• 4 BDRM
  • 2 BTH
  • 2,007 SQ.FT
  • 0′ WF
521 W Eighth Street Traverse City MI 49684
Status: Sold Co-op Member


Set alongside historic cobblestone-laid Eighth St. in the storied Central Neighborhood of Traverse City is this stately yet comfortable home, a shining example of the Victorian-style homes built when this beautiful city was founded. Graced with original woodwork throughout from the molding and doors to the lovely staircase, this home has retained characteristics from it's history while welcoming modern updates. Highlights include a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, a large formal dining room for entertaining, an abundance of cabinet space and a breakfast nook in the kitchen, a built-in storage cabinet and drawers in the spacious upstairs landing, central air, and much more. The large unfinished attic space is ideal for storage. The gem of this property is truly the covered front porch - the perfect spot for morning coffee or evening cocktails. Additional exterior features include underground irrigation, beautiful perennial landscaping, a fenced backyard, and a detached garage off the alley. Located only 1.5 blocks from Central Grade - it's a short walk to school, not to mention all the happenings of downtown Traverse City, from festivals and parades to dining, shopping, beaches and boating.


On W. Eighth St. between Oak and Maple.


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Property Listed By

Coldwell Banker Schmidt-522. 522 E Front St Traverse City, MI 49686

Property Sold By

Kathy Wittbrodt, Wittbrodt Waterside Properties. 212 River Street PO Box 20 Elk Rapids, MI 49629

About Central

Central neighborhood in downtown Traverse City has a deep history, magnificent homes, and higher density blocks that have served throughout most of the city's history as a purely residential area.  

The Central neighborhood holds many of the turn-of-last-century mansions, and compliments of those home owners, many still remain with as much character as they did when they were built.  The later mansions of Sixth Street (known as “Silk Stocking Row”) include the immense 32-room house built by Traverse City founder Perry Hannah (now Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home) and dozens of other elegant homes.  The Central neighborhood was started at the end of the 19th century, with the majority of the houses in the neighborhood constructed between 1890 and 1914. The neighborhood is unique for the socio-economic diversity of its residents.

The Central neighborhood has four main thoroughfares as its borders.  With Division street to the west, Fourteenth Street to the south, Front Street just to the north, and Union Street just to the east, Central Neighborhood is just that - Centralized - with much of the city infastructure around it.  

This is one of the most desired neighborhoods in Traverse City because of its proximity to businesses, schools and downtown - for this reason, the strength of the home values are high in the Central neighborhood.

Central Grade School as well as Thirlby Field are here! Central Grade is the oldest neighborhood school in the TCAPS system, in operation since 1874, with the current building constructed in 1934, after a fire in October of that year. Some classes were held in the Perry Hannah house while the building was being reconstructed.

Thirlby Field, also known as Harry Running Stadium, is a 7,000-seat football stadium.  It was built in 1934 on a site where football has been played since 1896. It is the home of the Traverse City Central Trojans, Traverse City West Titans and Traverse City St. Francis Gladiators football teams.  Mr. Thirlby, a local farmer, gave the land to the Traverse City Area Public Schools for athletic contests, and at that time, the visiting teams would come by train right to the field. Some of that rail can still be found in the vicinity of Cass Street, just north of Fourteenth.

Stats for Central Neighborhood

Year Units Sold Total Sales Average Price High Sale Low Sale
2012 41 $9,694,126 $236,442 $865,000 $48,000
2013 54 $13,037,400 $241,433 $715,000 $71,840
2014 54 $15,589,521 $288,694 $731,500 $112,000
2015 73 $20,745,807 $284,189 $965,000 $100,000
2016 88 $24,824,295 $282,094 $710,000 $140,000
2017 73 $25,958,579 $355,596 $1,310,000 $169,950


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