Buchanan One of my Favorite Places
Buchanan ; a prosperous Mill town that fell on hard times, leaving behind a gorgeous downtown, surrounded by rolling hills, wineries and orchards.
Today Buchanan is a brilliant study in contrasts; downtown has been restored into a trendy shopping destination, featuring independent galleries, antique shops, an awesome farmers market and trendy dinning., while the countryside remains ensconced in rolling hills, the heart of Southwest Michigan's agricultural belt, tranquility within reach.
Perfect Small Town Retreat, with Progressive Values
Buchanan is located just North of the Indianan State line approx 90 mins from Chicago. Red Bud trail is one of the most beautiful and fun roads to drive on in Southwest Michigan. Buchanan is home to Red bud Track and Trail, one of the largest dirt race tracks in the country. Buchanan has numerous festivals , ranging from an Autumn festival, to a bluegrass festival.
We Also have the innovative Promise program to help heigh school grads in their life.
A Staple of the Region
Buchanan, Michigan, first settled in 1833 and later named for future president James Buchanan, was originally settled on McCoy Creek because of a gradual 60-foot drop in water level leading to the St. Joseph River. To take advantage of this constant source of water power mills sprang up all along the banks of McCoy creek. Of the 13 known water-powered mills built along Buchanan's McCoy Creek during the 19th Century, only one remains - Pears Mill (pronounced "Peers"), a flour mill constructed in 1857 in a very simple Italianate/Greek Revival style.
A Venue thats Perfect
Way ahead of its time, Buchanan has made its very own outdoor amphitheater . The Common, home to the bluegrass festival is great meet up spot, to chill out, enjoy a summer vibe year round.