9.0 out of 10


45.6488351101332 -84.4664618495409
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Cheboygan – Not as Secluded as You Think"

I love the Upper Peninsula, but I don’t know if I could live in a few of the cities that are beyond secluded; Cheboygan gives you the best of both worlds. Since the city sits at the Mackinac Bridge, you are still within the mitten, but you can easily crossover to enjoy all the forests and waterfalls in the tip of the UP.

There are a lot of great restaurants along Main St.; you will find that most people you encounter in the city are tourists, but there are still around 5,000 permanent residents. It would be easy to start a small business here because it is such a touristy area.

If you are visiting, sometimes you will discover good deals on hotels, other times, they are ridiculously expensive. There are a ton of B&Bs in the area though too. If this is somewhere you want to move, you will find that housing is dirt cheap. Most residents make about half what state average is, but it is by choice. You move to Cheboygan to get away from everything and enjoy nature, not worry about the latest name brands.

The schools are rumored to be fantastic and it is hard to not imagine a child loving to grow up here with so many parks, forests and beaches. If you plan a vacation to Cheboygan, give yourself time to take in everything that the UP has to offer; there is a lot to see! Make sure you check out the waterfalls in the Munising area too, the locals will tell you how to get there; just ask around.
  • Perfect location to enjoy the Upper Peninsula
  • Inexpensive
  • Beautiful surrounds
  • Lack of public transportation
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers

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