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If you value a strong sense of community, then you should consider investing in real estate in Mason, Michigan. Named for the state’s first governor (Stevens T. Mason), this quaint and inviting community had a population of just 8,200 as of the 2010 Census. If you’re considering moving to this part of Michigan, we definitely recommend you take a moment to learn more about Mason.
First, here’s a fun fact about this wonderful community: It has the distinction of being the only city in the country that serves as a county seat ahead of the state capital. Although Lansing is also in Ingham County, it was passed over for county seat by Mason. The community was originally started in 1836 when Charles Noble purchased an area of forest, cleared about 20 acres and then founded Mason Center. The “Center” was ultimately dropped and Mason was officially incorporated as a village in 1865.
Today, this 5.13 square mile community (which sits upon the Mason Esker) is well-known in these parts for having a strong sense of community. For example, this community has gone above and beyond in terms of meeting and serving the needs and interests of its residents. That’s why you’ll find such desirable recreational amenities as:
This community also boasts a strong sense of heritage, as evident by such cultural institutions as:
Furthermore, Mason holds its fair share of community events each year. In fact, the number of community events that Mason holds is impressive, given its size. They include:
For those day excursions, Mason residents find it easy to get to where they want to go. After all, they live close to such major thoroughfares as US 127 and M-36. What’s more, the Capital Area Transportation Authority provides valuable bus service from Lansing to Mason.
If so, then please take a moment now to connect with us at Birchen and Dutcher. We are your dedicated Lansing area real estate experts and we’ve love the opportunity to help you and your family find the Mason home of your dreams!