Why move to Michigan?
The biggest reason is our outdoors. No other state in this great country has more waterfront property. We have 11,842 lakes that are over 10 acres in size and over 1300 square miles of inland lakes. Michigan has 3288 miles of Great Lakes shore line. Beautiful, swimmable, boatable coastline. There are 36000 miles of rivers and streams. We have no hurricanes and no earthquakes. We have the majority of fresh water in the US to enjoy any way we want.
What’s another reason to live in Michigan?
Add in our climate. Michigan has four distinct seasons and the outdoor recreation to match each one. Beaches in the summer, ice fishing and skiing in the winter. By the time you are tired of one season the next one is upon you. Fall in Michigan is outstanding for the cool breezes and the fall colors. Michigan’s country side is one reason you would want to relocate to Michigan. The woods, the lakes, the countryside are truly breathtaking and there is an abundance of wildlife, flora and fauna. You drive an hour from any home, any city in Michigan and you can be in the countryside enjoying nature. No extreme heat over the hundred degree mark at least not for more than a day or two.
There are attractive year-round recreation areas such a Frankenmuth, Mackinac City, Houghton Lake, and Traverse City to name a few. We have casino resorts, and historical museums. We have well-known universities such as University of Michigan, Lawrence Tech, and Michigan State University. Major sports teams like the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, and the Detroit Pistons give us something to cheer for. We have a labor force of engineering talent, computer talent, and other high-skilled professionals located in the state. We have hard-working residents and lots of natural resources. We have more fresh water and salt and copper deposits than anywhere in the US.
Our workforce is getting more educated every year. In 2006, that percentage grew to 26.1 percent, closing in on the national average of 28 percent. Also, nearly 90 percent of Michigan adults have a high school diploma, topping the 2006 national average of 86 percent.
Why Not Michigan?
So if you are looking for a place to start over Michigan is a great place to live. The cost of living in Michigan is reasonable. We don’t have the homeowners insurance cost like Florida. If you are thinking of starting a small business take a look at Michigan. You will love it here. I do!
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Or if you don’t want to move, come and visit. You will love to vacation here.
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