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Name: | Age: 32 | Gender: Male | ZIP: 48906 | Resident for: 2 years | Added at: 2007-10-17
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What do you like about Lansing? I moved to Lansing 2 years ago for graduate school at MSU. I've lived and worked in Queens NY, NYC, Torrance CA, and Chapel hill NC but comparing Lansing to these cities is really unfair since Lansing is a largely a working class city, still coughing up blood from death of the local auto industry. Lansing as good schools and cheap housing but don't expect much else in terms of culture, cusine, or nightlife.
What do you dislike about Lansing? Although Lansing is a fairly diverse city, everyone seems to have one thing in common: they all want to go somewhere else. It's not hard to see why considering Lansing does not offer much other than schools and affordable living. And the local business and industry reflects this: good resturants are hard to find, liquor stores on every corner, nothing opens late that is not pizza or alcohol. For the most part the people in Lansing tend to be less educated than people of similar size cities and upon meeting a few locals, this insecurity often filters through as rudeness. But my friends are very nice people.
What are your favorite parts of the city to live and hang out in?
Downtown Lansing proper has the captial building which is nice to look at. But the whole city is basically supported by Cooley law school students (the largest open-admissions law school in the country) and city/government workers. So nightlife consists of a handful of resturants and clubs near Washington St. with drunk law students who all want to be at a better law school.
Oldtown lansing is just North of Lansing and is very charming with overpriced small shops and organic cafes at attempt to add a bit of sophistication to Lansing living but the shops mostly cater to people with money and absolutely no taste.
How expensive is it? Very cheap. Just aviod shops that try to sell you things that you can get at a TJmax for 200% cheaper.
Is it safe? 2 murders in the last 2 months, just on my block. Murder must be back in voge in Lansing.
How is the weather? All 4 seasons (more biased twoards winter)
Additional thoughts? The term "fly-over-city" as never been so apt to describe a city like Lansing. To be fair, there has been recent attempts to revitalize the city but if your thinking about investing here, just realize that the city still has not flatlined yet...