Retire in Charlevoix, MI

Livability Score
57
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
2527
Median Househould Income
32868
Median Age
48
65 Years and Over
709
Median Home Value
165900
Unemployed
80
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Terry's Place

Great service Great fish Good price point Charming ambiance Caesar Duck/perch/whitefish/hash browns/lamb/sweet potato/stewed tomato/heaven Always good...

2. That French Place

After a pleasant afternoon of cycling along Little Traverse Bay, well, I was craving ice cream. And how can you turn down a place that has "Glacérie...

3. Esperance

Pram and his crew are the absolute best and beyond knowledgeable. We have a wonderful time every time we set foot in Esperance.

4. The Landing Restaurant

Stopped in for our first visit to the "New" Landing Restaurant today. What a good job on the rebuild. More seating ( especially undercover) , nice inside...

5. Pizza Girl

My first pizza was The polka dot. It was unbelievably good. So good I could not stop eating it until I had devoured The entire 12-inch pizza myself. After...

Golf
1. Bay Harbor Golf Club

A fun and beautiful course. Paid full price at 5.00 on Thursday. Wanted to tee off early but said no and then we scooted around in 3.5 hours and never saw...

2. Boyne Highlands

I can not go more than 4 stars for the highlands. Why? 1) 3 star skiing -only one high speed lift 2) 2 star lodging 3) 2 star breakfast 4) 5 star lift...

3. Antrim Dells Public Golf Course

We're giving this course a five star rating because each hole was absolutely beautiful. Definitely a fun course to play. The back nine are more challenging...

4. True North Golf Club

Absolutely outstanding! This just became my favorite golf course in Michigan, along with Forest Dunes. The staff is super friendly, and the whitefish...

5. Chestnut Valley Golf Course

The course is very beautiful and in great shape. We really enjoyed the round and lunch afterwards. The staff was friendly and helpful. We'll definitely be back!

Active
1. Bahnhof Sport

We had forgotten our walking sticks back in Colorado and were on route for a few days of backpacking on isle Royale. The Bahnhof staff was so helpful and...

2. Fisherman's Island State Park

My husband and I really enjoyed this State Park. It's very tent camping friendly and relaxing. I only wish they had more lake side camp sites but they only...

3. Depot Beach

This quaint and peaceful beach is fun for all ages. For the kids, there is plenty of playground equipment. There is lots of space for hanging out, and if...

4. Fresh Air Aviation

They are the BEST!!!! Great flight with beautiful views! First time to visit to Beaver island was incredible, lots of great things to see and do! Everyone...

5. Summertime Rentals

During our annual two-week swing through northern Michigan, at least one day is given over to boating on Lake Charlevoix. We've been renting from...

Arts
1. Charlevoix Country Club

We got married here at the Barn on 9/17/16. While there were some very minor and initial hiccups determining whom from the CC of C staff was going to be...

2. Cinema III Movie Information

Holy smokes, Batman! Movie ticket prices here are so cheap. We came on a gloomy drizzly afternoon. Perfect excuse to head indoors and watch a movie. Saw...

3. Dhaseleer Events Barn

The event barn is an amazing space and an open book for you to create your own event. I recently hosted a corporate event here and Carl was nothing but...

4. Bier Art Gallery & Pottery

Great place to go and look at art. They have stuff from about 40 different artists. I really love the insect themed Japanese styled pottery by Michael Khan....

5. Apple Fest

The Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce organizes the Apple Fest during October each year, and it takes place along the main drag in downtown Charlevoix on...

Shopping
1. Bahnhof Sport

We had forgotten our walking sticks back in Colorado and were on route for a few days of backpacking on isle Royale. The Bahnhof staff was so helpful and...

2. Rainbow Thrift Shoppe

This place is super cool. At first, I thought that it was too old and not my type of stuff. I walked around, and things began to catch my eye. I managed to...

3. Central Drug Store

Small but mighty! If I lived in town, I would never go to another drug store again. Has everything you need but with the ma and pop charm. The people who...

4. Hearts To Holly Quilt Shop

This is the best little fabric shop ever! A small diamond on a side street in downtown Charlevoix! Friendly super helpful Northern Michigan hospitality!...

5. Bier Art Gallery & Pottery

Great place to go and look at art. They have stuff from about 40 different artists. I really love the insect themed Japanese styled pottery by Michael Khan....

Health
1. AfterEffect - Restorative Body Therapy

Ryan did a wonderful job on my achy shoulders and back. I do not generally prefer 1) male masseuses and 2) massages in homes (I prefer more business-complex...

2. Quick Care Walk In Medical Center

I arrived in Petoskey for vacation and unfortunately brought with me this century's version of the bubonic plague. Without going into details, I was in...

3. Treenate Massage

I get 30 massages per year. When I'm on an out of town golf trip, it really is something I miss. It also has become a near necessity. Treenate is easy to...

4. Porter Jeffrey L DDS

A new dentist runs this practice now and I could not let the last review be the one shown. I had a dental emergency while on vacation, Dr. Nemecek went...

5. Balasz Jay E DDS

Best dental experience ever. Entire staff is kind, and Dr. Balasz is very talented. Extremely glad I gave them a call!