ALL ABOUT MIKE GAINES

WHAT MAKES MIKE TICK?

My wife and I are both Traverse City natives, and know and love Northern Michigan’s unspoiled beauty and irrepressible charm first-hand. I take great pleasure in sandy beaches, sparkling waters, food, music, the arts and all of the outdoor, cultural, and sporting activity that makes life Up North a pleasure year-round.

Traverse City’s unrivaled environment for raising families and its strong sense of community keep me firmly planted here.  I enthusiastically share my passion for Northern Michigan living and my professional real estate expertise with my Clientele to their great advantage. 

A graduate of the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), and also a perennial Top Producer in Grand Traverse area real estate, I love to spend time with my family and friends, especially skiing, sailing, camping, fishing, gardening, and coaching and volunteering in our community. Plus I love anything to do with old houses, old cars, and old wooden boats.

 

Check out these links to some of my local favorites.

FESTIVALS:

Traverse City Film Festival

Boats on the Boardwalk by the Water Wonderland Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society

National Cherry Festival

Michigan Schooner Festival

Sleepy Bear Music Festival formerly the Dunegrass Music Festival

BlissFest

Traverse Heritage Festival

 

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Leelanau County

Old Mission Peninsula

 

ART & MUSIC:

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Dennos Museum

 

 

 

LOCAL ESTABLISHMENTS:

Folgarelli's Market & Wine Shop

Slabtown Burgers

Mode's Bum Steer

 

 

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS:

Grand Traverse Ski Club

Grand Traverse Yacht Club

Grand Traverse Athletic Club

Grand Traverse YMCA

Grand Traverse Historical Society

TBAYS Soccer

Maritime Heritage Alliance

 



Last Updated: March 14, 2012