Mecosta County is not only a great place to work, but offers diversity as a place to live and raise a family. Exceptional health care is available from the Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital. A variety of educational opportunities are available through the award winning school systems and Ferris State University's higher education curriculum.
School districts across the county include Big Rapids Public Schools, Morley-Stanwood, Chippewa Hills, Crossroads Charter Academy, and the Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District and offer education from pre-school through high school. In addition, high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to earn college credits with dual enrollment at Ferris State University.
Those interested in relocating to Mecosta County will find the best resource for buying or renting a home by visiting the Multiple Listing Service resource site. The MLS site provides listings for both commercial and residential properties. In addition, the West Central Association of Realtors is a source of information for those looking to engage the services of a certified real estate agent.
One of Mecosta County's most exciting developments in recent years is Tullymore. Dubbed 'Heaven in the Palm of Michigan,' this $60 million residential golf community represents a significant investment in the local economy and serves as a testiment to the confidence the owners have in Mecosta County as a place to live, work, and play. Located near Stanwood, Michigan, Tullymore offers housing options from 1,800 square foot condominiums to 5,000 square foot custom manor homes. In additon, furnished fractional ownership opportunities are also available.
Combined with its sister property St. Ives, the Resorts of Tullymore and St. Ives offer residential living, world class golf, and a variety of amenities to suit almost any taste. Future plans include a day spa, assisted living facility, community center, wellness center, village shops, and more. The Lodge at Tullymore offers a residential meeting facility able to accommodate up to twenty people, including families or corporate/business groups. A new hotel facility opened in 2015. To learn more about this and the other opportunities available at the Resorts of Tullymore and St. Ives, visit their web site here.