Don't Waste Any More Time!
Start Living Your Up North Dream Today!

Here’s what people are saying about Up North Dream!

Tom and Kelly - Relocated to Traverse City Area in 2016
"Your book is a valuable asset!"

"Your book has aided as well as inspired us to purchase our dream home in Northern Michigan."

Anne M. - Relocated to Gaylord Area in 2021
"Your book and COVID-19 changed my life."

"After I started working from home due to COVID-19, a friend told me about your book. 

I always wanted to live Up North. I bought your book and I am now working remote from my own "Up North Dream" piece of paradise. Thank you!"

Carrie and Paul K. - Relocated to Cheboygan Area in 2007
"Our dream is now a year-round reality!"

"My husband and I always said 'someday' we'll move Up North. Every weekend while driving back from Cheboygan, I would read at all of the real estate books. 

Your book gave us what we needed to buy a house with acreage, sell our downstate home and relocate to Northern Michigan. It was the best purchase we ever made. We owe it to you and your book for giving us the motivation and plan."

Ken D. - Relocated to Sault Ste Marie Area in 2014
"I am now living Up North"

"After reading your book, I purchased some property and built a new home and horse stable overlooking a small pond. 

I sold my house in Royal Oak and moved Up North a few months ago. 

I wanted to write and say thank you."

Officially, Up North doesn't exist on any map, but it is very real. Maybe it's the uniqueness of the cherry trees dotting the countryside or the world-class restaurants that attract visitors from the Midwest and beyond. I don't think so...

Up North is much more than the tourist shops, the fudge and the cherries. Up North is a state of mind. It is a place to play golf, ski the slopes, ride the trails, enjoy the laughter of family and friends, forget the stress of the world and lose yourself in the serenity of watching the sun set over the western horizon. You know what I'm talking about...the fiery orange and blazing yellow sunset! 

Would you like to Call Northern Michigan Home?

Would you like to live the quality of life that can be found no where else expect Northern Michigan?

Would you like to dip your toes in the cool waters of a Northern Michigan lake or river during an extra-long lunch break? Would you like to be able to enjoy the best beaches, trails, golf courses and ski hills in America within minutes of your Up North home? Would you like to simply forget all of the troubles of the big city from your very own piece of Northern Michigan paradise?

If so, read on...


My name is Andy LaPointe. I am the author of the book Up North Dream - The Guide for Moving to Northern Michigan. My book will give you a step-by-step road map how you can live your Up North Dream starting today!

No matter where you live, your background or current financial situation, my book is packed with proven, time-tested strategies how to move Up North and enjoy the relaxed Northern Michigan lifestyle.

If you want to move to Northern Michigan someday, you can't afford to miss this...

You see, my wife and I moved to Northern Michigan from Taylor, a suburb of Detroit. We left the big city and moved to Northern Michigan because we wanted to enjoy the Northern Michigan lifestyle.

What is the Northern Michigan lifestyle?

"It's the ability to enjoy all the amenities of modern living while living in harmony with Mother nature."

If that is what you want too, Northern Michigan is for you!

Is the Northern Michigan Lifestyle Right for You?

Check out this quick list to learn if the Northern Michigan lifestyle is right for you...

  • You could stand chin-high in the cool waters of the nearest lake and still see the sparkling Petoskey stones lining the sandy bottom.
  • Spend time with your family and friends. No matter how hectic the day becomes, you'll have the beauty and serenity of Northern Michigan to forget the stress of the world.
  • As you look up into the night sky, you could watch tiny satellites dart across the Milky Way from your own piece of Northern Michigan paradise.
  • You could enjoy a cool summer evening counting the thousands of stars hanging in the darken northern sky. (The most my daughter and I have counted is 77.) 
  • Best of all, you could smile to yourself as you know you'll never have to be part of those Sunday afternoon traffic jams on I-75 South, knowing you now call Northern Michigan home. Now that is paradise! :-)  

Are You Ready for a Stress-Free Commute to Work or Shopping?

Here is the commute I enjoy every day to my work. My office is about a 20-minute drive from my house.

