Crooked Lake - Kalamazoo real estate is a limited supply market for lake homes and land in Michigan.
Crooked Lake is located in Texas Charter Township (Kalamazoo County), Michigan, 20 minutes outside Kalamazoo. Grand Rapids is a 55-minute drive north.
The closest major airport is Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport and is, typically, 14 minutes away. Emergency care can be provided at Bronson Methodist Hospital, 22 minutes away.
Snacks and groceries can be found at a Walmart SuperCenter, 12 minutes away. Many highly rated restaurants surround the lake, like BOLD, Texas Corners Brewing Company, Sura, and Fletcher's Pub.
At 147 acres, Crooked Lake is a private hidden gem that is the perfect mix of country and city living. Residents of the lake enjoy all sorts of water activities such as boating, jet skiing, swimming, and fishing. Anglers looking to cast out a line have a chance to reel in rock, largemouth, and smallmouth bass, as well as crappie, bluegill, and perch.
The Gourdneck State Game Area is a nearby 2,293-acre public space offering activities like hunting, trapping, and more. Visitors will find white-tailed deer, wild turkey, eastern cottontail, fox squirrels, and wood ducks. There is also a 1.9-mile trail here, used for hiking, bird watching, and nature walks.
Kalamazoo makes for a great day trip, with plenty of things to do indoors and out!
The Kalamazoo Nature Center spans 1,100 acres with an 11-acre arboretum, 11 nature trails, and the Delano Pioneer Homestead. The Interpretive Center features its award-winning "Nature Up Close" hall, interactive exhibits, three-story tropical rainforest, a bug house, and seasonal butterfly and hummingbird garden.
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts features more than 5,000 works of fine art in its permanent collection for visitors to enjoy. It also has touring and collective exhibitions in 10 galleries, offers four art classes at the Kirk Newman Art School, and highlights local artists in the KIA Gallery Shop.
The Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum has been voted the "Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners" and "Best Place to Spend a Day with Your Family," making it a must-see. It features more than 100 air and space artifacts, rides, Full-Motion Flight Simulators, a theater, historical exhibits, and educational activities.
After a long day of exploration, be sure to enjoy a meal at one of the many delicious restaurants in the city. Highly-rated options include Crow's Nest, The Studio Grill, Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, Erbelli's Gourmet Pizza, and Bell's Eccentric Cafe.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a vacation home, or a full-time retirement residence, Crooked Lake is an excellent choice.