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11520 S Lake Michigan Drive
Empire, MI 49630

Bed 2 br
Bathroom 1.5 ba
Sqft 1,365 sqft
Rare and unique find on an incredible stretch of Lake Michigan in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Located adjacent to Empire Beach, this beach home is not only situated along the shore of Lake Michigan, but is only 100 ft away from South Bar Lake, as well. The possibilities for fun are endless! Kayak, surf, swim, fish, jump off the end of the South Bar dock, rock hunt, hike, bike, frequent one of the playgrounds, or catch an incredible sunset. Inside, two bedrooms (plus an additional lofted bedroom) and one and a half bathrooms await. The light, airy, beachy feeling living, dining room, and kitchen area welcome fresh lake breezes with stellar water views. Extensive decking is the ideal area for enjoying morning coffee, an evening glass of wine, or having a cookout. Wrap up the evening with s'mores by a fire on the beach. Turn this darling property in to your dream, beach getaway! Walk-able to everything downtown Empire has to offer - including restaurants, ice cream, shops, and a gas/convenience store. Recent improvements include: a brand new cedar shake roof, a new hot water heater two years ago, and a solid, large shed that is only a few years old. The sellers are also now offering a pole barn for sale for storage, boats, water toys, etc, that is located off M72 in Empire for an additional $50,000 with this property. It's 30 x 40 and could have multiple uses! Excellent rental history. Agents, please see documents for additional details! Sold furnished with few exceptions. Read More

Market Status
Last Updated
August 10, 2022

Property Type
Single Family Home
Year Built
2 BR
1 full BA; 1 ½BA
Split Level
Heating System
1 space
Vaulted Ceiling
Property Type
Residential; Single Family Detached
Living Room
Dining Room
Additional Areas
Bedroom; Bedroom; Full Bath; Half Bath
Water View

Local Market Conditions

There are currently 86 properties for sale in the Leelanau County, MI area with the average listing price of $1,204,151. This represents a decrease of -3.3% over the previous week. The 3 bedroom homes saw the largest decrease in the average listing price over the previous week with a -8.8% decrease. To learn more about the Leelanau County, MI area, contact a local expert!

Market Snapshot for Leelanau County, MI

Avg. Listing Price


Wk ending Aug 6






Average Listing Price for Leelanau County, MI
No. BedroomsNo. Beds Week Ending
(Aug 6)
w-o-w Week Ending
(Jul 30)
Week Ending
(Jul 23)
Week Ending
(Jul 9)
All PropertiesAll $1,204,151 -3.3% $1,245,556 $1,208,039 $1,280,552
1 bedroom1 BR - +0.0% - - -
2 bedrooms2 BR $998,778 -0.3% $1,001,444 $974,625 $1,056,857
3 bedrooms3 BR $709,323 -8.8% $777,388 $757,428 $721,849
4 bedrooms4 BR $1,390,459 +1.1% $1,374,974 $1,340,496 $1,379,303

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Listing Provided By:

Ranae Ihme

LVR Realty, LLC

This $995,000 Single Family Home at 11520 S Lake Michigan Drive in Empire, MI is presented by Ranae Ihme. This $995,000 Single Family Home, located in the 49630 zip code, has the following property features: Heating System, Washer, Property Type, Additional Areas. This 11520 S Lake Michigan Drive Single Family Home is listed under MLS listing number 1896908, has 2 beds, 2 baths, and has a listing price of $995,000. You can find more Empire homes for sale here.

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