What if your home was nationally recognized for having the best hikes, a Top 10 arts & culture scene, the best ice cream, and was also the most beautiful place in America?
#1 Lake Beach Town to Live In
Most Vibrant Arts City
50 Best Cities to Live in the US
Small Town Beer Scene
The Prettiest Towns in the U.S.A.
The Most Charming Main Streets in America
The Most Charming Historic Town (Northport)
Charming Great Lakes Beach Towns
A VIBRANT LOCAL ECONOMY.
Are you considering a move to the Traverse City area but haven’t quite made up your mind? Maybe you’ve recently moved here and you want to get plugged into a network and the community? Northern Navigators are here to help. Acting as ‘regional ambassadors’, our Northern Navigators are people who already live here, who have chosen to live here, and who can help you as a newcomer feel welcomed and connected, all while offering knowledge of the regional lifestyle, recreation, schools, healthcare, real estate, and industry and career opportunities.
The biggest factor in our decision to move to this region was our desire to be in one place—to stay put. We wanted to be somewhere that we’d be excited to live and thrive in; to have a home and find a community. Now we’re raising a kid here.
I CURRENTLY SERVE AS CHAIR OF THE TRAVERSE CITY ARTS COMMISSION AND I AM A VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR FOR UP NORTH PRIDE. ASK ME ABOUT THE VIBRANT ARTS & CULTURE SCENE THAT TRAVERSE CITY AND THE SURROUNDING REGION HAS TO OFFER.
I was born and raised in Florida and moved here two years ago with my partner, very much sight unseen. My first introduction to Traverse City was a self-guided Google Street View tour.
Connecting with a Northern Navigator is simple – just browse their profiles below and schedule a time to chat.
Ask Roger about Recreation & Getting Outside
Commercial Lender at Honor Bank
Ask Max about volunteer opportunities
Senior Recruiter at Hagerty
Ask Karin about Schools & Careers
Stay at Home Parent
Ask Taylor about UpNorth Pride
Sarah Diaz Pennell
Senior Product Marketing Manager at Amazon
Ask Sarah about Working Remotely from Traverse City
Executive Director at Dennos Museum
Ask Craig about Arts & Culture in Traverse City
Director of Strategic Projects at Traverse Connect
Ask Camille about TC’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Editor at Northern Express
Ask Jillian about arts & culture in Traverse City
Director of Extended Educational Services at NMC
Ask Laura about Health & Wellness Services
President and CEO at Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Ask David about traverse city’s community
Leadership Consultant at Attia Qureshi Consulting
Ask Attia about owning a business in Traverse City
Cooperative Project Director at Commongrounds
Ask Kate about Office Space & Co-Working
Assistant to the President at Interlochen Center for the Arts
Ask Maddie about Community & Networks
Corporate Director of Special Projects at Traverse Health Clinic
City Commissioner for City of Traverse City
Manager, Talent Acquisition Operations at Munson Healthcare
Ask Gina about Careers & Job-Hunting
Executive Director at TCNewTech
Ask Jennifer about resources for entrepreneurs
Director of Development & Community Engagement at 20Fathoms
Ask Brittany about getting involved in the community
Producing Director at Parallel 45 Theatre Co.
Ask Nick about Arts, Culture, & UpNorth Pride
Realtor at Century 21 Northland
Ask Meg about Where to Live & Real Estate