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LIVE ANYWHERE. Choose here.

If you can work from anywhere, The Grand Traverse Region offers remote workers an unparalleled quality of life. With gig-fiber internet, an abundance of co-working spaces, and a lot more space to create your own home studio or office space than the big cities, Traverse City has what you’re looking for. And, with public access to fresh water, wide-open spaces, and winter sports facilities right on your doorstep, we think our four seasons offer all you’ll want to suit your lifestyle and recreation needs.

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A digital nomad community

There is a big community of remote workers who have chosen to live near the shores of Lake Michigan. Our Fresh Coast Quarterly gatherings are an opportunity for newcomers, locals, and remote workers to mingle and connect. Check out the Traverse City Telecommuting Meetup – a social outlet for remote workers to have an after-work happy hour, the Women in Tech meetup group, or 20Fathoms’ regularly scheduled Beer30 meetups.

Fresh Coast Quarterly

“I’m truly grateful for the lifestyle that working remotely has afforded me. I spend my workday thriving on the energy of a fast-paced, dynamic tech company. Then, I relish in the calm as soon as I shut my laptop and am surrounded by the simple, natural beauty of northern Michigan. “Commuting” from my home office to the freshwater, sandy beaches of Lake Michigan with my family in tow is my ideal balance.”

Kristen berlacher, social impact lead at airbnb.


Traveling from Traverse City for work and for play has never been easier thanks to the growing number of direct flights from Cherry Capital Airport / TVC. TVC offers 17 nonstop flights to cities across the United States from American, Delta, United, and Allegiant. Destinations include Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis−Saint Paul, Denver, Dallas, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington DC (Dulles and Reagan), Newark, Philadelphia, New York (LaGuardia), Boston, Punta Gorda, St. Pete-Clearwater, and Orlando. Our small but mighty airport is your connection to work, family, and fun beyond.


We get it – sometimes the home office just won’t cut it and you need a place to go. Traverse City has many offices as well as co-working spaces to connect you with remote entrepreneurs and to provide a quiet space when you need it.


20Fathoms is Northern Michigan’s hub for tech and innovation. They have developed a community for remote workers, and offer desk and office space options.


Whether you need a quiet office; a place to meet with clients; or just a place to get out of your house and meet others; Commonplace has a plan for you.


SPACE is a shared community workspace open to the public with desks available to rent by the day, week, or month.

Trufit Trouser

Trufit Trouser is an urban industrial community of artistic professionals and private live/work office rentals.


After living in California for over a decade, my husband and I wanted to raise our family back in Michigan. We visited Traverse City a few years ago in the summer and fell in love with it. It reminded us of Lake Tahoe but with so much more to offer. We made the decision to pack up and move from Los Angeles.


The airport is so easy to get in and out of. There is truly no other place like the Grand Traverse Region and I look forward to it growing and expanding.

Traverse City is the #1 Lake Beach Town to live in

Wallethub, the personal finance company, placed Traverse City, the cultural and economic hub of Northern Michigan, in the top spot in its list of beach towns to live in.

Traverse City was No. 1 in quality of life, No. 13 in education and health, No. 15 in weather, No. 20 in economy and No. 23 in safety. 

Source: WalletHub

remote work jobs

We Work Remotely | The largest remote work community in the world and the #1 destination to find remote jobs.

Flex Jobs | Find remote, work from home, and flexible job opportunities.

Michigan’s Creative Coast Job Board | Not just office jobs – we list remote jobs too!

remote work. fresh water.

Photography by Casey Chamberlain, Sam & Laura Brown, Allen Kent Photography, and Michael Poehlman.