The city of Bridgman is located in Berrien County, Mich., along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. Residents here experience a low-key lifestyle in the Great Lakes State's southwest. It is in a prime location in close proximity to Chicago, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Indianapolis. People looking for Bridgman apartments for rent will have convenient access to many major transportation routes, airports and rail transportation. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 3,000 people call Bridgman home.
The first settler came to Bridgman in 1834, and lumbering became a prime source of interest shortly after. Because of the vast open land and rich soil, many people entered the nursery business. Although agriculture has since dwindled, the workforce has diversified throughout the county.
Residents looking for Bridgman apartments will be pleased to know that Berrien County has a very wide economic base, and some of the top employers include Lakeland Regional Health System, American Electric Power, Whirlpool Corporation, Andrews University, Berrien County, Leco Corporation and IPC Communication Services.
People looking to move to the area will be pleased with the overall cost of living that is 10 percent lower than the national average, and the short commute average time of 22 minutes. According to Walkscore.com, Bridgman is considered to be somewhat walkable with a score of 52.
With more than 49 acres of land dedicated to parks, it's no surprise that residents can find whatever recreation they are looking for throughout town. The Weko Beach is a major attraction during the summer, and it features a 70-site campground, sand dunes, log cabins and a boat launch.
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