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Make The Move "Up North"

We’ve all seen the statistics: Across the country, there is an exodus from big cities to smaller towns. COVID-19 has been a big catalyst of the urban-to-rural migration, but it was happening even before that. In many ways, COVID-19 has been more of an accelerant of an existing trend rather than the reason.

It’s no surprise to us that more people are seeking the simplicity of a small-town lifestyle. It’s not for everyone—many people can’t imagine leaving the big city to live “in the sticks.” For others, it may be the right season in life to make a BIG move to a SMALL town. We can't think of any better place to live or vacation than Northern Michigan, and apparently we’re not alone!

Travel + Leisure Magazine named Petoskey, MI one of the best small towns in the midwest and we could not agree more!

With breathtaking beauty along America's freshwater coastline of Little Traverse Bay, to hiking The Bear River Recreation Area or shopping and dining in the famous Gaslight Shopping District, there is never a shortage of things to do anytime of the year. It's easy to see why Petoskey is one of the best small towns in the Midwest. There is even a bucket list of things to do!

If this vibrant and thriving community is inviting you to stay with a vacation or year round home, The Birchwood family is here to help make it an unforgettable experience. We will come alongside you to build or remodel the home you've always dreamed of. Built on relationships with you the homeowner, we have been proud to call Northern Michigan home for over 50 years, and we know you will love it as much as we do!


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