Living in Battle Creek, Michigan

Battle Creek has a lot to offer businesses and their employees, but there is even more to discover when you live in Battle Creek. Located in the heart of Southwest Michigan, Battle Creek is small enough to be friendly and inviting, yet big enough to provide lots of activities, events, and opportunities to explore.

We're conveniently located along major Interstates and highways between larger cities including Detroit and Chicago, with Grand Rapids and Indianapolis is not too far either. While you are not far from these major areas, you're also very close to amazing beaches along Lake Michigan, ethnic, and community festivals, concerts, and countless outdoor activities.

A Few More Reasons to Live in Battle Creek

You’ll find a community passionate about its downtown and surrounding areas. A community that is focused on bringing the best in retail, dining, living, and businesses to its residents. We are excited to be a part of it and see Battle Creek continue to grow, evolve, and thrive.

You will find art galleries, farmers market, a 17-mile linear park, coffee shops, restaurants, and much more in and around downtown. There are also great events including outdoor concerts, Vibe@5 concert series, the Cereal Festival, outdoor movies, Art Walks, and so much more. If you’re looking for more things to do, check out the Calhoun County CVB.

Battle Creek is also home to award-winning healthcare facilities and doctors, which continues to grow in services, facilities, and resources for our community.

Working Here

Job opportunities are available from our diverse base of companies with locations in Battle Creek, and not just cereal or food companies. Battle Creek is home to many key industries including aerospace and aviation, automotive and manufacturing, food and agriculture, IT and technology, as well as military and defense.

Lower Cost of Living & Other Advantages

  • The overall cost of living is at least 7% lower than the national average.
  • Average commute is just 20 minutes
  • Median household annual income $42,520
  • State personal income tax of 4.25%
  • Median house value $96,000 with mean prices of just over $120k

You have your choice of public schools, private schools, charters, and parochial as well as more than a dozen high-quality, higher education options within 50 miles.

We invite you to explore this website and learn more about Battle Creek. If you’re looking for specific information, feel free to contact us today so we can connect you with the right organization or information.

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