Michigan's Farms, Forests, and Lakes
Bordering four of the Great Lakes, and containing some 11,000 smaller lakes, the State of Michigan has a lot of fresh water. It is the 10th largest state with a lot of wide, open spaces. Michigan is known as the Great Lake State and the Wolverine State. President Gerald Ford was the first and only U.S. president native to Michigan.
Saginaw, MI 48604
Chesterfield, MI 48051
Marquette, MI 49855
Sagola, MI 49881
Home to Detroit, also known as Motor City, Michigan produced 18.5% of U.S. manufactured automobiles in 2017. Detroit has a long history with General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. The city claims to have produced more than two million cars and trucks in 2017. Detroit is the largest city in the state and is located on the Detroit River, which runs from Lake St. Claire separating part of the state from Ontario, Canada down to Lake Erie.
Tourism plays a large part in Michigan's economy. In 2014, visitors spent some $22.8 billion here, and tourism is on the rise according to a May 2018 article in the Great Lakes Echo. Much of the attraction is the vast amount of Great Lakes' shoreline. If you’re looking to find waterfront homes or land for sale in Michigan we can help you find the perfect property.
Water sports and fishing are popular water sports including ice fishing in winter, as are snow skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snow tubing. In the summer, sporting activities change to boating, water skiing, hiking, and cycling. Browse our amazing selection of waterfront homes for sale in Michigan here! Michigan also has 650 public golf courses with long summer daylight hours in which to play.
Agriculture is also a key component to Michigan's economy with about 56,000 farms comprising 10-million acres. Ninety-five percent of the farms are independently or family owned. Approximately 923,000 are employed through agriculture here.
The state is the number 1 producer of tart cherries, and produces dry black and cranberry beans, blueberries, pickling cucumbers, and squash. More potatoes are grown here than in any other state. It is the second largest asparagus growing state, the second largest dairy product producing state, and the second largest Christmas tree grower state in the nation.
Michigan's Topography and Climate
Michigan lies above Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and is across Lake Michigan from Chicago and across from Canada on Lake Erie, as well as Lake Superior. The only Great Lake it does not border is Lake Ontario. It is an oddly-shaped state with some of its land not even touching itself with the Straits of Mackinac splitting it in two, connected only by the Mackinac Bridge spanning five miles on Highway 75.
The state's elevation doesn't vary much. It is 572' above sea level at the lowest point rising to 1,979' at Mt. Arvon, at its highest point. Far and away Michigan's population of 9.99 million live in the Lower Peninsula with only 3% to the north. Much of the Upper Peninsula is forested with about one-third of the land government owned.
The state capitol, Lansing, lies in the central part of the Lower Peninsula. Winter daytime temps in Lansing average in the low 30s while summer daytime temps average in the low 80s. There is some rain every month of the year, plus about 12-14" of snowfall in December, January, and February, tapering off with about seven inches in March and perhaps an inch or two in April.
What Type of Land is for Sale in Michigan?
There are hundreds of thousands of acres available in this state! Land for sale in Michigan includes recreational land, hunting land, and farmland located on lakeshores or inland. If you are looking for rich land at affordable prices, Michigan has it. Whether you want to invest in an already working farm or develop your own crops, you'll find it here. Want a location to retire with a boat dock and plenty of fishing, there are waterfront homes for sale in Michigan on one of the many lakes or rivers. If you're looking for investment property to develop in the future, close to the city suburbs or a more rural township, you can find that here, too. There's a lot of diverse land for sale in Michigan.
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