WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU MOVE TO MICHIGAN    

HISTORY & CULTURE

Michigan is known for its lakes (11,000 of them) and lighthouses (around 150). The name of the state was taken from one of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan, while the first lighthouse was built in 1818.

MOTOR CITY

While also home to Kellogs cereals, Detroit has been the hub of the American car industry since mid-century. The Big 3 of GM, Ford, and Chrysler are each headquartered here.

CLIMATE

If you prefer warmer weather, move to the southern part of the Lower Peninsulab to enjoy the warmest temperatures in the state. There are more cloudy days here than elsewhere in the states.

DRIVERS LICENSE

If you want to continue driving after you move, update your registration and license by going to the Michigan SOS (not DMV) and presenting your insurance documents along with proof of identity.

REAL ESTATE

The average homem price is $195,716 with median prices hovering at just above $123,192. For more information about Michigan real estate, you should visit the Michigan Association of Realtors.

MOVING & STORAGE

One of the secrets to successful relocation is working with a reputable company. Before your move to Michigan, be sure to check with the US DOT or the FMSCA to make sure your mover is legitimate.

130 Fun Things to Do in Michigan

There are so many cool, hidden, and unusual things to do in Michigan, but we only had room for 130! Check out this article by Atlas Obscura for some fun things to do.

2018 Best Places to Live in Michigan

Explore the best towns and cities to live in Michigan based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities.

Visit Belle Isle

The mission of the Belle Isle Conservancy is to protect, preserve, and enhance the natural environment, historic structures and unique character of Belle Isle.