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Cheboygan is a town in Michigan with a population of 4,726. Cheboygan is in Cheboygan County. Living in Cheboygan offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Cheboygan and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Cheboygan are above average.
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Cheboygan is a small town that struggles to handle change. I have witnessed many instances of homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, and racism in the name of being “old fashioned”. As a bisexual woman it is difficult to be comfortable in my own identity with such a mentality in such a small town where everyone knows everyone. The natural beauty of Cheboygan is something everyone can appreciate though. I’m majoring in environmental sciences so help preserve the natural wonders of the Great Lakes I was so lucky to grow up around.
I moved to Cheboygan 20 years ago. All the comments before really are for any small town. One incident does not make a life. This town has tremendous potential and if some of the people in charge would step down, it could go far. It's in a great location to live in, whereas many of the touristy towns have priced out families to live there. The town is in an apt place to go to the beach, cruise down the river, hop over to an island, take a walk downtown, head over to a ski hill, drive your snowmobile anywhere, cruise with skiis or snowshoes, walk through a forest, or anything of that ilk. It is very affordable, if you are willing to work or are retired. It would be nice to have a few more things to do in town, but that is coming and hopefully some people will not stand in the way of future things to come. It's coming along, slowly, but it does have a lot of promise.
Cheboygan is a beautiful area with activities for all seasons. It is far enough from the typical tourist towns that it is not overly busy, but close enough to visit them if desired. It is surrounded by various Great and Inland lakes, 40 minutes from 3 ski hills, and has a perfect sized down town where people can shop, eat, and take a walk along the river.