Head 90 miles northwest of Detroit, toward the center of the state, and you'll land in Lansing, the capital city of Michigan. From its humble beginnings, Lansing has since grown into a bustling metropolis whose industries include government, education, insurance, healthcare, and automobile manufacturing. While the city center of Lansing is dominated by state government buildings, new restaurants, retail stores, and residential developments have recently breathed new life into the downtown area.
Boasting a low cost of living, apartments in Lansing Michigan provides attractive options for those seeking homes in close proximately to metro areas, but without typical metropolitan premiums. With the average cost of a one-bedroom rental in Lansing at about $600 per month, and two bedroom rentals at well under $800 per month, finding affordable Lansing MI apartments is convenient and easy.
The Westside of Lansing is considered to be the most socio-economically varied part of the city, as just outside of downtown one will find a large collection of residential neighborhoods with an abundance of apartments and homes. Lansing's Eastside is the most ethnically diverse part of Lansing and contains much of the city's commercial districts. Numerous suburban neighborhoods line Lansing's Southside, the largest and most populous side of the city, while the Northside is home to Capital Region International Airport.
If you're a music lover, you'll love Lansing. Scores of bars and clubs in downtown host live acts seven nights a week, and the Lansing Symphony has been entertaining audiences in Lansing since 1929. During the summer months the "Blues on the Square" festival is held along Washington Square and hosts various weekly blues acts from June through August.
The Potter Park Zoo, located along the Red Cedar River in Lansing, has more than 500 different animal exhibits, as well as many programs and events for children and families. Lansing is also home to numerous museums, including the MSU Museum, the Abrams Planetarium, and the Kresge Art Museum, all of which are located on the campus of Michigan State University. You'll have no trouble finding local culture close to your Lansing apartment or home.