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Kalamazoo, Michigan   Add Favorite    30 Reviews | Review This Place




Pros

-Cost of living
-Educated population
-College town amenities

Cons

-Clouds and rain
-Economic cycles
-Winter climate


What Bert Has To Say About Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area


Although some discrepancy exists regarding the origin of “Kalamazoo,” a colorful name that often appears in poems and children’s stories. It is almost certainly Native American, and few city names are as memorable. Despite its exotic name, Kalamazoo is a rather plain industrial and commercial center with a bit of a college-town flair thanks to Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Diverse industry and the university give Kalamazoo some employment stability.


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Quick Facts About Kalamazoo


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Kalamazoo is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Kalamazoo jobs have Increased by 2.58 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Kalamazoo's cost of living is 21.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Kalamazoo's population is 76,041 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -5.28 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Kalamazoo is $84,400. Home appreciation the last year has been -13.54 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Kalamazoo public schools spend $12,573 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.2 students per teacher in Kalamazoo.

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  7/10/2016
Kalamazoo has its ups and downs

I moved to Kalamazoo 20 years ago from Chicago. Coming from a large city, this is a nice change once you get use to the small things like lack of ethnic culture, any... (Read More)

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  2/29/2016
Best Schools

Hi, My husband and I are considering relocating to the Kalamazoo area for his job and I'm just starting to do some research. We have elementary-aged children so good... (Read More)

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  8/19/2012
College Town... not much else

Kalamazoo is a trap. The only thing that has kept me here so long is family and free college. I don't want to sound like I'm taking that for granted - free tuition is... (Read More)

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