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

The Ludington Area & Mason County are experiencing a great deal of growth and development, which can be seen in the revitalization of downtown and growing commerce. Businesses are investing and expanding, laying the foundation for sustained employment and business growth for years to come.
UACJ Whitehall- an aluminum components supplier for auto manufacturers such as Tesla, Ford, and Jeep –  recently announced plans to invest $29 million dollars in the Pere Marquette Industrial Park, creating 130 new jobs over the next three years.  In addition, 36 new businesses have opened in downtown Ludington over the past three years, including Timbers Bar & Grille, Ludington Bay Brewing Co., and Cops & Doughnuts.
All this economic activity demonstrates that Ludington is so much more than a tourism community; it’s also a great place to grow your business or career.

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

Mason County is home to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital and Mercy Health Ludington, which collectively provide an array of heathcare services to the region. These two companies have plans to invest $50+ million in the Ludington area between 2013-2023. As a result, our area is able to offer residents an array of choices when if comes to locally provided healthcare.
Moreover, the  Ludington Area is fit-friendly, offering a wide variety of options to help you stay active and healthy. This includes spin and yoga classes, cycling clubs, crossfit, and a number of other fitness facilities that help to ensure that you will find your place in our fitness scene.

3 | Safe & Family Friendly

 The Ludington Area provides the perfect setting for raising families in our affordable, safe, and family-friendly community. Ludington has a first-rate public beach, an array of public parks, and a downtown district with unique shops and restaurants.
Situated along the scenic Pere Marquette River, Scottville is a small community in the heart of Mason County whose history and culture are steeped in agriculture.

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!



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