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-Nearby recreation
-Close to Chicago
-Cost of living and housing


-Economic cycles
-Harsh winters
-Low educational attainment

What Bert Has To Say About Michigan City-La Porte Metro Area

It’s kind of hard to call any place in Indiana a “beach town,” but Michigan City probably comes the closest to earning this designation. Located right on Lake Michigan and almost adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Seashore, the area picks up its share of tourist activity from Chicago and all over the Midwest in the late spring, summer and fall. Otherwise, both Michigan City and LaPorte have a strong industrial heritage, with an important but somewhat declining old-economy manufacturing base.

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Quick Facts About Michigan City

    The unemployment rate in Michigan City is 6.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Michigan City jobs have Increased by 0.72 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Michigan City's cost of living is 14.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Michigan City's population is 31,459 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -6.99 percent.
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Michigan City is $103,406. Home appreciation the last year has been -6.94 percent.
    Michigan City public schools spend $12,432 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Michigan City.

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Michigan City Housing Market

It's not a good time to buy in Michigan City. Home Appreciation is down -6.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Michigan City Real Estate.
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High Quality of Life
Very high quality of life, but tough to find... (read more)
Great summer beach town
We have a great city right on the south shore of Lake Michigan. Shopping, boating, restaurants, golf...everything is no more than 15 minutes away. No rush hour traffic... (read more)
Overall, not good.
HUMID and HOT in the June,July, August and bone chilling cold in Dec and Jan. Snow is just crazy...the lake effect snow machine comes right down off lake michigan and... (read more)
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