Fife Lake Real Estate

Years ago the lake now known as Fife Lake was discovered while trying to create a road that connected Traverse City and Midland. A team of surveyors set out to find the best route for the new road. They're route passed a beautiful lake that was named after William Fife, a member of the team. The Village itself was formed in 1872 when the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad were being built. Some of the men present during the building of the railroad decided that the area should be created into a town. Population grew quickly and rose over 700 people between 1877 and 1885. Lumber and Agriculture were the main source of jobs in the area and spread rapidly. However, in the 1920's people soon began to realize that Fife Lake's potential industry should be tourism, and currently the main industry here in Fife Lake is tourism. Downtown Fife Lake is walk-able and offers several shops, galleries and dining spots all within a short walk to the shoreline of Fife Lake itself. The lake itself is a 617 acre, all-sport lake with exceptional fishing, boating and swimming opportunities.

Fife Lake offers waterfront and farm homes for sale.
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Fife Lake - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Fife Lake: $264,500 / County Avg $740,000


Avg Taxes in Fife Lake: $2,000 / County Avg $3,800


Avg Sq. Ft. in Fife Lake: 1,525 / County Avg 2,081


Avg Price per/sqft in Fife Lake:$173 / County Avg $356


Avg Walkscore in Fife Lake: 20 / County Avg 32


Avg Year Built in Fife Lake: 1974 / County Avg 1991


Avg Days on Website in Fife Lake: 72 / County Avg 64


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