Independence Township has a history dating back to the early 19th century when New York and New Jersey settlers migrated to tracts of land in Michigan. The first arrived in the mid-1820s and the township quickly grew. By the 20th century, Detroit residents started vacationing at the region’s many lakes to escape the summer heat. While the railway was the primary means of travel into Independence, paved roads made their appearance in the 1920s, and accessing the township got more convenient with the introduction of I-75.
The picturesque neighborhoods that you’ll find in Independence Township today are a result of I-75, developed as the region was integrated into Metropolitan Detroit. The township is part of Independence Township, which boasts a downtown that locals love to frequent for its locally-owned shops, restaurants, and calendar of events.
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Living in the Area
Quaint ranches, stately two-story homes, and sprawling estates are all on the market in Independence Township and the Independence Township area. Whether you need a smaller single-story home or need the luxury of five bedrooms, there’s property worth seeing in Independence. Many homes are more contemporary, with upgraded features, high-end amenities, and ample curb appeal.
Independence Township may not be a large city, but its residents do quite well for themselves in the job market. Not only can they make the convenient, albeit longer, commute to Detroit via I-75, but residents can also find plenty of work in Downtown Independence Township and its bounty of shops and restaurants. With tourism at the lakes, the township is also frequently seeking employees.
Residents will send their children to schools within the Independence Township Community School District. Being slightly smaller, the district has had the opportunity to offer students a quality education whether they’re attending any of the elementary schools, the Sashabaw Middle School, or one of the three high schools. Post-graduation, students can attend Michigan State University or Oakland University for continuing education.
Independence Township shares many amenities with Independence Township, and its lakes and parks offer plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors. You can explore outside or lounge on the shore of nearby shimmering waters. If shopping is more your thing, turn your attention to Downtown Independence Township, where you can also admire much of the region’s remaining history or grab a bite from a local talented chef.