What you need to know about Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo, whose name has inspired songs and poems by Carl Sandburg, Glenn Miller and others, is a Midwestern town whose several colleges, symphony orchestra and arts institute lend it a sophistication not usually found in a town its size. Less than an hour from Lake Michigan, Kalamazoo residents can also take advantage of the town’s many local recreational outlets. Sectors like education, life sciences and manufacturing help propel the economy of Kalamazoo. Residents have the choice of 22 neighborhoods, and a variety of parks and entertainment venues are attractive to college students and full-time residents. The community has also built a strong reputation in the craft beer industry and ranks as one of the Top 10 Best Beer Cities. 

Top 10 Beer Cities 2012


Homes Owned 45.49%
45.49% Complete
Homes Rented 54.51%
54.51% Complete

Real Estate

In Kalamazoo, Michigan

Ready to move to Kalamazoo? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Kalamazoo.

Median Home Price

Lower than the state average


In Kalamazoo, Michigan

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Kalamazoo rates.

Median Household Income

Lower than the national average


In Kalamazoo, Michigan

Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Kalamazoo.


Most residents are
10-24 Years old


In Kalamazoo, Michigan

Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Kalamazoo.


Bachelor’s Degree 33%
33% Complete
Graduated High School 90%
90% Complete

Kalamazoo, MI's Livability Rankings

Top 10 Beer Cities 2012