Jenison is a small community in the Georgetown Charter Township in Ottawa County, located in Western Michigan. Its location is ideal with its small community culture and accessibility to the larger metropolitan areas of Michigan. It is a 17 minute drive to Grand Rapids, and a 15 minute drive to neighboring city of Wyoming. This small community is rich in history, dating back to 1862, when it was first settled.
Climate & Geography
With temperatures reaching into the low 80’s. in the summer and falling below 20 degrees in the winter, residents of Jenison can experience all the beauty there is to offer of snowy winters and warm summers. Winters are a unique beautiful experience with an average 69.4 inches of snowfall.
Being located in the Midwest region of the United States, Jenison is mostly land and surrounded by the Great Lakes.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Jenison residents can enjoy the warm summers in natural settings including the Grand Ravines Dog Park, Hager Park, Grand Lady Riverboat. They can also visit the Jenison Center for the Arts which has performances scheduled all throughout the year.
Its proximity to Grand Rapids offers access to more parks, breweries, and museums.
Cost of Living & Taxes
Jenison falls below the national average and above the state average in cost of living. It is in Georgetown Township and follows its tax laws. The property taxes are primarily directed to education, then to the county and finally to the township. Furthermore, the state of Michigan has a flat tax rate of 4.25 percent for income tax.
Jenison residents have easy access to Metro Health: University of Michigan Health, which has a location in Jenison that provides physician practices. Metro Health is nationally recognized for its Patient Centered Medical Home Designation. The community also has access to Grand Rapid hospitals which have been recognized for its innovative approach to the future of health care and medicine.