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LAPEER COUNTY HAS A FABULOUS CULTURAL SCENE. CHECK US OUT!
GREAT SCHOOLS : PUBLIC, PRIVATE, COMMUNITY COLLEGE, AND UNIVERSITIES
LAPEER COUNTY OFFERS LOW-COST LIVING
WE CELEBRATE EVERY SEASON!
A VARIETY OF HOUSING OPTIONS FOR EVERYONE!
LAPEER COUNTY OFFERS MANY HEALTHCARE OPTIONS
GREAT REC CENTER, PARKS, TRAILS, & SO MUCH MORE!
*Information as of January 15, 2022.
Center for the Arts of Greater Lapeer exists to enrich the quality of life in the community by advocating and promoting the arts and to provide opportunities for involvement and participation in art and cultural activities.
The historical PIX Theatre in downtown Lapeer, with its landmark flashing marquee and enameled art-deco facade, underwent a $325,000 renovation. The 306 seat theatre, operated by the non-profit PIX Arts Council of Greater Lapeer, enhances Lapeer County's quality of life as a focal point for the performing arts and community theatre. The PIX offers approximately 50 live performances per season.
The adjacent Gallery 194 with two spacious galleries and a gift shop showcases collections of local and regional artists and offers a variety of classes and special events.
Five museums document local history in Lapeer County: Almont Community Historical Museum, Imlay City Historical Museum, Columbiaville Historical Museum, Orr's Museum, and Lapeer County Historical Society Museum.
Forty-one Lapeer County structures are listed in the Michigan Historic Register and the National Register of Historic Places. The county's historical character is preserved in a variety of homes, factories, churches, storefronts, and public buildings.
The Lapeer County Courthouse is the oldest continually operating courthouse in Michigan. The recently renovated Greek Revival structure is also one of the ten oldest courthouses in the United States.
Library services in the county include public computers, free wi-fi, book discussion kits, computer classes, meeting rooms, free downloadable eBooks, audio books, and programs for children, teens, and adults.
The Lapeer District Library has seven locations serving Lapeer County: Lapeer, Clifford, Columbiaville, Elba, Hadley, Metamora, and Otter Lake.
The Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library has two locations serving Lapeer County: Imlay City and Attica Township.
Libraries are also located in Almont, Dryden Township, Goodland, and North Branch Township.
Lapeer County offers a variety of outstanding educational options.
Information on Lapeer County Education: https://www.towncharts.com/Michigan/Education/Lapeer-County-MI-Education-data.html
91% of the population of Lapeer County age 25+ are a high school
graduate or higher.
37% of the population age 25+ have master's, bachelor's, associate's degree or or some college education.
SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN LAPEER COUNTY
Almont Community Schools
The Chatfield School (K-8)
PRIVATE PRE K-8 SCHOOLS
Bishop Kelley Catholic School
Imlay City Christian School
St. Paul Lutheran School
Lapeer County Intermediate School District (LCISD) operates the Education and Technology Center, designed to provide Career and Technical instruction for high school students in high skill, high wage and high demand technical careers. Students can participate in any of the 19 program options:
Health Occupations Auto Body and Collision Repair
Automotive Mechanics ITnet
Careers in Education Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
MCAP-Medical Careers Accelerated Program
Construction Trades Pre-Engineering
Public Safety Careers
Recreational Vehicle Repair
Residential Electrical, Plumbing & HVAC
Digital Media Arts
Robotics & Mechatronics
Welding & Machining Technology
Two programs are available to students through the Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership (DEEP) with the University of Michigan (Flint): The Pre-Engineering Program and The Medical Careers Acceleration Program (MCAP). Both programs consist of four courses and students can earn 13 college credits.
The LCISD is the host site for the STEMM Academy, an early/middle college formed as a partnership between Baker College and the local school districts of Lapeer County. The early/middle college provides students, at no cost, the opportunity to earn a high school diploma along with substantial college credits through an additional fifth year of study. By following the program of instruction, students will earn one of the following upon completion of the program:
-An Associate's Degree
-The Michigan Early/Middle College Association (MEMCA) Technical Certificate
-Up to 60 transferable credits toward a Bachelor Degree
Lapeer County students can pursue higher education either at facilities within the county or by commuting a short distance to a neighboring area. The following colleges and universities are within 50 miles from the center of Lapeer County.
