Muskegon, Michigan 

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Population

38,189

-2.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

8.0%

Best Places to Live in Muskegon, Michigan

Small city - Central Lake Michigan shore. July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Muskegon, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Pleasant summers
-Nearby recreation
-Arts & culture
Cons
-Current unemployment
-Cold, cloudy winters
-Educational attainment

Local Listings in Muskegon
 $99,900 
3146 Memorial Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1080 SqFt
 $167,000 
3966 Westbrook Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1840 SqFt
 $30,000 
3208 6th St
Bed 2 | Bath 2 | 660 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Muskegon Metro Area

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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Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Michigan
County: Muskegon County
Metro Area: Muskegon Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Muskegon
Zip Codes: 49442 49440
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 620 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Muskegon is 8.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Muskegon jobs have increased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Muskegon's cost of living is 24.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Muskegon's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Muskegon, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Muskegon county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Muskegon's population is 38,189 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 2.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Muskegon is $80,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 15.1%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education


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Housing Market in Muskegon

It's a good time to buy in Muskegon. Home Appreciation is up 15.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Muskegon Real Estate

The median home price in Muskegon is $80,300. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Muskegon   6 Reviews
If you are looking for great beaches, winter sport - 11/21/2011
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... Read More

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Muskegon Suffering - 3/25/2009
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... Read More

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


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NEW LISTINGS IN MUSKEGON
$99,900
3146 Memorial Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$167,000
3966 Westbrook Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$30,000
3208 6th St
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$79,900
911 W Hackley Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$799,900
1416 Rood Point Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$29,900
3333 Lemuel St
Bed 4 | Bath 1

$44,900
2931 Mason Blvd
Bed 2 | Bath 1

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