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Southwest Michigan boasts an unusually diverse and culturally rich population for a region of its size, fueled over the decades by leading institutions of higher education and world-class companies. The area’s location along Lake Michigan is known for exceptional recreational opportunities and a bounteous fruit belt. Harbor County’s numerous township beaches are anchored by public beaches at New Buffalo and Warren Dunes State Park on the northern end. Warren Woods State Preserve and Warren Dunes State Park are ideal for hiking, biking, and nature study. Swimming, boating, fishing, wind surfing, biking, and antique shopping in quaint small towns are common pastimes. Breathtaking natural beauty and charming small communities make this area a magnet for vacationers as well as artists and naturalists. At the same time, the county enjoys close proximity to some of the Midwest’s most interesting cosmopolitan cities.
Popular references to this region like “the Hamptons of the Midwest” or “the Riviera of the Midwest” are indicative of the area’s appeal to visitors and residents. Many of the Harbor Country communities began as exclusive seasonal resorts but grew through the decades with an increase in year-round residents. The opportunities to enjoy arts and entertainment are abundant, from world-class productions to community theater. Art and history museums, fine galleries, wonderful retail districts, and well-known restaurants combine with natural preserves and brilliant gardens. Dozens of colorful festivals fill the annual calendar, coaxing residents to join their neighbors and visitors for great food, arts and crafts, and entertainment. The real estate options in Harbor Country and Southwest Michigan are diverse and attractive, ranging from historic splendor to contemporary to rustic cottages. Many home sites are richly wooded and offer a luxurious sense of seclusion. Cottages and bungalows, country manors and magnificent estates, and scores of waterfront properties make this one of the most appealing housing markets in the Midwest. Newcomers will want to take their time in exploring the world of attractions that Harbor Country has to offer.
RE/MAX Harbor Country
10234 Community Hall Road
Union Pier, MI 49129