About the Adrian Community
A Sense of Belonging
Adrian is located at the geographical center of one of the richest agricultural counties in Michigan. The City of Adrian is both the county seat and the largest population center of the county. Lenawee County is home to many nationally recognized and diversified industries. Adrian is within a one-hour drive of Ann Arbor, Toledo, and Detroit suburbs. It lies between two easily accessible east-west interstate highways; I-94 to the north, the Ohio Turnpike to the south.
Adrian is the home of three accredited institutions of
higher learning: Adrian College, Jackson Community College and Siena Heights University. There are 10 universities and colleges withing a 50-mile raidus including the University of Michigan. Within a 25 mile
radius are more than 35 beautiful lakes where the public may enjoy picnics,
swimming, and camping, with golf courses nearby. Driving northwest for 20
minutes brings one to the famous Irish Hills region - a glorious panorama of 100
square miles of lakes, hills, and woods. The Irish Hills area is also home to
Michigan International Speedway and Hidden Lake Gardens.
The City of Adrian maintains many park facilities including a municipal pool, several tennis courts and lighted softball and baseball diamonds. A Parks and Rec Division offers year-round programming for youth and adults. There is a YMCA that serves the entire county which is located in Adrian.
Fine Arts opportunities are abundant with the historic Croswell Opera House/Art Gallery, the Adrian Symphony Orchestra, the Adrian High School Theater, art galleries and music performances at both Adrian College and Siena Heights University, and an annual "Art-A-Licous" outdoor festival which highlights the historic downtown buisness district as well as the many arts organizations in the community.
Lenawee County is ranked in the Top 100 Rural Counties in the USA!! by Progressive Farmer magazine, sister publication of Money, Inc. magazine.
The Lenawee County Vistors Bureau is a source of information regarding the area.