Kalamazoo is located in Southwestern Michigan approximately 136 miles west of Detroit and 145 miles east of Chicago. Founded in 1831, the city is the county seat and is easily accessible from both I-94 and U.S. 131, which cross the state from east to west and north to south, respectively. It is located just 45 minutes east of Lake Michigan.
Kalamazoo is home to Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College. It has two nationally recognized healthcare systems, diverse and affordable housing, and many parks, lakes, and golf courses.
A wide variety of industries and businesses call Kalamazoo home, including major players in the pharmaceutical, medical science, and craft beer industries. The city also offers an array of cultural attractions including professional theaters, dance trouples, an award-winning community theater, a major keyboard festival, museums, visual arts, and more.
For more information on Kalamazoo, visit www.kalamazoocity.org/ or www.discoverkalamazoo.com.