ost people all over the country know about Frankenmuth, MI. I have told people where I live while on vacation, and they immediately say, “oh the Christmas town or the German town.” Some people know it for the Zehnder’s or Bavarian Inn restaurants. I want to tell you what it is really like to be a local in a very high traffic tourist town. The immediate feeling is security in the growing community, because there are jobs galore in the shops and restaurants. The schools are in high demand for people wanting to enroll their children, and the parks and recreation are top-notch. This is a clean, clean town. The city designs the landscaping on a scale higher than most resorts in the summer, and it’s like driving through a Christmas wonderland in the winter. When the tourist times are slow, the locals can enjoy all of the niceties that are paid for by the tourists. I mean, how many towns put up their own ice skating rink for the winter months? I think it is a privilege to live here, and based on the rising listing prices averaging $200 a square foot, that is certainly the case.