Northport, MI


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Northport is a village in Leelanau Township, Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 648 at the 2000 census. When Leelanau County was formed in 1863, Northport served as the first county seat from 1863 to 1883.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²), all land.
Northport has gained fame for being an area where the rich and famous can live quietly and anonymously. According to the Leelanau Visitors Guide: "Chef Mario Batali lives north of town at Cathead point, and comedian and actor Tim Allen routinely spent summers in Northport until his divorce. If investing is your pleasure, you may have heard of Mark Spitznagel, who manages a multi-billion dollar hedge fund. He summers in Northport Pointe, a posh community just outside the village." (Batali's and Spitznagel's Northport home and farm, respectively, both were featured in The New York Times.)