Eckford, MI

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Eckford, MI

About Eckford, MI

Living in Eckford, MI is a unique experience. The small town has a close-knit community and a deep sense of pride in its heritage. Everyone knows everyone, making it a great place to form lasting friendships. The town also offers plenty of activities to keep people busy, from outdoor recreation to cultural events and attractions. Residents take advantage of the nearby lakes for fishing, boating, and swimming in the summer months, and there are plenty of opportunities for skiing, snowmobiling, and other winter activities as well. With its friendly atmosphere and wide range of recreational options, Eckford is an ideal place for those seeking an enriching hometown experience. Small city - Southwestern Michigan, midway between Detroit and Chicago along I-94.

Location Details

State: Michigan
County: Calhoun County
Metro Area: Battle Creek Metro Area
City: Eckford
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 830 ft above sea level
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In the 1890’s, two brothers named Kellogg figured out a way to turn corn and wheat into flakes for breakfast cereal, and the rest is history. Battle Creek is known worldwide as the capital of the breakfast cereal industry, and is headquarters for the Kellogg Corporation as well as the Post division of Kraft and the cereal division of Ralston Purina. Not surprisingly, breakfast food and related manufacturing industries are the center of Battle Creek’s economy today.

Downtown is typical Michigan, cleaner than some but mostly unremarkable low-rise and mid-rise buildings on a standard grid with several parks A large family entertainment mall and aquatic center gives downtown a bit of a recreational spark. Naturally, there’s a museum celebrating the cereal industry. There is a strong sense of community in the area and a few minor cultural amenities.

The terrain is mainly flat with farmland and areas of deciduous hardwood forest particularly to the southwest. The climate is continental with a moderating influence from Lake Michigan. Summers are warm but not too hot and moderately humid. Winters are cold, wet, and snowy with the most extreme cold tempered by the lake and the harshest winds moderated by the hills to the northwest. Still, prevailing winds bring significant cloudiness and precipitation. Winter snow cover is common. First freeze is mid-October, last is late April.

Eckford Cost of Living

Nearby recreation, community feel, and cost of living make Eckford a great place to live.

-48.5% lower than avg
+17.1% higher than avg
$818 /mo
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-40.3% lower than avg
Eckford Crime
20.2 / 100
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