Kalamazoo Lake

Lake Kalamazoo is a natural freshwater lake located in Saugatuck, Michigan, with over 200 acres of water surface. The lake is known for its scenic beauty, clear water, and sandy beaches, making it a popular destination for tourists and second-home buyers. The Kalamazoo River is a 166-mile-long river that flows from Hillsdale County in southern Michigan, through Kalamazoo, and into Lake Michigan at Saugatuck. Homes for sale near Kalamazoo Lake include a mix of stunning waterfront estates and comfortable single-family homes. You can also find attractive waterfront land for sale.

Stunning waterfront home on Kalamazoo Lake

Kalamazoo Lake Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.4M
Lowest Price $38K
Highest Price $6.5M
Total Listings 18
Avg. Price/SQFT $549

Property Types (active listings)

Kalamazoo Lake and River Homes For Sale

Location and Geography

Kalamazoo Lake is located in Allegan County, Michigan, and is approximately 1,200 acres in size. Kalamazoo Lake  and the Kalamazoo River located in the Saugatuck and Douglas villages is a lake and river system with over 500 acres that feeds into Lake Michigan at the pier in Saugatuck at the mouth of the river just west of Mt Baldhead, Oxbow Summer Arts Camp and a nature preserve that abuts Oval Beach.

Kalamazoo Lake Waterfront Real Estate

Homes on Kalamazoo Lake offer a serene and private environment, with many properties featuring private docks and beachfront access. The Kalamazoo River offers waterfront homes with diverse architecture styles and a mix of historic and modern designs with expansive river views. The prices of these properties can vary depending on their location, size, age, and amenities. Many homes feature stunning views of the water, private docks, and access to outdoor activities.

Community & Lifestyle

The community around Kalamazoo Lake and River is known for its friendly atmosphere and welcoming vibe. There are several marinas, boat launch parks such as Schultz Park near pickleball courts, and the Saugatuck Yacht Club on the lake or river.

Coral Gables, the Butler, and Mermaids Restaurants are just a few of the waterfront restaurants in Saugatuck to choose from on Kalamazoo Lake. The Barge bar/grill has a two-story popular place to have drinks, watch the boat traffic and kick back. The Red Dock located at Safe Harbor Tower Marina just south of the Saugatuck and Douglas bridge is another favorite watering home on Kalamazoo Lake.

The community also hosts several events throughout the year, such as the Kalamazoo Island Art Fair and the Allegan County Fair.

Recreation on Kalamazoo Lake

This location offers a range of activities such as boating, fishing, kayaking, or renting retro or doughnut boats. There are several marinas, boat launch parks such as Schultz Park near pickleball courts, and the Saugatuck Yacht Club on the lake or river.

Enjoy viewing nature, kayaking, or taking the paddle wheeler, the Star of Saugatuck, for a dinner or sunset cruise. The sailing schooner, Serenity, is fantastic for a trip out to Lake Michigan.

Mount Baldhead Park has an elevation of 800 ft and features a set of 302 stairs leading up the dune with a deck at the top of the stairs. You will enjoy commanding views for miles with downtown Saugatuck below and Douglas to the south. Several trails lead down the wooded west side of the dune to the lakeshore.

Kalamazoo Lake and River waterfront real estate and its community in Michigan offer a unique lifestyle for those who enjoy being close to nature and water-based activities. With its stunning views of the water, access to outdoor activities, and charming community, Kalamazoo Lake and River is an ideal location for families and individuals looking for a vibrant lake lifestyle.

Ready to discover your dream home on Kalamazoo Lake? Contact the Andrea Crossman Group today! Leave us a message here or call 618-218-0267 to speak to one of our experienced Kalamazoo Lake real estate experts.

sunset over Lake Michigan

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