Welcome to the Historic Village of Romeo listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Michigan State Historic Site. The area, which was to become Romeo, was inhabited by Chippewa Indians when Jeremiah Allen moved from Canada in 1821 and built his cabin.
Romeo is a village in Macomb County in Michigan. The village is situated at the southeast corner of Bruce Township, with a portion extending south into Washington Township. Bruce Township is mostly a largely rural township and is home to the Ford Motor Company Proving Grounds which sits on six square miles of land in the western-central part of Bruce Township. Armada Township is adjacent to the east and Ray Township to the southeast. Romeo is located on the rural-urban fringe of the Detroit metropolitan area and many of its residents commute to jobs closer to the city.
Most residents own their homes choosing to live in the Village or off the beaten path on a secluded house with acreage. Numerous choices of lifestyles are available for the most discerning buyer. Today, the ambiance of this downtown community offers a vintage and rural lifestyle, with many of the older homes still in existence. Many are attracted to live here because of the small-town feel and the convenience of walking to downtown, parks, dining and shopping. Romeo is known as a safe, friendly community. Living in Romeo offers residents a suburban rural mix feel with orchards and agricultural farming nearby. Rich in local history throughout the community don’t miss the Bancroft-Stanahan Museum, Clyde Craig Blacksmith Museum and the Romeo Cemetery with historical burial grounds founded in 1842.
Downtown eateries include Youngers Irish Tavern with lively entertainment, (a Gathering Place since 1980) and the Thee Office Pub & Cookery located in a designated national historic building with the best burger, pizza and ribs in town. Romeo is proud to host the very popular Peach Festival every August. Romeo is also known for its Terror on Tilson Street annual Halloween attraction. Every October, residents on Tilson Street decorate their houses and yards for Halloween. People come from all over Michigan to walk down the street and enjoy the decorations.