Welcome to Northport

Embrace the coastal charm and vibrant community spirit of a Northern Michigan treasure.
Northport, positioned beautifully on the tip of Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula, offers residents a picturesque and peaceful coastal lifestyle coupled with the vibrancy of a secure, friendly community. This area is known for its variety of housing options that cater to different lifestyles and budgets, making it a desirable location for families, retirees, and seasonal residents alike. Proximity to essential shopping and dining, along with a welcoming community atmosphere, makes Northport an attractive place to call home.
With a strong demand for homes, high appreciation rates, and access to excellent schools, Northport not only promises a high quality of life but also a sound investment opportunity. The presence of natural landmarks like Northport Bay and the historical Grand Traverse Lighthouse enhances the living experience, blending natural beauty with rich local history.

What to Love

  • Community and Security: Known for its welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
  • Housing Diversity: From quaint cottages to waterfront estates, there's a home for every preference and budget.
  • Access to Amenities: Convenient shopping and dining options that enhance the small-town feel.

Local Lifestyle

Life in Northport is characterized by its relaxed pace and strong community bonds. Residents can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as sailing, fishing, and hiking around Northport Bay or exploring the scenic beauty along North Cathead Bay Drive. The town’s center offers charming boutiques, local art galleries, and eateries where local cuisine can be savored in cozy, welcoming settings. The community is particularly active, with festivals and events that bring residents together throughout the year, celebrating everything from local produce to the town’s maritime heritage. This active, engaged lifestyle makes Northport not just a place to live but a place to thrive and connect.

Dining and Shopping

Northport’s dining scene reflects its community spirit, featuring a range of options from casual waterfront dining spots to more intimate cafes and bistros. Local specialties, especially dishes featuring fresh Great Lakes fish, are a must-try.
Shopping in Northport provides a delightful experience with its array of local shops offering everything from handmade crafts to upscale home goods. The town’s walkable downtown area makes shopping and dining convenient and enjoyable.

Things to Do and Entertainment

Northport Bay offers abundant opportunities for water sports and leisure activities, making it a focal point for both residents and visitors. The Grand Traverse Lighthouse, located nearby, is not only a historic site but also a center for community gatherings and educational programs, offering panoramic views of Lake Michigan and fascinating insights into the region’s nautical history.
North Cathead Bay Drive is perfect for scenic drives or cycling, showcasing spectacular views of the peninsula’s landscape. The area is also rich in cultural activities with local music, art shows, and the town’s annual festivals which highlight the unique character and talents of the community.

Overview for Northport, MI

401 people live in Northport, where the median age is 65.1 and the average individual income is $61,581. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

65.1 years

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Around Northport, MI

There's plenty to do around Northport, 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 Woodland Herbs & Twisted Whiskers, Around the Corner Foods, and The North End Pizzeria - The Big Hot Woody.

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Dining · $$ 3.34 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.11 miles 19 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining 0.04 miles 7 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 0.09 miles 5 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining 0.08 miles 55 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.2 miles 36 reviews 4.6/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Northport, MI

Northport has 208 households, with an average household size of 1.89. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Northport do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 401 people call Northport home. The population density is 243.4 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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44.14 / 55.86%

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Schools in Northport, MI

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The following schools are within or nearby Northport. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Northport Public School
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