Ionia Real Estate Listings and Information


Ionia, Michigan

Ionia was founded in 1833 by Samuel Dexter who had journeyed to Ionia County from Herkimer, New York. He arrived here late in the summer with a small band of family. Thanks to the generous help of Ottawa Indian Chief Cabmoosa, the small party was able to purchase crops from the original inhabitants and survive the winter. The members of the local tribe moved on to the banks along the Grand River. The Dexter Colony continued to grow and Ionia was named the seat of the new county of Ionia. In 1866, Ionia became a village and in 1872 a city.

Governor Fred Green, a former Ionia Mayor, and his partner Fred Chapman, wanted to give the residents of the Ionia area something different and spectacular. They envisioned a “free fair” that would provide free entry to the grounds. Today, Ionia’s “Free Fair” is the world’s largest event of its type. It regularly hosts more than 500,000 persons to see headline entertainers, a spectacular midway, and a variety of animal and household exhibits. There is a historic district in Ionia and plenty of parks available.



Active Market Stats
  • 8 Listings For Sale
  • $91,213 Average Listing Price
  • $75 Average Listing Price per Square Foot

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