The township of Brownstown is located in southeastern Michigan, approximately 23 miles southwest of Detroit and 33 miles southeast of Ann Arbor. The charter township sits in Wayne County and is considered part of the Detroit metropolitan area. Brownstown apartments for rent are excellent options for joining the nearly 23,000 people living across 22.4 square miles of land.
Brownstown residents enjoy easy access to major roads, including Interstates 275 and 75, as well as close proximity to Grosse Ile Municipal Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
Brownstown got its name from an early Indian village of the same name, located near Gibraltar and West Jefferson roads. According to legend, Adam Brown is the namesake of the area and was kidnapped when he was 8 by the Wyandot Indians in Virginia. Brown grew up among the Indian tribe and worked to sign several treaties with the American government.
Today, Brownstown township's streets are peppered with names rich in Indian and early settler history. Residents enjoy numerous community groups dedicated to improving quality of life, including the Lions Club, Fish and Loaves Community Food Pantry, Woodhaven Brownstown Rotary Club, and Brownstown Goodfellows. Brownstown is a particularly family-friendly town, and the average family size is 3.18 people.
Residents of Brownstown apartments can enjoy the community's sparkling recreational offerings. The area is home to two wildlife areas, the Pointe Mouillee State Game Area and Lake Erie Metropark. Brownstown's Detroit River-Lake Erie shoreline is part of the southeastern Michigan International Wildlife Refuge. Here, visitors can enjoy a day of bird-watching and hikes on various nature trails. The Lake Erie Metropark features a wave pool, picnic areas, and golf course.
Brownstown is also home to nine community parks, with picnicking amenities and playground equipment for children to enjoy. The Thorn Park Community Center complex is a particularly popular area attraction and is located next to Township Hall on Telegraph Road. The recreation department additionally offers discounts to residents on many amusement parks and attractions in the area.
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