WAKEFIELD, MI | 7.44 acres | Power & Water | Paved Road | Mins to Town, Lake, & Ski Resorts Sold

  • $34,900


Cheap Land in Wakefield, Michigan near Lakes and Ski Resorts

Owner Financing Available!

Just 3 minutes from downtown Wakefield, in the heart of the “Ski Resort Capital of the Midwest,” this rare large-lot inside the city limits combines city conveniences with the liberating feel of the country.

  • No Deed Restrictions – Mobile Homes OK
  • Just Minutes from Lakes & Ski Resorts
  • Power & Water Available
  • Paved Road Frontage
  • Priced about 29% Below Market
  • Abundant Deer & Wildlife
  • Unique – Large Acreage inside City Limits

PROPERTY: Welcome to 7.44 acres of pristine, wooded bliss. With no deed restrictions and relaxed Rural Residential zoning, this unique land offering is an open canvas and a perfect home base inside the heart in one of the Midwest’s truly great recreational regions for every season! Paved road frontage invites you to embark on a truly remarkable living experience, and the two additional, sparsely-used roads that run along the property’s north and east boundary lines allow tremendous freedom in planning your driveway and homesite. The entire spectrum of home types are permitted here so let your imagination run wild! Currently, an RV trailer, protected by a solid wood lean-to, and old snowmobile are parked on-site and those assets come with the land, as do many of the deer that have taken up residence here. Tap into the comforts of modern living, as power and Wakefield city water comfortably await you along the road. Winter, spring, summer, or fall, this area offers it all, with lakes, waterfalls, ski resorts, hiking trails, wildlife, and stunnng scenery everywhere you look. The City of Wakefield, just a few minutes down the road, is a small community near Lake Superior in the western end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, right in the heart of Big Snow Country! Hugging the Little Black River and beautiful Sunday Lake, a scenic three mile walking and biking path provides residents and passers thru an opportunity to stroll or ride. Delight in the freedom to explore, roam, and live life on your terms – claim this UP jewel now at an unbeatable Acretown price!

The best and most updated source of information on this property will always be at https://www.acretown.com/wakefield

Call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 or email info@acretown.com if you have any questions or would like to make an offer. If you’re a Spanish speaker, please ask for Andy on our team and he’ll be glad to help you. We’ve posted a lot of info below – including critical instructions for visiting the property – so please keep reading!

Best Deal in the Market – Check Zillow or Realtor and You’ll Agree!


After opening this map, you may see even more information about the area by clicking on Map Legend, then Overlays.


  • ADDRESS (street # estimated – use GPS for navigation): 1380 Hill Road, Wakefield MI 49968
  • SIZE: 7.44 acres
  • GPS COORDINATES: 46.491572, -89.931427
  • APN: 5318000100
  • FULL LEGAL DESCRIPTION: download here
  • PLAT MAP/SURVEY: none (get County’s boundary/KML file here – opens in Google Earth)
  • TITLE: General Warranty deed (clean – no back taxes, no liens)
  • MINERAL RIGHTS: any mineral rights we own will convey to buyer (severance of mineral rights by a previous owner is assumed)
  • DIMENSIONS (approximate): starting at NW corner, 1065′ E (along Hill Rd) x 200′ S (along Wertanen Rd) x 762′ SW x 687′ NW (along Thomaston Rd) to POB
  • FLOODPLAIN: not USGS surveyed, not known to be flood prone, no wetlands
  • ELEVATION: 1469 feet
  • TERRAIN: gently sloped
  • CONDITION: undeveloped, wooded
  • ACCESS: 687 feet of direct frontage on Thomaston Rd, a paved public road + 1065 feet of direct frontage on Hill Road, a dirt public road + 200 feet of direct frontage on Wertanen Rd, a dirt public road
  • POWER: available along road
  • WATER: available along road via City of Wakefield
  • WASTEWATER: none (septic system would need to be installed)
    • The built-in savings you receive on all Acretown properties frees up extra money to install a variety of conventional and more modern, non-conventional septic systems, like mound systems, pressurized dosing, plastic chamber leach fields, aerobic treatment, etc. (which have become popular solutions to non-satisfactory perc tests).
  • TAXES: $464.35 in 2023 (approximately)
  • HOA: none
  • RESTRICTIONS/ZONING: R3 – Rural Residential
    • one single-family home per lot
    • multi-family home OK by permit
    • some farming, barns, chickens OK
    • 850 sf minimum floor plan
    • setbacks: 50′ front, 20′ side, 50′ rear
    • see full zoning code here (pages 298-299)
  • SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Wakefield (Elementary) – Wakefield (Middle School) – Wakefield (High School)
  • NEAREST CITIES: Wakefield < Bessemer < Marquette
  • NEAREST AIRPORTS: Gogebic-Iron County Airport (20 mins), Duluth International (2 hrs 37 mins)

Owner Financed Land in Wakefield, MI | 7.44 acres | Power & Water | Paved Road | Mins to Town & Lake


You can go view the property at your convenience – owner does not need to accompany. Please call/text us to let us know you’re heading out, so we can (1) confirm its availability (our land does sell fast), and (2) ensure we have our phone on us in case you need help or have any questions. We’d appreciate a couple hours notice if possible. In case you lose cell phone service, it may be helpful to print off as many helpful documents as you can before you head out there.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Click HERE to open the destination in Google Maps, and simply enter your starting point to get step-by-step directions.

