Grand Ledge is located in central Michigan, approximately nine miles west of the center of Lansing and roughly 91 miles west of Detroit. The city is located on the northwest border of Eaton County and is considered part of the Lansing-East Lansing metropolitan area. Grand Ledge apartments for rent can easily be found across the 3.57 square miles of land and are an excellent way to join the more than 7,800 people living within city limits.
The Grand River flows through the center of town, which is a family-friendly city, as nearly 25 percent of its population is younger than 18.
The area where Grand Ledge is located today was originally inhabited by the Pottawatomi, Chippewa and Ottawa Indians, who were drawn to large rocks and ledges along the Grand River. The first European settler to arrive to the area was Edmund L. Lamson, who named the area after its sandstone ledges.
The area officially received its name and established a post office in 1850, and a railroad was established in 1869. Grand Ledge was officially incorporated by the state in 1871 and quickly grew into a thriving resort area.
Residents living in Grand Ledge apartments and visitors have numerous attractions and special events to take advantage of. People looking for a bit of outdoor recreation can enjoy the city's numerous parks, which offer prime spots for walking, picnicking and enjoying sports activities, playgrounds and wildlife.
Fitzgerald Park is popular attraction as it features roughly three miles of nature trails, two baseball diamonds, a volleyball and basketball court, horseshoe pits and a sledding hill. Visitors to the park also enjoy a playground for children, trails for cross-country skiing, an 18-hole course for frisbee golfing, a stunning nature center and even a canoe launch to paddle down the Grand River.
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