Mid-Michigan Move: The Best of St. Johns

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St. Johns, Michigan is located about 30 minutes north of Lansing and is the county seat of Clinton County. The city has a population of almost 8,000 people and covers 3.87 square miles of land. St. Johns is known as the Mint Festival City. Beyond many mint-themed functions, St. Johns boasts award-winning schools, a wide array of thriving businesses, recreational parks, incredible health care services, and numerous cultural opportunities.

 

The city of St. Johns park system consists of over 137 acres of land on six different sites (one main park and five pocket parks). The parks are overseen by a nine-member advisory board appointed by the city commissioner. The main city park has numerous amenities including tennis courts, softball fields, band shell, sand volleyball court, rental and non-rental pavilions, sledding hill, ice rink, and more. The pocket parks located throughout the city include children’s play toys and are open from dawn to dusk.

 

St. Johns Public Schools provides exemplary education for students in the area through five elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and one alternative education academy. The district is committed to improving the quality of living and learning for all citizens, including their over 1,500 students.

 

As mentioned earlier, St. Johns holds the Mint Festival every year on the second weekend of August. The city is well-known for its plethora of mint farms located in the area. The festival features a craft show, family friendly entertainment, and fun games. A week before the festival, a Mint Queen, Junior Miss Mint, and Little Miss Mint are crowned at a Mint Pageant.

 

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