This Michigan city is the cheapest place to live in the United States
According to Kiplinger, Kalamazoo, Michigan is the cheapest city to live in the United States
Kiplinger compiled this list of the cheapest cities with the lowest cost of living using information provided by the Council for Community and Economic Research.
They calculated the cost of living in 290 urban areas with at least 50,000 people living in that area.
Here are the stats for Kalamazoo, Michigan.
-Cost of living: 22.9% lower than the American average
-Population of the metro: 265,066
-Median household income: $ 56,441
-Median value of the house: $ 171,800
-Unemployment rate: 4.6%
Things you will find in Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Art Institute
In 1924, members of the Kalamazoo branch of the American Federation of the Arts established an art center “to promote the development of interest and education, as well as respect and appreciation of the various arts.”
Kalamazoo Valley Museum
The museum’s collection dates back to an 1881 donation to the Kalamazoo School Board of corals, shells and rocks by Horace M. Peck, a local banker.
Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
The trail is currently 22 miles long and is expected to be extended to 35 miles.
Kalamazoo State Theater
The theater was designed by famous architect John Eberson and built by founding Colonel William Butterfield in 1927.
Started as a craft brewery store in 1983 and producing beer since 1985, this is Michigan’s oldest existing craft brewery and the oldest craft brewery east of Colorado.
Kalamazoo shopping center
The first outdoor pedestrian mall in the United States
Western Michigan University
With its multiple campuses and research facilities, WMU is a major driver of the local economy.
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