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Old 06-05-2018, 12:44 PM
 
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According to 24/7 Wall St, Kalamazoo is among the 50 worst cities (#38) to live in. I find this very difficult to believe. The 30.9% poverty rate is unbelievable. The poverty may reflect the large student population. I have always considered Kalamazoo to be a notch below Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids in livability. Kalamazoo has its problems, but to me it is not an undesirable place to live.


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Old 06-05-2018, 01:06 PM
 
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I wouldn't put a lot of weight into the results of any of these lists good or bad honestly. They are very subjective based on criteria and for every one list that speaks negatively of a city, there's another list that says the opposite. If you go through it Kalamazoo is actually with some better than average company on that list.
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:27 AM
 
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According to 24/7 Wall St, Kalamazoo is among the 50 worst cities (#38) to live in. I find this very difficult to believe. The 30.9% poverty rate is unbelievable. The poverty may reflect the large student population. I have always considered Kalamazoo to be a notch below Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids in livability. Kalamazoo has its problems, but to me it is not an undesirable place to live.


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On paper and on the ground are different stories. When some people think a city is good while statistics might show otherwise.....its because the city manages to compartmentalize or keep isolated the problem areas so that it does not spill over into other areas. Kalamazoo or no other city is a bad city if you are not the one being jumped, shot, rapped or robbed. In certain areas of cities, nearly everyone knows someone who has been victimized by crime recently. My dads brother and his family has lived in Kalamazoo since he moved from Mississippi (over 50 years). The same things that happen in Detroit happen in Kalamazoo...just scaled down because its a much smaller place. I mean....kazoo is midway between Detroit and Chicago. Its not Mayberry.
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