Bath is a community defined by its rural characteristics, proximity to metro-Lansing, diverse housing opportunities and unique environmental resources. Our mission is to strategically provide services to the public that enhance the community’s quality of life, to provide open and responsive communication with our customers, to show integrity at all times, and to make informed, effective decisions that look within and beyond our township boundaries in order to benefit all our current citizens and future generations to come.
Conveniently located between Lansing and Jackson, Charlotte is a community that values its history but is always looking to the future. The many historic homes and buildings will bring you back to another era, while the state-of-the-art middle school, performing arts center, athletic facilities and aquatic center meet the needs of a technologically advancing community. Don’t miss Frontier Days in early September, where you can be a part of the past and the present!
Perched on the west side of Lansing, Delta Township is a nice mix of retail, industrial and neighborhoods including the nearby Waverly community. In Delta Township you can find the Lansing Mall as well as a number of user-friendly parks and green spaces.
DeWitt, consisting of the City and Charter Township of DeWitt, is a peaceful, historic community located just north of Lansing. Recognized by CNN/Money Magazine “Best Places to Live 2005,”DeWitt was rated 75 on the list of 100 finalists and was one of just four Michigan cities recognized. DeWitt is also home to the Looking Glass River, the DeWitt Ox Roast in August, and many other family-friendly attractions. Experience for yourself the performances, the parade, the children’s tractor pull - and don’t miss the frog-jumping contest!
Village of Bellevue
The Village of Bellevue is a Michigan General Law Village, established in 1833. We were first in Eaton County. Our residents are also residents of Bellevue Township. A Council consisting of seven elected members is the legislative arm of the Village. The daily administration of the Village is the responsibility of the Village Manager.
Village of Dimondale
The Village of Dimondale is located in Windsor Township in Eaton County, Michigan on a bend of the Grand River, just southwest of Lansing. Isaac M. Dimond came to the area in 1848 and, among his many enterprises, began to construct a dam on the Grand River. A grist mill was completed by 1856, and the Village was platted in 1859. By 1880, the Village boasted seven stores, two millinery shops, a planning mill, grist mill, sawmill and several machine shops. Dimondale became incorporated as a Village in 1906.
Best known as the home of Michigan State University, East Lansing is a quality community that has a small-town ambiance while also offering vibrant nightlife. The mix of restaurants, unique shops, art galleries and entertainment makes East Lansing a fabulous destination for people of all ages. Mark your calendar and plan a visit during one of the many festivals taking place in town, such as the East Lansing Art Festival in May or the Great Lakes Folk Festival in August. Take a stroll on campus amid the buildings both old and new and don’t forget to stop at the MSU Dairy store for the freshest and tastiest ice cream you can find.
Home of the Dam Festival, this small town offers a glimpse of bygone days and the beauty of a truly walkable community with nearby grocery stores, schools, churches and parks. Don’t miss a special dinner or overnight at The English Inn, a beautiful bed and breakfast located on the Grand River.
Grand Ledge is a city well-known and named for its 300-million-year-old, sandstone and quartzite rock ledges that rise 60 feet above the Grand River. Today, this city retains its historic Victorian architecture, while at the same time continues growing with a diverse economy. Hop aboard a paddle-wheel riverboat for a cruise down the Grand River during the Island Art Fair in August or for the Color Cruise weekend in October, just two of the many festivals held in Grand Ledge.
Haslett is most notable for being the home of Lake Lansing, where both Michigan State University Sailing Club and Lansing Sailing Club are located. In 2007, Haslett was named 42nd best place to raise your kids in America by BusinessWeek Magazine Pack a lunch and enjoy the beach at Lake Lansing before giving a pedal boat or a canoe a whirl on the lake and then relaxing by the band shell to enjoy an evening of music. Haslett, along with Okemos, is part of Meridian Township.
While maintaining its small town atmosphere, Holt offers many opportunities, whether personal, recreational or business. It is home to many national and international companies, which provide a broad range of products and services around the world. Holt’s high school was recognized as one of the top 100 schools in the nation. Holt is a part of Delhi Charter Township.
