Kalamazoo is a great place to live and work. The area offers great schools, reputable universities, two nationally recognized healthcare systems, affordable housing, many parks, lakes and golf courses. The City of Kalamazoo also offers many of the cultural attractions that you would find in larger metropolitan areas, including art, theatre, dance, music, restaurants and much more.
The Kalamazoo Chamber of Commerce and the W.E. Upjohn Institute provide valuable information for those seeking general information about Kalamazoo and the surrounding area.
Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Education is a priority for the citizens of Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo is home to both Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. There are also other great educational opportunities here in Kalamazoo.
The Kalamazoo Promise
City of Kalamazoo Higher Education Page
Southwest Michigan First - Academic page
Whether you’re looking for a home to buy or an apartment to rent, Kalamazoo has it all. Each of the over twenty neighborhoods in Kalamazoo has unique characteristics, which makes Kalamazoo a cool place to live.
U.S. Census Housing InformationNeighborhoods
The City's GIS service enables you to search our city-wide mapping system for a particular property. You have the option of viewing the city in detail based on a particular address, property identification number (PIN) or by zooming in to an area of interest. Go to GIS
From a B&B to a large hotel chain, Kalamazoo has both and everything in between. Planning a trip to Kalamazoo has never been easier.
Kalamazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau
To see a list of major employers in the Kalamazoo area, visit the site below.
Southwest Michigan First - Regional Employers
Kalamazoo has two major healthcare facilities, Bronson and Borgess. Both have received numerous awards in the healthcare industry.
Southwest Michigan First - Medical Information
Southwest Michigan First and the US Census QuickFacts provide population data for Kalamazoo and the surrounding area. Information includes projected population growth, race statistics and breakdown of population by age.
U.S. Census Population FiguresSouthwest Michigan First - Population
The City of Kalamazoo is a haven for those that enjoy the outdoors. Kalamazoo boasts numerous parks, lakes and golf courses.
Golf and Parks
City of Kalamazoo Golf, Parks & Recreation Page
Kalamazoo County Parks List
Kalamazoo County Expo Center and Fairgrounds
Kalamazoo has endless options for the sports-minded individual. With professional and college teams, the action is year round.
City of Kalamazoo Sports Page
Kalamazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau Sports
The current tax structure for the citizens of Kalamazoo and the surrounding area is outlined at the Southwest Michigan First website.
Southwest Michigan First - Taxes
Kalamazoo provides many resources for those entering the workforce. Whether it is job training or assistance with the job hunt, Kalamazoo has the agencies to help their citizens.
Southwest Michigan First - Workforce Training
The US Census QuickFacts and the US Department of Labor provide a quick snapshot of the employment landscape in the Kalamazoo area. Examples of the statistics provided are the current labor force and the unemployment rate.
U.S. Department of Labor Statistics
U.S. Census Workforce Statistics
Kalamazoo is home to many places of worship.
City of Kalamazoo Worship Page