Review of Niles, Michigan


Livin' is easy, but not enjoyable
Star Rating - 10/12/2007
I have lived in Niles since I was 3, and I'm looking to leave as soon as funds allow. Niles is a very closed-minded town, small in stature and progression. It has a beautiful downtown on the river that was surely gorgeous in the 30's and 40's, and aside renovation of the facades and structures in the last couple of years, I don't believe Niles ever progressed beyond the 60's, maybe 70's. This is a town that loves their Wal-Mart and NASCAR. A few perks are the Riverfront Cafe right downtown, looks like it belongs in Chicago; the Wonderland Cinema on the river is cheap and houses many screens; Veni's Confectionary on Main Street is delightful, and I do enjoy the Apple Festival every September, but the nicest thing, in my opinion? 35 minutes to Lake Michigan and great beaches and an hour and a half to downtown Chicago. If you must, it's a fairly cheap place to live, but if you want a life, look elsewhere.
Joanna | Niles, MI
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