If you're planning a move, you should consider making Midland, MI your new home. The city has plenty of amenities that are normally associated with larger cities but has retained its smaller town charm.
Our REALTORS® share the following reasons why you should move to Midland:
- Nationwide recognition
Midland's excellence has been noticed by many national websites and publications for a variety of reasons. For example, Rocket Mortgage named Midland as the #2 safest city in the U.S. The Walton Family Foundation named the city the #3 Most Dynamic Metropolitan Area in the U.S. And lendedu.com named Midland the #2 Most Budget-Friendly City in Michigan for Homeowners with a Mortgage.
- Beautiful public gardens
The 110-acre Dow Gardens has a uniquely designed landscape and has so much to do and see that you'll want to return many times. Discover music and art in this beautifully relaxed setting, let your kids explore the award-winning Children's Garden, tour the Estate and Explorations gardens, and visit Whiting Forest. The forest features the nation's longest canopy walk, giving you spectacular views of forests, ponds, and an apple orchard. Dahlia Hill is also worth a visit for its dazzling array of dahlias that are planted annually. And when you get to the top of the hill, you'll find an art gallery featuring unique original designs in media, including cast paper and bronze.
- Outstanding educational opportunities
From kindergarten through college, Midland offers outstanding educational opportunities. Midland Public Schools ranks in the top 5% in the nation and is ranked as the best school district in the Saginaw Area (out of 21 districts). And whether you're a first-time college student or are going back to school for another degree, you'll find several post-secondary schools conveniently located in Midland. The city is the home of Northwood University as well as satellite campuses for Central Michigan University, Delta College, and Davenport University.
- A thriving arts community
The Midland Center for the Arts is the centerpiece for arts in the area, offering a myriad of things to do and see at one location. The Center houses two museums, two performance venues, and art studios, letting visitors learn about art, science, history, music, and more. With performances including ones from the Midland Symphony as well as comedians and kid-friendly performances, there's something for everyone to watch and enjoy. Midland is also home to Creative 360, which houses a stage, studios, and a gallery. Through events, classes, and workshops, this arts destination encourages involvement from people of all ages, genders, abilities, etc.
- Many ways to get active
If you're into being active - or if this has been a goal you're still working on - you'll find plenty of beautiful places in Midland to visit. The Pere Marquette RailTrail, for example, is 30 miles of paved, flat, scenic trail that's perfect for biking, hiking, inline skating, or in winter months, cross-country skiing. And Chippewa Nature Center has 19 miles of trails that make their way through 1,500 acres of diverse ecosystems. Whether you travel on foot, snowshoes, or cross-country skis, you'll be able to take in gorgeous natural views and see native plants and animals along the way.
Ready to start looking at Midland homes for sale? Contact Ayre/Rhinehart REALTORS® today, and we'd be happy to let you know more about what makes the area such a desirable place to live. We'll then show you homes that meet your wants and needs as well as your budget requirements so you can become one of our newest residents!