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West Michigan - On the Lakeshore

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Posted: 05/13/19 07:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Trekkar,

Yes, the West Coast of Michigan is very easy to get used to!

Too late as the cat is long out of the bag! Not knowning where in Michigan you live but we don't live in Grand Rapids but about 32 miles west on the Lakeshore. The close fast growing Grand Rapids metro area is now at about 1.1 million people and very spread out unlike in most large cities. Our lakeshore county (Ottawa) is the fastest growing in the 83 in the state and Kent County to the east (Grand Rapids) is the second fastest growing. With the local surrounding area it's north of 1.5 million population and growing like a weed as it's such a fine place to live and work, very affordable with a really low cost of living, very low unemployment, truely family oriented, and so much to do everywhere both inside and outside year around.

When I was a kid the area was roughly only 350.000 population. The fine quality of living and vast recreation 360 degrees not only brings so many millions of constant visitors to the local area but then so many chose to make it their home and brought their education, skills, and desire to be a part of great all around family living. There's 17 fine colleges and universities here to choose from having ttom over 25,000 enrollment on down and is also the center of medical research and learning facilities and top notch medical care. Important to most people.

The whole area has a vast recreational resort living feel to it that is right out your home's door, not hundreds + of miles away you can only enjoy on weekends. That alone is why so many RV etc to this area and come back again until such a high percentage actually move here. It's called a "destination" and huge clean Lake Michigan, RV'ing, camping, endless boating, fishing, and water sports, all very affordable for all plus the fine clean safe invironment for all ages living and/or visiting the area over and over is a big reason.

That's why we won't ever move away nor will most others either also. We so appreciate the area so much and constantly.


Even though there's gobs of CG's in the area it's still very wise to have reservations as they are most all full all summer long. Keep building more CG's but the demand seems to out strip the needs every year. Must be a real reason!


A superb CC LB 4X4, GM HD Diesel, airbags, Rancho's, lots more
Lance Legend TC 11' 4", loaded including 3400 PP generator and my deluxe 2' X 7' rear porch
29 ft Carriage Carri-lite 5'er - a specially built gem
A like new '07 Sunline Solaris 26' TT

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