Glenn Michigan Real Estate
Although Glenn is an unincorporated community known to its locals, it officially does not exist. Glenn is a small community which is legally defined as territory within Ganges Township in Allegan County.
Glenn, MI Geography
The town of Glenn covers approximately 12 square miles of land on which various oat farms and fruit and vegetable farms are frequent.
Glenn, MI History
The Glenn area saw its first permanent settlers in 1843 – 6 years after the original settlement of other portions of Ganges Township and 4 years before the official incorporation of a township. Under various names (New Casco, Packard’s Corner, etc) this territory became an ideal location for crops and orchards, which prompted the need for piers for exports. The location of this town on the lake made it a popular spot for resting and it wasn’t long before resorts were constructed to cater to passersby and merchants.
In 1876 the town officially received its current name of Glenn and the town continued to grow. By the turn of the century the community had grown to contain multiple businesses and enterprises including a few grocery stores, a butcher shop, a pharmacy, 2 hotels, and more.
In 1937 Glenn earned its current nickname of Pancake Town. On December 7th a severe snow storm hit the area and all visitors were stranded for 3 days. The influx of hungry customers to the Glenn Restaurant of the Glenn Inn depleted the local restaurant of its resources within a matter of hours, and the only available food was pancakes – which were consumed for every meal of the day by every guest until road and sea conditions allowed for travel.
Glenn, MI Schools
Glenn residents may attend any school in the Ganges school district. There is an elementary school in Glenn, but all other grades must attend schools in surrounding areas such as Fennville and South Haven.
Glenn, MI Industry
Glenn is well known for its wide variety of farms and is also dependent upon tourism. Local resorts host the families and individuals drawn to the recreational beaches of Glenn, and local farmers generate a supply of produce for local residents and stores, as well as national locations.
Glenn, MI Demographics
Glenn is home to around 1,000 residents who are primarily Caucasian (about 81%) and Hispanic/Latino (around 12%). The local median household income is about $47K, and the local median family income is around $52K.