Swiss Village East Property Owners Association
Bellaire, Michigan 49615
PO Box 793
Bellaire, MI 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 beyond. 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. You can enjoy yourself at the Community Park, located at Clearview and Hilltop, which is a great place to congregate with friends and family. It has a covered 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 are all nearby.
Did you know that owners can purchase an annual pool or ski passes at Shanty Creek Resort? They also have 5 championship courses to play.
See the Area Attraction tab for more information.
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, maintenance 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 have the plat maps on this site under Maps tab 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. Shanty Creek gears up for the winter season in the fall. 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/).
For the latest area news subscribe to the Antrim Review.
To keep up with the Swiss Village East news, click on the 'Newsletter' or 'Minutes' tab at the top of the page.
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.
Anyone in the SVEPOA is welcome to attend in person or by phone.
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, Rick McCarren.
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)