One of the Most Beautiful Lakes in the World

Lake Charlevoix Waterfront Homes

A 2012 USA Today poll voted Lake Charlevoix as the second-best lake in the entire United States, only behind Lake Tahoe. That's some pretty good company.


Lake Charlevoix is known for its crystal-clear water, gorgeous sunsets, and abundance of Petoskey stones. Stretching over 17,000 acres and with 56 miles of shoreline, the lake boasts a number of small towns to settle down in. Every town surrounding Lake Charlevoix is small yet charming, but to be honest, you won't want to leave the water.

Lake Charlevoix Waterfront Home Statistics

Average Price $1.2M
Lowest Price $9.5K
Highest Price $1.8M
Total Listings 7
Avg. Price/SQFT $901

Property Types (active listings)

Lake Charlevoix

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Lake Charlevoix Homes for Sale

Frequently referred to as “Charlevoix, the Beautiful,” the area easily lives up to its nickname, boasting hundreds of miles of freshwater coastline, sugar white sand dunes, and acres of dense forests and rolling hills. The town of Charlevoix is nestled between Lake Michigan, Lake Charlevoix, and Round Lake, which connects the two larger bodies of water. It’s no surprise then that residents of the area tend to be avid boaters, paddlers, and fishermen with waterfront homes.

As the third largest lake in Michigan, Lake Charlevoix provides endless opportunities for relishing in its 17,000 acres of crystal clear blue waters and 56 miles of pristine shoreline. Dash around on a jet ski, hone your water skiing skills, or simply anchor the boat in one the lake’s many inlet coves to unwind in the sun and gaze upon the many cottages that line the shore. Boyne City and East Jordan can be found at the end of each arm of the lake, with marinas, dining, shopping, and charming small town aesthetics. 

Fisherman’s Island State Park and North Point Nature Preserve offer miles of Lake Michigan beach access with dozens of hiking trails weaving through wooded forests and rolling dunes. The Little Traverse Wheelway begins in downtown Charlevoix, with 23 miles of pristine bike paths leading you north to Harbor Springs. Come winter, the slopes at Boyne Mountain are bursting with activity, while cross country skiers, ice skaters, and sledders can be found enjoying Mt. McSauba Recreation Area.

Charlevoix’s East Park hosts concerts, festivals, art fairs, and a wide variety of family events throughout the summer and fall. Nearby Lavender Hill Farm offers a unique and fragrant setting for a tranquil outing, while Horton Bay General Store and Red Fox Inn are enchanting sources of history and folklore for Hemingway fans. Deemed a “must play” in northern Michigan, the historic Belvedere Golf Club delivers some of the best golfing in the country. A vacationer’s paradise with awe-inspiring sunsets to conclude each day, the splendor of Lake Charlevoix is sure to delight.