Take a look at the city names around Michigan, and you can see that “union” has always been an important concept for the state's leaders. People around the state will be familiar with Union City, which is located in Union Township, but there's another town called Union that definitely deserves your attention as you search for the perfect home. Located at the far south-western edge of Michigan, this Union, MI is a beautiful, family-friendly town in Cass County.
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Union is located in Porter Township, which is part of Cass County, Michigan. The economic performance of the area is one big draw for residents, as Porter Township reports higher median household income and home values than the Michigan state average. The average number of people in each home is just under 2.5, while the average family size checks in at 2.86. So the data backs up Union's reputation as a family hot-spot. Overall, Cass County is home to more than 52,000 residents, spread over the county's 492 square miles of land. Browse the newest Union, MI real estate for sale.
Students in Union are served by the Dowagiac Union School District, which includes a total of seven schools. Justus Gage Elementary School is the most popular among area parents, while Union High School and Patrick Hamilton Elementary School both receive strong marks as well. The Dowagiac Performing Arts Center provides a great venue for students to show off their talents, and stages regular events with outside performers. There are also well-regarded colleges nearby, including Southwestern Michigan College, Andrews University, and Lake Michigan College. Find homes for sale in Union by school district.
The job market in Porter Township and Union is similar to the rest of the state, with a few key exceptions. Production and manufacturing are big industries here, with the production of transportation equipment leading the way. Metal production, chemicals, wood products, and agriculture round out the area's key industries. Positions are available throughout the manufacturing sector, from skilled labor to supervisory roles. And if heavy industry isn't for you, the Union area also ranks above state averages in health care opportunities.
There's plenty to do around Union and many of the area's events have a community-based feel. The Dowagiac Farm and Artisan Market, which runs seasonally on Wednesdays and Saturdays, is a great place to find fresh, local food. Hampshire Country Club, which features two 18-hole courses, is a favorite among local golfers. During the summer, the community loves to turn out for the Summer Concert Series, with free shows that kick off every Thursday evening during the season. The Cass County Park System, which offers everything from kayaking to bird watching, provides endless fun for anyone who loves to explore.
Are you ready to start the search for homes for sale in Union with the help of true local real estate experts? Contact our team at Cressy & Everett Real Estate to find your home in one of Michigan's most family-friendly communities.
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