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Pros

-Pleasant summers
-Nearby recreation
-Arts & culture

Cons

-Current unemployment
-Cold, cloudy winters
-Educational attainment


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Strategically located on Michigan’s west shoreline, Muskegon is an old economic powerhouse dating back to the mid-19th century. The economic strength was then driven by lumber and shipping. As the 20th century unfolded, lumber declined and was replaced by diverse manufacturing, with good access to auto markets to the east and a number of major manufacturing markets across Lake Michigan. As a manufacturing center specializing in foundries and machining, the area declined somewhat in the last half of the 20th century but has enjoyed a resurgence due to its attractive summer climate and extensive water and beach amenities.


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Quick Facts About Muskegon


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Muskegon is 8.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Muskegon jobs have Increased by 2.56 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Muskegon's cost of living is 22.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Muskegon's population is 38,401 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -4.67 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Muskegon is $63,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -16.61 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Muskegon public schools spend $14,296 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.2 students per teacher in Muskegon.

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  11/21/2011
If you are looking for great beaches, winter sport

If you like 4 seasons, don't mind snow and cold, love beaches and lake life, like to live near an area that promotes festivals, this may just be for...

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  3/25/2009
Muskegon Suffering

I grew up in Muskegon and it was a great place to live. However, brain drain is a huge problem and the majority of my friends who went to college never came...

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  2/24/2009
Get out, and don't look back.

The beaches and scenery around Muskegon are beautiful (even during the 9 months a year they're covered in snow), so it's a shame the city has become what it is. Jobs...

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