Located half way between Detroit and Chicago along I-69 lays a city prosperous with hometown festivals, boutique shops and a chain of lakes like no other.
Prior to being settled in 1829, Coldwater was originally inhabited by the Potawatomie Indians due to its abundance of forests, streams and lakes. The heavy traffic coming from the old Indian trail (now the Chicago Road or U.S. 12) fashioned the town in which we know today.
Progressive Coldwater has maintained its small town appeal with quaint tree-lined streets and turn of the century homes. It offers a blend of rural and city life, from locally owned and operated stores to modern department stores and specialty shops. Many of the downtown stores have been renovated to bring back the charming look of the past.
Coldwater schools rank among the best in the state, from elementary to high school. The Branch Area Career Center has become a focal point for job training and adult education, teaching over 100 occupational specializations. Affiliates of Baker College and Kellogg Community College also reside in the area.
Branch County Community Health Center provides residents with the finest medical attention. The facility features a life fitness center and emphasizes a preventive approach to medical care.
The newly restored Tibbits Opera House brings the world of arts to Coldwater. Its many attractions include a summer stock company that presents a variety of plays and musicals. Also, the Capri Drive-In, southern Michigan’s premier drive-in movie theater has been recently recognized in the New York Times as one of the best in the country.
The Coldwater Recreation Department takes pride in offering a wide variety of quality leisure and recreational activities year-round. The Heritage Recreation Area comes equipped with an Olympic-size swimming pool, tennis courts, ball fields, soccer fields, skate park, basketball/volleyball building, a walking trail and a number of playgrounds. Plans are currently underway for a new aquatic and fitness center.
Sportsmen come from all over the country to cast their lines for bluegill and bass in one of the area’s 107 lakes. In addition to excellent fishing, the lakes offer sandy swimming beaches and areas for boating, sailing, skiing and wakeboarding.
Visit Coldwater, a great place to live, work and grow.