Recreational Tecumseh, MIThe city of Tecumseh within Lenawee County, about 25 miles south of Ann Arbor and 60 miles southwest of Detroit. According to the 2000 census, the population is 8,574 people. Tecumseh was one of the first three settlements in Michigan and was founded by three Quakers: Musgrove Evans, Joseph W. Brown and Austin E. Wing. It was Evans who named the town after the great Shawnee chief Tecumseh and became the first postmaster that same year. Tecumseh became an incorporated village in 1837 and a city in 1953.
Recently ranked within CNN Money’s top 100 “Best Places to Live,” Tecumseh offers a lovely tree-lined shopping district brimming with salons, cafes and local retailers that make this otherwise “small town” a trendy place to call home. Residents are attracted to the hometown ambiance of Tecumseh and enjoy the amenities of larger neighboring cities. Tecumseh boasts a historic downtown famous for its 19th and early 20th century homes. Recreational options include the Raisin Valley Championship Golf Course and Hidden Lake Gardens which offers an assortment of educational classes for people of all ages and over 114 acres of public parks, lakes and woods. The Tecumseh Center of The Arts hosts both local acting troops and national touring stage performers. The Tecumseh Museum draws locals to their educational events, rotating exhibits and even workshops on genealogy.
The Tecumseh school system is one of the more progressive school systems of its size. Local students and residents alike enjoy state-of-the-art educational and sports facilities, which are a significant source of pride for local residents Homebuyers will be attracted to Tecumseh’s reasonable cost of living and excellent housing prices. As of the fourth quarter 2009, the average residential sales price is $82,827.