Coloma, MI hasn’t been a city as long as others in the area, but it still has a rich and colorful history. Coloma was originally known as Shingle Diggins, a name that was eventually replaced with Dickersville, and finally it became the much more appealing Coloma. Although small in population, Coloma offers visitors and residents plenty to do. It is home to vineyards, chocolate makers, water sports, and year-round events. It is a lively place, full of charming and quirky gatherings, and Coloma’s fruit belt location makes it a tasty place to live as well.
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Coloma has a wonderful mix of homes for sale. From a small starter home to a beautifully kept family home, there is something for almost any budget. With the Paw Paw River running through the city, you can also find waterfront properties, but if you’re looking for privacy, acreage is available too. The population was 1,483 in the 2010 census, and the median home price is around $96,000. Search the newest homes for sale in Coloma, MI.
Coloma has elementary, middle, and high schools in the city. If you’re more interested in private education, Saint Joseph and Benton Harbor offer some good options. Higher education is also easily accessible with schools like Lake Michigan College, Western Michigan University, Andrews University, Bethel College, Notre Dame, and Indiana University South Bend. Search Coloma homes for sale by school district. Search Coloma homes for sale by school district.
Coloma is excellent for those who prefer to stay busy and get out and about. The town has several things to do, including visits to Grandpa’s Cider Mill, Contessa Wine Cellars, Karma Vista Vineyards, or Vineyards Gourmet Chocolates. After you’ve filled up on good stuff, head off to enjoy some recreational water fun like kayaking, tubing, and fishing. Coloma’s event calendar also offers options, and one favorite is the Glad-Peach Festival, which brings visitors from around the area to see monster trucks, seek thrills at the carnival, and watch the numerous acts and entertainment.
Nearby Saint Joseph (The Riviera of the Midwest) and Benton Harbor have shopping, arts, culture and restaurants. You can also catch the train from the area to Chicago, or drive from Coloma to seek out world-class music, food, events, and attractions. Coloma’s locale is central to many things to do.
If you’re interested in agriculture, Coloma is a gem. Wineries and other agricultural endeavors have been successful. However, Coloma is close to cities that have more options. Some of the region’s top employers include the City of Saint Joseph, Whirlpool, Lakeland Regional Health Center, Gast Manufacturing, Meijer Inc., Indiana Michigan Power, Andrew’s University, Four Winds Casino, and Lake Michigan College. There are also many jobs in and around Coloma in K-12 education.
Finding homes for sale in Coloma is easier with the help of one of our experienced professionals at Cressy & Everett Real Estate. Our team understands how important it is to find the right home. If you’re ready to start the buying process, contact us today!
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