Southwest Michigan Realtor

By Michael Delaware, REALTOR®

Buying a Home in Athens, Michigan


If you are considering buying a home in Athens, Michigan, this is an area of Calhoun County that you want to work with an experienced Realtor who knows the area. 

Athens is a great community in Southern Calhoun County.

When buying a home in Athens, Michigan you need to be aware that both Athens and Union City in some of the outlying areas have a high water table in the land.  What that means is that there is a lot of marsh land and partial marsh land, and when you get outside the village of Athens, you may encounter flooded basements, and yards at times of high rain. 

Buying a home in Athens, Michigan is a

The Athens area qualifies for USDA Rural Development financing.

 good choice if you are buying right in the village, as they have a city water and sewer system, and most homes are connected to it.  The community is very close and friendly as well. 

The downtown grocer, although it may be small, is competitive with rival larger chain stores in Battle Creek, and many people that live in Athens use them as their main source of groceries.  If you are interested in buying a home in Athens, Michigan, get ready for some cozy small town life. 

According to the U.S. Census in 2000, the population was 1111 exactly in Athens.  Regardless of size, Athens harvests maple syrup annually from the maple trees in the village, and sells the syrup as a hometown trademark of the community each year.  They also host summer festivals and activities, and have a beautiful waterfall in the main City Park in downtown. 

The town was named after Athens, New York, where many of its early residents came from.  The first settler to Athens was Isaac Crossett, who built a house there in 1832.  The first retail store was built in the village in 1854 by William Simons.  

Athens became officially incorporated as a village in 1895.  So the community has a proud history, and if you are looking into buying a home in Athens, Michigan, visit my website at: or give me a call directly at 269-441-8182 and I can start sending you listing information on properties available in the area. 

Athens is a accessible to Battle Creek.

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