*Mott Community College Lapeer Campus
Mott Community College Flint (main campus)
*Baker College of Flint Flint/Lapeer
*University of Michigan-Flint Flint
Kettering University Flint
Oakland University Rochester
Rochester University Rochester Hills
Lawrence Technological University Southfield
St. Clair County Community College Port Huron
Delta College Detroit
Wayne State University Detroit
*Classes offered in Lapeer County
Lapeer County is an astounding place to live for many reasons. Just check out our low cost of living, especially our affordable housing.
Lapeer, Michigan gets 33 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Lapeer averages 35 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 168 sunny days per year in Lapeer. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Lapeer gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 118 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. .
Summer High: the July high is around 82 degrees.
Winter Low: the January low is 15.
Rain: averages 33 inches of rain a year.
Snow: averages 35 inches of snow a year.
The annual Comfort Index for Lapeer is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Michigan.
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The median home cost in Lapeer County is $213,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.2%.
McLaren-Lapeer Region is a 222-bed acute care hospital located in Lapeer, MI. The hospital is the primary provider of health care services to Lapeer County and the surrounding area.
In 2013 McLaren-Lapeer Region was verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons, making it the only verified trauma center in the entire Thumb region. As a Level II Trauma Center, McLaren Lapeer Region provides advanced, quality care to critically injured patients quickly and effectively and has 24-hour availability of all essential specialties including orthopedics, neurosurgery, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, interventional radiology and thoracic surgery.
McLaren-Lapeer Region, which is accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, offers a comprehensive range of specialties and services to meet medical and surgical needs, along with an exceptional team of medical professionals who provide high-quality, expert care.
Services offered include:
McLaren-Lapeer Region is a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, recognized by Verispan as one of the top Integrated Health Networks in the nation. For more information about McLaren Lapeer Region, visit www.mclaren.org/lapeerregion.
City of Lapeer Community Center is intended to serve Lapeer area residents of all ages with recreational, social, cultural, fitness and educational opportunities. The 55,000 sq. ft. facility has an indoor six lane competition/leisure swimming pool with a water slide and zero entry, a gymnasium with seven baskets, weight/fitness equipment, meeting rooms, track, two racquetball courts, child care area, spinning studio and locker room facilities. Outside features a spray pool, 2 basketball courts and 2 sand volleyball courts.
Lapeer County is an outdoor lover's paradise, with over 12,000 acres of public recreation lands, 159 lakes and eight golf courses, which provide abundant summer sport facilities and add to the interest of fall color tours. The area also lends itself nicely to winter sporting and other outdoor activities. Well developed state and county parks, private nature conservancies, fishing and hunting areas and outdoor amusements provide year-round fun and discovery.
General Squire County Park features scenic nature trails winding through 60 acres of pristine forest and a water park. In winter, visitors can frolic on a lighted sledding hill and ice skating rink.
Torzewski County Park is located approximately five miles west of the City of Lapeer and surrounds Pero Lake. The 69-acre park features the Wetlands Water Park, with 360-foot and 100-foot waterslides. A family play area includes a pirate ship, water cannons and a frog slide.
Metamora Hadley Recreation Area is located in Hadley Township in southwest Lapeer County. The state-run facility includes 723 wooded acres, campgrounds and swimming and boating on Lake Minnewana.
Ortonville Recreation Area is a vast, state-owned park spanning over 4,000 acres in Hadley Township. The park features modern campsites, restrooms, boating, hunting and a full range of outdoor activities.
Seven Ponds Nature Center in Dryden Township is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which serves southeastern Michigan as a nature sanctuary, environmental education center and a peaceful retreat. lt contains seven glacial lakes, a cedar swamp, woodlands, wetlands and a reconstructed prairie.
The Lapeer State Game Area in Mayfield Township contains 7,000 acres and over 40 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking, and snowmobiling. The area provides public access for hunting and fishing on all lakes except the 400 acres of the Canadian Goose Refuge.
Holloway Reservoir Regional Park is located both in Genesee County and Lapeer County. The 5,500 acre park contains a variety of outdoor recreation facilities. The Holloway Reservoir is popular among local boaters and public boat launch ramps are available.
The Polly-Ann Trail, managed by Lapeer County Parks, begins at the Lapeer County State Game Area and provides a vehicle-free greenspace interconnection between parks and recreation areas.
LAPEER COUNTY GOLF COURSES
There are eight golf courses in Lapeer County:
Arcadia Hills Golf Course
Castle Creek Golf Club
Deer View Golf Club
Greenbrier Golf Club
Hadley Acres Golf & Country Club
Lapeer Country Club
Metamora Golf & Country Club
Rolling Hills Golf Club
Washakie Golf & R.V. Resort
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