Traverse City, the Cherry Capital of the World, is the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States. This Top 100 Small Town also has a thriving wine industry, award-winning restaurants and plenty to do. Tourism is one of the city's largest industries, and activities include seasonal recreation and festivals, and the popular Sleeping Bear Dunes draws in more than a million visitors annually.
Traverse City is known for tourism, but it's also a great place for residents.
Read some of the best things to do in Traverse City, a top 100 small town.
Traverse City, MI is known for its beaches that host hundreds of families each summer, but winter brings other great reasons to visit this lakeside resort town.
From elementary school to college, Traverse City, MI's schools serve students and parents well.
Restaurants in Traverse City, MI include Boathouse Restaurant, the Radish, and more.
Artisan Culture in Traverse City
"For nearly a century artists, craftsmen and musicians have made their homes in and around Traverse City, giving this small community a surprisingly rich cultural life and providing almost endless opportunities for shopping and browsing in the region’s many galleries and studios. Traverse City’s picturesque, tree-shaded downtown has over 150 unique galleries, boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants, but lots of people come just to enjoy the ambience and do a bit of people-watching."
-Michael Norton, Media Relations Director for the Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Traverse City, MI City Profile
|Latest Population Increase||89.31|
|Median Household Income||$47284|
|Median Home Price||$185500|
Traverse City, MI Demographics
Population By Gender
|Age 18 Over||80.4|
|Age 21 Over||77.1|
|Age 62 Over||19.8|
|Age 65 Over||16.2|
|Median Household Income||47284|
|Median Home Price||185500|
|Median Property Rent||808|
|Worked at Home||5.5|