Tawas, East Tawas, and Oscoda are the blue collar resort towns for Saginaw, Bay City, Flint, Detroit. Sunrise side. Reasonable real estate. Great scenery. Fishing. Camping. No fine dining. Many mediocre restaurants, taverns. Walmart. Nice local grocery, hardware, dimestore. Not much for teens. There is a hospital in Tawas. There is a little farmers market and a candy store and a tiny bookstore. You can stroll the downtown in ten minutes, buy an ice cream cone, get a beer, and then what? Summer is short, winter is long. Jobs are few. Lovely area a few weeks a year. The military base in Oscoda closed years ago and the region never recovered from that.