People interested in real estate in Saint Joseph MI can buy houses or condos. Many houses here have three or four bedrooms. Those who want larger houses will find some houses with five bedrooms. There are houses and condos with two bedrooms for people who would like smaller homes. Some condos have three bedrooms. This town is located on Lake Michigan in Michigan. It is approximately 100 miles northeast of Chicago.
European explorers discovered the St. Joseph River in 1669. Construction of Fort Miami on the bluff near the river began 10 years later. The first permanent settlers moved to the area in 1785 and established a trading post. More commerce came to the area after the Carey Mission Treaty of 1828. The village prospered, and it became a major transportation artery in the area. Many goods are still shipped from the mouth of the St. Joseph River. People who have just purchased homes in Saint Joseph MI can learn more about the town and its history from a link on the Welcome to St. Joseph, Michigan page under the Visitors & Relocation tab at sjcity.com.
The town parks offer residents a variety of outdoor recreation all year long. There are ball fields at Dickinson Park and Kiwanis Park. Riverview Park has playgrounds and picnic shelters. Town residents who are interested in renting picnic shelters here can call 269-983-6325. People who want a scenic view of Lake Michigan while they eat will appreciate the picnic areas at Lookout Park. Those who want to spend time at the beach will enjoy Tiscornia Park and Silver Beach. Views of Lake Michigan and the river are visible along most of the John and Dede Howard Family Recreation Trail.
The John and Dede Howard Ice Rink is open between November and March. It can be rented for private events.
More information about parks in the area is available in the City Parks & Recreation section under the Community tab at sjcity.com.
Owners of real estate in Saint Joseph MI can see a variety of exhibits at the town's museums. Children can pick apples in a small orchard at the Curious Kids' Museum. Exhibits at this museum focus on animals, space and geology. The museum's website is curiouskidsmuseum.org. The archives at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center have manuscripts, photographs and business records from the area's past. More information about the archives is available at theheritagemcc.org. People can see documents and photographs from the town's early days in the History Center at Courthouse Square.
Annual events for residents of homes in Saint Joseph MI include the Magical Ice Carving Festival, the Tri-State Regatta & Sailing Festival and the Krasl Art Fair. Luminaries light up the downtown area during the Luminary Festival in December. More information about these events is available in the Fairs and Festivals section under the community tab at sjcity.com.