The City of Bronson is located midway between Detroit and Chicago on US-12, in Branch County, one of Michigan's fastest growing areas. Our city has a population of 2349 and the combined population of the city and surrounding Bronson-oriented rural areas is about 8000. Bronson is a zoned community of well maintained homes, reflecting the pride and care of the community's residents. Homes may be purchased in Bronson at a very reasonable cost. The City was chartered in 1934 and has since developed some of the finest services of any community of its size. There are an estimated 300 farms in the Bronson area. The agriculture is diversified, including dairy production, swine, beef, sheep and grain farming. Several large farms specialize in the growing of Gladioli and other flowers on a commercial basis. About 1400 acres of colorful plants are grown in the area, causing it to be known as "The Gladiolus Capital of the United States". Each July the City is host to a three day Polish Festival celebrating the City's Polish heritage.