The town of New Buffalo is on the west coast of Michigan on the shore of the Galien River near Lake Michigan. It is slightly north of the Indiana border. People who want to buy real estate in New Buffalo MI will find houses and condos in the area. Most houses have between two and four bedrooms. Some luxury homes with four or five bedrooms have amenities such as private beaches and wine cellars. Condos in New Buffalo have two or three bedrooms. Some condos on the waterfront are available.
A ship's captain was impressed by the beauty of the area near the mouth of the Galien River when he traveled through Michigan in the 1830s. He purchased land in the area, and the settlement built there was named New Buffalo after his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. New Buffalo was incorporated as a village in 1836. It was chosen as the final stop on a railroad line in 1849. Train passengers would spend time in New Buffalo, and the town prospered for several years. The railroad line was extended to Chicago through Indiana a few years later. Passengers no longer stopped in New Buffalo, and the town's economy suffered. It improved with the arrival of new settlers several years later. The town's first newspaper was published, and several churches were established. New roads were opened north of New Buffalo. Several factories were built in the area in the 1920s. People from nearby cities began to rent and buy vacation homes in the area. New owners of homes in New Buffalo MI can learn more about their town's history at http://www.newbuffalotownship.org/history.html.
Parks in New Buffalo offer a variety of outdoor recreation. Lakefront Park has a beach, dunes and wooden walkways. There are picnic benches and a park at New Buffalo Township Memorial Park. Oselka Park has a playground and ball fields. People can see a variety of birds and animals at the Sima Preserve. Boaters will appreciate the 75-mile long Lake Michigan Water Trail. There are public boat launches approximately every eight miles along this trail. New Buffalo residents can learn more about these parks in the Beaches & Parks section at http://www.newbuffalo.com.
Residents of homes in New Buffalo MI will find plenty to do in the area. Visitors can browse through documents and photographs from the town's past at the New Buffalo Railroad Museum. A miniature train display shows how a railroad yard in the area may have looked in the 1920s.
Golfers will want to spend time at the Whittaker Woods Golf Club. The club has an 18-hole course, a pro shop and a restaurant. The club's website is http://www.golfwhittaker.com.
Those who purchase real estate in New Buffalo MI can attend annual events such as the Christmas Parade. Family festivals in New Buffalo include the St. Mary's Festival in May and the Greek Fest in September. More information about these events is available at http://www.newbuffalo.com.