The Pros and Cons of Mid-Michigan

Dated: April 17 2020

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Oh, come on. Oh my gosh, this traffic. Oh, I can't believe it. Are you wondering what it's like to live in Mid Michigan? What are some of the pros and cons? You're probably wondering how different areas are centrally located or commute times to and from work? Or how about the schools?

More importantly, and let's be honest, what about the lifestyle? I'm Jeff Mcintyre and on Home Field Advantage we talk about giving you the inside scoop on everything Mid Michigan. So, if you're into that make sure you subscribe above. In this video I'm going to walk you through the pros and cons of living, working, eating and playing in Mid Michigan.

 Let's start with the pros. Shiawassee County is in the heart of Mid Michigan, but not in the middle of the hustle and bustle of any major metro areas. You don't have to drive more than, say one mile in almost any direction to get to the beauty and calm of wide-open spaces.

Now, the cons. If you want to get to any major shopping centers you have to drive about 30 minutes, maybe 40 minutes in either direction. Looking for a Target or Old Navy? So, now that we know where it's located, let's talk about the commute to and from Mid Michigan.

Now, normally Mid Michigan has plenty of job opportunities, but if you work in Flint, Lansing, Saginaw, or even Howell you're looking at a 30 to 45-minute drive to get to work. Metro Detroit takes about an hour, maybe more.

The best thing about your drive? M-52, M-21, US-127, and I-69 are all easy to access and a very easy drive. Low traffic volumes make commuting in and out of Shiawassee county a breeze. Okay, so what are the pros and cons of the schools?

Shiawassee County offers a wide variety of school systems, that offer a wide variety of highly acclaimed programs. Owosso, Byron, Durand, Perry, Morris, Laingsburg, Chesaning, and Ovid Elsie schools all have great reputations.

Big schools, small schools, schools with an emphasis on technology, some with a focus on agriculture, schools with strengths in engineering, schools that prepare our area kids for the future in the working world are all available right here in Mid Michigan.

The cons? Actually, it'd be very difficult to find any major downside to Shiawassee County schools. Okay, so now that we know the overall area a little better let's talk about what really matters.

The lifestyle. You might be surprised to find that a rural Mid Michigan County has so many great restaurants, parks, museums, and attractions. We have great restaurants, community theater, art museums, and historical museums. Perhaps one of the best things about living in Mid Michigan though, is the open spaces, bike trails, walking trails, and people that enjoy an active lifestyle.

I hope this video gave you some insight into the pros and cons of living in Mid Michigan. If you should have any additional questions about Shiawassee County or any of its communities please don't hesitate to reach out and ask, and if you liked this video and want to receive more videos that are focused on everything Mid Michigan make sure you subscribe above. My name is Jeff Mcintyre with EXP Realty and The Jeff Mcintyre Group.


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Jeff McIntyre

For nearly 16 years Jeff has served the Greater Shiawassee Area through his real estate business and volunteering his time. Recently Jeff acquired his broker's license and along with his wife Missy,....

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