Located in southwestern Michigan, Wayland is a quaint community with regional appeal. The town is surrounded by the beautiful scenery that gives Michigan its reputation as a haven for natural attractions. Approximately 4,000 people live in Wayland, allowing the town to offer a close-knit environment that is perfect for people looking to escape big-city life. Search for Wayland apartments for rent, and find Midwestern comforts in the Great Lakes region.
Settlers first arrived in Wayland in the early 1800s. By 1826, many new residents came to the area, attracted to the pine and hardwood forests along the Rabbit River. Today, Wayland residents take advantage of the city's central location between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. Surrounded by dairies and farmland, Wayland is home to new industries and businesses that continue to fuel growth in western Michigan. The city's small population allows families living in Wayland apartments to maintain a strong sense of community and many recreational group activities. Residents in Wayland live the Midwestern lifestyle without paying high living expenses. The city's cost of living index of 81.1 is significantly lower than the United States average.
Gun Lake Casino is located in Wayland and holds the distinction of the Jackpot Capital of Michigan. With many casino games, fine dining and live music, the casino provides hours of entertainment for the city's adult population. The Gun Lake Paintball Field is another local attraction. The facility contains one large woods course, one small course, an airball field and barrel course. Wayland also hosts many exciting events throughout the year, including the Big Dudee Roo at Wayland Summer Festival, Wayland Waterfront Film Festival, annual Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale and annual Christmas Parade.
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