Small City, Impressive Services
I think you will be very impressed with our city and the services that we provide. We are a small city of approximately 1100 people. We are located within an hours drive of Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Mt Pleasant. 

We have a very clean city thanks to our Pubic Works' employees who are always working with our residents to ensure that brush, leaves, etc. are picked up on a regular basis. We have a new 500,000-gallon water tower and have replaced some of our infrastructure with new water and sewer lines.We are a zoned community with a Planning Commission that works with homeowners on improvement requests. 

We have our own Police Department. We have a volunteer Fire Department that serves our city and surrounding townships. Our volunteer firefighters have a presence in our schools as they visit and help educate students on fire safety.

Sparrow Carson Hospital

Our hospital is a state of the art facility affiliated with Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.
Carson City Hospital, part of the Carson Health Network, just completed a $15 million renovation project.  A very modern Emergency Room, a 64 slice CT scanner, and a new technologically equipped Imaging Department are just some of the many improvements that were made.  The hospital was recognized at the national level as a "Best in Value" facility.  The employees are very friendly and provide personal care to patients.  For further information go to

Renaissance Zone

Carson City is also home to a state recognized Renaissance Zone of 400 acres.  The Renaissance Zone was created by the State of Michigan to attract new businesses by offering tax incentives until 2014.Currently in the Ren Zone is DTE Power Plant, a 680 megawatt natural gas electric generating power plant.  
Also, The Laurels of Carson City, a 90-bed nursing home is located in the Ren Zone.  It has a rehab center and is both a short term and long term care facility.  These two businesses have been great additions to our community.


Three Parks to Enjoy

Our parks system is one of the best in the area with more than 80 acres of land in the system. 
  • Haradine Park
  • West Park
  • Grove Park
You will surely enjoy any one of our parks. They are a great place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.

Places of Worship

Our community has several churches of various denominations to serve the spiritual needs of our citizens.


We have a very good school system. The students give their best and are inspired by well trained teachers. Our schools offer a safe and secure learning environment and more than 85% of our graduates go on to pursue further education and training. The school offers many extracurricular activities, including may athletic teams and clubs, for students to stay involved in their after school time. Our elementary school received a grade of "A" and the middle and high school received a grade "B" from the State of Michigan assessment. For more information go to Carson City - Crystal Area Schools.  Both Carson City Elementary and the High School are going through a renovation.  Much of the improvements will be completed for the 2015-16 school year.

Come Join Us

As you have read, Carson City is a great little city where we work, play, worship, and learn as a big family.  We invite you to join our family, whether it be for a one-day stay or perhaps a permanent visit. You are always welcome!!!!