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Pros

-Cost of living
-Nearby recreation
-Historic downtown

Cons

-Cloudy, wet climate
-Educational attainment
-Industrial landscape


What Bert Has To Say About Bay City Metro Area


Bay City, part of the tri-city area including Saginaw and Midland generally located on the Saginaw Bay, which forms the “thumb” of Michigan’s “hand.” Bay City is a natural Great Lakes port and center for shipping, and has a vast industrial presence including GM, Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, and a number of smaller chemical, forest products and other basic industries, drawn by transportation, timber, and local brine deposits. The landscape nearby and especially toward Saginaw Bay is pretty industrial, but early industrial history and prosperity brought a then-attractive and now historic downtown and waterfront which is well preserved today and sits upstream from the industrial areas.



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Quick Facts About Midland


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Midland is 3.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Midland jobs have Increased by 1.24 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Midland's cost of living is 12.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Midland's population is 42,200 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.90 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Midland is $117,950. Home appreciation the last year has been -7.59 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Midland public schools spend $10,249 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18 students per teacher in Midland.

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Moving to Midland Michigan
I left Midland Michigan 5 yrs ago for the west coast. After 5 years in northern California I'm moving back to Midland. Midland is a great place to raise a family. I... (read more)
Wonderful place to live!
This city offers recreational items, Midland Center for the Arts, the Rail Trail, & Antique festivals. Very family oriented. If you are interested in the "Bar Scene" -... (read more)
Quiet Place to live
I moved to Midland for school and thought it was awful. After school I moved to Orlando, FL. After four years in Florida I am really striving to get back to Midland. For... (read more)
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