A lot of people dream of buying a house on the water, and the Great Lakes state offers more opportunities than most others. Michigan’s lakes and streams not only created the state, but they also create a strong sense of place for people who visit and live here.
But the peace that the water gives can also be taken away. Waterside communities often face a serious housing shortages. Second homes and vacation rentals are claiming space, meaning even well paid workers can’t find a place to live.