Scenic Scio Township
Scio Township is located in central Washtenaw County, the 6th largest county in the state, approximately 47 miles west of Detroit. It is bordered by the City of Ann Arbor and Ann Arbor Township to the east, Lodi Township to the south, Lima Township to the west, and Webster Township to the north. In the northwest corner is the Village of Dexter. Scio Township is 34.3 square miles and a mix of single family residences, active agriculture, preserved natural areas, plus growing urban amenities.
Scio Township Recreation
Also known as Scenic Scio Township, this area features a gently rolling topography with rivers, creeks, and tributaries throughout. The Huron River spans 8 miles providing multiple recreation opportunities with nearby woodlands, wetlands, small lakes and ponds. Mill Creek northwest part of the township and empties into the Huron River and Honey Creek is in the southern part of the township. There are 377 acres of parkland owned by the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority and Washtenaw County and include: Dexter-Huron Metropark and Delhi Metropark which offer picnic shelters, playgrounds, ballfields, canoe launches, and river fishing. There are also multiple nature preserves for hiking, and bird and wildlife viewing. Private recreation facilities include: the Ann Arbor Country Club, the Polo Fields Golf and Country Club, Huron Valley swim club, and the Liberty Athletic Club.
The History of Scio Township
Originally part of the large Dexter Township, Scio Township was approved for the formation of a township government on March 25, 1833. The origin of the name is debatable, some believe it was derived from the Greek Island Chios, which is associated with the struggle for freedom by the Greek patriots. Another thought is that it came from the city of Scio in New York. And yet others believe that it was named for the Latin words "I know". Early township records were destroyed in a fire, so we may never know the true root of the name Scio. It originally included a mill and a post office and still boasts 18 centennial homes.
Scio Township Stats and Subdivisions
Scio Township is a growing area, the population has increased from 15,759 in 2000 to 19,612 in 2007. Children attend either Dexter Schools or Ann Arbor Schools, based on where their homes lies within the township. Scio Township real estate is desirable and residential communities began to flourish in the 1990's.
Making Scio Township Your Next Home
Scio Township is a wonderful area to call home. If you would like more information on Washtenaw County real estate opportunities available, contact the Ann Arbor Realtors at The Bouma Group. We'd love to share our expertise with you!