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As the home of Michigan State University, East Lansing is fortunate to have convenient access to various cultural and mind-challenging activities, not to mention exciting sporting events. Michigan State University was founded in 1855 and is a research-intensive, land-grant university. It is the largest institution of higher learning in Michigan with an enrollment of approximately 46,000 students. As a member of the Big Ten conference, the university produces nationally competitive sports teams backed by unmatched community support, making East Lansing a vibrant and exciting location in which to purchase real estate.
With a population of approximately 50,000, East Lansing is one of the highest income residential cities in the Midwest. The beautiful Michigan State University campus offers a wide range of local attractions, and the Greater East Lansing community provides family friendly entertainment as well as one of the best school districts in the area. When you invest in East Lansing real estate, you will enjoy a city with small town charm, yet the amenities of a big city. East Lansing is home to exceptional sports and recreational activities as well as a variety of cultural offerings.
Michigan State University offers countless exciting attractions, including the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, the Breslin Student Events Center, Abrams Planetarium, MSU Museum, Kresge Art Museum, MSU Garden Consortium, MSU Agriculture and Livestock Education Pavilion and the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.
Additionally, the U.S. Department of Energy recently selected MSU as the site for a $550 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. The facility, located at MSU’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, will continue to push the boundaries of science and attract top researchers from around the world. It is expected to bring $1 billion in economic activity and 400 jobs to Michigan.
The East Lansing Hannah Community Center offers public meeting spaces, a performance quality theater, recreation amenities, including a fitness center, swimming pool and gymnasiums, a dance studio and café. East Lansing also provides a Family Aquatic Center with fun-filled summer entertainment for the family. A zero-depth entry pool, two large water slides, interactive water and play features and concessions make the East Lansing Aquatic Center the place to be during the summer months.
The city’s vitality has also attracted many associations to locate their state headquarters in the area as well. East Lansing has the advantage being close in proximity to the State capital of Lansing and various area industries.
For a more in-depth look into East Lansing's neighborhoods, visit East Lansing Neighborhood Association for more information or view the neighborhood map to get a better idea of where each neighborhood is located.
In addition to the top-notch educational offers of Michigan State University, the East Lansing area is also known for its unmatched primary and secondary education, making East Lansing real estate highly appealing for young couples and families. East Lansing High School was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Silver Medal High School, ranking it among the top 2.9% of the nation’s high schools. Total student enrollment is almost 3,500, with an average ACT score of 24.
Whether you have a taste for the arts, are a sport fanatic or like to go back in time with historical landmarks, there is always something to do around this area. East Lansing's local attractions offer a wide array of activities and landmarks to keep a bustling town busy. Although not all inclusive, here are some of the most sought after East Lansing attractions:
Downtown East Lansing comes alive with events for all ages including concerts, movies and festivals. Here are some of East Lansing's top events.
There is so much that East Lansing offers to area residents and those looking to move to this diverse community. Below are links to community resources you might find helpful in the process of determining if East Lansing is right for you.
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