Like many other towns in Eaton County, Eaton Rapids was first settled by people from Ohio, including Amos and Pierpont Spicer, who platted the village in 1838, and Benjamin Knight, who became the first postmaster that same year. The town began because of significant interest in the crop of timber in the area, with a sawmill marking the start of a community. It eventually was incorporated as a village in 1871, and as a city a decade later. A major attraction is the historical Island Park built at the turn of the century, featuring an old stone bridge, several statues and memorials, with picnic area.Like many other towns in Eaton County,
Eaton Rapids offers high quality living with unique entertainment and recreation opportunities. Within a 45-minute radius, you can find abundant shopping, fine dining, vibrant nightlife, theater and cultural activities, as well as collegiate, minor-league and Michigan International Speedway sporting events. Many outdoor recreational opportunities are also available, including lakes, golf courses, public parks, beaches and mini-amusement parks.
We are confident that you will find Willow Tree Village Apartments every bit as endearing as the town its located in. We pay for water, sewage, and trash removal. Great management and maintenance staff. We take pride in our communication between residents and staff. We provide a monthly newsletter filled with exciting news and events. Barrier free apartments on site. Rent based on income.