When looking for the best place to live, whether you’re retiring, beginning a new career, or looking for a fresh start, it’s a good idea to look at a variety of components that go into creating the ideal place that’s just perfect for you.

Listed below are common relocating priorities. This checklist will connect you with Chamber members and information to help you choose Tawas as the perfect place to call home!

  • Education – Dedicated to advancing the knowledge and skill of both youth and adults, the area offers public and parochial opportunities, a technical center, adult lifelong learning and higher education programs. Connect with the Chamber’s education members here.
  • Hospital & Health Services – Tawas is home to a 49 bed acute care hospital and offers a multitude of medical and dental specialists, family, mental health, home care and hospice services, long term care facilities, pharmacies and licensed senior care facilities. Connect with our Chamber partners here.
  • Employment – The community has a very diverse economic base consisting of agriculture, manufacturing, retail, service industry, governmental, educational and tourism economics.
  • Arts & Culture – Local talent is abundant in the community. From a theatrical playhouse with a full line up of year-round performances, to community bands and concerts, as well as art galleries and museums. Learn more here.
  • Demographics – The community population is 9,331 as recorded in the 2012 census.
  • Recreation – The area is truly a four season wonderland for both residents and visitors. You can sunbathe, swim, hike, golf, ski, run ATVs or snowmobiles on groomed trails, canoe, kayak, float, sail or motor across the clear blue waters of Lake Huron and the more than 60 inland lakes. Find all the community has to offer here.
  • Safety – The community is served by the Tawas Police Authority, Iosco County Sheriff’s Department and a local Michigan State Post. Two local fire departments and emergency dispatch services are located within the community.
  • Cost of Living – The cost of living is 16.4% below the U.S. average.
  • Spiritual – The area offers a host of congregational families to support your religious and spiritual preference. Connect with our Chamber members here.
  • Housing – The median home cost is $80,000 with home values in the last year increasing by nearly 2%. To help you find the perfect home, connect with our Realtor members here.
  • Local Government – The area is comprised of two cities and four townships. Click here to be connected to their online web presence.

New residents truly appreciate the very low crime rates, reasonable housing costs, excellent health care facilities, friendly neighbors, and numerous recreation activities found in this quaint haven. Live in small town America that boasts quality education for kids, job opportunities for adults, and a low cost of living for retirees. When you move to the Tawases, you’ll love to live where others can only vacation.