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Lake Leelanau Waterfront Living
Lake Leelanau homes for sale offer everything from charming cottages, extravagant estates, all the way to waterfront turnkey homes.
Homebuyers looking to build their own waterfront dream home should also seriously consider Lake Leelanau real estate. Some private frontage lots with stunning views can still be found on the shores of this remarkable lake at some of the most affordable prices in Michigan waterfront properties.
Homes here range from new construction to charming remodels. These homes often feature private docks, wood-burning fireplaces, beamed ceilings, or even artesian wells.
Summertime residents will find properties that are perfect for family vacations or for letting out as income property. Many homes here are designed exclusively for waterfront living, and include everything a Michigan vacationer could ever need.
Learn About Lake Leelanau Real Estate
Lake Leelanau is two lakes in one, each with very different history.
North Lake Leelanau is glacial, deep, and pure. Some of the finest cherry orchards in the world lie above it to the east. The Village of Leland and its historic fishing village are just to the west on Lake Michigan’s shore.
South Lake Leelanau was created when a dam was built in Leland's Fishtown district. This raised the water level 15 feet and flooded a long valley. South Lake Leelanau is an excellent fishing lake, well stocked with all of the fish for which Michigan is famous. The South basin of the lake is known as a wonderful brown trout and walleye fishery.
Lake Leelanau History
Lake Leelanau real estate has an interesting history. In 1860 a French fur trader purchased land on the east shore of what is now South Lake Leelanau. Though his goal was to strike oil, he instead struck a geyser of sparkling artesian water.
Sadly disappointed in his luck, he sold the property, but this spring still gushes today at nearby Fountain Point resort, and has since been put on the National Register of Historic Places.
Interested in learning more about Leelanau Lake real estate? Get the latest and insider info from a local expert and real estate guide. Contact Dick Huey to find out more about Michigan waterfront living.
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