A growing city of 5,700, Milan straddles the Washtenaw/Monroe County line, providing its residents with ready access to Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Monroe, greater Detroit, and Toledo, Ohio. Founded in 1831 as an agricultural community, Milan has evolved into a community of small business owners and professionals working in other locations.
The Senior Citizen and Community Activity Center, on the Saline River, is home to Milan's Parks and Recreation department. With nearly 200 acres of parkland in the city, recreational opportunities abound, and the Parks Department offers a variety of classes, teams, and fitness programs through the year.
About half of Milan's housing stock was built prior to 1959. A number of new single family and condominium communities have been built in Milan over the past 10 years.