The Charlevoix County Opportunity Zone boasts a unique mix of both historic housing closer to the central business district, and more contemporary housing toward the outskirts. There is high demand for housing in the area, given the population growth over the past 10 years. Several parcels of vacant land is prime for residential development. Housing North is helping to coordinate development and redevelopment of housing within the City limits.
Organisations of Note
- Jordan River Arts Council—The Jordan River Arts Council runs the Jordan River Art Center, a regional gallery downtown that partners with the community on many events and festivals.
- Friends of the Jordan—As protectors of the Jordan River and its watershed, FOJ helps inform the public and promote resource management of East Jordan’s most popular natural attraction.
- Charlevoix County Community Foundation— With its offices in East Jordan, many local corporate and individual donors are committed to enhancing quality of life throughout the county.
Culture & Heritage
In close proximity to the waterfront, Downtown East Jordan is a vibrant and historic commercial core that contains a mix of ofﬁce, retail, service, and entertainment businesses, as well as residences, and public outdoor gathering spaces. Street trees lining the sidewalks and attractive building facades make walking a pleasant experience.
Arts & Culture
The East Jordan Elementary, Middle, and High Schools have several ﬁelds, playgrounds, and outdoor areas that are open to the local community. In addition, East Jordan High School houses the Community Auditorium, Community Pool, and Jordan Valley District Library, all of which are widely used by the general public. The Community Auditorium is often used as an entertainment venue and community gathering space. The East Jordan Community Pool offers community ﬁtness classes and open swim times.
East Jordan’s natural areas provide opportunities for outdoor recreation for residents and visitors. Sporting enthusiasts will enjoy fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and more. Weekend warriors will enjoy the area’s many marinas and boat slips. Enjoy a picnic by the lake or launch off from Tourist Park, Elm Pointe Park, the Municipal Harbor, or Memorial Park, some of many of East Jordan’s many public parks and lake access points.
The area boasts all seasons outdoor beauty and recreation assets, from biking and boating, to snowmobiling and hunting, from the comfort of this small but growing lakeshore town.