About Berrien Springs
Located in southwestern Michigan, Berrien Springs is a village located within Oronoko Charter Township in Berrien County, Michigan. The town is home to Andrews University, and is comprised of just over one square mile of land.
Berrien Springs was platted in 1831, although it wasn’t incorporated until 1863. The town was originally simply named “Berrien,” after John M. Berrien, a member of Andrew Jackson’s cabinet. “Springs” was added after mineral springs were discovered in the town. Although Berrien Springs experienced a declining population throughout the latter half of the 20th century, that trend has reversed. Many, including legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, are now flocking to Berrien for its abundant lakes and diverse wildlife.
Berrien Springs is served by the Berrien Springs Public School District, as well as a number of private schools, providing elementary as well as secondary education. Andrews University is located in this welcoming community, offering over 130 undergraduate and 70 graduate majors in eight schools. Berrien Springs is located less than 10 miles from I-94, offering easy access to Chicago and Detroit, and Amtrak offers daily rail service from nearby Niles.
The village prides itself on its extensive recreational facilities, which enable visitors to enjoy the town’s natural beauty, also helping make it more than just a pass-thru town. With year- round fishing and boating, as well as the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, there are plenty of activities with which to indulge, making Berrien Springs an attractive place to live.