Greater Lansing Real Estate - Grand Ledge, Michigan at a Glance

By: Kim Lundberg

Grand Ledge Michigan is the only city named Grand Ledge in the world. There is just over 7,200 residents in this small, warm, friendly community. It is located just west of the city of Lansing and is also convenient to East Lansing, Michigan - The home of Michigan State University.

The city received its name and first post office in 1850. It is located on the beautiful Grand River and was named after the river and the sandstone ledges that tower like sentinels along its banks as the river winds through the city. The city hosts many fun festivals every year.

One of the big attractions is the Grand Ledge Opera House. It is a beautiful Victorian building that has continued to be restored with its original charm on the outside while the inside provides a modern two-level community center with period decor. The building was built in 1884 as a roller skating rink and it soon became an old-time opera house showcasing traveling vaudeville and local entertainment. The Opera House currently is used for gatherings designed for social and business reasons. It provides an unusual location for any special event.

This small town also offers a quaint museum, Ledges Playhouse Theater, and several parks including Fitzgerald Park where you will find nature trails, fish ladder, picnic areas, and cross country skiing. Take a walk down main street and stop in some of the shops and businesses that offer many services to the residents.

If you are looking to relocate to the Grand Ledge area, you will find that it is a great time to purchase real estate. The real estate market in the Greater Lansing area is a booming market for buyers. The buyers are in control and have probably never seen it this good for them when purchasing a home. The interest rates are low and the prices have been reduced, what a great time to make an investment in real estate. Buyers have their pick of what home and area they would like to make their investment in.

As of this publication there is 282 residential homes for sale in the Grand Ledge schools district. The prices range for $40,000 to $800,00. Yes, there is one for everyone! If condo living is more your style you will find 65 units to choose from with prices ranging from $87,000 to $300,000.

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