Our Community

Michigan, also known as the Wolverine State or the Mitten State, is a Midwestern state that borders Canada. Surrounded by the Great Lakes, Michigan is divided into the Upper and Lower Peninsulas, which are connected by the Mackinac Bridge. Detroit, the largest city in the state, is often referred to as the home of the American auto industry and the birthplace of Motown.

Interesting Facts

  • Date of Statehood: January 26, 1837
  • Capital: Lansing
  • Population: ~9.987 million
  • Size: 96,713 square miles
  • Nickname(s): Wolverine State, Mitten State
  • Motto: Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice (“If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you”)
  • Tree: Eastern White Pine
  • Flower: Apple Blossom
  • Bird: American Robin
  • State Song: My Michigan (officially), Michigan, My Michigan (unofficially)


Local Communities

About Macomb:

  • Michigan’s 3rd most populous county
  • Consists of 27 cities, townships, and villages
  • Located along Lake St. Clair allowing for waterfront fun
  • More than 17,000 acres of parks
  • Average home value of $180,000

What to do in Macomb County


  • Mt. Clemens Farmers Market: Shop and purchase locally grown produce directly from area farmers
  • Jimmy John’s Field: Baseball field home to four teams that play in the United Shore Professional Baseball League
  • Stony Creek Metro Park: 4,461 scenic acres with opportunity for outdoor recreation all year long including kayaking and hiking trails
  • Dodge Park: Family-friendly park with a splash pad, ice rink, concerts and local farmers market
  • Local Breweries: Visit a variety of local breweries
  • Macomb Center for the Performing Arts: Broadway shows, comedy, country shows, orchestras and more!

Suggestions on Where to Live

The majority of McLaren Macomb Residents & Fellows live in apartments, condos, or homes in the following areas:
  • Mount Clemens
  • Clinton Township
  • Sterling Heights
  • Macomb Township
  • Shelby Township

Others choose to live in other local communities located in Oakland County such as:

  • Royal Oak
  • Rochester
  • Rochester Hills
  • Ferndale

Macomb Communities Near McLaren Macomb

Mount Clemens - Proximity to McLaren Macomb: 5 minutes or less
Clinton Township - Proximity to McLaren Macomb: ~ 10 minutes W
Sterling Heights - Proximity to McLaren Macomb: ~ 18 minutes W
Macomb Township - Proximity to McLaren Macomb: ~ 20 minutes N
Shelby Township - Proximity to McLaren Macomb: ~ 25 minutes NW