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Marshall, Michigan


Now this is living.


ou could look across the country and find very few communities that offer all the advantages

of Marshall. Here you’ll discover a small, close-knit community. A place that embraces its history and heritage, with a beautiful downtown that is part of a National Historic Landmark District. First-class schools, many churches, and an abundance of parks and recreation areas. Close proximity to the Midwest’s major business, cultural and educational centers. And most of all, a warm, friendly attitude that makes you feel instantly at home.

So whether you’re relocating your business or your family, you’ll find the Marshall area has so much to offer. Especially our warmest and sincerest welcome.



There’s a reason it feels like home here. T

here’s a lot to be said for living in a small community like Marshall. Here you’ll discover a

friendly place known as the City of Hospitality. Where backyard barbecues are commonplace. Where kids play freely and securely in local parks and playgrounds. Marshall is a place where people work together for the common good; taking great pride in preserving the community’s rich heritage and enviable quality of life. In Marshall, you’ll discover top-notch schools, a community hospital offering the highest quality healthcare, plus an impressive variety of cultural opportunities. But most importantly, you and your family will discover a true sense of belonging here. From our tree-lined streets and historic downtown to our flourishing state-of-the-art business park, Marshall simply feels like home.

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Worthy causes and charities in Marshall are largely supported by the Cronin Foundation and The Marshall Community Foundation. These foundations accept, invest, and distribute resources according to donors’ intentions for the benefit of the community. The Marshall Community Foundation also awards grants for Marshall and Calhoun County nonprofits in the areas of arts, community development, education and scholarship assistance, and health and human services.


Healthcare you can feel good about.


hen you’re compari ng community amenities, access to quality healthcare

is usually near the top of the list . Marshall is proud to be home to a highly regarded regional healthcare organization called Oaklawn Hospit al. It has over 160 highly skilled physicians on st aff, representing 30 specialties. Oaklawn continually invests in st ate-of- the-ar t technolog y, frequently the first in the region to provide the latest advancements, such as the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System or the 3.0 Tesla MRI. Oaklawn has been recog nized as one of the finest hospit als in Michigan for joint replacement , and has scored in the nation’s top 5% of hospit als whose patients say they ’d recommend it to family and friends. The American Nurses Credentialing Center has awarded Oaklawn its highest award for nursing and organizational excellence in desig nating it a Mag net Hospit al, and Mod ern Heal thcare has rated it one of the top 100 places to work in healthcare.



In addition to Oaklawn, Marshall is also close to larger medical centers in Ann Arbor, Lansing , Grand Rapi ds, and Kalamazoo.

In shor t , Marshall provides access to all the quality healthcare

resources you need, which gives Marshall residents and business owners g reat peace of mind.


Better schools for brighter futures.


n Marshall, we’ve always been committed to preserving the past. But we also believe in planning

and building for the future. This means we are dedicated to providing the families and students of our community with the best schools possible. And the results of our efforts speak for themselves. Recently, Marshall Public Schools’ composite student test scores ranked at the top of all the schools in Calhoun County. In fact, our schools regularly rank academically among the best in the state. Marshall Public Schools offer strong, diverse programs and are staffed by committed, experienced teachers and employees. Marshall also offers educational opportunities at The Marshall Academy, a chartered Michigan Public school. As for higher education, over 10 major colleges and universities are located within 70 miles of Marshall. We further support our students by offering a wide array of extracurricular activities, including athletics, music, and fine arts. Marshall also offers innovative learning techniques to teachers and students through the Marshall Success Fund. Students and their families also enjoy the outstanding educational benefits of the Marshall District Library.


Organized in 1835, the Marshall Public School system began in a one-room schoolhouse with just a handful of students. The system grew quickly, however, and through the guidance of two community leaders, Rev. John D. Pierce and lawyer, Isaac E. Crary, it soon became the model for many school systems throughout the country. Today, the Marshall Public School system has a well educated and diverse faculty serving a robust population of students (over 2000) with an enriched and varied curriculum.


