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.
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