WELCOME TO LIVING IN MACOMB COUNTY MICHIGAN!
THINGS TO DO LOCAL BUSINESSES
Want to stay in the know with everything happening in Macomb County? Well you are in the right place! This is your guide to everything happening in Macomb, MI.
Find out what local events are going on, browse new real estate listings, information on school districts, changes in legislation and property taxes, local business recommendations, and the best things to do in Macomb (golf, boating, outdoor activities).
New to Macomb or relocating here? There are so many exciting things happening in Macomb - this is your ONE source for it all!
Looking for some fun things to do for you and your family this Summer?
Check out all the local events happening in Macomb County (JULY - SEPTEMBER)
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF CALENDER EVENTS!
See the full list of Macomb County Golf Courses HERE!
ORCHARDS & CIDER MILLS
Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill - Located in Armada, Michigan as a local staple and household name, Blakes has something to do for the whole family - Home to an 800-acre working farm and orchard with a Cider Mill, Funland, Tasting Room, and Hard Cider Production Facility- there are endless things to do at Blake's!
Big Red Orchard & Cider Mill - Family fun begins at Big Red Orchard and Cider Mill, the oldest U-Pick Apple Orchard in Washington Twp., Michigan. Big Red welcomes you and your family to what we believe is a very special and very fun place. Enjoy a wagon ride to our apple orchard where you decide the quality of time with family and friends shared.
Hy's Cider Mill - In the fall of 1973, Hyman and his family opened Hy's Cider Mill. The first cider press they had could make 200 gallons of cider an hour. Today, the press can produce 1,200 gallons per hour! Come check out Hy's Cider Mill store, take a wagon ride to "U-Pick" apples, and enjoy a caramel apple or donut. Located at 37 Mile off of M-53 North in Romeo, Michigan.
ON THE WATER
Along Macomb County’s waterways in Harrison Township, St. Clair Shores, Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore, there are more than 16,000 boat slips. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources hosts around 500,000 boat trips annually and its three public boat ramps rank among the most heavily used in the state of Michigan.
Lake St. Clair - Lake St. Clair is truly the heart of the Great Lakes. It has more than 430 square miles of fresh water and 160 miles of shoreline. The average depth is 10 feet, with a maximum depth of only 21 feet. The lake is one of the best freshwater fisheries in North America and also one of the busiest recreational waterways in the Midwest.
Clinton River - The Clinton River is one of the nation’s best urban paddling rivers. Anyone wanting to paddle the Clinton River should understand that sections can be challenging and the water can run very fast and high, especially after a rain event. You should always check the streamflow gage nearest to the area you are paddling to assess if the river is running high.
Macomb County is the home to many local wineries and it continues to grow. These wineries have so much to offer - from robust and dry wines to fruity creations and many palate pleasing flavors in between.
Vino & Vibes - At Vino & Vibes, you will find an omnivorous wine list with only 50 precisely selected wines, meticulous craft cocktails and a selection of small plates that will pair perfectly with your today's wine of choice.
Youngblood Vineyard- Farming 25-acres of 100% estate grown wine in beautiful Metro Detroit, Youngblood Vineyard offers a 100% outdoor wine tasting venue complete with sweeping vineyard views, 26.2 miles of vines, a FREE baby animal petting farm and authentic wood fired pizza
Property tax is a tax paid on property owned by an individual or other legal entity, such as a corporation. Most commonly, property tax is a real estate ad-valorem tax, which can be considered a regressive tax. It is calculated by a local government where the property is located and paid by the owner of the property.
If you're buying a home in Macomb County, you can now estimate your property taxes on that new home by local unit and school district using millage rates. This is also useful for current owners.
CLICK HERE TO ESTIMATE YOUR NEW PROPERTY TAXES
*** To find current millage rates by school district, click here ***
When are Property Taxes Due in Macomb County?
2021 winter taxes are payable from December 1 through February 14, 2022 without penalty. After February 14, 2022 a 3% late fee is assessed through February 28, 2022.
On March 1 all unpaid taxes will be forwarded as "delinquent" to the Macomb County Treasurer for payment, with additional penalties assessed by the Macomb County Treasurer's Department.
2022 summer taxes are payable July 1 through September 14 without penalty. After September 14 a 1% penalty is assessed through September 30. An additional 1% penalty is assessed each month from October 1 through February 28, 2023. Payments received without penalty will be applied as partial payments and penalties will continue to accrue on any outstanding balance. Failure to receive your tax bill does not waive interest or penalty.
Why is it important to choose local small businesses?
Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships. Choosing local entrepreneurs fuels our local economic innovation and prosperity. Let's help each other grow as a community! Here you'll find a list of local businesses and contractors that come highly rated and recommended!
MORTGAGE LENDER - JORDAN FORMICA - FIRST STATE BANK
HOME INSPECTOR - Elevate Home Inspection Group
HEATING, COOLING & PLUMBING - Ciamillo Heating & Cooling
JUNK REMOVAL - Burly Guys Junk Removal
LANDSCAPING/HARDSCAPE - AM PROFESSIONAL LANSCAPING | DESIGN
SEE THE FULL LIST OF HIGHLY RATED & TRUSTED LOCAL CONTRACTORS HERE
Moving your family to Macomb County or starting a family soon?
As your real estate professional and expert in Macomb County, I know that school districts can play an important role in deciding where you want to raise your family. The Michigan Department of Education provides "School of Choice" to families. This is a school of choice program provides parents the opportunity to move their child from one school to another within the boundaries of the school district, or allow non-resident students to enroll in another district. Having the "School of Choice" option offers flexibility in allowing you to choose a school district that is the most fitting for your family based on; Academics, Teachers, Clubs & Activities, Diversity, College Prep, Diversity, Sports, Administration, Resources & Facilities, and Health & Safety. Read More...
Here are the TOP 5 School Districts
1) Chippewa Valley Schools - Chippewa Valley Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI. It has 15,715 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
2) Utica Community Schools - Utica Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in STERLING HEIGHTS, MI. It has 26,632 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
3) Lakeview Public Schools- Lakeview Schools is an above average, public school district located in SAINT CLAIR SHORES, MI. It has 4,383 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
4) Armada Area Schools- Armada is an above average, public school district located in ARMADA, MI. It has 1,792 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
5) Romeo Community Schools - Romeo is an above average, public school district located in ROMEO, MI. It has 5,043 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
See the full list of the TOP ranked schools in Macomb and how they rank here: https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/c/macomb-county-mi/Show Less...