Overview of Mason
Mason, Mich. has more than 8,000 residents and is situated in the central part of the state. Mason is conveniently located off of Interstate 127 and is roughly 15 miles south of Lansing, the state's capital. People looking for Mason apartments for rent will find a tight-knit, suburban community.
Living in Mason, MI
The first settler arrived in Mason in 1836 to build a saw mill. More entrepreneurs followed and the city quickly grew. It was incorporated into a village in 1865, and was became a city in 1875. Mason is named after Michigan's first governor, Stevens Thomson Mason, although he did not have direct ties to the area.
Today, Mason is a very agriculturally-focused town. Other top occupations for Mason residents include sales workers, truck drivers and electrical equipment mechanics, as well as maintenance and repair occupations. Mason residents have access to three area hospitals less than 15 miles away and a Amtrak station in East Lansing. They are also within 30 miles of several institutions of higher education, including Michigan State University, Lansing Community College and Spring Arbor University. When residents want a night out in Mason, they can choose to eat at one of several quaint restaurants and can shop at locally-owned boutiques.
Mason Attractions and Special Events
Mason is the county seat for Ingham County and home to the Ingham County Fairgrounds. Residents look forward to the annual fair, which attracts popular musical acts and holds large 4-H shows. Residents can also learn the history of the area at the Mason Area Historical Society or get out and be active at the Bond Park State Park.
Mason offers residents the perfect location to enjoy cultural and sporting events in several popular Michigan towns. Residents cheer on the Michigan State Spartans and attend musical or theater performances at the Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. Residents with apartments in Mason who want to take short trips to large cities will enjoy the town's close proximity to Ann Arbor and Detroit. Mason is 58 miles from Ann Arbor, Mich., and 92 miles from Detroit.
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