Elk Rapids is a village resting on the shore of the Grand Traverse Bay with the Elk River flowing through it. It is part of Elk Rapids township in Antrim County in the state of Michigan. The village is about 15 miles (24 km) north of Traverse City. The village has a total area of 2.01 square miles (5.21 km2), of which, 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2) is water.
Envision a friendly community with summer concerts, beaches, festivals, art sculptures, award winning restaurants, and beautiful scenery. Could there be a better place to spend your summer? Your life?
Elk Rapids boasts about 1600 residents — and yes we boast about them. Our citizens participate in 7 different government commissions plus various other committees that assist in keeping out village a great place to work, live, and visit.
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