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Overview of Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant is a Michigan community that retains its small-town feel, despite its big urban amenities. The city celebrates its location in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, surrounded by nature.

Those considering a move to this area will find plenty of Mount Pleasant apartments for rent. New residents should have no problem integrating into this warm and welcoming community.

Living in Mount Pleasant, MI

The area was first occupied by Native American tribes. The Chippewa used the pine and hardwood forests as winter hunting grounds before the arrival of Europeans, and it is estimated that these tribes roamed the area dating back 10,000 years.

In 1855, the area that now includes Mount Pleasant was purchased from the U.S. government by David Ward. He spent a winter several years later logging a space along the Chippewa River, and decided the spot would be the perfect place to build a town. The area was sectioned off, given the name Mount Pleasant and sold to investors.

Mount Pleasant was incorporated as a city in 1889. It has grown substantially since its early beginnings, and is now home to more than 26,000 residents.

Mount Pleasant Work and Study

Mount Pleasant may be surrounded by forest, but that certainly doesn't mean there's nothing going on. The lively city is home to one of Mid Michigan Community College's multiple campuses. Students have the opportunity to take different classes and determine what career they would like to pursue at MMCC, and they can choose to earn an associate degree or transfer their earned credits to a four-year school.

Central Michigan University is also located in Mount Pleasant, and it has been an important part of the community since it welcomed its first students in 1892. The institution has experienced enormous growth since it opened, and now offers many different degrees, a diverse student body and faculty, and multiple athletic programs.

Mount Pleasant is more than a college town - it's a business-friendly city. Residents find employment throughout Isabella County, and some of the largest employers in the area include Central Michigan University, Central Michigan Community Hospital, Delfield, Mobark, the Michigan Department of Community Health and Walmart.

Rentals in Mount Pleasant, MI, and Cost of Living

Those seeking Mount Pleasant apartments will find that the cost of rental properties ranges widely in this city. Residents can expect to pay anywhere between $500 and $900 per month for an apartment. The median gross monthly rent in Mount Pleasant was $658, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

With such a wide range of rental prices, it shouldn't be hard for Mount Pleasant residents to find an apartment that suits their budget.

Mount Pleasant Attractions and Special Events

Because Mount Pleasant is home to Central Michigan University, those who love sports can easily enjoy a college game. With athletics such as football, basketball, wrestling and soccer, there are plenty of matches for residents to attend each season.

There are also many opportunities for residents to enjoy the arts and history in Mount Pleasant. The University Art Gallery, Hummingbird Art Gallery and Art Reach Center all showcase some of the best artistic efforts in the city. Those who want to explore the past can visit the Museum of Cultural and Natural History at Central Michigan University. Visitors can make their way through permanent exhibits, special displays and even request tours of the museum.

Residents who enjoy the performing arts may want to take a trip to the Broadway Theatre. This historic theater puts on family-friendly entertainment for the city, and residents can watch different performances with friends and neighbors.

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