Deciding to move to Muskegon is the best decision you will ever make! With 27 inland lakes, 27 miles of Lake Michigan waterfront, 400 miles of rivers and miles of woods and dunes, the quality of life here is world class.
There are many things you may want to know about the Muskegon Lakeshore. The best overview is in our community profile. Click here to read this beautiful publication with statistics and great descriptions of our community's assets.
Our website will help relieve your stress and make the move an adventure! Mark this site as one of your favorites as you will come to it time and again during this exciting life transition. If you are ready to talk to a realtor to buy or rent, select from our dedicated Realtors Promoting Muskegon (RPM) group.
You can then view the area's homes for sale in the online Homes of West Michigan magazine. Click here to browse...
Muskegon's quality of live is unmatchable. Watch this video to experience the lake effect...
Muskegon County has 27 inland lakes, four of which have direct access to Lake Michigan, 27 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, some of world's cleanest and most pristine beaches, more than 400 miles of rivers and a lifestyle that is pure Michigan. Finding waterfront property to fit your lifestyle is easy and affordable. Muskegon has quiet riverfront properties, elegant homes with a decks on the lake, lofts apartments with views of your boat slip and the city's lights, or your perfect summer getaway cottage. Residents of Muskegon spend their summers fishing, boating, swimming, relaxing on the river and walking the beach during spectacular sunsets. Muskegon's Pere Marquette Beach is an award winning beach similar to Sleeping Bear Dunes, our neighbors to the north.
The housing options in Muskegon are endless. Whether you are looking for a downtown loft, family farm estate or anything in between, you will find it in Muskegon County.
Downtown Muskegon has many exciting residential opportunities. Historic houses, loft style apartments, and townhouses all close to numerous commercial and cultural opportunities, many with lake views. From museums and quaint shops, to marinas, restaurants, and parks the downtown area has a lot of offer all within walking distance of your residence.
If the city life is not for you... look to the outskirts of the County for acres of farmland, peaceful homes overlooking the Muskegon river and large ranch houses on multiple acres of woodlands. Muskegon also has a number of long standing and newly developed suburbs, quiet neighborhoods, and a great sense of community.
The secret is out. We are one of the lowest cost of living waterfront destinations in the country. We are only hours away from Chicago or Detroit and in commuting distance to the second largest Michigan city, Grand Rapids. Yet the housing here can meet the needs of any budget.
Muskegon is increasingly gaining popularity as a desired destination for young professionals seeking an attractive, vibrant place to live and grow. Muskegon has long been known for the vast amount of recreational space for outdoor activities, world-class fresh water beaches, and affordable cost of living. It hasn't been until recent years that Muskegon has seen its diverse arts & cultures scene heat up, retail districts and dining options flourish and employment activity boom. Many young professionals meet each other through the Greater Muskegon Jaycees. This group of young professionals is very active in the community and networking opportunities are a plenty!
This video shows how young professionals are moving back to the area for careers.
Retire in Muskegon! Seniors looking to spend their golden years here find centers for socialization like parks and libraries; outlets for participating in public events such as concerts, sports and meetings that shape the community, and ample opportunities for volunteering.
It's a livable community where seniors find easy transportation and state of the art health facilities that encourage active living. With the busy lives that retirees lead, the Muskegon area is an ideal place for those who want to find new hobbies, explore the outdoors and continue learning.
Retirees looking for a valuable investment, find that Muskegon offers the most affordable housing, including many maintenance-free options, welcome seniors who seek lakeshore living in safe housing options with walkable neighborhoods close to shopping, dining and recreation. Muskegon sustains the independence and engagement of today's seniors, whether looking for a second home or a second wind.
Whether you are raising a family, starting a career, or looking to retire, Muskegon will accommodate you. Muskegon has been recognized by Forbes magazine as the number 11 nationwide for culture and leisure venues among cities its size. The mid-size metro lifestyle available in Muskegon offers the following opportunities for all ages to take advantage of:
Newcomers to West Michigan are looking for more than a house. You are looking for the best place to live, work and play. Realtors® Promoting Muskegon Communities (RPM) is a group of dedicated professionals who have extensive knowledge about the natural resources, amenities and benefits of moving to the Muskegon Lakeshore.
Members of RPM know about the local quality of life, amenities, community resources, business developments, life-long learning and recreational opportunities. They can help you find the perfect home in close proximity to where you work or play!
RPM gives special attention to the recruitment of employees and executives in emerging career fields such as technology, healthcare and advanced manufacturing. For young families, they identify education opportunities and youth recreation. For older workers or retirees, they can identify leisure and relaxation interests and aid those who are drawn to our wooded and waterfront areas.
To stay informed about the ever changing community, RPM members attend educational trainings and community information forums on a regular basis. They belong to the local chambers of commerce and have special access to executive recruitment incentives such as club memberships and recreational facilities.
The Realtors® Promoting Muskegon Communities (RPM) is a joint program sponsored by the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Click here to learn more.