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Lake Lansing, East Lansing, Michigan


Clinton County offers very diverse lifestyles from suburban living to rural farmlands. Located in the center of the state, the educational and recreational possibilities are second to none. The area schools offer superb K through 12 educational and vocational school opportunities plus there are 42 universities and colleges within a 100 mile radius of Clinton County including our own Michigan State University. These provide a wide variety of programs to meet the ever growing demand in the global economy.
Entertainment and recreation are very important with today’s hectic lifestyles and the residents of Clinton County enjoy a wide array of possibilities.Locally, residents can enjoy the Lansing Symphony, the Greater Lansing Ballet Company, or catch one of the many touring Broadway shows at Michigan State University’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts. There is Big 10 football, basketball and other sports at MSU. And, Detroit is only a 90 minute drive to the southeast for Major League Baseball and the Detroit Tigers, the NFL Detroit Lions, the NBA Detroit Pistons, and perennial NHL championship contenders in the Detroit Red Wings.

For swimming, boating and fishing enthusiasts, Clinton County is also only a 90 minute drive to the beaches of Lake Michigan to the west or Lake Huron to the east.  Lake Lansing or any one of the hundreds of local lakes and rivers in mid-Michigan can provide a local option.

All this make Clinton County one of the most exceptional areas to live and work in Michigan and the Midwest.

Cost of Living

The December 2009 cost of living index in Clinton County was almost 20% below the national average at 80.9% versus the U.S. average of 100 making our community very affordable for housing, goods, and services. The Lansing-East Lasing area and Clinton County has starter homes and executive homes for all pocketbooks that are priced substantially below the median U.S. home price.

2014 Median Selling Price of Existing U.S. Homes

Location Price
United States $208,400
Lansing-East Lansing $123,000
Clinton County $149,900

Source: End of Year 2014 National Association of Realtors Median Selling Price of Existing Homes