East Lansing MI
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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 81
Demographics 43
Economy 60
Education 86
Health 46
Housing 79
Infrastructure 70

#32. East Lansing, MI

Landing on the Best Places to Live list for the second straight year is East Lansing, home to Michigan State University and all the shops, restaurants, nightspots, museums, theaters and sporting events connected with a big-time college city.

MSU grads heading into the business world have given East Lansing a solid reputation as a haven for entrepreneurial ventures and startup companies, and much of the city’s large millennial population gets involved with volunteerism and social causes.

A recreation highlight is the 13-mile Lansing River Trail, where residents can walk and bike between different areas of the city and take part in frequent running events and festivals.

Find out more about why East Lansing is a Top 100 Best Place to Live.

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