Lansing is a diverse, robust capital city with a multitude of strong vibrant neighborhoods. Urban lofts and apartments located downtown blend with the governmental and corporate offices and are occupied by both students and professionals. With over 50 dedicated neighborhood associations, Lansing residents take pride in their hometown. Don’t miss the cultural hub on the city’s north side — Old Town. This vibrant neighborhood mixes art galleries, boutiques, specialty stores, bars and corporate offices. The architecture of the buildings is a big enough draw, but add in all the festivals (JazzFest, BluesFest, Festival of the Sun and Oktoberfest to name just a few) and you will want to return again and again to explore.
Leslie is a small, friendly community located just south of our State’s Capitol. We’re right in the middle of Michigan’s centers of industry, politics and education, but we’re also worlds away. We may be within easy distance of Michigan’s biggest cities, but Leslie is a small town, with a real Main Street that has shops, places to eat and drink and stock up on whatever you need. We are also proud of the fact that the people in town will greet you by name after your first meeting.
Mason, named after the state’s first governor, Stevens T. Mason, is a city that has retained its traditional look. Located only 10 miles southeast of Lansing, Mason’s economy is supported by its connection to the state capital, as well as significant local business, including metal fabrication, auto parts manufacturing, pharmaceutical research and packaging products production. In the mood for some antique-hunting? Mason is your mecca.
It was originally a farming community, but Okemos has been entirely absorbed as a Lansing suburb. Downtown Okemos is located at the intersection of Hamilton and Okemos Roads. Stop by the Meridian Historical Village or the Native American Nokomis Learning Center to discover the region’s roots. Okemos, like Haslett, is part of Meridian Township.
The City of Olivet is located in the southwest part of Michigan, and consumes a one-square mile of land in Eaton County. Though a one-square mile of land is not big by any stretch of the imagination, the quality of life mixed with the beauty of the Michigan Great Outdoors makes it seem a whole lot bigger.
St. Johns, located off of US-127, is about twenty miles north of Lansing. Its economy is supported largely by the auto industry, manufacturing and producing auto parts, along with local businesses. St. Johns keeps tradition alive by celebrating its Mint Festival every August, which commemorates well over 100 years of the agricultural production of peppermint and spearmint.
Wacousta, an unincorporated village, was started in 1837 prior to the settlement of the northern part of lower Michigan. It is 11 miles northwest of Lansing and is on the four corners of Sections 7, 8, 17 and 18 of Watertown Township, Clinton County. The “Waterloo Joint Stock Company” was organized in July of 1837. They purchased a tract of land on the Looking Glass River and proceeded to plan the town of Wacousta. Twelve thousand dollars was spent for improvements. This company traded hands many times. In 1848, Waterloo was ended and Wacousta began. This unincorporated village is governed by Watertown Township now
The Village of Webberville is located in eastern Ingham County, 20 miles east of Lansing. Positioned right off I-96 and along M-43, Webberville is easily accessible for travelers. Webberville has approximately 1,500 residents, which creates a small town atmosphere. We encourage you to see all that Webberville has to offer!
Situated on the Red Cedar River, this historic town is a popular destination for antique lovers. Williamston is home to many unique and quaint shops and contains many well-preserved turn-of-the-century buildings. Just north of the main intersection, you can find the park and dam on the Red Cedar River.
Windsor Township was considered remote from earlier settlements and was one of the last townships in Eaton County to receive settlers. This did not deter sixty-three land purchases by the year 1836. In the fall of 1837 Orange Towslee and Nathan Pray settled in the township, each coming from different directions. The township is divided into seven school districts, which include: Holt-Dimondale, Eaton Rapids, Lansing, Potterville, Waverly, Grand Ledge and Charlotte. As the population grows, the residents who have located in the township and the Village of Dimondale appreciate the quiet rural atmosphere and the quality of life now existent.