One of Michigan's best kept secrets hasn't been a secret for many years.

Traverse City continues to grow in popularity and gain well-deserved recognition.

Traverse City has been named one of the "best small towns in the United States".

There is no shortage of great vacation options for West Michigan residents.  West Michigan lakes, beaches, and campgrounds make a great starting point.  Trips to the north are always fun.  For the more adventurous, visiting a National Park on the moon might even become an option soon.

One Michigan town is not only a great place to vacation, but a great place to live...Traverse City.

Traverse City has been named as the 8th best small town in the United States by, they say:

Though the city has made major improvements to its transportation network, park system and downtown, residents are dedicated to preserving the cozy cottages, quaint buildings and waterfront parks that draw tourists throughout the year. Other strongly supported projects include City Opera House and State Theatre restoration and downtown Front Street beautification. A thriving farm-to-table movement attracts talented chefs who have helped make Traverse City a top "foodie town."

Clear lakes and streams, verdant forests and golden beaches draw residents to the great outdoors. During late summer, stands selling freshly picked cherries - one of the area's top exports - dot surrounding countryside.

They've hit some of the highlights of what makes Traverse City a great place to visit and a great place to live.

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