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Old 05-19-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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We will be moving to the Lansing area at the end of June and I know very little about where to look for a good neighborhood. I will be a grad student at MSU and my husband, a computer programer, will hopeful be working there. He has several good leads and has made contacts, but has not had an interview yet. I will be a teaching assistant at MSU while I am in grad school. We will also have our teenage daughter with us who will be attending Lansing Community College. I need help finding an area to rent in that is a good neighborhood with easy access to both MSU and LCC. We will only be bringing one vehicle with us at first, so my daughter and I will be using the bus system to get to school. I would ideally like something between MSU and LCC so either bus ride won't be too long or difficult. Okemos is very nice, but the apartments seem to be full of undergrads and a little pricey, plus it's a bit far to LCC. Wher would be a good place to look? I've talked to realtors about houses for rent and they seem to think I can be there to look at a house in an hour or so when I tell them I am in VIRGINIA right now. Between my daughter's high school graduation and our work schedules, we won't be able to come to Michigan to look for a place to live before we actually have to be out of our house here. I'm very nervous about renting a place without seeing it first, so I guess we'll have to wait until we get there to make a decision. We were in Lansing for a week in 2008 while I took a class at MSU, so we only know a little about the area mostly east of campus. Oh, we will also have two indoor cats moving with us.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:04 PM
 
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Sorry i didn't see this question sooner! Looks like you are here already. But for anyone reading this with the samer questions I will answer. The number one bus line in the State(!) is the #1 bus DOwntown Lansing to MSU. to Meridian Township Mall.
Anyone needing to use a bus will want to look along this Route (E. Michigan Avenue/Grand River Ave.) See Capital Area Transit Authority. There are afordable areas that have good rental housing all along this route (the east Lansing stretch is mostly high cost student rentals). Just north of Michigan Ave., east of Penn. West of I-496 in Lansing, there are many wonderful streets of single family houses, many that are rentable. For apartment living there are some good buildings sprinkled through the downtown and eastside.
Hope this was helpful.
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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The downtown and oldtown are full of unique and historic homes. The lcc area is interesting also. These areas are close to everything and are well served by mass transit.
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:32 AM
 
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Thinking about law school. The idea of relocating is scary, but law school is a must. We are a Muslim family, and my oldest is on the spectrum. She is high functioning. What neighborhood and school is best for a move to Lansing, Michigan.
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:15 PM
 
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Thinking about law school. The idea of relocating is scary, but law school is a must. We are a Muslim family, and my oldest is on the spectrum. She is high functioning. What neighborhood and school is best for a move to Lansing, Michigan.
Okemos, Haslett, East Lansing public schools are all very good. They are large schools with large student populations and many course offerings. Williamston, Bath, DeWitt and Holt are a little smaller but may be a good fit.
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