Overview of Richmond
Richmond, MI is a welcoming small town in the Detroit/Flint/Port Huron metropolitan area. In 2011, it had a population of approximately 5,700, according to the United States Census Bureau. People in search of Richmond apartments for rent are sure to find what they're looking for in this quaint, community-oriented town that's connected to nearby industry giants.
Living in Richmond, MI
The city was founded in the 1830s when a New York family traveled to the area. Erastus Beebe was impressed by the rich soil and a beautiful landscape and wanted to make it his own. He got a land grant signed by President Martin Van Buren and Richmond was born. Construction of the Grand Trunk Railway in 1859 provided people across the country with access to Richmond's lumber and agricultural products, and the area's industry continued to flourish. In 1878, Richmond was incorporated as a village, and the area was incorporated as a city in 1966.
Today, Richmond continues to grow. It is 44 miles north of Detroit and 26 miles southwest of Port Huron. It is linked to the towns by Interstate 94, M-19 and the Gratiot Avenue corridor. It has set itself apart from the big cities by maintaining acres of farmland and scenic landscapes. The Grand Trunk Railroad still runs through Richmond and the city also has access to the ocean liners that travel the nearby Lake St. Clair and Lake Huron.
Richmond Attractions and Special Events
People who find apartments for rent in Richmond will become part of a tight-knit community with many small-town happenings. Residents look forward to the annual Santa Parade and tree lighting and spending summers at the Richmond Community Pool. They also marvel at the beauty of the city's many Victorian homes and historic downtown. When residents want to explore a larger city, they travel less than 40 miles to one of the nearby metropolitan areas.
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