Mount Clemens boasts one of the few genuine downtown districts in the county. The central business and retail sectors radiate from Macomb Street, featuring gazebos, water fountains, gardens, statuary and shrubbery. Little coffee shops, delicatessens, restaurants and pubs are abundant in the downtown district.
Drifting into the residential neighborhoods that surround the downtown, one is greeted by an eclectic collection of homes. They run the gamut from historic to contemporary, including 19th century mansions, post-World War I bungalows and traditional two-story, brick A frames. More than 3,000 rental units, including apartments and flats are also available.
In recent years, first time home buyers and newlyweds have been attracted to the tree-lined streets, induced by moderate housing prices, an award winning school district, numerous recreational amenities including sparkling Lake St. Clair and easy access to major metropolitan freeways, I-94 and M-59. Recent completion of I-696 give Mount Clemens a direct link to I-75, Oakland County and other environs. The school district has won three exemplary school awards in the '90's.
Mount Clemens Public Library, founded in 1865, is a member of the Suburban Library Cooperative, a network of all public libraries in Macomb County as well as the cities of Harper Woods and Troy. Residents also have access to Macomb County Library on M-59 at Garfield Road.
Waterfront revitalization has led to an energetic agenda of community activities highlighted by a riverfront concert series that runs throughout the summer, art fairs, fireworks displays, chartered boat cruises, parades and festivals
The Art Center features the work of local and international artists and offers a variety of classes from watercolor to pottery. The Crocker House, a restored 19th Century home operated by the Macomb County Historical Society showcases local historical exhibits throughout the year.
Residents are served by numerous City and neighborhood parks, dog park and a nature preserve. Nearby, Metropolitan Beach MetroPark, one of the Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority facilities, offers recreational pleasures to boaters, golfers, bikers, walkers, picnickers, tennis players and sun worshippers.