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Author Topic: Getting a second home around Traverse City  (Read 325 times)

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Getting a second home around Traverse City
« on: October 11, 2019, 09:21:04 AM »

I've been taking long family vacations around Traverse City, mostly Elk Rapids, for the last 10 years.  Our long range plan is to downsize when our kids move out and buy a second home around Traverse City.  Elk Rapids would be our first choice but many of their homes are out of our price range.  I am thinking Williamsburg or Rapid City would a nice spot which would give easy access to a bunch of different lakes but still close enough to Traverse City.  Any thoughts on the topic? 
Formerly known as JerkBate

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Re: Getting a second home around Traverse City
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 10:10:53 AM »

Rapid city is not where you want to be unless you are far out from the center of town. It is pretty much a dump. Lots of druggs, theft, stupid stuff occurs there. Willyburg would be a better option. Closer to state land for outdoor activities and cheaper prices on land. Elk rapids ( where I live) is turning into a california type of area. The village is horribly run with  the council making decisions based on their personal outlook and not as a collective community. The township is much better to live in. Less tax in the township, better snow removal of roads, tax money not spent on stupid little projects .  ER itself is trying to become a glenn arbor/harbor springs type of area. Lots of snootyness being tossed around. There are some places on my lake ( birch) that are at a decent price range, except for the 100 x 200 foot lot with a 2 bedroom for ,,,,,,,750000.00. ( I laughed so hard at that price i almost peed myself) ANDDDDDDDDDDD if ya move to birch lake ya get to be a lake neighbor with our current glubbner ( gag).

I would seriously look at the willimsburg area on the south side of M72.
Matthew" the pollock" Novak
1986 Champ 168
 2014 Pro XS 115 Merc

6 lb Smallmouth

Re: Getting a second home around Traverse City
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 11:14:48 AM »

Thanks Matthew.  That?s exactly the type of advice I was looking for.
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