Located about an hour north of Detroit and a 20-minute drive east of Flint, the city of Lapeer, Mich., is an ideal place to live. Home to about 8,800 residents, Lapeer is a small family-friendly town. The median resident age here is 36, which is almost 10 years younger than the Michigan average. This makes Lapeer an attractive area for young families. Another quality that makes it attractive? Its affordability. According to City-Data, the cost of living index in Lapeer is 89.9, which is more than 10 percent less than the national average. Those searching for Lapeer apartments for rent will be delighted to get involved in this close-knit community.
This progressive yet historic town heralds the principles of walkable urban planning, and has spent much of its efforts focused on creating a town with a sense of place. Lapeer has adopted a non-motorized master plan, which will help the city create new walkable neighborhoods and enhance those that already exist. Those searching for apartments in Lapeer will be happy to learn that the city is considered "very walkable" by Walkscore.com, with a walk score of 80 out of 100.
Downtown Lapeer is a great place for locals to hang out, meet new friends, shop and dine at locally owned establishments, and bask in a variety of whimsical historic charms. In addition to being a great place to play, Lapeer is an ideal town in which to work! This regional employment hub sees its population increase by about 80 percent on workdays due to commuting, and more than 42 percent of residents live and work within Lapeer, according to City-Data.
Lapeer's community-centric mentality manifests itself in a variety of events and annual celebrations. The Lapeer Days Festival draws residents and visitors from across the region for an annual celebration of food, fun and entertainment. During the summer, the townsfolk enjoy gathering at the farmer's market pavilion, where fresh products, flowers, artisan goods and more are available for purchase.
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