I live in Gaylord and work in Johannesburg, slower life style.. Yes and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Winters are the real deal up here, Gaylord gets about 150 inches of snow each year, less than that the farther east you go, more the farther west. Good skiing down hill and cross country, snowmobile trails all over the place. Summers are Great, lots of lakes, and rivers, fishing, boating, top notch blue ribbon trout streams!! Something like 30 golf courses in the area. If shopping and malls are your thing then Traverse City is like an hour drive so not too bad. The Pigeon Rive State Forest is nice for fishing or just two tracking thru the woods.
Camp Grayling has some areas open to the public for some 4 wheeling in your Jeep.
If you like friendly people, low crime. 4 seasons, a beautiful place to live, then this is for you!!