  • From this link, you can press “Directions” (on the left), enter your starting point, and Google Maps will provide you with step-by-step directions.
  • You can also click “Send to Phone” if you’re viewing this on your computer
  • And “Save” to download the directions so they’ll still work if you lose cell service.

If for some reason you’re having trouble with that link, you can navigate to GPS coordinates 46.491572, -89.931427.

WALKING THE PROPERTY LINES w/YOUR PHONE: We highly recommend downloading Google Earth to your phone if you don’t already have it. Then . . .

  1. Download the property boundary file (called a KML or KMZ file) here. You may be prompted to click “download” one more time, so do that . . . OR you may be prompted to immediately open the file with Google Earth and, in that case, do that and ignore the remaining steps. Otherwise . . .
  2. Open Google Earth
  3. Go to the main menu (the three horizontal lines at the top left of the screen), then Projects > Open > Import KML file > select the KML file you just downloaded (it should show up on that screen).

Now you should be able to see the property lines on the map, and the green dot represents where you’re currently standing. This is a very important tool to learn BEFORE you head out there. Please call us if you have any questions about it.


The City of Wakefield is a small community near Lake Superior in the western end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, right in the heart of Big Snow Country! Hugging the Little Black River and beautiful Sunday Lake, a scenic three mile walking and biking path provides residents and passers thru an opportunity to stroll or ride. Eddy Park sits on the north side of the Lake, offering fishing, a swimming beach, two pavilions, an extensive playground, and camping facilities. Across the Lake (and still in town) enjoy a pasty from Wakefield’s world famous bakery, partake in a Friday night fish fry, or dine at a handful of local favorites. With three ski resorts all within a half hour, skiers and snowboarders will love living right in the middle of the “Ski Resort Capital of the Midwest.”

NEARBY Sunday Lake Eddy Park Campground (3 minutes), Split Rock Trails (4 minutes), Black River Basin at Snowriver Mountain Resort (9 minutes), Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort (16 minutes), Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park (16 minutes), Interstate Falls Park (21 minutes), McDonald Lake County Park (28 minutes).

WAKEFIELD (4 minutes, nearest grocery store)

  • RETAIL – Dollar General, Sunday Lake Supermarket, Holiday Stationstores, Northwoods General Store & Coffee, and more.
  • RESTAURANTS – The Hop, Korner Kitchen, Club 28 Pizza, Den-O’s Sports Bar, and more.
  • MEDICAL SERVICES? Dentist, Wakefield Pharmacy
  • RECREATIONAL – Sunday Lake, Eddy Park, Split Rock Trails, and more.

BESSEMER (8 minutes, nearest Walmart) 

  • RETAIL – Walmart (b/n Bessemer & Ironwood), Dollar General, Krist Food Mart, Abelman Clothing, Big Sno Outfitters, Leather & GIft Shop, and more.
  • RESTAURANTS – The Northwoods Nook, Pit Stop Bar & Grill, Dairy Queen, JJ’s, Uncle Sam’s Place, and more.
  • MEDICAL SERVICES? Yes, Aspirus Ironwood Hospital.
  • RECREATIONAL – Bluff Valley City Park-tennis courts, Memory Lane Roadside Park, and more.

MINNEAPOLIS (4h 21 minutes, nearest major city)


OWNER FINANCING: We do offer owner financing under the following terms:

  • Down Payment = $6,980
  • Monthly Payment = $640.66
  • Term = 60 months

If you’d like to buy this property via owner financing, call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 or email him at info@acretown.com and we’ll get you set up!

OUTSIDE FINANCING: Your best deal for third-party financing will come from Rural 1st and their details are below:

Rural 1st is America’s leading land lender for rural properties and they require as little as 15% down on a 10 or 15-year fixed land loan, with no PMI, and they prefer a credit score of 720 or better. Please contact Michael Wirth by phone or email at (502) 553-8152 or michael.wirth@rural1st.com. They do serve Michigan.


Call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 or email at info@acretown.com if you’d like to discuss an offer. If you’re a Spanish speaker, please ask for Andy on our team and he’ll be glad to help you.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: We are investors, and are selling this lot For-Sale-By-Owner. You do not need to submit your offer through a real estate agent, and in our experience we close transactions more quickly and easily by having our dedicated transaction coordinator work directly with the Title Company and Buyers. We will also both save money on commission/fees by cutting out agents as the middle men. However, if you feel strongly about working with a Realtor, then you’re welcome to have them contact us on your behalf.


WHY ARE YOU SELLING IT SO CHEAP? We are often asked why we price our properties at below market value, and the answer is really simple: because we can, and that’s our core business model. We are investors who purchase properties at a large volume and deeply liquidated rates, and by passing this discount on to our buyers, we can sell land quickly . . . and more of it! In fact, our average property only lasts 2-3 weeks on the market (vs. industry average of about 6 months).

DISCLAIMER: We attempt to provide detailed, accurate and up-to-date information in our listings, in order to help our buyers to the best of our ability. However, it ultimately remains the buyer’s responsibility to perform their own due diligence and double check any details that are of significant importance to you including acreage, utilities, build-ability, and approved/allowable use-age for the property. We are happy to help however we can.

1380 Hill Road
Wakefield, MI 49968
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