The 81 on East Bay

Waterfront Homes on East Bay

The 81 on East Bay is a 41 single family home community located on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City. Years of diligent planning with a focus toward maintaining the natural characteristics of the land resulted in a waterfront development that stands out as one of the greatest in the state. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presents itself at a time when buildable waterfront lots have become nearly nonexistent. The 81 features 2,500 feet on East Grand Traverse Bay, 81 total acres, 54 acres of open space as well as boat docking privileges for all residents.

Specifically, bayfront lots 1-10 each possess private frontage – totaling 1,000’. The remaining 1,500’ on East Bay are shared between all 41 lots. The generous 1,500’ offers naturally beautiful walking trails and private beach jetties. A community harbour, located where the private and shared frontage meet, offers a boat slip to every single member of the community. The undeveloped 54 acres of open space are designated to all residents for walking trails.

Just 12 scenic miles north on Old Mission Peninsula, this development is located at the end of Boursaw and Bluff Road – quietly tucked away from all county roads. Lot specific reservations are now available.

Boasting a variety of titles from “Top 10 Beach Towns in America”, to “America’s Most Scenic Waterside Drives”, Traverse City is continually celebrated for beauty that is unlike anywhere else in the United States.

Be at home in one of the most beautiful communities in the state of Michigan. Be at home in The 81.

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Lot Dimensions

Most lots are roughly half an acre in size. For specifics, visit our Find Your Lot page.


Please Contact Kyle O’Grady for availability and pricing.


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