Welcome to Milan, Michigan
Here in Milan, we know how to make a good first impression. When you’re driving through town on our tree-lined streets, you’ll immediately notice our charming downtown district, neighborhoods filled with friendly faces, and an abundance of exciting things to experience. You may also take note of our town’s diverse population—located between the cultural hubs of Ann Arbor, MI, and Toledo, OH, Milan is the perfect spot to settle down in for an ideal blend of rural and suburban areas.
What Made Milan
Truly a place of humble beginnings, Milan originated as primarily an agricultural settlement. The first settler to the area, John Marvin, built his home here in 1831 and operated a general store for travelers. As the population grew over the next two years, the first post office was established under the name “Farmersville.” This post office (now named Milan) remains in operation today and is presently located at 123 East Main Street—the most classic small-town street name, if you ask us. Milan residents respect its rich history and revel in the restoration of some of its earliest structures for modern-day enjoyment.
Want to see how the origins of Milan have become new again? Let’s explore this well-preserved area!
Selling Your Milan Home?
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Live, Work, and Play in Milan
Affordable housing is a huge draw for prospective buyers in the Milan area, with many homes on the market starting around $200k. Milan has many sprawling neighborhoods with homes sitting atop spacious plots of land. Contributing to the area’s unmatched curb appeal, Milan homes commonly have huge southern-style front porches, lots of large windows for natural light, and extra buildings out back for storage.
Enveloped by Milan’s woodlands filled with local wildlife, the area’s nature parks are the perfect natural backdrop for outdoor fun. Milan Nature Park spans 11 acres and borders the Saline River and Ford Lake. Here, kiddos can go back in time on the dinosaur-themed playground, while their parents grill out and have a picnic under the shady pavilion.
A dedicated downtown
Downtown Milan evokes all the best qualities of small-town living, with locally owned businesses and close-knit community events. Neighboring Ford Lake, Downtown Milan has long had a vision of expansion. The downtown area is one of less than 30 communities in the state a part of the Michigan Main Street program—a program that utilizes a four-point approach to revitalizing Main Street areas.
The Milan School District (MAS) encompasses nearly 90 square miles and serves students in both Washtenaw and Monroe Counties. There are two elementary schools, one middle and high school, and an early childhood center that make up the school district. An all-around inclusive school district, MAS prides itself on employing both veteran teachers and those new to the profession.
Wondering What's Around?
Our Favorite Local Picks
Pop on Main Street
In honor of Small Business Saturday, Main Street hosts this event featuring pop-up markets, food trucks, and a variety of local artisans and vendors. You seriously can’t miss this shopping experience—and you’re likely to score a sweet deal!Shop on at Pop On »
Centrally located in the heart of Milan, Wilson Park boasts the perfect location between Saline River and the downtown district. Due to its prime location, the park provides a venue for various events, including the “Concerts in the Park” series and the Milan Fair.Visit the Park »
The Owl, Morning ‘til Night
Whether you’re the early bird who gets the worm or the night owl, you’ll fit right in at The Owl, Morning ‘til Night. This restaurant is where morning coffee meets after-work craft beer and wine. More than just a restaurant, you can find coworkers meeting here by day and college students in trivia competitions by night.More About The Owl »
Downtown Milan is always the place to be, but especially on the third Thursday of every month! Affectionately known as “3rd Thursdays” among residents, these days are full of great food, beer, and live music. You’ll also have a one-of-a-kind shopping experience featuring local vendors’ handmade items.Thrive on Thursdays »
Ready to Move to Milan?
Milan is truly a magical little town, and we'd love to help you find the home of your dreams here. Get in touch with the Arbor Move Team today to start your new chapter, and make sure to check out some of our exclusive resources below in the meantime.
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