Holt is one of the oldest unincorporated communities in Michigan and is located in the Charter Township of Delhi. Holt is neither a city nor a village. It is a zip code area. Holt was first named Delhi Center, but this conflicted with Delhi Mills in Washtenaw County. So in 1860 the name was changed to Holt, in honor of Postmaster General James Joseph Holt. Residents have a Holt address and usually say they live in Holt, but if you are looking for information on the local government, you need to look for Delhi Township. the population of Delhi Charter Township as of September 25, 2006 is just over 25,000. This represents a net gain of 11 percent from the 2000 census.
The Township was first established in 1842. There are 100 acres of parks for everyone to enjoy. One such park is Burchfield Park – which offers seasonal activities which include winter toboggan run, bicycle trails, ski trails, hiking trails, a swim area, and general picnic areas. Holt has continued to maintain a small town atmosphere and still have many benefits of a larger community. It is located just south of Lansing, some might not even know where Lansing ends and Holt begins.
There are 4 top employers in Delhi Township. Holt Public Schools employ approximately 583 people, Regional Steel Distribution Center (RSDC) of Michigan employs approx. 292 people, Davenport Masonry employs approximately 280 and Granger Construction about 250 people.
The Holt school district has had an excellent reputation for many years. They have been recognized in many ways. They were the only school in the Greater Lansing Area to do year round school. The beautiful recently built high school is hard to miss when driving down Holt Road. The high school was recognized as on of the top 100 schools in the nation.
The real estate market in the Holt area is a booming market for buyers. The buyers are in control and have probably never seen it this good for them when purchasing a home. The interest rates are low and the prices have been reduced, what a great time to make an investment in real estate. As of 01/2009 there are approximately 229 homes in the Holt/Dimondale area (45 condos) currently for sale. It is still a buyers market, however, there are signs of change and buyers should purchase soon to take advantage of these current conditions.