Updated: Aug 19
Watervliet is located in Berrien County, Michigan and is both a city and township. The town covers a little over 1 square mile. Watervliet is the Dutch for “where the water meets”. The rural farming community has seen an increase in business growth over the last several years. The downtown area has an old-fashioned Main Street with antique stores and gift shops. Watervliet has a large variety of properties. There are million dollar waterfront homes on Paw Paw Lake, starter homes mixed in with high end homes. There are farms and orchards in the area.
The biggest draw in Watervliet is Paw Paw Lake, a 900 acre All Sport lake that draws a lot of vacationers from both Chicago and South Bend. The Paw Paw Lake Association works hard to educate property owners on lakefront care. The weather cam at the lake makes it easy to keep track of the weather when you are away. Watervliet Municipal Airport is on the east side of the lake on Airport Drive. The tourists love the gift shops and antique stores on Main Street. Watervliet has its own School District consisting of six schools. One high school (Watervliet High),two elementary schools (South and North) and one middle school (Watervliet Middle). St Joseph Catholic School and Grace Christian School are also in Watervliet.
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