The town of Portage in southwestern Michigan is conveniently located next to Kalamazoo along the I-94. Homes for sale in Portage rest in spaciously laid out neighborhoods with mature trees and sidewalks. The houses themselves come in a range of styles and designs, from vintage cottages to large, new-constructions, and all at an excellent price. Don't miss out on an opportunity to live in this park-like city surrounded by lakes and farmland, and with excellent amenities, transport, and retail options nearby. Find the latest Portage real estate listings below, or keep reading about Portage homes for sale and nearby amenities.
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Portage features many well-established neighborhoods, with wide streets, spacious yards, and mature trees. The homes for sale in these areas tend to be small to medium sized detached family homes from the 1960s to 1990s. As such, they reflect the common styles of these areas, most notably the vinyl-on-brick bi-level.
These homes come in a variety of configurations, from ranch to garrison house, and provide their owners with a lot of space and comfort. Large basements, rear decks, and generous attached garages are practically standard.
Other details one can expect are fireplaces, garden sheds, and traditional exterior details like wooden shutters. For homes that haven't undergone extensive remodeling, buyers can still find vintage wood panels and custom cabinets. In updated versions, tile and fresh paint are more common.
For first time buyers, or those looking for a rental property, the portage real estate market also includes many cottages and small minimal-traditional homes. These too are on spacious lots for their size, and most commonly finished in vinyl siding, with shutters and covered entries.
There are also new construction homes for sale in Portage, built from the 2000s onward. These homes provide a bit more space, with vaulted or tray ceilings, and open plan living spaces connected to kitchens via a center island or breakfast bar.
Other interior features for these homes include double vanities and sinks, walk-in showers, pantries, and closets, and 3+ car garages. Exterior styles vary between new-traditional designs in frame, shingle, and board, with covered porches; and stately brick manors with voussoir accents, quoins, and large windows.
Overall, in Portage you'll be struck by the charming and inviting atmosphere of the residential streets, with rolling lawns and picket fences. These neighborhoods are perfect for families.
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Life in Portage, Michigan
Portage is a city just south of Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. The city has a central commercial corridor running north to south along Westnedge Avenue, before diverting along Shaver Road.
Portage's northern and western boundaries are followed by the Interstate 94 and U.S. Highway 131 respectively. These highways intersect in Portage's northwest corner acting as a major access point or travel to the surrounding area. Following the I-94, Detroit is a little over 2 hours away to the east.
Quicker access can be had via air thanks to the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport at Portage's northeast corner. However, for most conveniences and amenities associated with large urban centers, downtown Kalamazoo is only 15 minutes away from central Portage.
Portage's most densely developed areas are in the north and west. Other areas display a mix of farm and wooded land, as well as various scenic lakes.
Parks & Recreation
The city of portage is known for its extensive park and trail system. The Portage Bikeway system, for exmaple, includes over 50 miles of paths.
The city also includes 17 parks, and 2 completely enclosed lakes. Portage borders 3 more lakes: Long, Gourdneck, and Sugarloaf.
Other attractions in the area include the Celery Flats Historical Area, Crossroads Mall, Moors Golf Club, Ramona Park beach, and the Millennium Park Ice Rink.
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