Union Pier, MI, located in the Harbor Country® community, has morphed from a shipping pier used to transport timber to Chicago into a tourism hub as people flock to the lakeshore community to enjoy its natural beauty and small-town charm. From antique shops and galleries lining the historic downtown to the lovingly restored resorts along the lakefront, the community is a beautiful place to live.
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Union Pier is unique in that it has a number of seasonal residents. The permanent population is around 570, although there are over 1,000 total homes in the community. Many homes here are vacation rentals, rather than owner occupied. Whether you are buying a home for yourself or to serve as an investment, you will find a number of property types available, including both condos and single-family homes. Many of the homes capture the lakefront cottage ambiance with sprawling front porches and gabled roofs. The lakefront location between Lake Michigan and the Galienn River means many pieces of Union Pier real estate have waterfront views. Browse the newest Union Pier, MI real estate for sale.
Two schools serve students in Union Pier—New Buffalo Township and River Valley. Most people who purchase homes in Union Pier are in the New Buffalo School District. New Buffalo Middle School and New Buffalo Senior High School are highly rated by area parents and community members, providing a solid education to kids living in Union Pier. After high school, the Michigan City, Indiana campus of Ivy Tech Community College is less than 30 minutes away. Find homes for sale in Union Pier by school district.
Tourism is the main industry in and around Union Pier. Most of the people who purchase real estate here will find work at one of the resorts or other tourist attractions. Berrien County has several large employers, some of which will employ residents at Union Pier. Lakeland Regional Health System, which has 3,600 employees, and Whirlpool Corporation, which has 3,362 employees, are the two largest companies in the County.
As a major tourist destination, Union Pier is packed with things to do. From lounging on the beaches along the lake to shopping for antiques and enjoying the local brewery, those who purchase homes here will always be able to find something entertaining and enjoyable to do. The St. Julian Winery and the Round Barn Union Pier Tasting Room are two popular attractions for local residents and visitors. If you have a hankering for some antique shopping, head to the Antique Mall of Union Pier.
Cressy & Everett Real Estate can help you search for homes in Union Pier MI. Our experienced, professional REALTORS® are familiar with the Michigan real estate market and the cities in the area. Contact Cressy & Everett Real Estate today.
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