It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting warmer, the leaves are back in the trees, and your already starting to think about your next escape to Lake Michigan and the Ludington Area.
But what if you didn’t have to plan that weekend get away? What if you could wake up every morning calling the lake shore your home, with all that the Ludington Area has to offer at your doorstep?
Well, it’s time to stop surviving and start living. Check out the Top 10 Reasons to LIVE LUDINGTON! Or click here to download a relocation guide and jumpstart your future on the lake shore.
10 | We’ve Got a Bright Future
9 | Four Season Fun
The changing seasons offer a multitude of opportunities to observe and appreciate the great outdoors. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore many different activities ranging from skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing in the winter to kayaking, swimming, and biking in the summer months.
8 | Getting Connected is Easy
Giving back to the community is a longstanding Mason County tradition that has made our cities and outlying communities places of opportunity, hope, and help for people of all backgrounds. A smaller community provides a simpler means of getting connected with others who share your interests.
7 | The Great Outdoors
Mason County has over 28 miles of sandy shoreline. Whether you want to spend time at the beach or enjoying the inland hidden treasures, there are an abundance of outdoor activities throughout the county, from the State Park and Nordhouse Dunes on the lake shore to Manistee National Forest in the eastern park of the county.
6 | Small Town, Big Culture
Think you can only find culture in an urban setting? Think again. For a smaller community, the Ludington Area has a lot to offer. There truly is something for everyone. If you’re into craft beer, wet your whistle at one of our local breweries or craft beer bars. If the arts are more your speed, then check out the programming at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts or West Shore Community College. Into history and museums? We’ve got you covered. Head out to Historic White Pine Village, or check out the new Maritime Museum opening in summer 2017. And let’s not forget about all of the festivals and celebrations like Suds on the Shore, Brrrewfest, Friday Night Live, and the New Year’s Ball Drop. A unique mix of small town living with big city amenities, Ludington truly offers the best of both worlds.
5 | Great Education
The school districts in Mason County continually outperform when compared to other schools across the state. Mason County is also home to West Shore Community College, which serves the community through instructional programming, workforce training, and performing arts programs and performances.
4 | Quality Heathcare
3 | Safe & Family Friendly
2 | Vibrant Business & Industry
Ludington might be known for tourism, but did you know that it is also home to a number of globally competitive manufacturing companies. Local manufacturers include FloraCraft Corporation , Occidental Chemical Corporation, Metalworks, Harsco Rail, UACJ Automotive, and more. In addition, Mason County’s agribusiness and food processing sector has never been stronger, with players like House of Flavors, Indian Summer, Gourmet Mushroom, and CherrCo.
1 | Scenic Harbor Community
It’s not going to come as a surprise that one of the best things about living in the Ludington Area is the ambiance of small town living on Lake Michigan. Like visitors, locals enjoy frequenting the beach, walking the break wall to visit the lighthouse, and pulling up in the beach parking lot to watch the sun disappear beyond the horizon. Only we get to do it every day of the year!