Suttons Bay, Michigan
About the Community and Real Estate Opportunities
The Village of Suttons Bay along the east side of the Leelanau
Peninsula, north of Traverse City along West Grand Traverse Bay. This unique location is close to the 45
parallel, the halfway point between the North Pole and the Equator.
The community was named after Harry Sutton, one of the first
European settlers who arrived in 1854.
He and a crew of woodsmen arrived with the intention of supplying
passing steamboats with fuel. In 1903, a
railway began a line between from Traverse City to Northport with a stop in
Suttons Bay. The railroad was created to
support car ferry service to Manistique on the Upper Peninsula. The line remained active, at least in part,
until 1975 when the section from Traverse City to Suttons Bay was abandoned.
Today the old train depot is home to Schaub Team Premier Realty’s
While still heavily dependent on tourism, Suttons Bay has become a
thriving year-round community that includes a variety of boutique shops and restaurants,
wineries, a grocery store and car wash, drug stores, gas stations, an historic
movie theatre, marina, Secretary of State and Schaub Team Premier Realty.
The rolling hills, proximity to large bodies of water and location
near the 45th parallel have made this an ideal destination for
agriculture and viticulture. Expansive
farms surround the Village which support the cherry, wine and other fruit
Suttons Bay Real Estate
As with other communities
throughout Leelanau County, real estate in Suttons Bay has proven to be a
lucrative investment for many providing the unique opportunity to reside in a
small town, yet have an easy 15-minute commute to Traverse City. Opportunities in and around the Village
include single family homes within the Village neighborhood, subdivisions or on
multiple acre homesteads. For low
maintenance living, folks may prefer a condominium. While stately waterfront homes and property
can be found along Grand Traverse Bay.
Schools in Suttons Bay
Families living in Suttons Bay are part of the Suttons Bay
public school district. Suttons Bay
offers education for children from Kindergarten
through high school. Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy
is a charter school serving Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties and is located
in Suttons Bay.
Churches in Suttons Bay
Suttons Bay is home to several churches of various denomination.
While many consider the natural wonders of the region to be
entertainment for the area, there are also a host of unique opportunities for
dining, lodging, shopping and more!
Suttons Bay Restaurants
Leelanau has become a foodie destination supported by fine
wine and craft spirits. Locals and
visitors enjoy the variety casual serve-yourself eateries to elegant white
linen fine dining.
Lodging in Suttons Bay
Living in Leelanau is sure to bring additional family and
friends that want to visit. The area
boasts a variety of vacation rental opportunities including condominiums,
cottages, homes, and bed & breakfasts.
Following are good resources to assist you in finding the best options
for you and your guests.Other Recreation