Kalamazoo, which is the home of New York Yankee Derek Jeter, is a city of 74,743 residents located in southwestern Michigan. The median household income in the city is only $29,919, with 35.42% of the residents living below the poverty level. Despite the low median income, Kalamazoo remains a popular city due to its low cost of living. The city is ethnically diverse, with the majority of the residents being white, African-American or Latino. Those residents not attending school work in a mixture of blue collar and white collar jobs.
Kalamazoo offers both residents and visitors alike an impressive collection of cultural activities for a city of this size. One of the more popular attractions in town is the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, which has a large collection of modern art. Children enjoy the planetarium and Challenger Learning Center at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, which is interactive. Aviation enthusiasts find the Kalamazoo Air Zoo a great place to visit to view their vast collection of aircraft. Kalamazoo offers a robust theatre scene with the Kalamazoo Civic Players, New Vic Theatre and the Farmer's Alley Theatre. Residents are able to enjoy a wide range of athletic events, including minor league professional hockey at Wings Stadium, where the Kalamazoo Wings play. Also there are a great number of collegiate sporting events played including football, hockey, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball and track and field. Golf can be played at Milham Park Golf Course, which is a challenging par 72, 18-hole course. After you play a round of golf, be sure to stop by Eccentric CafA?A(C) and have a local beer brewed by the Kalamazoo Brewing Company.
Kalamazoo is home to the first outdoor pedestrian mall in the United States. Built in 1959, the mall consists of two full blocks of downtown Kalamazoo closed off from car traffic, allowing pedestrians to safely move about the streets between shops and restaurants.
Winters in Kalamazoo include snow and average low temperatures of -8 degrees Celsius. The average high temperature during the summer is 30 degrees Celsius. Major employers are the local colleges and universities, as well as Pfizer.
Kalamazoo is a big college town, with 24.39% of the residents attending college. There are several colleges and universities in Kalamazoo, including Western Michigan University, which has four separate campuses in the city. In addition, there is Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Davenport University. Michigan State University's medical school also has a satellite campus at the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, where numerous residency training programs are taught. Many of these students are in need of storage space to store their belongings while away for summer break.
Property in Kalamazoo is very affordable in all neighborhoods, including the popular Texas Corners, Van Kal Road, City Center and Copper. With the median home price being only $97,009 and the median rental price of approximately $551, property in Kalamazoo is among the lowest priced in any city in the United States. Approximately 34.11% of the homes in Kalamazoo are priced between $45,001 and $90,000. 42.34% are priced between $90,001 and $180,000 Approximately 65% of the homes were built prior to 1969, so homes in Kalamazoo tend to be a bit smaller. As a result many residents are in need of a local storage facility to house their excess household goods as well as their recreational vehicles including watercraft.
Brian Shreckengast is a writer at Self Storage Deals.
|Self Storage Facility||Phone||Address|
|Albion Mini Storage||5176293500||28299 C Dr N, Albion, MI 49224|
|U Lock Mini Storage||5176293544||149 Woodlawn St, Albion, MI 49224|
|D & B Mini Storage||2694271217||55506 24th Ave, Bangor, MI 49013|
|All Season Mini Storage Inc||2694201201||1316 Michigan Ave E, Battle Creek, MI 49014|
|Budget Self Storage||2699650029||250 Bedford Rd S, Battle Creek, MI 49015|
|Carlson Mini-Storage||2699644542||504 Columbia Ave E, Battle Creek, MI 49015|
|Lakeview Mini Storage||2699649459||1279 Columbia Ave W, Battle Creek, MI 49015|
|Penfield Self Storage||2699624484||19915 Capital Ave NE # 200, Battle Creek, MI 49017|
|Roberts Mini Storage||2699629235||834 Golden Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49015|
|Struble's Mini Storage||2699794700||4675 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015|
|Galesburg Mini-Storage||2696657454||9950 E Michigan Ave, Galesburg, MI 49053|
|Misty Creek Mini-Storage||2696657728||209 E Battle Creek St, Galesburg, MI 49053|
|Real Handy Self-Storage||2693451300||8621 E K Ave, Galesburg, MI 49053|
|Gobles Self Storage||2696287000||403 S State St, Gobles, MI 49055|
|Modern Mini Storage||2696210245||60401 County Road 687, Hartford, MI 49057|
|A & R Mini Storage||2693442290||4203 Ravine Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49006|
|Cooper Mini Storage||2693447608||7689 Douglas Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009|
|Kalamazoo Mini Storage||2693445529||3605 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001|
|National Mini Storage||2693421800||2135 S Sprinkle Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49001|
|National Mini Storage||2693825666||3330 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49048|
|National Mini Storage||2693726464||5169 W Kl Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009|
|Uncle Bob's Self-Storage||2693757887||1515 S 11th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009|
|Van's Mini Storage||2693455971||5716 W D Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009|
|Hess's Huts Mini-Storage||2697811225||18514 E Michigan Ave, Marshall, MI 49068|
|Main's Mini Storage||2697892922||18771 Partello Rd, Marshall, MI 49068|
|Marshall Mini Storage||2697817832||17723 G Dr N, Marshall, MI 49068|
|Mattawan Mini Storage||2693492640||23817 French Ave, Mattawan, MI 49071|
|A & D Mini Storage LLC||2693447008||Parchment, MI 49004|
|Tapper Self-Storage||2696576041||37174 W Red Arrow Hwy, Paw Paw, MI 49079|
|Cross Creek Self Storage||2693219798||800 Gladys St, Portage, MI 49002|
|Kuiper Brothers Self Storage||2693231131||9114 Shaver Rd, Portage, MI 49024|
|Stowaway Mini Storage||2693279900||9879 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002|
|Weather Vane Self Storage||2696294262||7906 Gull Rd, Richland, MI 49083|
|Cloverleaf Rv & Self Storage||2696793459||15351 US Highway 131 S, Schoolcraft, MI 49087|
|C J Self Storage||2696397171||1505 2nd Ave, South Haven, MI 49090|
|J Mines Mini Storage||2694271422||16864 64th St, South Haven, MI 49090|
|Lewis Mini Storage Inc||2696372020||260 Bradley Ave, South Haven, MI 49090|
|Lovejoy Self Storage||2696398105||333 Lovejoy St, South Haven, MI 49090|
|Shores X-Tra Mini Storage||2696376464||5161 County Road 687, South Haven, MI 49090|
|AAA Mini Storage-Springfield||2699647744||840 Lafayette Ave, Springfield, MI 49015|
|Stop'n Lock Self Storage||2699649500||1290 W Dickman Rd, Springfield, MI 49015|
|West Dickman Road Self-Storage||2699628055||4325 W Dickman Rd, Springfield, MI 49015|
|Whit's Mini Storage||2699648988||240 28th St N, Springfield, MI 49015|
|Nazareth Road Storage||269-978-0370||550 Nazareth Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49048|
|Paragon Storage||269-599-7977||630 Walnut St, Kalamazoo, MI 49008|
|Specialty Storage||269-383-3831||805 E Cork St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001|
|Storage Plus||269-372-3205||6809 West KL Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009|
|Uncle Bob’s Self Storage||269-375-7887||1515 South 11th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009|
|Uncle Bob's Self Storage||1515 South 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009|