The Grand Traverse region is Michigan’s most popular resort community. Centered on the 45th parallel, the area enjoys a temperate climate, moderated by the Great Lakes and myriad inland lakes. The climate is ideal for growing apples, grapes and cherries. The spectacular natural environment, neighborly communities that are among the safest in the nation, miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, many small lakes and rural areas minutes from town offer living at its best.
The Grand Traverse area abounds with cultural and social activities year-round, from farmers markets to festivals galore. In addition to NMC’s own Dennos Museum Center, the area is home to the Interlochen Center of the Arts, which attracts students from around the world and provides quality performing arts entertainment. Other cultural facilities include the Old Town Playhouse, the Traverse Symphony Orchestra and the History Center of Traverse City. County residents enjoy high quality medical care and services from Munson Medical Center, which has been named as one of the top hospitals in the country.
The recreational opportunities are unlimited in this all-seasons community. These include swimming, sailing, fishing, and golfing on any one of the 20 courses, to canoeing, kayaking, bicycling and hiking during the spring, summer and fall, and cross-country and downhill skiing, snow shoeing, ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter.