Carson City is a small city in which to live. Our residents take great pride in their homes and lawns. Most homes have flower gardens and/or ornamental trees to help beautify their neighborhood. Neighbors look after each other and offer a helping hand to each other whenever needed. Volunteers man the Community Food Bank with area churches taking turns each month to work there. Another group of volunteers organizes the summer festival, Frontier Days, held the first weekend in June. A very active Lions Club helps with many volunteer activities.
Major employers in Carson City are The State of Michigan Corrections Facility, Sparrow Carson Health Network, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools, Harvey’s Milling and Ag Service, and The Laurels of Carson City. We also have several private contractors and retail stores that employ area residents.
Carson City is the home to three parks in which you may enjoy the great atmosphere of the outdoors. Each has a play area, picnic areas for small and large groups, and great viewing opportunities. Two of the parks have picnic shelters that may be reserved for a $35.00 fee for residents and a $50 fee for non-residents. (See Reservation Form under “Living in Carson”). All parks are closed from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am. Alcohol is not allowed in any of the parks. Carson City also has volunteer-run youth sports programs. They include baseball, softball, rocket football, cheerleading, boys and girls basketball, and wrestling. Youth soccer is also offered at area locations. There are also several golf courses just a short drive away.
Carson City-Crystal Schools is a PreK-12 public education system. In addition to a fine academic program, the school offers many athletic and academic teams and clubs for students’ after-school activities.
Fellowship Baptist Academy is a private church-sponsored school. It is affiliated with the First Baptist Church. FBA has approximately 10 staff members that educate approximately 85 students. In addition to a fine academic program, the school offers a limited number of athletic and academic teams and clubs for students’ after school activities