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Williamston, Michigan is located east of Meridian Charter Township and just north of I-96 in Ingham County. The city is politically independent, but is located in the southeast corner of Williamston Township. Williamston spans across 2.56 square miles of land, and has a population of just under 4,000 people.
Downtown Williamston has a lot of unique shops and restaurants to offer residents and visitors. Grand River also runs through the city, allowing for even more shopping and dining experiences to be had. McCormick Park, which was recently renovated in 2011 and borders the Red Cedar River, is another favorite spot of residents in Williamston. Williamston Concerts at the Shell offers free concerts in the park all summer long.
Williamston Community Schools provides public education for children in the area. Williamston High School had some major renovations just under 10 years ago, which allowed for less crowding of the rapidly growing student population. Many areas were remodeled and updated including the media center, gymnasium, science laboratories, and other classrooms. In addition to Williamston Community Schools, there are also private education centers such as St. Mary School and Memorial Lutheran.
Williamston is known for its antique markets and annual festivals such as The Red Cedar Jubilee, Dog Days of Summer, and Artfest on the River. The Annual Light Parade, which happens to be coming up soon, is another thing to look forward to when living in the city. It takes place Downtown on the first Saturday of December every year. Williamston is a small, quaint town that is not only a center for the arts and entertainment, but also a great place to spend quality time with family, friends, and neighbors.
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