This City in Michigan Was Just Named One of the Coolest Places to Live in America

Kalamazoo, Michigan, just got crowned as the number one coolest city in the whole United States with the lowest cost of living, and guess who gave it the title? PureWow, this really big deal lifestyle magazine.

Yep, Kalamazoo beat out places like Savannah, GA, Knoxville, TN, and Huntsville, AL to snag the top spot, and it did it by being both super affordable and incredibly lively.

PureWow didn’t just randomly pick Kalamazoo though. They looked at all kinds of data from the Cost of Living Index by the Council for Community and Economic Research, and they also checked out what cool stuff you can do in each city and how awesome the culture is.

So, what’s so special about Kalamazoo? Well, for starters, it’s got this crazy low cost of living index of 76.8, covering everything from groceries to rent. Plus, the taxes here are lower compared to other cities in Michigan like Ann Arbor or Grand Rapids, so you get more bang for your buck.

But it’s not just about the money. PureWow says Kalamazoo has this unique charm that sets it apart. It’s not too big, not too small – just right. There’s always something fun happening, whether it’s chili cook-offs, farmers markets, or tons of cool art stuff. It’s like you get the best of both worlds – small-town cozy vibes mixed with big-city excitement.

And to top it all off, here’s PureWow’s top 10 list:

  1. Kalamazoo, MI
  2. Knoxville, TN
  3. Fayetteville, AR
  4. Oklahoma City, OK
  5. Savannah, GA
  6. Des Moines, IA
  7. Green Bay, WI
  8. Huntsville, AL
  9. Indianapolis, IN
  10. Greenville, SC

So yeah, Kalamazoo is officially the place to be if you want to live the good life without breaking the bank.

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