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When it comes to looking for that special, secluded, private and tranquil place to enjoy weekend get-a-ways or to retire to, there’s no better place than Northern Michigan. If you’re one of those people who have had the privilege of spending time on one of Northern Michigan’s pristine lakes, rivers, or streams or have enjoyed a wilderness hike, you understand just how in demand these properties have become. And if you’re one of those people who dream of one day owning Northern Michigan property, why wait any longer?  There’s never been a better time to find your dream home in or around Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake and Lake St. Helen in Roscommon and Roscommon County.

Northern Michigan is home to waterfalls, thousands of miles of hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and off-roading trails and more than 5,000 inland lakes. Located in the heart of Michigan, you can enjoy that up north feel while still being just a short drive away from larger more urban cities. Awe inspiring landscapes, urban adventures, unique historical attractions, numerous annual events and festivals and rich cultural experience await you. Living in Northern Michigan’s Roscommon County area will inspire, excite and renew your soul. The beauty of nature will take you back to the basics so you can truly enjoy and appreciate life’s simple pleasures.

Roscommon County is a favorite Northern Michigan destination when it comes to prime real estate. In real estate they often say location is everything and in Roscommon and Roscommon County, it’s true.  Where else can you enjoy four seasons of fun and activities for the whole family? From fishing to festivals, fireworks and outdoor sports, people delight in the natural scenic beauty, the abundant wildlife, the amazing sunrises and sunsets, and the friendly folks that reside in the area.

Real estate hunters will be greeted with affordable housing, from cozy rustic cabins to luxurious river and lakefront properties with all the amenities. There is something for every budget to meet every need. While many people move to Northern Michigan’s communities for peace and quiet, it’s comforting to know they can have all that while at the same time, being close enough to enjoy fine dining, shopping, amusement parks, theaters and historical sights.  At night, you can sit in your own back yard and get the most glorious show of all. When the stars come out in the darkened northern skies, which are unaffected by the lights of the city, they put on an evening show you can enjoy each and every night. 

Of the thousands of lakes in Northern Michigan, perhaps the most well-known of the inland lakes are Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake and Lake St. Helen. All three lakes are a fisherman’s paradise. Higgins Lake is located just five miles west of Roscommon in Roscommon County. It has been noted that Higgins Lake is considered one of the world’s most beautiful lakes.  Higgins Lake was formed after the ice age when the glaciers retreated and left behind the cool deep crystal clear waters. Higgins Lake is Michigan’s 10th largest lake at 9,900 acres, and with its 21 miles of shoreline it is ideal for swimming, boating, fishing and sunbathing, and has become a popular location to own lakefront property. Fishermen love Higgins Lake for its perch, pike and trout and families love the lake for its great beaches, state parks, hiking trails and camping opportunities.

Houghton Lake is the largest inland lake in the state of Michigan, and one of the largest natural inland lakes in the United States. Houghton Lake has over 30 miles of shoreline and covers more than 20,000 acres.  It is one of the most popular lakes in Michigan and at only 7 ½ feet deep on average, the water is a littler warmer than Higgins Lake. The warmer waters are inviting to home buyers who enjoy swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Each year, Houghton Lake is the site of the winter sports festival Tip-Up-Town USA, where ice fishing among other events take place right on the frozen waters.  

Lake St. Helen is a 2,400-acre scenic lake located in Roscommon County, Michigan, and borders on the tranquil community of St. Helen. It is the headwaters for the south branch of the AuSable River which eventually flows into Lake Huron to the east. On the southeast side of the lake, about 3 miles of the 18 mile shoreline have been developed into cozy waterfront properties that are highly sought after for their privacy and prime location.  Some of the best fishing for bass, brown trout, walleye, crappie, perch, lake trout, rainbow trout, pike, smallmouth bass, and bluegill can be found on this popular lake. The annual Bluegill Festival has occurred each summer at Lake St. Helen for more than 60 years. The festival includes a parade, a carnival, food and drink vendors, competitive tournaments, prizes, a variety of live music, 50/50 raffles, fishing contests, a children’s parade, games, and an auto show. The Bluegill Festival attracts hundreds of people each year. Despite the one annual festival, Lake St. Helen is considered a quiet lake where people enjoy the simple pleasures living on a lake provide.

If your dream is to live in or retire to Northern Michigan, there’s no better place to unwind and relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With the great outdoors as your playground, you no longer need to sweat it out at the gym. Take a walk in pristine nature, kayak along the shores of Higgins Lake, dust off the snowshoes and golf clubs and get moving.

From lakefront to riverfront, in the city or in the woods, Ken Carlson Realty access to the best properties Northern Michigan has to offer you and your family. If you are looking for residential property in Northern Michigan, let Ken Carlson Realty help you and begin your search today. A full-service, cutting-edge, real estate brokerage firm serving the greater Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake, Roscommon and Grayling areas, Ken Carlson is from the area and has the knowledge that you need when buying the home or vacation property of your dreams.

The Paul Bunyan Board of Realtors includes the counties of Wexford, Roscommon and Missaukee as well as the cities of Cadillac, Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake, Lake City, Roscommon and many more. From woodlands or city lots, private lake access to lakefront property on Higgins, St. Helen or Houghton Lake or riverfront on the creeks, streams or rivers that are found throughout these counties, there are well over 1,800 residential listings for you and your family to choose from. From condos on golf courses to cottages in the woods or even large homes with ample space to grow and great schools nearby, there is something for everyone in the residential properties for sale. Right now is a great time to buy in Northern Michigan. If you are looking for residential property, begin your search here. If you need more assistance, feel free to contact us at 989.240.0970.

Ken Carlson Realty is your source for Northern Michigan Residential Property Listings covering the counties of Antrim, Benzie, Clare, Crawford, Missaukee, Roscommon, and Wexford. Residential properties in the cities of Cadillac, Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake, Lake City, Roscommon and more.