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Welcome to Manitou Beach, MI

Manitou Beach, nestled between Devils Lake (1300 acres) and Round Lake (550 acres) is in the Irish Hills area of Lenawee County. According to the 2000 census the population is 2,080 residents. First discovered by pioneer settlers in the 1880s, the name “Manitou” is derived from the Potawatomi name of Devils Lake, “Michemanetue” meaning “Lake of the (evil) Spirit.” According to local folklore, the daughter of Potawatomi Chief Meteau tragically drowned in this lake. Since her body was never recovered, the chief proclaimed that she was taken by evil spirits. “Manitou” is the Potawatomi word for “great spirit,” either good or evil.

In the early 20th century, Manitou Beach developed as a summer vacation area primarily visited by train from Toledo. While only 40 miles northeast of Toledo, Devils lake and Round Lake were considered “up north” for the northwest Ohio residents. Weekends were spent at the Dance Pavilion on the south shore of Devils Lake, where entertainers like Frank Sinatra and Sandra Dee played and sang every summer weekend. The area was heavily damaged by two tornadoes over Easter weekend in 1965. The hundreds of cottages destroyed were rebuilt into year-round homes. Manitou Beach continues to attract a number of residents who choose to live in this resort community, with nearly 40% living here all year. Most of the old cottages have been replaced or remodeled to allow this trend in home ownership.

Manitou Beach Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 24 homes for sale in Manitou Beach, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
46% Single Family, 42% Land/lot and 13% Other.

46% Single Family
42% Land/lot
13% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 24
Average Home Size 871 ft² / 81 m²
Price Range ($2,250 - $649,900)

Weather in Manitou Beach

The average high temperatures in Manitou Beach range from 31 in January to 84 in July

Average home income in Manitou Beach

The average household income of a Manitou Beach resident is $67,797 with an average home value of $149,770

Population of Manitou Beach

Manitou Beach has 2,566 residents.

Home ownership in Manitou Beach

The average level of home ownership in Manitou Beach is 85%.

Education breakdown of Manitou Beach

Education levels of residents of Manitou Beach include: highschool 27%, associate 6%, bachelor 14%, graduate 15%.

Households in Manitou Beach

Manitou Beach has 1,087 homes, built on average 60 years ago.

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 24 homes for sale in Manitou Beach. These homes are comprised of Single Family, Land/lot and Other. The average list price of these property results is 152,597. Prices are shown as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Manitou Beach please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 24 homes for sale in Manitou Beach, MI are represented by 2 member brokerages serving the Manitou Beach area. Member brokerages representing the 24 homes include Howard Hanna Real Estate Services (PA-NY-WV-MD) and Charles Reinhart Company.