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Muskegon MI, 49441
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Muskegon MI, 49441
Overview of Muskegon
There may not be a more scenic city in Michigan than Muskegon. Located on the state's western shores of Lake Michigan, the community features beaches in addition to forests, retail areas and residential neighborhoods. With a variety of landscapes and things to do, there is something in Muskegon for everyone.
If this charming city sounds like the perfect place, Muskegon apartments for rent are available. Whether residents want to be close to the shore, or the downtown area, there is a place in Muskegon to suit everyone's preferences.
Living in Muskegon, MI
Muskegon is an area rich in history. The area was first occupied by nomadic hunters who roamed the area between 7,000 and 8,000 years ago. As nomadic tribes began to form stationary communities, Muskegon became home to numerous Native American tribes. These tribes were undisturbed until French traders first passed through the area in the late 1600s.
By 1820, several trading posts had been established around Muskegon Lake. A township was first organized in 1837, when more settlers began to call the area home. The community began to take advantage of all the natural resources surrounding it, especially lumber. Sawmills and plentiful wood brought the community prosperity, but the town's lumber golden age began to slowly drift away by the end of the 1800s.
Muskegon residents realized they needed to revitalize their community once the lumber industry slowed. A new economic department embarked on a campaign to draw new citizens and industries to the area, and it worked. Huge companies such as Campbell, Continental Motors and the Central Paper Mill were convinced to make the move to Muskegon.
Even though Muskegon's economy has seen its share of ups and downs, it remains a delightful place to live. With just over 38,000 residents, the city manages to retain its small-town atmosphere while providing locals with big-city amenities and a beautiful natural landscape.
Muskegon Work and Study
Residents can choose to earn a degree at the local two-year institution, Muskegon Community College. The school has changed greatly since it opened in 1926, and now offers students multiple degree programs, opportunities to get involved with their peers, and internship programs. Another local higher education option is Western Michigan University's Muskegon campus. Students have the opportunity to participate in certificate programs, as well as earn undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Muskegon has a diverse economy, and strives to attract businesses to the area. Some of the top employers in the city include Mercy General Health Partners, the county of Muskegon, the state of Michigan, Muskegon Public Schools, ADAC Plastics and Johnson Technology.
Rentals in Muskegon, MI, and Cost of Living
Apartments in Muskegon vary in terms of monthly rent, depending on location and nearby amenities. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, residents can expect to pay from $400 to $900 for rent per month. The median gross monthly rent in the city is $574.
In addition to a range of rents to suit nearly any budget, Muskegon also boasts a relatively low cost of living. Students, families and retirees will find that Muskegon is a budget-friendly city and quite affordable when compared to other communities.
Muskegon Attractions and Special Events
Many residents like to take advantage of Muskegon's close proximity to several bodies of water for recreation. With Lake Muskegon and Lake Michigan nearby, there are lots of water activities to keep groups occupied. Those who like sailing, fishing and boating will love that it's easy to take part in these activities in Muskegon. When it gets too cold to get out on a boat, some dedicated locals try ice fishing on the frozen lakes.
Those who want to experience local culture can head to the Muskegon Museum of Art. The museum displays permanent collections, as well as the occasional special exhibit. The museum regularly hosts events to encourage residents to get involved in the local art scene, such as classes, workshops and Cinema Sundays.
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