If you enjoy craft beers, Midland has plenty of delicious varieties to offer. The local brewery scene is thriving as more and more consumers are looking for local flavors as well as the experience of going out and sharing a unique drink with friends or family. And while you're having a good time and trying interesting flavors, you'll be supporting the local economy.
Our REALTORS® recommend these Midland breweries and other destinations for a delicious local craft beer:
If you're like many people, coffee has become a part of your daily life. With its delicious flavors and many variations, along with the boost of energy it brings, it's easy to see why coffee has become such a popular drink. The beverage even has its own day of recognition - National Coffee Day, which falls on September 29.
Our REALTORS® suggest heading to one of the following to celebrate National Coffee Day in Midland:
Relaxing or celebrating over a delicious meal and nice glass of wine is a definite treat and pleasure that's worth making time for. Fortunately, Midland, MI has plenty of restaurants that fit the bill and are worth a visit.
Our REALTORS® suggest the following places in Midland to enjoy stellar wine and food:
April 10th is recognized as Golfer's Day, so whether you're a newbie or a seasoned golfer, head out to one of Midland's beautiful courses to play a round. The area has a good mix of public and private courses so you're free to join a country club if you'd like or simply try some of the area's public fairways.
Our REALTORS® recommend visiting the following local courses and country clubs to refine your golf game:
St. Patrick's Day (March 17) is the perfect occasion to visit a Midland bar and restaurant to celebrate with beer that's cold — and very possibly green — and a tasty burger or other menu item. Add a group of friends, and you've got a great lunch or evening.
Our REALTORS® suggest celebrating St. Patty's Day locally with these Midland stops:
National Tortilla Chip Day happened this month, so why not indulge in this tasty snack? Tortilla chips are great on their own or dipped in salsa or guacamole. And if you're in the mood for a more substantial snack, appetizer, or entree, order them loaded with a wide variety of proteins and other toppings.
Our REALTORS® suggest celebrating Tortilla Chip Day at one of the following Midland restaurants:
Before you know it, you and your family will be waking up on a chilly December morning opening presents and appreciating the time you get to spend together. But before you do that, you actually have to figure out what gifts to get everyone, which can be a challenge. Finding the perfect gift for someone can take careful consideration and planning on your part, and that's just one gift! Not to mention the gifts you need to work out for all your family members and friends that will be stopping over this holiday season.
We know the importance of a good cup of coffee. If you're like some of our REALTORS®, your favorite coffee beverage is essential for starting the day off right. No matter how you take it, coffee can give you the much-needed boost you need to have a productive morning.
If you're looking for a great cup of coffee, you'll find some of Central Michigan's best coffee shops in Midland. Coffee shops are a great community amenity — people come to work, relax, have business meetings or just catch up with old friends. Below is a quick list of some of the best coffee shops in our area:
After spending an entire year indoors, it's so great things are finally opening up again. As we continue to relax restrictions, it's a good opportunity to get out and enjoy a day downtown and support our wonderful local businesses. Whether you're taking a day off from work or planning weekend activities, spending a day in downtown Midland is such an enjoyable experience. If you enjoy shopping, dining, art, and entertainment, you'll love everything Midland has to offer. Our REALTORS® love supporting local businesses, and they've compiled a list of recommendations to help you plan a fun day out on the town:
Hamburger Month is celebrated in May, so head out to some local Midland restaurants and sample some of the many available variations on this delicious favorite. From a simple but delicious cheeseburger to inventive variations like a Chipotle Black Bean Burger, you'll have your choice of many different options. Some restaurants also offer gluten-free buns or Impossible Burgers that let you get your burger fix even if you have different dietary needs or preferences.
Our REALTORS® recommend trying the following Midland burger joints this May — and beyond:
Whether your day includes a morning of biking or hiking in the park, a visit to Dow Gardens, or looking at Midland homes for sale, nothing starts it off better than an amazing breakfast. Our REALTORS® know how important a good breakfast is for productivity, and these places are some of their favorites. Jumpstart your day happy and full with these Midland breakfast spots.
Our REALTORS® know all about the neighborhoods we serve and what makes them such great places to live. And one of the best ways to feel at home in Midland is to check out all the unique local businesses. Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to support your local businesses and impress that special someone in your life with their favorite sweet treat. Try one of these wonderful places right around the corner from Midland homes for sale. You're sure to find whatever your sweetheart desires.
