The Greater Lansing area caters to every lifestyle - singles, families with young children, and those about to leave the nest. It's also a great place to remain through your retirement years.

We're circled by interstates that take you to the beauty of Northern Michigan and to metropolitan cities like Detroit and Chicago. The Greater Lansing area is served by Amtrak, Capital Region International Airport and a robust public transpiration system. Housing options span stately old neighborhoods, trendy loft apartments and family-friendly subdivisions. Shop at stores uniquely ours or take your pick from ones part of a national chain.

Lansing is Michigan's capital city and so much more. Its downtown is thriving with restaurants, shops, an eclectic music and arts scene, and a minor league baseball team and stadium just blocks from Sparrow Hospital.

A few miles east, Michigan State University provides a Big Ten education and athletics, as well as a campus full of venues available to the public like the Abrams Planetarium, Breslin Student Events Center , which hosts concerts, basketball, an the circus, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum , and The Wharton Center for the Performing Arts.

Other educational offerings vary from Lansing Community College and Cooley Law School to Le Chat Gourmet Culinary Arts. Plus, Lansing is home to a plethora of libraries and museums: The Michigan Historical Center and Impression 5 Science Center attract visitors from far and wide.

Our central location - in the middle of Michigan's Lower Peninsula - allows us to enjoy all four seasons. There is plenty to keep you busy outdoors throughout the entire year, everything from mountain biking and golfing to skiing and ice skating. For those days when you’re more inclined to watch, we’re home to the Lansing Lugnuts professional baseball team.

The area has a variety of athletic clubs and spas including Sparrow's impressive and widely popular Michigan Athletic Club , the only hospital-based health club in mid-Michigan.

Our cultural diversity means access to a public gathering space for just about every form of religion. To restore your soul, escape to the serenity offered by the Cooley Gardens, Michigan State University Botanical Gardens, or simply sit beneath the trees lining the Grand and Red Cedar Rivers.

You’ll find antiques, modern art, handcrafts, books, music, specialty foods, creative and classic gifts, and clothing for every taste and budget. The annual East Lansing Arts Festival is the centerpiece of countless fairs held throughout the area, and generations have relied on the Lansing City Market for a healthy and unique variety of foods.

Tour a winery or the working barns of MSU. Feed the animals at Potter Park Zoo . Enjoy the ballet. Take in a professional theatre show—or take part in community theatre. Loll about on a river steamboat or solve a mystery aboard a dinner train. Go horseback riding. Dine in eateries casual and elegant, of every taste. And take advantage of an eclectic music scene in small clubs and huge arenas.

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