Welcome to Charlotte

Charlotte's rich history and small-town feel create an inviting ambiance, fostering a sense of belonging for all who walk its streets. Situated about halfway between Downtown Lansing and Battle Creek, Charlotte offers a sense of community off I-69. Travelers and residents alike frequent its locally owned shops and restaurants off Cochran Ave., like Bella Grande, Gypsy Market and The Thirsty Bird Bar. The Eaton Theatre, a historic Art Deco theater downtown, still regularly screens films within walking distance of many homes. In the summer, people flock to Charlotte's lively summer festivals, fairs and concerts, like the Frontier Days Festival and Rodeo, the Celebrate Charlotte Festival, and their Summer Concerts on the Square.

Blessed with abundant green spaces, Charlotte offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Bennett Park and the historic Courthouse Square Museum are popular spots where locals gather to enjoy picnics, outdoor concerts, and community events. The city's commitment to preserving its natural beauty extends to the picturesque Grand River, which gracefully winds through its landscape, providing opportunities for boating, fishing, and peaceful waterfront walks.

Architectural interest in the southwest corner of the region.

An icon of Charlotte, the bright red Museum at Courthouse Square is awe-inspiring for architecture buffs and common folk alike. Stroll through the preserved courtrooms and interactive 19th century classroom for a peek at mid-century small town life.
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Tons to do, just a few minutes away

Make "I'm bored" a phrase of the past. Out areas has something to offer for all ages, moods and days of the week


Stadiums and farms and parks—oh my. Whether you’re a die-hard baseball fan or want to spend the afternoon at a cider mill, our cities have sights worth traveling for. Explore more

Eat & Drink

We love food more than the average city. Whether you’re looking for Sunday brunch, authentic international food trucks, or an olive burger (a local favorite), we’re dishing it up. Explore more


Strong public school systems set the foundation for our cities to thrive. And, with a number of colleges and universities nearby, there are opportunities for people of all ages to learn a thing or two. Explore more


Snag tickets to see an up-and-coming comedian, connect with kindred spirits at a music festival or belt out some slam poetry at an open mic. In Lansing, we know that everything is better live. Explore more

Festivals & Events

In Lansing, there's always a reason to celebrate. From annual street festivals in summer to live music in winter, coming together is a community-wide event. Explore more


Working on your fitness? Great, so are we. Bike a scenic trail, catch a kickboxing class and visit a local wellness center all within a few miles’ radius. Explore more


In Lansing, affordable housing options allow you to live where you work. Modern loft-style apartments and reliable bus routes spark city vibes, while historic family homes and new builds with acreage are only a short commute away. Explore more


Come as you are. Explore community centers and resources, give back, and make some lifelong friends in the process. Explore more


We all need a chance to unwind after 5. With everything from relaxed breweries to lively college clubs, our cities are home to your weekend plans—whatever mood you’re in. Explore more


We’ve got hundreds of parks to choose from. (Seriously. There are more than 300 parks in Lansing.) Lakes, rivers and green space offer fresh air year-round. Explore more

Restaurant Week

Lansing Foodies unite for the ultimate self-guided tour of the region’s dining scene, MAY 10-17, as participating restaurants offer a mouthwatering creation, all for an unbeatable price of just $7! Explore more


Sure, you can’t buy happiness—but you can spend the afternoon perusing local boutiques, bookstores and artisan shops in Lansing, and that’s pretty much the same thing. Explore more

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