Cost of living
Since 2014, Michigan’s cost of living is 11% lower than the U.S. average. Not only do houses cost 34% less than the median U.S. price, but Michiganders also pay $11 less than the U.S. average when it comes to living expenses. Also, grocery expenses are 4.5% lower than the national average.
Detroit is sports central. It’s one of 12 cities with all four major professional sports: NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA. It’s also home to a number of championships – including 11 NHL Stanley Cups by the Detroit Red Wings, three NBA championship titles by the Detroit Pistons, three WNBA championship titles by the Detroit Shock and four MLB World Championships by the Detroit Tigers. It is also home to 24 DI-III college teams.
Established in 1874, Michigan is the only known state with its own unique water mail service. The J.W. Westcott II has been in business for over 125 years and the only water U.S Postal Service Mail Boat in the United States. The owner, John Westcott wanted to improve navigation through the Great Lakes, but in 1948, became a mailing service instead! The boat even has its own postal code!
Every year, 250,000 people participate in whitetail deer-hunting in Michigan, making it the third most popular state for deer hunters in the country. Michigan is home to so many deer hunters that many schools close at the beginning of open season to accommodate the pastime.
No matter where you go in Michigan, you are no more than six miles from a body of water. Home to more than 11,000 bodies of water, the state is a great place to go to a beach or swim in one of the Great Lakes with the whole family!
As you can see, there are a lot of things that would bring someone to Michigan, so even if you’re not someone who is looking to move there, don’t forget to book your stay! If you are looking to move there be sure to get in touch with a real estate agent today! To find out other fun facts about Michigan follow this link!