"Ashley – Blink and You’ll Miss It"
If you live in Ashley, you must really love seclusion. Although other rural cities in Michigan seem as though they are in the middle of nowhere, they are generally 10 to 15 minutes away from a major city. The closest cities to this small village are Alma, Carson City and St. John’s, none of which can be described as a happening place.
There is only around 500 residents in Ashley and seven are registered sex offenders, but they don’t seem to have any problems. The homes are nice, nothing to get excited over, but the residents clearly take pride in their property. Although you will find a few retirees and singles here, Ashley is predominantly a village full of families. Therefore, if you have children, you will certainly fit right in.
It is easy to find affordable housing here, which is why it is attractive to those who work in surrounding area. If you are a student and don’t mind driving 20 to 30 minutes for classes, you can save a lot of money in rent, compared to what you would pay closer to the school. Michigan State is over in East Lansing and there are about seven other colleges and universities to choose from as well. All-in-all, a nice quiet, safe area.