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Pros

-Nearby recreation
-Community feel
-Cost of living

Cons

-Crime rates
-Clouds and rain
-Entertainment


What Bert Has To Say About Battle Creek Metro Area


In the 1890’s, two brothers named Kellogg figured out a way to turn corn and wheat into flakes for breakfast cereal, and the rest is history. Battle Creek is known worldwide as the capital of the breakfast cereal industry, and is headquarters for the Kellogg Corporation as well as the Post division of Kraft and the cereal division of Ralston Purina. Not surprisingly, breakfast food and related manufacturing industries are the center of Battle Creek’s economy today.

Downtown is typical Michigan, cleaner than some but mostly unremarkable low-rise and mid-rise buildings on a standard grid with several parks A large family entertainment mall and aquatic center gives downtown a bit of a recreational spark. Naturally, there’s a museum celebrating the cereal industry. There is a strong sense of community in the area and a few minor cultural amenities.

The terrain is mainly flat with farmland and areas of deciduous hardwood forest particularly to the southwest. The climate is continental with a moderating influence from Lake Michigan. Summers are warm but not too hot and moderately humid. Winters are cold, wet, and snowy with the most extreme cold tempered by the lake and the harshest winds moderated by the hills to the northwest. Still, prevailing winds bring significant cloudiness and precipitation. Winter snow cover is common. First freeze is mid-October, last is late April.


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Quick Facts About Battle Creek


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Battle Creek is 7.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Battle Creek jobs have Increased by 2.98 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Battle Creek's cost of living is 17.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Battle Creek's population is 52,327 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.75 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Battle Creek is $84,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 4.10 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Battle Creek public schools spend $13,660 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.8 students per teacher in Battle Creek.

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Battle Creek is moderately ok in the summer months but any other time it is cold or cloudy and unpleasant. You better have warm clothes to survive the cold winter that... (read more)
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I'm a Battle Creek native, have lived here all my life. Battle Creek boasts the most beautiful scenery anywhere in the midwest. It has 4 distinct seasons,... (read more)
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I love Battle Creek, Michigan. I moved here over 20 years ago and have been very satified with the community. The size is perfect. The commute to work or school... (read more)
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