouse? And what about water access? If you're into boating, you'll want a property that lets you hit the water with ease. Oh, and don't forget to consider flood zones and insurance requirements—better safe than sorry!

FAQs About Traverse City Waterfront Homes for Sale

Got questions about Traverse City waterfront homes for sale? You're not alone! Here are some common questions and answers to help you out.

What Are the Property Taxes Like?

Property taxes in Traverse City can vary, but waterfront homes typically come with a higher price tag, and therefore, higher taxes. Make sure you factor this into your budget when house hunting.

Can I Build on Waterfront Property?

Generally, yes, but you'll need to check with local authorities about zoning and building permits. Some areas have restrictions to preserve the natural environment, so be sure to do your homework before you start planning any major construction projects.

How's the Weather?

Traverse City experiences all four seasons, with warm summers and snowy winters. If you love a bit of variety, you're in luck! Just be prepared for a wide range of temperatures throughout the year, especially if you're moving from a milder climate.

The Final Word on Waterfront Homes in Traverse City

Ready to start exploring Traverse City waterfront homes for sale? You're in for a fantastic journey! With its stunning natural surroundings, lively local culture, and endless outdoor activities, this charming city has something for everyone. Whether you're dreaming of a cozy lakeside cottage or a modern waterfront estate, you're sure to find your dream home here.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the Traverse City waterfront real estate market and let your dreams set sail!

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