10 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Michigan

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If you have a Michigan relocation in your future because of a job transfer or school here are 10 things you should know about Michigan and relocating to Michigan.


South Eastern Michigan Lakes

 1.  You are never too far from a lake.  You are less than 6 miles from a body of water wherever you move in Michigan.  Whether it is one of the Great Lakes, a river, or inland lake.  If you love fishing, kayaking, or an active water sports person you will love all your choices.


Rochester Michigan at Christmas

2.)  Michiganders love the holidays especially Christmas.  You can go to the world's largest Christmas store in Frankenmuth or stop into Rochester where they light up the downtown with lights.  Wayne County has a beautiful drive through light display in Hines Park.  When you have snow it makes the Christmas lights even more spectacular


Winter in Michigan

3.  Winters in Michigan can be cold and snowy.  In south east Michigan we get about an average of about 40 inches of snow a year.  It seems like a lot of snow, but when you spread it out over 5 months it's not a lot of snow.  Yes, we get a couple of big snows a year, but never more than 10 or 12 inches at a time.   The snowfalls can be quite beautiful when the trees are covered.  Yes, the drive to or from work in the snow takes longer, but you learn to appreciate the other 3 seasons.  

Spring in MichiganFall in Michigan

4.  Best of all is spring and before winter comes again is fall.   Spring in Michigan is beautiful.  Gone are the dreary skies of winter that you experience throughout much of the US.  Spectacular scenes of the ice floating down the Detroit River with the sun making the ice chunks different colors.  Colors explode as the grass turns green and all the different trees flowering shouting out it's SPRING!  You don't need Punxsutawney Phil to tell you that.  Then nature pulls out all the stops each fall with the beautiful fall colors and the cool breezes.


Plymouth Fall Festival

5.  Michigan is the festival state.  Throughout the summer, fall, and even in the winter there is a festival of some sort in a community where you will live.  There are arts shows, music festivals, fruit festivals of all types, ice craving festivals, food festivals, and fishing festivals.  You can enjoy carnival rides, festival foods such as corn dogs, and lots of fun.  Whatever you are into you will find a festival here in Michigan such as the Cherry Festival in Traverse City or Arts, Beats in Eats in Royal Oak on Labor Day Weekend.


6.  Bakeries and great food is everywhere.  We have so many great ethnic influences here in Metro Detroit.  You will find an amazing Hungarian strudel shop in Allen Park, great cannolis in Livonia,   melt in your mouth cheese cake in St Clair Shores, and  amazing bakeries in Mexican Village and Greek Town.  Whether you are looking for a French baguette or an amazing cupcake or pie there will be a bakery or market nearby your new home. 

Michigan homes for saleCondos for sale in Metro Detroit


 7.  Every home you want is here.  What ever style, or shape of home you want we have it here in metro Detroit.  We have bungalows, ranches, tudors, cape cods, contemporary, colonials, farm houses, and victorian homes.  From little 700 square foot ranch homes to 2000 square foot colonials to beautiful 5000+ square foot luxury estate homes.  We also have many beautiful lakes in the area so you may be able to find a lakefront home!   


Michigan Craft Beers

8.  You will never be far from a craft brewery.  Michigan Brewers Guild estimates there are about 140 breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs in the state.  That is not including how many are being built.  You will find craft beers in almost every restaurant, bar, and tavern.  From Bells, Founders, Hopcat and so many more you will find a unique taste for your palate.

White tail Deer

9.  Ah, the wildlife in Michigan is amazing.  No I'm not talking about the college parties in Ann Arbor or East Lansing.  What I am referring to is all the animal and birds that you will see both in the suburbs aand in our woods and parks.  You will see racoons, turkeys, bald eagles, ground hogs, all sorts of ducks and geese, and even bald eagles.  That is just some of the many types of birds and wildlife that you will seefairly often.  The nature around us is one of the best parts of Michigan.

Henry Ford Hospital

10.  Some of the best doctors and hospitals in the nation.  World Renowned University of Michigan Hospital, Henry Ford Health System, and St. Joes are just some of the many great hopsitals  scattered around south east Michigan.  You will get great care for your family whether is is a broken bone, sports injury, or something more serious like cancer, or heart disease.


I hope you enjoyed some of these fun facts about Michigan.  Southeast Michigan and the Detroit area is a wonderful place to live.  I am Michigan real estate relocation specialist and have helped so many people moving to Michigan.  So many people that move to Michigan are pleasantly surprised how nice it is.  In fact I have never heard from any of my clients say that they wished they had never moved hear.  Some tell me when they have to leave that they hope they get to return.

If you are worried about what communites are safe, or where the better schools are, or what communities are like the one you are moving from I can help give me a call!

So if you have a job relocation to Michigan give me a call or text me at (248) 310-6239.  I will provide you with the information and help you find a community that fits you and your family.  A home and a place that you will feel safe and that you feel you fit into.  My email is yesmyrealtor@gmail.com


To find out more about our area visit my websites  Best lakesand lake homes near Detroit  or  Detroit area real estate and homes


Russ Ravary your Michigan relocation specialist

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Comments (1)

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239 - All those are great reasons to enjoy a home in Michigan....maybe a little less snow!  LOL

Mar 30, 2018 11:58 AM