Our REALTORS® are always on the go, so they understand how important that morning cup of coffee really is! Luckily, there are plenty of amazing cafes and coffee shops in the Midland area.
National Espresso Day is coming up soon, so now is a great time to start exploring some of your options! Whether you prefer to relax and enjoy your latte while catching up with friends or you want to grab a quick cup of java while you're out exploring Midland homes for sale, we've got the perfect solution for you. Here are five of our favorite places to get that much-needed caffeine fix.
Dessert is something everyone – from children to adults – loves. And whether you prefer a traditional treat or one that's a little more exotic, Midland has many places to indulge your craving for dessert.
Our REALTORS® suggest treating yourself to the following dessert shops around Midland:
Apple picking is a fall tradition in the Midland MI area, and we're lucky to have several orchards that offer the chance to pick your own. Many also offer extras such as apple cider or apple baked goods, so you're sure to have fun and leave with a full stomach!
Our REALTORS® suggest making a visit to some of the following orchards and also offer some tips to try when you go:
Waffles are a staple of brunch menus and buffets, but their humble origins date back to ancient Greece, where flatcakes were cooked between hot metal plates. While the waffle's classic grid shape first appeared in the 15th century, it was popularized with the invention of the waffle iron in 1869.
Our REALTORS® love waffles because they lend themselves to both sweet and savory variations. Head to one of these great restaurants around Midland on Monday, August 24 to celebrate National Waffle Day.
If you love a thick, juicy slice of prime rib, you're in luck! There are many excellent steak restaurants around Midland homes for sale with prime rib specials. Here are a few of our favorites.
What's better than someone else doing the cooking? How about dining outdoors, enjoying the seasonal delights of a Michigan summer? When our REALTORS® want a break, they head for these great restaurants around Midland with comfortable patio seating.
How popular is college basketball's championship tournament? According to ESPN, approximately 70 million brackets are filled out each year, while MSN estimates that 60 percent of office workers participate in at least one pool.
This year, leave work behind and fill out your bracket at one of these fun sports bars around Midland recommended by our REALTORS®.
You may not realize it, but there are many reasons why it pays to know a great florist. A beautiful bouquet of flowers is the perfect way to say "I love you," "I'm Sorry," or "'Get Well Soon." Floral arrangements also make excellent birthday, hostess, or housewarming gifts.
A vase of fresh flowers can go a long way toward making your home look warm and inviting. In fact, our REALTORS® often use fresh flowers to make homes more appealing to potential buyers. With so many great Midland Homes for Sale, small touches like this can make a big difference.
National Floral Design Day is coming up on February 28, so now is a great time to visit some of the area's best florists. Here are a few you might want to check out.
Want to relieve stress or brighten a dreary winter day? Pampering at a day spa is the perfect solution. Here are some great spas around Midland where our REALTORS® love to unwind after a busy week.
No matter how hectic life gets, the holidays are a time to share good cheer and make memories with family and friends. Mark your calendar for these festive holiday events around Midland suggested by our REALTORS®.
Holiday shopping can be one of the best parts of the season. Finding that perfect gift is so satisfying! Small Business Saturday is an excellent opportunity to find your favorite local shops. Shopping local can provide an opportunity to find truly unique items with local flair. The kinds of gifts everyone on your list will appreciate. You'll also be supporting the community and local economy. Try one of these shops right around the corner from Midland homes for sale to find the perfect gift, décor item, or whatever you need for those special people on your list.
If you are particularly fond of pancakes, you probably already know that they have been a breakfast favorite around the world for generations. What you may not know is that, here in the U.S., they have their own day designated to celebrate their deliciousness; National Pancake Day. It falls on September 26th every year, and that's right around the corner.
Of course, the best way to celebrate the day is by sitting down to enjoy a stack of great pancakes. But what if you'll be away from home—and your favorite pancake spot—shopping Midland Homes for Sale on the big day? No worries, we've got you covered. Here's where to order a stack in Midland on National Pancake Day:
Temperatures in Midland are warming up, and our furry friends need to beat the heat, too! Grooming your dog can help keep him feeling cool and looking cute, but it's important that you use a groomer you can trust.
Our REALTORS® have the inside scoop on the best local service providers, and we love connecting new residents with the professionals they need. If you haven't yet found your favorite dog groomer, you're in the right place. Check out these seven grooming pros so you can decide which one is right for you.
