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People are rediscovering downtowns ... Attracted by an experience of being in a unique environment that offers numerous activities and attractions which are
never "cookie cutter."

People are discovering Downtown Bay City ... A place where people take the
time to get to know each other. A place like no other ... yet fun, familiar, and comfortable for everyone.

Downtown Bay City is one of many "Great American Main Streets".
It has the characteristics of a big city and the personality of a small town community ... A riverfront community made up of the things to do and see
that will fill a day ... or a lifetime.

Bay City, nestled in the Saginaw Valley, is a city loaded with history related to Native Americans, lumbering, ship building, archaeology, agriculture and commerce. The city's vibrant Downtown is highlighted with historical architecture dating from 1830 to 1940 — creating a unique, one-of-a-kind shopping and residential district.

The Saginaw River travels directly through the center of the Bay City's Downtown, helping create a beautiful waterside community with riverside parks and walkways. During warmer months you can frequently see large great lake freighters and numerous pleasure boats traveling on the river.

Downtown Bay City is ....

...a community made up of one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants — many of them family-owned and operated

...a community where people and families choose to live and experience all a downtown environment has to offer

...a community that treasures its history and is excited about its future

Come visit Downtown Bay City ...
You'll be talking about it for a long time to come!