Swiss Village East Property Owners Association
Bellaire, Michigan 49615
Welcome to Swiss Village East, Bellaire, Michigan
We are the property owners association for a growing community in Northwestern Michigan.
It's amazing. As more and more Michiganders retire, they are choosing Swiss Village East and the surrounding area as a place to make their retirement community. As real estate prices have soared in nearby Traverse City, many are finding Swiss Village East an affordable alternative without the traffic, urban sprawl and commercialization. There are people from all over Michigan, and from as far away as Chicago and St. Louis. That's not to say we are all about retirees, because we are not. Many of our residents work, some have children and there are many vacation homes as well.
Tucked away in quiet woods near one of northern Michigan's most popular resorts -- Shanty Creek -- is one of Michigan's most wonderful secrets --Swiss Village East. Beautiful, wooded lots -- 245 in all, typically 1/2 to 3/4 acres in size are readily available on paved roads at incredibly reasonable prices. To date there are 60+ homes and the number increases every year. An active property owners association -Swiss Village East Property Owners Association (SVEPOA) -- adds value in many ways with very modest annual dues. The beautiful Cedar River flows along one of five parks owned by the Association for exclusive use of property owners. Enjoy our riverside walking path. Your kids will love our Children's Park with pavillion, swings, tetherball, basketball court and grill. This is a place for those in search of a quiet respite from the urban setting. Great golf,
skiing, fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, snowmobiling, and swimming await.
Did you know that owners can purchase an annual pool pass at Shanty Creek Resort for just $125? Annual ski passes can be purchased for approximately $369. Discounted golf at championship courses await those willing to tee off at 1 pm or later. What are you waiting for?
Nearby communities have had to turn to city water due to a TCE plume emanating out of Mancelona. However, the plume has not affected the pure delicious well water we enjoy. Click the icon to learn more about it.
In 2015, we completed payment for our 15 year road bond issue. Owners noticed a significant decrease in their tax bills which were fairly low already. The roads are maintained by the Antrim County Road Commission. However, the Association supplements the Road Commission's work with extra snowplowing, brush hogging of shoulders and more.
For information about the Association, By-laws, Building Restrictions, go to SVEPOA
Not sure where we are located? Click here
Want to see where a particular lot is located? Click here We also have the plat maps on this site under Maps above.
We like to keep the website up-to-date, but sometimes we get busy...Maybe the lack of changes to the website are reflective of the quiet times in SVE. The deer are wandering about without a care in the world. I particularly like the two new fawns who have been hanging around with their mom. In the spring you could barely see them above the grass. Now they are almost as big as mom. Soon they will be scavenging in the snow for food and playing hide and seek with the hunters. Shanty Creek seems to be gearing up for the winter season. Skiers shouldn't miss the Antrim Ski Club's annual ski swap the day after Thanksgiving (https://www.shantycreek.com/event/antrim-ski-academy-ski-swap/). And the bird-seed loving bear will soon be in hibernation.
For the latest area news subscribe to the Antrim Review.
To read the latest, and past Swiss Village East news, click on the 'Newsletter' tab at the top of the page.
For minutes of the last, and past meetings, click on the 'Minutes' tab.
For property owners or those considering a purchase in Swiss Village East we have lots of information on this site.
There are four meetings a year, which are held in January, April, July (annual SVEPOA picnic) and October, which is the Annual Membership meeting.
The next board meeting will be on July 13, 2019, with the annual picnic at noon. Anyone in the SVEPOA is welcome to attend in person or by phone. Call (605) 468-8001 and enter 538739# at the prompt.
If you are an owner in SVE, be sure to contact the Architectural Committee before cutting any trees or
beginning construction. All plans must be approved in advance. Failure to do so could be very costly to
For more information, contact the chairperson of the Architectural Committee, Lonne Petroskey.
Useful Links to Maps and Property Values
For detailed information on SVE lots, owners, property values, check here.
Other Useful Sites:
Plat Maps for Michigan (Type in Swiss Village. Then select Antrim County, then go to page 8. )
Antrim County Website (Pick Parcel search on the left hand side)