Watervliet, MI, whose name means Where the Waters Meet, is an appealing and enjoyable town in which to live. Primarily a rural farming community, it also offers an alternative to commuters who want to live in a charming area that boasts beautiful scenery, easy access to nature, and an old-fashioned main street. The greater area includes Lake Michigan, Kalamazoo, the South Bend-Mishawaka metropolitan area, and some other dynamic small towns to visit and explore. Residents of Watervliet find a nicely balanced life of quiet and activity, and the ability to raise kids in a close-knit community.
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Watervliet is situated near Paw Paw Lake and other water bodies, which means it’s easy to find properties with beautiful water views. You’ll find a wide range of house styles in the area, with everything from waterfront or larger-acreage estates to modest ramblers. One thing you’ll find in abundance is large parcels of land good for farming, homesteads, and ranches. The median house price in Watervliet is around $100,000, and the population was 1,725 as of the 2010 census. Browse the newest homes for sale in Watervliet, MI.
Watervliet is home to South Elementary School, North Elementary School, Watervliet Middle School, and Watervliet High School. Watervliet has a program for students called the Widening Advancements for Youth (WAY). It provides learning labs, mentors, access to technology, and more to students. Private schools can be found in neighboring towns, and higher education is also easily accessible at nearby schools like Lake Michigan College, Notre Dame, Indian University, Western Michigan University, Andrews University, and Bethel College. Find homes for sale in Watervliet by school district.
If you’re interested in agriculture, Watervliet is an excellent choice. It’s a strong area for growers with excellent resources to maintain large farms. Berrien County has other options for those who prefer more traditional employment. Top companies in the area include the Lakeland Regional Health System, Andrew’s University, Four Winds Casino, Whirlpool, Meijer, Modineer Company, Lake Michigan College, Leco, Indiana Power, Cook Nuclear Plant, and Gast Manufacturing.
Dowagiac and Niles are growing towns with several festivals, events, attractions, and activities—it’s just a short drive to Michigan’s Riviera of the Midwest! Saint Joseph is a cultural hub for shopping, art, culture, and restaurants. You can find museums, performing arts, and visual arts.
If you are attracted to spending time in nature, Paw Paw Lake is an excellent spot for golfing and boating. Lake Michigan also has a series of parks and state recreational areas to enjoy. If you want a bigger city experience, head to Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo has attractions like the Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, Leila Arboretum, the Wings Event Center, the Air Zoo, the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Watervliet’s locale is central to many things to do, including its own downtown, parks, and events.
Our team of experienced REALTORS® at Cressy & Everett can assist you in buying a home in Watervliet. If you want to know more about the area, or are ready to start your search, contact us today.
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