Yay, it's almost time for National French Fry Day! Whether you like classic fries with ketchup or poutine with tons of toppings, there are so many different ways to enjoy this savory treat. Our REALTORS® have the inside track on the best places to go for fries around Midland and offer some fun (and tasty!) recommendations for fried tater lovers to celebrate National French Fry Day July 13th.
While Moms are often thrilled with a lovely brunch and a heartfelt card, impressing the important men in your life on Father's day requires a bit more creativity.
Whether you're still exploring Midland Homes for Sale or you've lived here all your life, you might feel at a loss when it comes to thinking of fun things to do this Father's day. No worries! Our REALTORS® have done the hard work for you. Check out this list of great ideas and start making your plans today.
National Pizza Party Day is coming up, a day dedicated to celebrating the qualities of good pizza. National Pizza Party Day happens every year on the third Friday in May, and millions of Americans honor the day by getting together to enjoy a pizza party their best local pizza places. The big day falls on May 17th this year, and if you're a pizza lover, you'll certainly want to celebrate. Of course, if you're new in town or are just starting to shop Midland Homes for Sale, you probably don't have a favorite local pizza place just yet, but we can help you find one.
Here are some great places to get pizza in Midland:
Gratzi - 120 E. Main St., Midland
An upscale Italian restaurant, Gratzi makes everything from scratch, including its delicious pizzas. It offers four signature pizzas, each made with high-quality, unique ingredients, including heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, prime beef meatballs, charred scallions, and much more. This lovely eatery is sure to provide a tasty and unique experience to those celebrating National Pizza Party Day.
Once you're done buying a house in Midland and have settled in, you'll probably be anxious to get back to your usual routine. Work, your social life, and of course exercising. Yoga is a hugely popular way to stay fit, get rid of stress, and improve your well being. So whether you're an experienced yogi, a beginner, or just want to switch up your fitness routine, there's a class for you. And exercise classes are a wonderful way to meet people in your new neighborhood or city. Try one of these places to find the right class for you.
Making that New Year's resolution to get in shape is the perfect first step toward a new, healthier you. However, changing your lifestyle for the better isn't easy, and it can be hard to stay motivated to keep that promise to yourself. It can be even harder to stay committed to getting fit if you're in the middle of making other life changes – such as shopping for a new home or moving into one you've just purchased, for instance.
So how can you keep your resolution going this coming year? If you're shopping Midland homes for sale or have purchased a home in the area, getting a handle on local resources to help you achieve your goals can make it much easier to stay on track once you move. To help you get started, here are seven gyms in Midland to help you keep your resolution going:
If you are new to an area, it can be hard to find a restaurant that has quality food and excellent service. Recommendations are helpful, but you might not know anyone who has an idea of where to stop by during your lunchtime break.
Our REALTORS® know recommendations are everything, especially when it comes to dining experiences, as well as, home buying. Here are five of their favorite spots in Midland to make sure you don't go hungry at lunchtime.
Putting on a Santa suit comes with a big responsibility, that of bringing joy to children and adults all over the world. That's why you'll find the number one Santa school right here in Midland. Yes, a school for learning the ropes to be a proper Santa is the real deal, just like Santa himself! Our REALTORS® know that you are going to love our city, and this magical school is one more reason why our area is such a great place to live, work and enjoy your family. So while Santa is firming up his list and checking it twice, have a look at the history and mission behind the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School.
As parents, you know all too well that each year seems to pass more quickly than the last. Somewhere between busy schedules, play dates, and trying to keep your household organized, your toddler has gone from finger painting and nap time to riding the school bus and learning to read. Although it's impossible to stop time, one of the best ways to preserve the memories of your growing family is to capture them with professional family photographs. Our REALTORS® would love to share some of our favorite family photographers in the Midland area so that you can schedule an appointment before another year flies away.
Whether you're looking for a delicious bite to eat in a casual setting or a trendy, upscale experience, you're sure to find the perfect spot in Midland. From beer and burgers to French and Italian cuisine, the Midland dining scene offers something for everyone. Our REALTORS® have created this list of their seven favorite dining spots in Midland to give you just a small taste of the city's many options.
The perfect combination of upscale and downhome, Downtown Midland, MI is a favorite of both locals and visitors. If you're searching for Midland homes for sale or you're already a resident, spending some time downtown is a must.
For a day of shopping and family-friendly fun, you can't beat the Midland Area Farmers Market. Open from May to November each year, the market is a weekly staple for residents. More than just a few veggie stands, this market is truly impressive. Here's what you need to know so you can make the most of your visit.