Location: Living in Kalamazoo

A vibrant community of 261,000+ people, the Kalamazoo metropolitan area offers all the opportunities of a large city with the deep connections of a small town. Whether you are an artist, an outdoorsman, a foodie, a sports fanatic or anything in between, Kalamazoo has an abundance of activities available. 

What to do in the Zoo

Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a cultural hub budding with local artists, musicians and actors showcasing their talents at local venues: a symphony, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival, a chamber music society, the Kalamazoo Choral Arts, an art institute, an artisan Art Hop and numerous theatre venues

With over 45 parks and trails, Kalamazoo is a great city to relax and enjoy nature. Sports fans will also be glad to hear that in addition to our K teams, Kalamazoo is home to Western Michigan University athletics, a Northwoods League baseball team and a professional hockey team

For those looking for professional experiences, K is just a short walk away from businesses downtown: laboratories, social service agencies, primary and secondary schools, financial institutions, medical offices, arts organizations and museums, and city and county government. 

Exploring the Midwest

Map of Michigan showing Kalamazoo, Chicago, Detroit, Holland, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Traverse City, and Mackinac

With a train station within walking distance and an international airport just five miles from campus, the College is situated in a perfect location to explore the greater Midwest. 

Kalamazoo is equidistant to both Detroit and Chicago (140 miles). Students are just a short drive or Amtrack—which stops in Kalamazoo multiple times a day—away from a big city get-a-way.  

More interested in a lazy beach day than an urban adventure? Kalamazoo is just 35 miles from Lake Michigan and students can drive to beaches at South Haven or Holland in under an hour.