The area to the southwest of Lansing is home to some lovely, historic towns such as Eaton Rapids and Charlotte. Apartments in Charlotte/Eaton Rapids are ideal for those looking for small town charm. Eaton Rapids is the less populated of the two towns. Close to Lansing and all of its amenities, this is the perfect spot for those looking for a family-friendly community with everything you need close by. There are some luxury apartments along the riverfront, as well as other rentals of all different sizes around town. Many of these are above the downtown storefronts.
The city of Charlotte has over 8,000 residents and it is located about 15 miles outside of Lansing. There are around 3,500 housing units in this town and the demand is high for space as they typically run at about 95 percent capacity. The majority of homes are owner-occupied, and new units are being added regularly to meet the demand, but there are quite a few historic properties that are also located in town. Charlotte boasts a performance center as well as an aquatic center. There are also a number of athletic facilities. This city is an interesting blend of both new and old.