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Situated on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, twenty-five miles north of the Indiana border, the Village of Shoreham, Michigan abuts Saint Joseph to the north.

The chief route through the village is South Lakeshore Drive (Bus I-94). Maiden Lane forms its southern boundary, and I-94 is east of the village.

Cities and villages within twenty-five miles of Shoreham include St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, Baroda, Bridgman, Berrien Springs, Coloma, Eau Claire, Watervliet, Galien, Three Oaks, Buchanan, New Buffalo, and Hartford, while the unincorporated communities of Glen Lord, Fair Plain, Hollywood, Benton Heights, Buckhorn, and Arden are within ten miles.

Hickory Creek flows through a small portion of the village in the east.

Shoreham is the only incorporated municipality in St. Joseph Charter Township since the City of St. Joseph is independent of the township.

With a population of 844 at the time of the 2020 census, Shoreham's peak population was 862 in 2010. As the village is mostly built-out, its population is not expected to change much, with only slight changes as household sizes become larger or smaller. Single-family detached residents are mostly owner-occupied, detached structures, although there is some rental housing. Single-family attached homes occur when two or more units are connected horizontally, sharing a common wall, although separate entrances provide direct access. There are several single-family attached developments in Shoreham, including Sunset Shores and Woodgate by the Lake. Multi-family residences include multiple dwelling units, which may be stacked horizontally and vertically, often sharing common hallways and entrances. The Shores North is an example of a multi-family use development in Shoreham.

Shoreham has very little commercial development, mostly found along its southern boundary, and along Lakeshore Drive. There are no zoned industrial uses in Shoreham.

Although Shoreham is on the lakeside, there is no public access to Lake Michigan within the village limits, as all lakefront properties are privately held.

Most of the village is served by the Saint Joseph Public School District, although K-12 students in the southern portion of the village attend Lakeshore Public Schools. There are no public school campuses within the village limits, although Brown School is just outside the village limits on the east, and accessed via Brown School Road.

Police and fire services in Shoreham are provided by the St. Joseph Charter Township Police Department and the St. Joseph Charter Township Fire Department, respectively.

Shoreham is almost completely residential, with only one restaurant and some small offices.

Although there were European-Americans in the area prior to that time, Shoreham was founded by William Decker. Having built a large home there, he had an interest in keeping the area residential. He arranged to have the village site platted, and Shoreham was incorporated as a village on April 7, 1930. The name was derived from its position on the Lake Michigan shore and, being English, Decker liked the "ham" ending, so he named it Shoreham.

This part of our guide is focused on the small village of Shoreham, Michigan. Online resources for any entity or information site located in or featuring the village are appropriate for this category.



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