Lansing may be a small city, but it is wonderfully international and diverse. It sits next to the Michigan State University campus, and boasts a variety of restaurants, river trails, and historical sites. The Lansing Lugnuts, the local baseball team, rule the summer season at the stadium, and craft breweries abound nearby. I love being able to walk down-town and visit the capitol building which is always beautiful no matter how many times I see it.
I do find it odd that parts of Lansing are not actually the city, but the township, and our mayor has plenty to say about why townships make little sense. Economically, Lansing has been through some hard time with the recession and General Motor closing many plants within the city. There are some not-nice neighborhoods and a serious marijuana issue that wafts through the streets. But, the charms of the city far outweigh these, and Lansing is constantly moving forward in a better direction. I am proud to call this city home!