Why Build a Cottage or Home in Glen Arbor, Michigan?

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The breathtaking scenery and relaxing lifestyle of Northern Michigan is something everyone should experience at least once. The region is full of open spaces, beautiful lakes and rivers, forests, farmland, orchards, vineyards, and other natural wonders. One of the jewels of Northern Michigan is Glen Arbor. This year MONEY, Time Inc.’s publication, selected Glen Arbor as one of its 20 best and most affordable places to visit. Why is Glen Arbor, Michigan such a wonderful place to be and to live? We’ll go some of the reasons here.

To begin with there is the setting. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was voted the “Most Beautiful Place in America” by Good Morning America viewers in 2011. It’s undeniably gorgeous. This is where Glen Arbor is nestled, on the Leelanau Peninsula between Lake Michigan and Glen Lake. The big lake and the dunes are an undeniable draw, but visitors and residents can also swim, sunbathe, waterski, or boat in the warm turquoise blue waters of Glen Lake. For river enthusiasts, fly fisherman, and kayakers there is the Crystal River which weaves its way in between the two lakes. The lake life here is slow and easy, known for its long days and warm nights, campfires, hiking, sunsets, and time spent with friends, family, and neighbors.

In the summertime Northern Michigan’s weather is beautiful and warm, and people come from all over the state as well as from Chicago and elsewhere in the Midwest to enjoy it. Many of them make it an annual tradition and spend weeks or months in this lovely place until the days shorten and the nights cool. In the autumn, the leaves on the trees change colors spectacularly, and M-22 becomes Michigan’s most scenic highway.

There are also plenty of local places to visit, including vineyards, wineries and restaurants like Art’s Tavern. Glen Arbor is a destination place – “a place to gather and get away.” If you want an alternative to the stressful city life, Glen Arbor is where you can find it. Compared to many “must see” destinations, the Leelanau Peninsula is surprisingly affordable and undiscovered.

And for some it’s not enough just to visit Glen Arbor. They decide to build or buy a summer house so they can enjoy the region for years to come. Have you ever thought about what you want your life to look like moving forward and considered making a big change – at least for part of the year?  Have you considered putting down some roots in a place with a slower, calmer, more healthful lifestyle for you and your family? You are not alone. Eastmark Construction has built numerous legacy homes in Northern Michigan.

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Eric Darooge and Eastmark Construction have been creating dream homes in Glen Arbor and other destination places in Michigan for years. They know how to make a home that is a reflection of hard work, personality, and creativity, a place to gather and to get away. If you’ve been dreaming of building something beautiful that will nurture your family and last for generations, call us today. We would love to help you build your dream home in Glen Arbor, Michigan.


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