Walloon Lake

For over 120 years, Walloon has been a place where many of the icons of American business and their families have summered. It is the place where Ernest Hemingway spent his summers as a youth. The lake’s rolling hills and clear, beautiful waters have always been the center of its attraction. My family has a century-long history of enjoying the unique lifestyle Walloon Lake has to offer. For over 120 years, Walloon Lake has been a place where many of the icons of American business and their families have summered. It is the place where Ernest Hemingway spent his summers as a youth. The lake’s rolling hills and clear, spring-fed waters have always been the center of its attraction.

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3203 TOWNSEND ROAD on WALLOON LAKE SOLD BEFORE IT WAS LISTED ON WALLOON LAKE BY WALLY KIDD

3203 TOWNSEND ROAD on WALLOON LAKE sold before it listed by Wally Kidd

3203 TOWNSEND ROAD on WALLOON LAKE WALLY KIDD REAL ESTATEThis charming Walloon Lake home sits on 151 feet of frontage on the azure blue waters of the west arm. The wooded lot offers privacy, while the short level walk to the water's edge ends with a fantastic sandy lake bottom. A well thought out open floor plan with large windows and a main floor master make this home perfect for get-togethers. Recent updates include; furnace, range, water softener, water heater, and security system. Sit around the fireplace and catch up on the day’s adventures or enjoy the fresh Up North air on the lakeside deck.

SOLD BEFORE LISTED ON WALLOON LAKE!SOLD BEFORE LISTED ON WALLOON LAKE!

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Try not to fall in love with this Northern Michigan gem. A prestigious address off Shadow Trails, which is known as Walloon's "quiet side" of the lake. One hundred seventy-five feet of prime, sandy, Walloon Lake frontage. Enjoy a private setting just steps away from the pristine blue waters of Walloon Lake, Michigan.

This beautiful 1970’s home is a diamond in the ruff. Tall windows allow for natural light and outstanding views of Walloon Lake. Three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a detached garage, wood floors, and a beautiful deck to watch the Walloon Lake sunsets. Boasting over 2,100 square feet, there’s plenty of space to entertain, make this into your permanent residence or just a family vacation home in Northern Michigan.

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Wally Kidd Welcome to Walloon Holiday 2019

In this issue of Welcome to Walloon, we reminisce about one of Walloon’s favorite pastimes, fishing. I also share with you a look at another passion of all of ours, Walloon Lake real estate. In the following pages, you will see my collection of the lake’s finest properties currently offered for sale. Inventory is as low on the lake now, as it has been in recent memory. Because of this, values are strong, and in many cases continue to move upwards. I am honored that so many Wallooners have called on me to handle the sale and purchase of their family’s cherished properties. They recognize that my authentic marketing, work ethic, industry knowledge, and proven sales record have made me Walloon’s go-to realtor.

I would like to take this opportunity to

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Wally Kidd fishing Walloon LakeBefore Twitter and Instagram, fishing was a popular pastime on Walloon lake. You could almost say that modern-day Walloon is what it is because of fishing. The fact is, that in the late 1800’s the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad was looking for a way to remain profitable.  To do this they had to transition from hauling lumber to the south to bringing tourists to the North. The railroad touted the clear waters and exceptional fishing on our beautiful lake and in turn, the railroad branded itself as “The Fishing Line.” The generations before us were all too familiar with our exceptional fishing. 

In this issue, you’ll see a vintage copy of The Fisherman Magazine that my father had saved. It’s a nostalgic look back at fishing and of 1950’s Walloon (the

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Deciding to sell a cherished family cottage on Walloon Lake is never an easy decision to make. However, if and when you do decide to sell, I would like you to consider calling me.

I believe, that as someone who has successfully negotiated the sale for many of Walloon’s most significant and respected families I have the experience, trust, and loyalty necessary to help you navigate the sale of your property. After all, as a life long Wallooner myself, you and I share many of the same traditions and memories that have made this lake so wonderful. This, I believe, makes me uniquely qualified to partner with you on the sale of your property.

One of those exceptional memories comes to life every year at the Walloon Woodies annual get together. I figured it…
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By Emily Bingham | ebingham@mlive.com | Posted November 06, 2018 at 06:14 PM | 

With more than 11,000 inland lakes and its entire shape defined by the Great Lakes, Michigan is a hot spot for lakefront real estate.

A recent report from LakeHomes.com, a multi-state brokerage and real estate database, offers some insight into where the priciest lakefront real estate is found in Michigan.

To compile its quarterly Lake Market Report, LakeHomes.com pulled MLS data to find the average listing price for all for-sale homes in each market on Sept. 1, 2018.

The top 10 most expensive lakes for lakefront homes in Michigan are listed below, ordered from least expensive lake to the most expensive lake at No. 1.


10. Lake Macatawa
Average list price: $1,110,482

This

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A beautifully designed escape on the coveted shores of Walloon Lake. This stunning home has a gorgeous setting that is a gardener’s dream.

“To say that the homeowner has a green thumb would be an understatement. This home is known locally for its gardens and its landscaping, just first-rate,” says Wally Kidd, Wally Kidd Real Estate.

Erin Malone and Katie Boomgaard take you to Boyne City for this Amazing Northern Michigan Home.

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This Amazing Northern Michigan Home is well known as a recognizable and appreciated property for those that are familiar with the shores of Walloon Lake.

“The property is 250 feet wide which is a rare sized lot on Walloon today and it’s roughly about 450 feet deep,” says Wally Kidd, Wally Kidd Real Estate.

Katie Boomgaard and Erin Malone take us to the unique cottage which was built in the 40s and has been added onto over the years.

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Walloon Lake is a place that has called people to its crystal clear shorelines for years and years to enjoy its beauty.

“Most of the homes that we see on Walloon are privately owned. Lots with waterfront and they’re contained. This has a historical path that runs along the water here so people up the lake and down the lake use it to get to the village,” says Wally Kidd, Wally Kidd Real Estate.

There are some really amazing homes that line its shores.

In this week’s Amazing Northern Michigan Homes, we take a peek at a home with modern features in the “old school” Walloon.

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