Living Up North

The Best of Up-North Living

Imagine the rhythmic clip-clop of Amish buggy horses on the road outside your window. Softly lapping waves of a scenic lake that borders your own backyard. Tree-lined back-country roads, winding trout streams, fields, forests, and farms, rolling golf courses, friendly small towns. With easy freeway access to big city shopping, entertainment and sports that are all just “close enough.” That’s life up here. And it can be yours – whether you are looking for a ”weekend getaway,” a restful family home base or a good place to retire.

About Gladwin and Our Surrounding Area

Sugar Springs Area

Located in north central Michigan, Sugar Springs is a community of more than 1400 vacation/retirement homes nestled in over than 4,000 acres of unspoiled scenery. A convenient drive from most Michigan locales, the community offers an abundance of four-season recreational and social activities.

West Branch Area

The beauty of this region lies in the wide variety of hills, lakes and streams. Canoeing, trout fishing and swimming are just a few of the many recreational activities that you will find in this vast four season playground. Let your mind wander back to your childhood and remember the fun you had while enjoying the beauty of nature and the feeling of renewed life that comes with being outdoors.

Bay Area

Bay County is “Play County” Year-round recreation in Bay County focuses first on the Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay. Marinas up and down the river serve all kinds of pleasure boaters from sailors seeking the wind to power-boaters out for a cruise.

Houghton Lake Area

Here you will find four seasons of fun, fishing, fireworks and festivals. Michigan’s Other Great Lakes – Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake and Lake St. Helen will delight you with their natural beauty, wildlife viewing, and spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

Midland Area

The Midland community provides the amenities of big city life with all the charm and security of a mid-sized community. Light traffic, a healthy economy, moderate cost of living, impressive housing stocks, strong educational systems, and easy access to big-city attractions put Midland on Movoto’s 2013 list of the top 10 Cities in Michigan.

Mt. Pleasant Area

As home to Central Michigan University, Mid-Michigan Community College and two of the region’s most heralded health and hospital centers, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan offers a vital and energetic lifestyle with amenities not often found in a community retaining a true “hometown” feel. Surrounded by lakes, rivers, forests, and healthy farmland, Mt. Pleasant offers its residents, businesses, and visitors a vibrant place to live, work, learn and play.

Saginaw Valley

The Saginaw Valley isn’t just a great option for your next summer vacation. It’s a great place to buy a house… launch a career … put down some roots… raise a family.