My Service Area
I'm so fortunate to have been born and raised in northern Michigan. It's allowed me to explore some of the most beautiful natural areas in the country right out my back door. I currently live on a charming little lake in Kalkaska called Kettle Lake. There's something very special enjoying my coffee from the dock as the animals are wandering back to their resting places for the day. Sharing this lifestyle is perhaps what I most love about being a REALTOR! Regardless of the product a salesperson represents, they must be passionate about it to be successful. I am passionate about northern Michigan and especially the spectacular land I represent from Traverse City to Kalkaska.
Traverse City is in the midst of yet another big boom with people from all walks of life wanting to enjoy the amenties available in much larger cities and the spectacular scenery and waterways right in town. I'm the exclusive representative for Homewaters in the eastern portion of Grand Traverse County including lakes like Fife, Spider, Arbutus, Rennie and Island lake. This area just south of the city is known for it's spectacular rolling hardwood forests and the winding, tree lined roads that snake their way around more than a dozen lakes of varying sizes and The Boardman River. Just a few miles from town, this area feels as if you're well off the beaten path. Exploring this area is easily done on foot, by bike or on skis thanks to the extensive Vasa Trail System. If you're looking for a great natural place to explore while in the area, check out The Sand Lakes Quiet area just east of town for peaceful hiking trails and series of spectacular ridge lined lakes.
Kalksaska is a terrific bedroom community of Traverse City featuring everything you might need including a bit of shopping, a handful of restaurants, and The National Trout Festival. 1/2 of the county is public land making it a specacular chioce for those who love the outdoors. Gin clear lakes like Big Blue, Bear, Big Twin and Starvation are among the clearest in Michigan and are home to fantastic fishing for everything from panfish to pike to rainbow, brook, lake and brown trout. Parts of the Antrim County Chain of Lakes also dip into Kalkaska County including Lake Skegemog, The Torch River and the south shore of Torch Lake. Miles of stunning cold water trout streams meander through Kalkaska County as well highlighted by The Manistee, Boardman and Rapid River where Ernest Hemingway fished on his famous trecks to points north. One of my favorite places to enjoy a great hike is the one mile loop at the Seven Bridge Natural Area which winds along the fast flowing Rapid River. Not only the site, but the sound of this beautiful little stream will sooth anyone's soul.
I'd love to show you some of my favorite places in these areas and help you locate the perfect property for you and your family. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Enjoy your search!