Glen Arbor

Welcome to Glen Arbor

Where natural beauty meets a vibrant, community-focused lifestyle in the heart of Northern Michigan.
Glen Arbor, situated within the stunning scenery of Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula, is a community that truly embodies the blend of rustic charm and upscale living. This neighborhood is renowned for its security, diverse housing options, and proximity to both natural wonders and local amenities, making it an ideal spot for those seeking both retreat and convenience. Whether you're looking for a cozy cabin, a waterfront home, or a modern retreat, Glen Arbor offers a range of properties that cater to various lifestyles and budgets.
The area’s strong demand for homes, combined with high property appreciation rates and access to excellent schools, makes Glen Arbor not just a picturesque place to live but also a wise investment. The presence of points of interest like Dune Climb, Inspiration Point, and Glen Lake adds to the allure, offering endless outdoor activities and scenic beauty.

What to Love

  • Community Atmosphere: A welcoming community perfect for families, retirees, and seasonal residents.
  • Natural Beauty: Surrounded by iconic landscapes such as Lake Michigan beaches and lush forest reserves.
  • Local Conveniences: A charming downtown area with unique shopping and dining options.

Local Lifestyle

Glen Arbor's lifestyle is a harmonious blend of outdoor adventure and quaint, small-town living. Residents enjoy easy access to some of Michigan’s most beautiful natural sites, including the popular Dune Climb and the serene waters of Glen Lake. Outdoor enthusiasts will find no shortage of activities, from hiking and biking on Alligator Hill Trail to kayaking along the Crystal River. The community is tight-knit and friendly, often gathering for local events and seasonal festivals that celebrate Glen Arbor’s unique culture and natural surroundings. This active community engagement, combined with the area’s natural beauty, creates a vibrant atmosphere where life is enjoyed to the fullest.

Dining and Shopping

Dining in Glen Arbor is a delightful experience, with a variety of local eateries that range from casual lakeside grills to upscale dining experiences. Local favorite stops like Glen Arbor Wines offer a taste of the region’s burgeoning wine scene, while Crystal River Outfitters provides not only outdoor gear but also unique local merchandise.
Shopping here matches the eclectic taste of its residents, featuring art galleries, boutiques, and specialty stores that reflect the artistic spirit of the area. The downtown area, though small, is packed with charm, offering everything from handmade crafts to high-end apparel.

Things to Do and Entertainment

Glen Arbor is a haven for those who love the outdoors. The Dune Climb and Inspiration Point provide not only fun but also breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Glen Lake and Lake Michigan offer ample opportunities for water sports, fishing, and relaxing beach days.
For those who enjoy more terrestrial pursuits, Palmer Woods Forest Reserve and Alligator Hill Trail offer miles of hiking and biking trails through diverse ecosystems. Meanwhile, Crystal River is perfect for a leisurely day of kayaking, surrounded by pristine natural beauty.

Overview for Glen Arbor, MI

259 people live in Glen Arbor, where the median age is 68.7 and the average individual income is $98,727. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Glen Arbor, MI

There's plenty to do around Glen Arbor, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Rinco Bros, Inn And Trail Gourmet, and Glen Arbor Wines.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 0.07 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.15 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.19 miles 16 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.05 miles 3 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.18 miles 10 reviews 4.5/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 0.37 miles 107 reviews 4.5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Glen Arbor, MI

Glen Arbor has 131 households, with an average household size of 1.98. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Glen Arbor do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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61.39 / 38.61%

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