What Is It Like to Live in Traverse City?

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Spoiler alert: It’s great. The perks of living and working in Traverse City, Michigan, come down to being part of a community that’s found a perfect balance between opportunity, growth, and maintaining its small-town soul. Working with some of the best employers in northern Michigan makes a move to Traverse City fulfilling, and when you have easy access to the things that make TC fun, it makes work feel a lot like vacation.

Traverse City Is More Than a List

Traverse City has been named on countless lists as an excellent place to visit, work, and explore. We’ve been named as one of the best Midwest ski towns, one of the best beach towns to live in, and one of the most charming Main Streets in America. Why not live where everyone else vacations? Working here means being able to step out of the office and enjoy beaches and nature without having to forgo a career with world-class operations.

Best Places to Work in Traverse City

One of the biggest decisions about relocating to support your career is finding a position in your industry that you love. Luckily, Traverse City is home to excellent employers in healthcare, recreation, manufacturing, and other industries that give professionals a platform to flex their skills around the world from right here in northern Michigan.

Interested in marketing jobs in Traverse City? We know people. (It’s us.)

Healthcare Jobs in Traverse City

Munson Healthcare is one of the region’s biggest employers, with locations in Traverse City, Kalkaska, Manistee, and more. Munson recruits some of the top medical professionals in the country to bring their talent and expertise to our community. Munson relies on both clinical and non-clinical professionals to support their work.

Learn more about Munson Healthcare career opportunities.

Recreation Jobs in Traverse City

Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa has become the Midwest’s top ski resort and a sizable employer as well. For families who love year-round recreation at a world-class resort, Crystal Mountain’s recreation programs, hospitality and dining services, and other roles make for an exciting job opportunity for those who love being outside.

Learn more about Crystal Mountain career opportunities.

Marketing Jobs in Traverse City

We’re partial. Oneupweb is one of the best places to work, for a lot of reasons. One of the most important reasons is that digital marketing is a crossroad of many skills. Our team combines many talents and experiences that blur the lines between departments and put our teams in a position to be creative, spontaneous, and flexible.

Learn more about working at Oneupweb.

Why You’ll Love Living and Working in Traverse City

Working here means enjoying everything that millions of people travel to experience, as tourists, every single day. From lunchtime walks to world-class restaurants to after-work trips to the best beaches in Traverse City, working here means living where other people can only vacation.

Life’s a Beach

Love putting your toes in the sand? Working in Traverse City means you’re never far from the water. For those working in Downtown Traverse City, West Bay Beach is only a block or two away. The beach is home to volleyball courts and the TART bike path, and it’s (dangerously) close to the famous Dairy Lodge.

The Great Outdoors (Right in Town)

Take a walk in the woods during your lunch break or put in a few runs on the ski hill without leaving town. Hickory Hills offers downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain bike trails, plus a dedicated disc golf course located less than a mile from the heart of downtown.

The Grand Traverse Commons, a natural space located adjacent to Hickory Hills, is the perfect place for hiking with the family without spending too much time in the car. You’ll probably see us strolling during our lunch hour or after work, usually after checking out the restaurants or shops in The Village.

Park the Car

Traverse City public transit makes it easy to get around without a car. Bay Area Transit makes being a one-car family easy with a wide network of stops and a convenient schedule to get you where you need to go. Want to stop by the Oneupweb office? Hop on BATA’s Bayline; it’s a free service supported by local businesses. Public transit brings the convenience of the big city home to our small community.

Find Job Opportunities in Traverse City That Excite You

Resources like Michigan’s Creative Coast make it easy to learn more about the types of roles that professionals want in the place they want to be. From discovering more local companies and industries to connecting with locals to answer your questions, it’s easy to come home to Traverse City.

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