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In southwestern Michigan about 50 miles south of Grand Rapids and about 26 miles west of Battle Creek is Kalamazoo. The city is a major hub for education as it's home to Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
The area was first declared a town in 1831 when it was named Bronson, but it was later renamed Kalamazoo in 1836 and incorporated as a city in 1884. Today, Kalamazoo has a musical background as it was the original home of Gibson guitars and has developed into an important place for the medical science and pharmaceutical industries.
As of the the 2012 U.S. Census, Kalamazoo had 75,092 living here, showing that the city is big enough to enjoy urban amenities but not so big that you’ll feel lost in the crowd. It’s a cost-efficient place to live as well, and with a cost of living index almost 20 percent below the U.S. average, moving here won’t break the bank.
Attractions and Activities in Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo is home to a variety of local breweries and brewpubs where you can sip a cold beer on a hot day. One of the best known is Belly’s Brewery, which was established as the Kalamazoo Brewing Company by Larry Bell in 1985. Other must-trys include Boatyard Brewing and Big Dogg Brewing Company.
Head to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum to learn about your hometown and enjoy the hands-on experience here. The museum focuses on history, science and technology, and features a state-of-the-art planetarium. Exhibits here include The Mystery of the Mummy, Science in Motion, On the Trail of History and Kalamazoo Direct To You.
Moving to Kalamazoo
Relocating from elsewhere in the U.S. or overseas can be an exciting yet hectic time. North American Van Lines helps to ease the transition. With operations in more than 40 countries, 500 agents across the U.S. and 380 international agents, this Kalamazoo moving company offers everything you need to smoothly move from your old house to your new one.
Use the self-pack materials including boxes, dish barrels and stretch wrap get your belongings in order, or let northAmerican do it for you with full-service packing. And with box and furniture inventory and high-value shipping, you’ll be sure that everything you left with arrives safely with no surprise pricing at the end.
Drivers can access the city via Interstate 94 or U.S. Highway 131, or you can use northAmerican’s vehicle transportation and fly into Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport, which is less than 5 miles from the city center.