We’ll help you find your home sweet home.


veryone has a different definition of home. For some, a sprawling country ranch with plenty

of room to roam is ideal. Others may prefer a stately, historical home. Still some may opt for the convenience and easy upkeep of newer and historic condominiums. Whatever your idea of home is, you’ll discover it here in Marshall. Area REALTORS® can show you everything from beautiful new construction and custom homes to affordable starter homes. Best of all, no matter where you live, you’ll discover that the neighbors are friendly, the streets are safe, and the overall atmosphere is warm and welcoming.



Here are some of the neighborhoods and developments you may consider: • Pristanchia • Kesselwood • Pratt Park • Country Hills • Linden Hills • Brewer Woods & Farms • Briarwood • Woodruff Hills To facilitate your move with as little headache and hassle as possible, we invite you to contact a local professional real estate agent. To learn more, visit

Close and convenient to major business hubs, Marshall provides a variety

of housing options to fit virtually any budget. On average, median cost of a 1,700 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2-bath house was $178,500.


Now more than ever, we mean business. M

arshall combines everything you’re looking for in a forward-thinking community: easy

livability, a commitment to business and technology, and close proximity to the Midwest’s major business hubs. Beyond this, Marshall also has a clear vision on how to best approach business development in this new economy. A large part of this vision includes the Brooks Industrial and Research Park. The Park features research and manufacturing facilities in a scenic wetland environment, highlighted by walking and biking trails. The Park is currently being developed in three stages, with the first stage consisting of seven lots ranging in size from four to ten acres. The other two phases will accommodate future growth. In addition, 25 acres will be reserved for light industrial manufacturing. Brooks Industrial and Research Park is like no other in the Great Lakes Region. In addition to the Brooks, Marshall is conveniently located at the intersection of I-69 and I-94, with over a thousand acres of undeveloped land in Marshall Township. Marshall is within an hour’s drive of the Midwest’s business hubs.


Marshall is at the center of Michigan’s burgeoning Life Sciences Corridor. This $1 billion biotechnology initiative is helping drive the state’s new economy. Four of the state’s major institutions participate in the initiative, including the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Michigan State University, East Lansing; Wayne State University, Detroit and the Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids. Marshall is also close to Battle Creek’s new Food Protection Institute, which is driving innovation in food safety practices.


So many great reasons to get outside. A

shady tree. A cool breeze. And some simple refreshments. Otherwise known as a family

picnic. That’s all it takes to enjoy some quality time here. In fact, you have your pick of parks and recreation areas in Marshall. The Brooks Memorial Fountain Park, located at the intersection of Kalamazoo and Michigan Avenues, is the gateway to our community. The park’s fountain is a notable downtown fixture and impressive light shows take place here daily, May through September. The Kalamazoo River Walk stretches for 1.6 miles along Rice Creek and the Kalamazoo River. Stroll along elevated boardwalks and pathways enjoying scenic views. Other parks include Carver Memorial Park, Elizabeth Cronin Park, Stuart’s Landing, Wilder Creek, Brooks Nature Park, Ketchum Park and Kids Kingdom playground. When you’re feeling a little more adventurous, check out our many fairs, festivals and shows held throughout the year. Some notable ones include the Calhoun County Fair, Cruise to the Fountain, the Historic Marshall Home Tour, and several music festivals. If you’re ready for a day on the links, call your golf buddies, grab your bag, and make a straight shot to one of many golf courses in the Marshall area. For more information on events visit:


Marshall is home to the Franke Center for the Arts, a restored historic civic theatre that hosts premier concerts and performances year round. Since its opening in 2001, the Franke Center has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors. It’s available for benefit performances, recitals, business functions, and more.

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hen you consider all Marshall offers, it only makes sense to consider a move here. We

encourage you to visit us; either in person or online. To learn more, visit us at

Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce 424 East Michigan Avenue Marshall, MI 49068 1 (800) 877-5163 Š 2010 Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce

Marshall Commercial Brochure  

Brochure developed to help promote growth in Marshall, Michigan.

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