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the LANSING AREA

Charlotte's rural atmosphere is ideally located near many educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities with Lansing, Battle Creek, and Michigan State University less than a 1/2 hr away. Larger metropolitan areas like Ann Arbor and Detroit are less than an hour drive. Charming neighborhoods, a bustling downtown, and small-town traditions will keep families close at heart as the "Celebrate Charlotte!"

DeWitt, located north of Lansing, is a family-friendly community that boasts first-rate schools, scenic parks, and the opportunity to build lifelong ties with welcoming neighbors.

As the "only Eaton Rapids on Earth," this quaint, rural community's name isn't the only things that makes this town unique. Located just south of Lansing, Eaton Rapids' picturesque location along the banks of the Grand River creates a natural setting that slows down the pace of life in the community. People know their neighbors and enjoy the camaraderie of town-side events such as the Fourth of July celebration and Hometown Family Christmas.

Fowlerville is proud of its own identity as a full-service community, with a thriving downtown and a summer fair that draws thousands of people from throughout mid-Michigan. Since 1886, the Fowlerville Family Fair has brought out the community's rural best, while becoming a summertime destination for both farm families and city slickers. Located "on the way" to Lansing, Fowlerville provides a pleasant stop along Grand River Ave for a bite to eat or a place to shop.

Never before has a city been so aptly described by its name - the only one of its kind in the world. That's because Grand Ledge defines itself by giant, "grand" sandstone "ledges" that tower along the banks of the Grand River since their formation 750 million years ago, according to geological experts. Another geological distinction that sets this community apart from just about another other - seven islands, which serve as a backdrop to many community events, including the annual Island Art Fair, Color Cruise & Island Festival, to name a few.

Holt may be known as an undesignated "zip code area" on a map, but the heart of of this mid-Michigan community is as big as its formal name of Charter Township of Delhi. Located southeast of Lansing, Holt is home to four schools that have been named Michigan Exemplary Schools by the State Board of Education, and Holt High School has been honored as one of the top 100 school in the country, recognized through the Award of a Presidential Blue Ribbon.

"Hometown USA" easily describes this rural community, where country living draws visitors and residents alike to this beat of this small town. As the county seat of Ingham County, Mason is home to many government and business professionals who appreciate its close proximity to the state capital in Lansing, located just north of town. Mason offers small town hospitality while enjoying all of the nearby cultural and entertainment options just a short drive away.

As one of the leading arts communities in Michigan, Williamston is proud of its own live theatre company, it downtown art galleries, and art education programs. It's a niche that this city has created for itself, in establishing its own identity apart from nearby Lansing, and East Lansing's Michigan State University - all of which provide many additional cultural, academic, and athletic opportunities. The city's emphasis on education has brought many families into the community, and has earned accolades as "one of the best high schools in the U.S." in 2008.

THE Ann Arbor AREA

A deep respect for its historic roots has brought this community into its own niche as a vibrant, progressive city, located just a short drive from both Ann Arbor and Lansing. This city's commitment to the arts is evident on the stage of the Purple Rose Theatre, founded by actor/playwright Jeff Daniels, and through the doors of the Chelsea Center for the Arts. The community has embraced a love of the fine arts, surrounding these local treasures with upscale boutiques, restaurants, and galleries.

Located on the banks of the Huron River, this picturesque, historic city brings its own charm into its downtown area, the "Heart of the City." An eclectic assortment of shops, eateries, and services line the historic downtown streets, drawing residents and visitors alike to each storefront. The unique mix of shops in a vibrant downtown settings mimics its larger neighbor of Ann Arbor, which is just minutes away.

You don't have to love chicken to live in Manchester, but it helps… that's because Manchester is home to one of the world's largest chicken dinners - the annual Manchester Chicken Broil in July. The chickens aren't the only stars of the show. It's the Manchester community volunteers and service organizations who work together, side by side, to accomplish the huge feat of serving 12,000 chicken dinners in less than four hours. It's a volunteer spirit that carries through all the rest of community life in these small, neighboring towns. From Manchester's Riverfolk Music & Art Festival to Clinton's Fall Festival, there are family-friendly events that draw large crowds to share in the fun and excitement of small town living.

