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Thriving Lansing, MI

Commonly known as "Mid-Michigan," Lansing is the capital city of the Great Lake State and is the center of activity. I-69 and I-96 thread around Lansing and connect the city to its neighboring cities and states. Lansing is home to nearly 120,000 residents who enjoy the city's urban spaces, Grand River scenery, charming neighborhoods, and local culture.

Career Opportunities Abound

Michigan State University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and Lansing Community College are major employers and educational facilities in the Lansing area. Along with education, other top employing industries in Lansing include government, healthcare, insurance, and auto manufacturing.

Celebrating Lansing

Lansing is home to several cultural festivals and parades each year, which draw crowds of residents and visitors alike. These community celebrations include:

  • African American Parade and Heritage Festival
  • Juneteenth Celebration
  • Michigan Pride
  • Lansing JazzFest
  • Common Ground Festival
  • Old Town BluesFest
  • Yankee Doodle Days
  • Festival of the Moon and Sun
  • Old Town Oktoberfest
  • Silver Bells in the City Electric Light Parade

Sports for All Tastes

With Michigan State University located in East Lansing, watching sporting events in Lansing is easy and convenient. Enjoy Big10 football, basketball, baseball, and other college sports just minutes away! Lansing is also home to the Lugnuts baseball team, Capitals basketball team, the Derby Vixens, and Lansing United. Residents can enjoy golfing at the Lansing Country Club, Groesbeck Golf Course, Sycamore Creek Golf Course, and Forest Akers East and West Golf Course.

Cultural Highlights

Lansing's large city makes outdoor activities and cultural attractions popular and abundant. Outdoor parks, sports facilities, and sidewalk-lined streets make Lansing an appealing city to tour. Residents can celebrate Lansing's history, diversity, and daily living at these entertainment centers and recreational facilities:

  • State Capitol Building
  • Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum
  • River Town Adventures
  • Michigan Historical Museum
  • Potter Park Zoo
  • 4-H Children's Gardens
  • RE Olds Transportation Museum
  • Riverwalk
  • Lansing City Market

Top Educational Options

Lansing residents enjoy schools starting from Kindergarten and progressing through the post-secondary education level. Students can go to school within the public Lansing School District or receive an education at charter and private schools. Here are just a few of the schools available for Lansing students:

  • Mary Poppins Nursery School
  • K12 International Academy
  • Attwood Elementary School
  • Gier Park Elementary School
  • Willow Elementary School
  • The Keystone School
  • Gardner Middle School
  • Pattengill Middle School
  • Eastern High School

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