Discover Coastal Dream Towns

After canvassing all coasts for towns with seaside charm, a lively beach culture, and good housing, these are our top spots for planning quick trips or finding a new place to live.

Petoskey, Michigan

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Dream Towns: Petoskey, Michigan
Photographer Matthew Gilson

Your Neighbors Are:

Averaging in their late 30s and earning modest incomes slightly below the state average. They golf, sail out of downtown Petoskey City Marina, fish and hike in summer, and cross-country ski and snowmobile in winter.

Visiting Petoskey: 

Stay a week: The historic Stafford’s Perry Hotel has water views. Rates start at $99; 800/737-1899 or

Stay a month: Lakefront cottage with four bedrooms, one bath. Weekly rates start at $700; 989/928-2895 or




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