About Lansing

Lansing & East Lansing, Michigan

  • Lansing is located in the center of Michigan, 90 miles west of Detroit and 250 miles northeast of Chicago.
  • Greater Lansing has a population of nearly one half million people.
  • Number Six in the Top 10 Places to Live for Young Adult Professionals by Kiplinger in 2010.
  • It has the attributes of a mid size city and small town hospitality, modest cost of living and lots to do.
    • Centers for Performing Arts (Wharton, Breslin, etc)
    • Potter Park Zoo and the Gardens at Michigan State
    • Lake Lansing, County Parks and Nature Centers with canoeing, fishing, skiing and biking
    • Lansing Lugnuts: Class A baseball team associated with Blue Jays
    • MSU Big Ten Sporting events: National Champs Basketball, Football, etc
    • Lansing River Trail
    • Lansing City Market
    • Lansing Old Town
  • Michigan State University in East Lansing:
    • Intramural sports and exercise facilities, pools, and Forest Akers Golf Course
    • Historic MSU museum
    • Brand new (2011) Art Museum
    • The MSU Dairy Store serves fresh ice cream year-round


  • Thousands of parks and lakes (including the Great Lakes themselves)
  • Hundreds of festivals year-round
  • Historic Makinac Island
  • Wine tours: 8th largest producer of wine in the U.S.
  • Beauty: sand dunes, shores, wineries, apple orchards, golf courses, cross country biking and skiing to enjoy in all four seasons


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