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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.


Mid-sized city - Southwestern Michigan, midway between Detroit and Chicago along I-94 See Local Real Estate
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City: Portage
Zip Codes: 49024, 49002, ... 2 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 803 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Portage

    The unemployment rate in Portage is 3.60 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Portage jobs have Increased by 2.58 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Portage's cost of living is 9.90% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Portage's Cost of Living
    Portage's population is 48,177 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 17.39 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Portage is $152,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -3.06%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Portage public schools spend $10,317 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.5 students per teacher in Portage. Learn more...

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Kalamazoo is not that bad

I'm just writing because I think that the people who are in my opinion bashing Kalamazoo, really don't know anything about it. I have vacationed in much larger cities,... (Read More)



Cold winters, but they beat the summers if asthma

Before I moved to Portage in 2007, I didn't have any real breathing problems. I had a minor case of hay fever. I moved here and I am stuck inside most of the summer... (Read More)



Nice Place to Live

Portage is a nice palce to live and raise a family. I don't think it would be a good place for a single... (Read More)



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