Hi! I'll be moving back to Michigan in Nov. and want everyone's opinion on which city/town to live. I used to live in Utica when I was a kid, and moved away with my family in 1990. I've missed the Midwest ever since. Pretty much my whole family has been born in Michigan since the 1920s, which is when my family came over from Germany and Poland.
I'm playing with the ideas of Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Marquette, Muskegon, etc. at the moment. My brother lives in Sterling Heights, but I'm really not sure I want to live in the southeastern part of the state. I always hear bad things about it. The western and northern areas look really nice, with lots of trees, forests, beaches, etc.
I'm 25, not married, no kids. I have an Associate degree (so far). It's nothing special, just Liberal Arts. I have maintanence/facilities, lab., shipping/receiving, and cust. service experience. I will not have a job upon arrival. I will be looking to rent a room or apartment. I currently live in a master planned community in Texas, called The Woodlands, which is just north of Houston. I really like The Woodlands, I just don't like being in the South with all this heat and humidity for 3/4 of the year. The Woodlands is surrounded by trees, it has a lot of nice shopping and dining, has bike/hike trails, ponds, lakes, it's family friendly and has a relaxed atmosphere, etc. It would be nice to find something similar.
Wherever I move I'll need to be able to live and survive comfortably as a vegan.
So, what does everyone suggest?