Milan is located almost equidistant between Detroit and Toledo, and south of Ann Arbor. With major airports and railway access, it is a perfectly located community. Milan is rich with history and is included on the Ford Heritage Trail. This friendly community has 200 acres of well-maintained parks with Ford Lake and the Saline River gracing Wilson Park, located in the heart of downtown, and community events frequently bring visitors to town. Milan is definitely the place to work, shop, and play!

Voted one of the "Top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S." for three years in a row by CNN Money Magazine, Saline offers residents a quality of life not often found in other communities of its size. Saline's sense of community, commitment to education, its work ethic, and family orientation are just a few of the reasons residents are in love with their town. Named for its natural salt springs and surrounded by farmland, Saline has created a quiet niche for itself, located Detroit and Ann Arbor.

One of the first three settlements in the Michigan territory back in 1824, it's no wonder that Tecumseh is rooted strongly in its past while leading the way for the future. Named one of the "Top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S." by CNN Money Magazine, Tecumseh's tree-lined upscale shopping district, affordable housing, appreciation for the arts, and excellence in education are just a few of the reason that residents call Tecumseh "home."

THE Jackson AREA

Located in south-central Michigan, Albion is home to Albion College, a liberal arts college. There are multiple events and activities hosted in Albion throughout the year, including a Corrugated Cardboard Classic Sled Race, a Farmer's Market, and Albion Aglow, Albion's annual holiday kickoff. Located just south of Albion, Homer has had a proud history of innovation in agriculture, business and industry, education, and community development.  Its services and infrastructure have evolved to meet the needs of area residents now and in the future. The sign on the village water tower proclaiming Homer Is Home reflects the spirit and commitment of the community.

The natural beauty of the Irish Hills area in southeastern Michigan brings thousands of visitors to the village of Brooklyn - the Heart of the Irish Hills - where beaches, trails, and sunsets create four seasons of beauty. The area's 50 lakes with a 10-mile radius, and the community's friendly hospitality make Brooklyn-Irish Hills an unforgettable vacation paradise. Those looking for thrills and excitement will be able to find them at the Michigan International Speedway - home of NASCAR racing and the annual "Race Weekend" in May.

As the "only Eaton Rapids on Earth," this quaint, rural community's name isn't the only things that makes this town unique. Located just south of Lansing, Eaton Rapids' picturesque location along the banks of the Grand River creates a natural setting that slows down the pace of life in the community. People know their neighbors and enjoy the camaraderie of town-side events such as the Fourth of July celebration and Hometown Family Christmas.

A small, friendly community just south of Lansing, Leslie is near some of Michigan's largest cities, but is world's away in spirit. Here, everybody does know your name, especially when taking a walk down Main Street with friendly shopkeepers and the hospitality of local dining establishments. But Leslie is also nearby to Michigan's centers of industry, politics, and education, creating a mix of cultures that make like interesting for everyone.

Serving as a dividing line between the University of Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor and the Michigan State University Spartans in East Lansing, Stockbridge is an interesting place to be during the fall football season. But, it's also a community rooted in education, with a strong sense of pride that comes from its close association with academics, athletics, and cultural events at nearby universities and larger metro areas.

THE Battle Creek AREA

Located in south-central Michigan, Albion is home to Albion College, a liberal arts college. There are multiple events and activities hosted in Albion throughout the year, including a Corrugated Cardboard Classic Sled Race, a Farmer's Market, and Albion Aglow, Albion's annual holiday kickoff. Located just south of Albion, Homer has had a proud history of innovation in agriculture, business and industry, education, and community development.  Its services and infrastructure have evolved to meet the needs of area residents now and in the future. The sign on the village water tower proclaiming Homer Is Home reflects the spirit and commitment of the community.

Charlotte's rural atmosphere is ideally located near many educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities with Lansing, Battle Creek, and Michigan State University less than a 1/2 hr away. Larger metropolitan areas like Ann Arbor and Detroit are less than an hour drive. Charming neighborhoods, a bustling downtown, and small-town traditions will keep families close at heart as the "Celebrate Charlotte!"

Known as one of the most picturesque cities in Michigan, Marshall is a destination for hospitality, history, and small town charm. Marshall also serves as the county seat of Calhoun County, bringing with this title all the interest of politics and a proud past. With over 850 historic homes and business, the city has the largest National Historic Landmark District in the state, as well as one of the largest in the nation. A vibrant, contemporary shopping district also attracts visitors for the day or a weekend visit.

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