Be a Local.
Make your Move to Mackinaw City
Picture this: a town perfectly situated between bustling southern Michigan and the rustic wilderness of the Upper Peninsula; where the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron converge at the very tip of the mitten, offering easy access to all the leisure activities your heart could desire; away from the crowds, a welcoming and neighborly place to call home.
More and more people are realizing the opportunities afforded by remote working, whether it be the time gained by a reduced commute or the money saved in not having to live in a big city. Here in the picturesque Village of Mackinaw City, we have everything you need to succeed at your job, get away from the crowds, and enjoy life at a more leisurely pace.
High speed broadband connects you virtually to the world, while the Pellston Regional Airport connects you to the Delta hub Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) on a daily basis. Finish up for the day and spend your free time exploring the breathtaking natural beauty that Northern Michigan offers. Affordable homes and easy access to an outdoor lifestyle are the final piece of the puzzle.
Leisure at your doorstep
Outside of work, you’ll have easy access to outdoor activities, plenty of options for exercise, and the natural beauty of Michigan. Nearby there’s Wilderness State Park, numerous city parks and recreation facilities, and many scenic trails to explore. And of course, Mackinaw City is located right beside one of the world’s largest surface freshwater ecosystems. From fishing to kayaking, watersports to migratory birdwatching and much more, Mackinaw City and its full service marina is the perfect foothold from which to explore the Great Lakes in all their glory. Known as a stargazers paradise, Mackinaw City is also the home of an International Dark Sky Park, which is open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and features regular astronomy programs and an extensive trail system through nearly 600 acres of old growth forest along the shores of Lake Michigan.
After a long day exploring nature, relax and refresh at one of our acclaimed local breweries, or any number of restaurants offering Sunday brunch, romantic dinners, or family feasts. End the night with a film in our local movie theater, which offers first-run films in a family-friendly atmosphere, or take in a live lumberjack show, relax on one of six unique lighthouse cruises, weekly sunset and fireworks cruises, take a ride on a pirate ship, or enjoy movies by the bridge on the lawn of Michilimackinac State Park throughout the summer months.
A great place to raise kids
In Mackinaw City, your children are the highest priority. We take great pride in our school system, and we know you’ll be impressed. Mackinaw City K-12 Public Schools (go Comets!) puts your kids first with small class sizes (boasting a student-to-teacher ratio of 10 to 1), 100% high school graduation rate, and is listed as far above the State average for college and career readiness by greatschools.org. Stretch their education and engagement into the summer with Mackinaw Area Public Library which, aside from an extensive children’s book selection, hosts a summer reading program for kids, and an extensive collection of regional resources in the acclaimed Michigan room.
Further immerse your family in Michigan’s rich history with tours of the Icebreaker Mackinaw Museum Ship, Heritage Village, and McGulpin Point Lighthouse, or the many local museums. And outdoor activities aren’t just for adults: kids will love the zip line, climbing wall, ropes course, live saw mill demonstration, archaeological digs, artillery firings, and numerous demonstrations and re-enactments from May- October at Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.
Tell Me More!
Find data and a complete community profile here, or for additional area information or relocation material please contact the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce at (231)436-5574, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Let our friendly staff answer your questions about Mackinaw City!