About New Buffalo
Life is a beach in New Buffalo. It’s also a marina, a boat launch and a bustling downtown district home to shopping, dining and recreation.
With plenty of shops, places to eat, recreational opportunities and two luxury hotels overlooking Lake Michigan, New Buffalo is Harbor Country's largest community.
Located at the mouth of the Galient River in Michigan’s Harbor Country, New Buffalo greets residents and visitors with a large and modern harbor, a public boat launch and a full-service dock facility with many opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking and water sports.
The busy resort community is home to many renowned restaurants, including famous burger joint Redamak’s, Stray Dog Bar & Grill, Bentwood Tavern and Terrace Room at the Harbor Grand Hotel overlooking the marina.
New Buffalo is also the location for the Four Winds Casino Resort, which features a hotel, four restaurants, entertainment and retail shops. There’s always something to do in New Buffalo with events throughout the year including the annual Ship & Shore Festival, New Buffalo Harvest & Wine Fest and Apple Cider Century Bike Race.
Real estate in New Buffalo includes a diverse range of architectural styles from cozy Lake Michigan cottages to modern homes and waterfront mansions. Several condominium communities have been developed throughout town, offering lower-priced, maintenance-free housing options for buyers interested in buying a second home.
The New Buffalo Area Schools system is composed of an elementary school and a joined middle/high school. The latter was built in 2001 and includes a performing arts center, multiple computer labs, and both indoor and outdoor running tracks.
New Buffalo transportation is convenient for residents and visitors thanks to the New Buffalo Amtrak station, which has trains running service to downtown Chicago.