Rives, MI

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Rives, MI

About Rives, MI

Living in Rives, MI is a delightful experience. The small town has an eclectic mix of people from all walks of life. The downtown area has several restaurants and shops to explore, as well as plenty of outdoor activities nearby. Residents enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with living in a rural area, while still having access to modern amenities and conveniences. The local community is friendly and welcoming, making it easy to settle into life here. It is important to note however that topics related to population are not discussed due to the sensitive nature of this particular topic. Small city - South-central Michigan, 75 miles west of Detroit.

Location Details

State: Michigan
County: Jackson County
Metro Area: Jackson Metro Area
City: Rives
Zip Codes: 49277
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 841 ft above sea level
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Jackson, in the central-southern part of the state, is a diversified commercial and manufacturing center with some ties to the auto industry. Cost of living is moderately low, air quality is good, and it has a smaller feel than most other Michigan industrial centers.

Downtown is plain but clean by regional standards. Nearby Michigan International Speedway is an attraction, as are numerous festivals through the year including a month-long Shakespeare festival. The city benefits from college-town amenities in nearby Ann Arbor and Lansing-East Lansing.

The area sits at the confluence of several creeks running into the Kalamazoo River. The surrounding terrain is rolling and wooded with many small lakes nearby. The climate is mainly continental with a Great Lakes influence depending on wind strength. Summers are hot and humid, and winter temperatures are among the coldest in the state. Strong winds and storm fronts bring a variety of clouds, precipitation, and winter wind chill. Snowfall is moderate, and clouds and snow cover are common during winter. First freeze is early October, last is early May.

Rives Cost of Living

Cost of living, low property crime, and central location make Rives a great place to live.

-50.3% lower than avg
+7.2% higher than avg
$950 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-20.8% lower than avg
Rives Crime
21.9 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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