I drive between Bellaire and Elk Rapids for my morning and evening commute. Elk Rapids is approximately 10 minutes north of Traverse City on US-131, while Bellaire is located east of Elk Rapids. During my drive I enjoy views of East Grand Traverse Bay, Elk River, Elk Lake, Torch Lake and Lake Bellaire.

Check out first hand what a true Northern Michigan commute is really like. You too can have this type of commute every day when you enjoy the Northern Michigan lifestyle.

Also, do worry, my wife was holding the camera while I was driving. I had both hands on the wheel. :-)

Why Listen What I Have to Say?

That's a fair question. The strategies, techniques and "tips" in my book are the very same my wife and I use daily to support our Northern Michigan lifestyle. They are proven and tested.

You see, my background includes 8 years as a licensed Realtor and then 15 years in the financial service industry as a Series 7 stockbroker, Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and mutual fund wholesaler.

Over the years, I have been invited to appear on several television news broadcasts on Channel 7 & 4 in Traverse City. I was also an invited guest on the popular Ron Jolly morning talk show on AM 580 - WTCM in Traverse City. During these broadcasts I talked about the "tips", strategies and techniques included in my book.

Up North Dream has been featured in publications across the State of Michigan and beyond including Crain's Detroit Business, Traverse City Business NewsCosmopolitan Home Magazine and Traverse Magazine. I know how to guide individuals and families to design their ideal lifestyle and achieve their dreams.

Here are Just a Few of the Strategies you will Learn from this Step-By-Step Book:

  • How to make your move to Northern Michigan a stress-free experience. You'll have a complete step-by-step road map to make your move is as stress-free as possible.
  • How to smooth your transition with 15 time-tested strategies used by some of the wisest folks who ever moved to Northern Michigan. You see, in addition to my personal experience, I also interviewed others and what they did to make their move as stress-free as possible and fully enjoy the Northern Michigan lifestyle.
  • How to overcome the #1 reason many people don't make the decision to follow their dreams and start living the Northern Michigan lifestyle.
  • How to make money in Northern Michigan. There are 5 ways to earn a living in Northern Michigan. Once you learn these strategies, you'll know how some of the wealthiest people earn money Up North!
  •  How to create a Family Policy Statement. This simply piece of paper will ensure you are making the right decision.
  • Four fundamental steps you must take before you ever buy property or move Up North.
  • How to eliminate your debt quickly and painlessly. You don't want to move to Northern Michigan with a pile of credit card debt. This powerful strategy will teach you how to zap all of your debts. Once you learn this strategy, you'll master all of your debt immediately
  • How to defeat the #1 enemy of moving Up North and how to live life on your terms.
  • And much more...

This information-packed book is LOADED with time-tested and proven "tips", techniques and strategies you need to enjoy living in Northern Michigan as part or full-time resident.

Mike piscopo

"A truly unique book...a comprehensive guide to moving to Northern Michigan. If you have ever considered moving Up North, this book is a required read. Buy it, read it, use it!"

Real Estate Broker and Developer, Bellaire, MI

Up North Dream Classes Taught in the Metro Detroit Area

The information in this book is in such high demand, I taught adult-education classes in several Metro Detroit school districts including Dearborn, Royal Oak, Livonia, Pontiac and Novi. The cost for this one-night, two-hour course was $55 per person.

Over the years, I have received numerous emails and phone calls from individuals and families who took my course or bought my book letting me know they are living the Northern Michigan lifestyle.

My book will teach you everything you need to know to enjoy all Northern Michigan has to offer.

Up North Dream Book Signing Events

I have been invited to attend several books signing events throughout Michigan. I have attended book signing events in Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Mackinaw Island, Southgate, Livonia, Port Huron and Sault Ste Marie.

This information in this book will teach you everything you need to know to start living the Northern Michigan lifestyle.

What Are You Waiting For?

Start Living Your Up North Dream Today!

If you would like to to contact Andy LaPointe, author of Up North Dream, feel free to complete the contact form below.