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About Cascade Twp, MI.

 
 Originally part of the nearby Ada Township until 1848, Cascade is a picturesque city cleaved in two by the Thornapple River from north to south and I-96 from the northwest to the southeast, with part of the city's northeastern border following the shores of the beautiful Grand River. It is home to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport as well as 3 full golf courses, an inviting country club, 17 miles of picture-perfect pedestrian walkways and 6 scenic parks. You can find a map of Cascade's walking paths on the city's website. Cascade's weather does not get very hot in the summer time, reaching as high as 82 degrees during the summer months. It averages about 20 inches of snow in the winter, particularly in January.
 
94% of Cascade's estimated 15,000 residents is White and in their early 40s. A third of the population is under the age of 18, with many of them enrolled in grades 1-4. Most residents could be considered upper-middle class and many hold a bachelor's degree. Ironically, however, most residents actually work on one of Cascade's 219 farms or in public administration. The city holds a Toys for Tots toy drive before Christmas, offers Christmas tree recycling after the holidays and holds a 4th of July fireworks show every year as well as many other activities and services year-round. Cascade lies in the jurisdiction of 3 Michigan school districts: Forest Hills Public Schools, Caledonia Public Schools and Lowell Area Public Schools. Cascade also has its own hydroelectric plant thanks to the Thornapple Dam. Most of Cascade's existing homes were built before 1939 and are occupied by their owners rather than renters. Most of the homes and apartments available are massive at an average of 4 bedrooms and average 8 rooms total.

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