Gaylord is in Otsego County, a very youthful community that has multiple tourism seasons. Located in the heart of the northern lower peninsula Gaylord has stunning surroundings. Sometimes called Michigan's Alpine Village, the town is quaint and clean with a lot of shopping and entertainment. Known as a recreation seekers paradise there are a lot of trails for hiking, golf courses and a lot of snow for skiing.
The population is 3,681 people and has seen a growth of 1.71 percent since the 2000 census. The median home cost is $107,380 and the cost of living is 18.16% lower than the U.S. average. The school district spends $5,725 per student and there are about 17 students per teacher.