Grand Traverse Bay Area: Fresh Water/Fresh Tech

BrewSurrounded by the incredible beauty of a freshwater ocean that is Lake Michigan, hillside orchards, vineyards, and rolling farms, Traverse City and a dozen nearby villages connect fast-paced city life with the creative forces of natural beauty and outdoor recreation.

In fact, Traverse City is the urban hub of a growing 5-county micropolitan region of about 150,000 people. west_bay_beach_scene.jpgThe natural beauty of the area is nationally acclaimed, featuring miles of pristine beaches on Lake Michigan, huge sand dunes and forested hills, trout streams and hundreds of small lakes all complimented by extensive trails and bike paths, recreation and hunting areas, and the renowned Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park.

One of our nation's 100 best hospitals, the Munson Medical Center is close to downtown Traverse City. We are also served by a large regional airport, a top-ranked community college and university center, and a regional transit system.

state_theater_320.jpgHome of the internationally renowned Interlochen Arts Academy, the area provides extensive entertainment and cultural offerings, including a number of nationally acclaimed events like the Traverse City Film Festival, the National Writers Series, National Cherry Festival and Horse Shows by the Bay - National Equestrian Festival.

To learn more about why the Grand Traverse Bay Area is a great place to live, work and play, visit the MyNorth website. Take a video tour of the area and get to know some of the incredible opportunities that await you.