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Pros

-College town atmosphere
-Capital city amenities
-Stable employers

Cons

-Economic cycles
-Winter climate
-Cloudy skies


What Bert Has To Say About Lansing-East Lansing Metro Area


Lansing is the state capital, and East Lansing is home to Michigan State University. Together the two places form the second most-populated area in Michigan, but individually, they are quite different. Downtown Lansing is plain and generally uninteresting; mainly anchored by the state government. A large GM assembly plant just west of town was recently replaced by a more modern plant farther out.


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Quick Facts About Lansing


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Lansing is 8.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lansing jobs have Increased by 2.82 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Lansing's cost of living is 18.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Lansing's population is 114,537 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -3.33 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Lansing is $76,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.70 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Lansing public schools spend $12,802 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.4 students per teacher in Lansing.

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Great friendly people, nice city with lots of parks and beautiful homes.. Great... (read more)
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Lansing is a great city. There are wonderful parks of all types and there are a lo of them. The river trail is really superb! There is a large variety of neighborhoods... (read more)
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Hi there, I'm going to get real. I grew up on the conservative west side of the state and moved to Lansing in 1997. The first few years were okay. There was a steady... (read more)
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