The City of Caro is the county seat of Tuscola County located in the center of the county. It is the primary retail and commercial center in Tuscola County.
The city is a busy community with a rich and diverse population. No less than 19 churches serve the community and surrounding area, and the community-minded spirit of the city's citizens resonates in the fact that 15 service clubs exist in the community.
The city's industrial park, the only one in the county featuring an active rail service, is now part of a Michigan Renaissance Zone and offers wonderful tax advantages to businesses.
Caro Community Hospital, the city's independent, full-service, critical-access hospital, is spacious and welcoming. It offers 24-hour ER service, along with: Lab, Orthopedics, Ultrasound, Mammography, CatScan, Nuclear Medicine, Physical Therapy, and more. The city boasts a full-time police force of 10 employees and a volunteer fire department with a full-time chief and 22 active volunteer fire-fighters.
The community is home to several special events each year sponsored by the Caro Chamber of Commerce, and in collaboration with others, such as:
Settled in 1852, Caro was given its official name in 1869 (it was originally known as Centerville). Prior to settlement, the surrounding land was populated by Iroquois and Chippewa Indians. Widely famous for its cork pine and fertile farmland, the area has served all of its inhabitants well through time. Today, it's one of the country's most productive and valuable sources of dry beans and sugar beets.
So what attracts people to Caro? Its location is right on M-81. Despite its rural surroundings, Caro is only 30 minutes from Saginaw, 45 minutes from Flint, and well under two hours from Detroit. Caro is truly in a strategic location for businesses looking to expand their operations to a less expensive location, yet one that offers direct routes to the major industrial centers of Michigan. Lake Huron surrounds the peninsula that Caro is located on and many fine fishing spots can be found in the area.
Caro maintains and prides itself of having a small town feeling and friendly atmosphere and low crime rates, compared to its larger neighbors, and a slower pace of life - a Norman Rockwell feel, but with the modern amenities. The city population is slightly over 4,000.
Caro has many activities in the area including annual festivals, fairs, shows, and other events, make life fun and interesting in Caro. The shopping is great, and the city location places it near several larger cities.