About Walloon Lake
A bed of crystal-clear azure waters surrounded by nature’s lush green bounty and an atmosphere of tranquility all beckons vacationers from around the country to come and relax by the luscious Walloon Lake. While still a quaint lake with a quaint village near the sandy beaches, the lake has flourished into a thriving vacation spot. People come to lay by the cool waters, engage in various water sports or sail across the calm waters and sit in tranquility. Growing and successful, the Walloon Lake real estate offers splendid properties to buy, sell or rent.
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Walloon Lake is a glacier-formed lake located in Charlevoix and Emmet counties, just southwestward from the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. It is now home to many vacation homes and cottages. Though the end of the west arm of the lake is less than 1 mile (1.6 km) from Lake Michigan, Walloon Lake's surface elevation is over 100 feet (30 m) higher.
According to the butcher J. R. Haas, Walloon Lake is thought to be originally named after a Belgian settlement. While no real evidence of the settlement has ever been found, the lake, which was then called Bear Lake, derived its name from the Belgian immigrants called Walloons. Since then the lake and village around started growing into a quaint little recreational spot. The clear waters of the lake, cozy cottages and the local forestry nudged rapid growth.
While the exodus of trains in the 1900s slowed business, in the past few decades Walloon Lake has flourished once again. People lured in by the lake's natural beauty and the possibilities of many recreational activities, Walloon Lake has become a people's favorite in Michigan. They can come around spend time on the lake or roam in the streets of the village to get away from the busy city life.
This is why many people have chosen to build properties near the lake so they have access to uninterrupted fun. Walloon Lake real estate includes various luxurious houses, condos and lots near the lake. Investing in Walloon Lake real estate provides the opportunity to have access to make unforgettable memories surrounded by nature’s magnificent beauty.
Fishermen love the Walloon Lake area, as did Ernest Hemingway, who spent his summers at the family cottage nestled along the lake's shore.
Real-estate value has increased rapidly since the 1970s, and many large houses have been built around the lake. There are two camps on the lake: Camp Daggett and Camp Michigania, the University of Michigan 's Alumni Association camp. Starting around 2010, the area on the foot of the lake began redevelopment. New condominiums were constructed. In the next few years, a restaurant was built, and a retail store was created on the site of the old SI's marine. In 2014 developers broke ground on a new hotel to sit in between the marina and condominiums.
Settled against the breathtaking backdrop of Walloon Lake, Hotel Walloon an independently owned and operated boutique hotel features 32 unique, elegant and comfortable guest rooms. Centrally located between Petoskey, Boyne City, Charlevoix, Traverse City, and Mackinaw, Hotel Walloon is the perfect "home away from home" to enjoy all the adventure Northern Michigan has to offer.
Find the Best Walloon Lake Homes for Sale with Brook Walsh
Serving property owners in different parts of Michigan, Brook Walsh has built a positive rapport with satisfied customers. He began his real estate career to provide buyers, sellers, and renters legitimate property listings where they can find the right fit in Walloon Lake real estate. In partnership with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Brook has developed a respectful portfolio with listings for condos, houses and waterfront lots.
With over 10 years of experience in dealing with property-related work in Walloon Lake real estate, Brook and team will ensure that you find the perfect property. With smart negotiations and respect for the local community, Brook will mediate transactions beneficial to all parties. If you come across an interesting Walloon Lake real estate, contact Brook without hesitation.
If you find something you like and have more questions, give Brook Walsh a call at (231) 459-3179 to get all your answers.
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