Move to Michigan, Work Remote while Living in a Beautiful Coastal Community
Southwest Michigan is one of the most beautiful places in the country. Only 90 miles from Chicago, it’s an easy commute for anyone who loves the big city but prefers to live in a beautiful coastal community. Known for its miles of sandy beaches, first-rate culinary cuisine and excellent schools, Southwest Michigan is a great place to raise a family.
The pandemic has made it even more clear that Southwest Michigan is the place to be. And today, we are putting our money where our mouth is. Introducing the Move to Michigan campaign.
Now is the Time to Make the
Jump Across Lake Michigan
Move to Michigan encourages and incentivizes remote workers nationwide to move to Southwest Michigan including up to $15,000* toward a new home and a choice of over $5,000 in additional perks to enjoy for your first year.
Incentives to Move to Michigan
First Choice Community Tour
Plus any two of these options
Car service to and from regional airports for one year
Why You Should Move to Michigan
- Sandy Beaches
- Great Food & Drinks
- Excellent Schools
Ready to Move to Michigan?
Thank you for your interest in the Move to Michigan incentive!
We are not currently accepting new applications for this program.
The incentive includes $10,000 toward your mortgage and is provided to the lender at closing. Half of the grant is forgiven after each year of residency.
If you plan to place a child(ren) into public school for the first two years of residency, the incentive increases to $15,000. The student must be present on both count days (first Wednesday in October and the second Wednesday in February).
You must provide proof of remote employment outside the state of Michigan.
You must not be a current Michigan resident.
You must not currently have a home under contract or working with a realtor in the area.
You must purchase or build a home with a cost of at least $200,000.
You must purchase or build a home in one of the following locations: the City of St. Joseph, the City of Benton Harbor, St. Joseph Charter Township, Royalton Township, Benton Charter Township, Oronoko Charter Township, Lake Charter Township, Lincoln Charter Township, or the Village of Stevensville.
Once moved, you must be considered a full-time Michigan resident (obtain Michigan driver’s license and claim Michigan home as primary residence).
You must consider volunteering on a non-profit board, in local schools or participating in a civic organization in Berrien County.