Located about 37 miles southeast of Lansing and 70 miles east of Detroit, the small town of Stockbridge, Mich., is a true hidden gem. Relatively isolated from the state's major metropolitan areas, Stockbridge offers authentic rural living at its best. With a population of just 1,200 residents, Stockbridge offers a traditional and family-friendly way of life. Those searching for Stockbridge apartments for rent will be delighted to discover this tiny town in the Great Lakes State.
The town of Stockbridge was founded in 1835 and incorporated in 1889. Thanks to the town's historic past, Stockbridge has a thriving and quaint downtown district. This historic city center boasts antique shops, restaurants, services, stores and more, and lends itself to Stockbridge's sense of charm and community.
Those searching for Stockbridge rentals will be happy to learn that the town's cost of living index is just 83.6, which is almost 17 percent lower than the U.S. national average. Many local residents here are young families with children. The median resident age is 36.8, which is significantly younger than the state average of 45.5.
Because Stockbridge is such a small town, it is also primarily residential. According to City-Data, the mean travel time to work for local residents is about 33 minutes. For this reason, those searching for Stockbridge apartments will want to factor commuting costs into their monthly budgets. The town is considered "Car Dependent" by Walkscore.com, with a walk score of 49 out of 100.
Residents of Stockbridge and other neighboring communities enjoy proximity to Lakelands Trail State Park. Stockbridge maintains the park's recreational trail, which spans nearly 4.5 miles. The trail used to mark the Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company corridor. Today, it is a great site for outdoor recreation, hiking, wildlife watching and more.
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