Athens township, MI

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Athens township, MI

About Athens township, MI

Athens Township, MI is a small community in the lower part of Michigan. It has a population of just over 2,400 people and is known for its quiet atmosphere. With its convenient access to nearby cities such as Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit, Athens Township provides the perfect balance between big city amenities and small-town charm. Residents enjoy easy access to great restaurants, shopping centers, parks and entertainment venues while also having the opportunity to experience some of Michigan’s best countryside scenery. There are plenty of outdoor activities to take part in such as fishing, hiking and camping. The town also has excellent public transportation that serves both locals and visitors alike. Living in Athens Township is an enjoyable experience for those who appreciate peace and tranquility along with all the other advantages that come from living in a smaller community. Small city - Southwestern Michigan, midway between Detroit and Chicago along I-94.

State: Michigan
County: Calhoun County
Metro Area: Battle Creek Metro Area
City: Athens township
Zip Codes: 49011
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 830 ft above sea level

In the 1890’s, two brothers named Kellogg figured out a way to turn corn and wheat into flakes for breakfast cereal, and the rest is history. Battle Creek is known worldwide as the capital of the breakfast cereal industry, and is headquarters for the Kellogg Corporation as well as the Post division of Kraft and the cereal division of Ralston Purina. Not surprisingly, breakfast food and related manufacturing industries are the center of Battle Creek’s economy today.

Downtown is typical Michigan, cleaner than some but mostly unremarkable low-rise and mid-rise buildings on a standard grid with several parks A large family entertainment mall and aquatic center gives downtown a bit of a recreational spark. Naturally, there’s a museum celebrating the cereal industry. There is a strong sense of community in the area and a few minor cultural amenities.

The terrain is mainly flat with farmland and areas of deciduous hardwood forest particularly to the southwest. The climate is continental with a moderating influence from Lake Michigan. Summers are warm but not too hot and moderately humid. Winters are cold, wet, and snowy with the most extreme cold tempered by the lake and the harshest winds moderated by the hills to the northwest. Still, prevailing winds bring significant cloudiness and precipitation. Winter snow cover is common. First freeze is mid-October, last is late April.

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Athens township Cost of Living

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$810 /mo
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-41.7% lower than avg
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24.5 / 100
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