May Newsletter
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Live
"With downtown apartments, condos and suburban developments, more living options are available in Muskegon County than ever before," says Jonathan Wilson, Economic Development Manager for Muskegon County.

The first phase of homes in the Odeno Housing Development are now ready for buyers. Located in Fruitport Township, the Odeno Development spans 120 acres and will feature 281 homes.

This unique development includes mature wooded areas, ponds, nature trails and other home conveniences such as energy efficiency, public water/sewer and natural gas. Experience the property yourself during the Lakeshore Parade of homes on June 7-16.
Work
Hundreds of businesses are connected by nature trails throughout Muskegon County. The Muskegon Area Smart Commute encourages commuters like you to utilize these trails and other environmentally conscious options that ultimately benefit personal health and the community.

This year, "Smart Commute Week" is being held June 11-15. Participants can register as an individual or as a team. With over 3,000 companies in Muskegon County, a real impact can be made!

Follow the link below to learn more about how you can win prizes while making a difference.
Learn
Do you know how unique Muskegon County is? Do you know what summer events are being held? The Muskegon STAR! program was founded in 2016, as a method to provide this community information to the public, and spread a positive image of Muskegon.

As we move into our busy tourism season, it's as important as ever for individuals to be knowledgeable about our community's assets. YOU can be the reason someone moves to, invests in, or visits the Muskegon Lakeshore!

Upon completion of the class, participants will leave with the ability to access local information like a STAR!, an experience pass (allowing free admission to Muskegon County Attractions), an official pin and certificate of completion.
Play
As temperatures increase, more play time will be spent on the Muskegon waterfront.

A new lakeshore program, Paddle Muskegon, was founded to provide on the water training for kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding. Paddling classes include group outings, stargazing, maritime history tours and water games. The program will be run out of Snug Harbor, within Muskegon State Park.

Paddle Muskegon is part of the Muskegon Sports Council, a Non-Profit Organization that operates the Muskegon Sports Complex.
THE STATS
Homes Sold
April 2017 = 191
April 2018 = 204

Average Sale Price
April 2017 = $137,783
April 2018 = $141,242
Labor Force
April 2017 = 76,600
April 2018 = 77,500

Employment
April 2017 = 73,200
April 2018 = 73,800
Get biking! Over 14 miles of lakefront bike trails and more than  60 miles of total trails connect Muskegon County.
Statistics provided by: Michigan Association of Realtors,  Michigan DTMB Bureau of Labor Market Information  and the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
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