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 SOCIAL LIFE.
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.
When talking with my teen daughter about her stress in identifying “what I want to be when I grow up,” I asked her to forget that question and instead ask herself “What do I want my surrounding and lifestyle to look like?” Likewise, when considering a move to our area consider what the lifestyle will be. Any location you choose to live in has it’s own set of challenges, but if your passions and hobbies are met (skiing, hiking, swimming in freshwater, escaping big city life, etc.) then tackling these challenges is worth every second.
HELPING PEOPLE MOVE HERE IS A PASSION OF MINE BECAUSE I KNOW FIRSTHAND HOW EASY IT IS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH OUR AREA. PLEASE CONSIDER ME YOUR LOCAL EXPERT AND GUIDE AND LET ME CONNECT YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY.
When I’m not helping newcomers and locals alike in finding their dream homes, you can find me on a hiking trail, swimming at one of our many beautiful beaches with my two daughters and husband, or curled up with a good book!
Connecting with a Northern Navigator is simple – just browse their profiles below and schedule a time to chat.
Realtor at Century 21 Northland
Ask Meg about Where to Live & Real Estate
Commercial Lender at Honor Bank
Ask Max about volunteer opportunities
Ask Roger about Recreation & Getting Outside
Communications & Strategic Projects Coordinator at Traverse Connect
Ask Abby about Fitness & Outdoor Activities
Senior Recruiter at Hagerty
Ask Karin about Schools & Careers
Freelance Social Media Manager
Ask Taylor about UpNorth Pride
Chelsea Bay Dennis
Graphic Designer & Story Coach
Ask Chelsea about Finding Community & Getting Connected
Sales & Marketing Professional at LinkedIn
Ask Kelsey about Making Friends & Local Events
Executive Assistant – Human Resources at TCAPS
Ask Kendal about Schools & Career Opportunities
Sarah Diaz Pennell
Senior Product Marketing Manager at Amazon
Ask Sarah about Working Remotely from 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
Executive Director at Dennos Museum
Ask Craig about Arts & Culture in Traverse City
Director of Extended Educational Services at NMC
Ask Laura about Health & Wellness Services
Owner/Co-Founder of ELEV8 Climbing & Fitness
Ask Nick about Health, Wellness & Outdoor Activities
Engagement Manager at 20Fathoms
Ask Maria about TC’s Tech Scene & Remote Work
Leadership Consultant at Attia Qureshi Consulting
Ask Attia about owning a business in Traverse City
Therapist at Kids Creek Family Counseling
Ask Chrissie about Finding Community
Owner of Harpe Star & Member Experience Specialist at Cherryland Electric Cooperative
Ask Kristen about Up North Pride
Fund Development Director at Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center
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