In early 2015, Livability.com ranked Lansing fourth in its “Top 10 Best Affordable Places to Live.” Lansing is the only Michigan community to appear on the popular site that explores what makes small- to mid-sized cities great places to live, work and visit. And the “affordability” criteria applied by Livability.com places Lansing in the company of cities that are less expensive than most, but offer a high quality of life and afford savings on many cost-of-living expenses.
Terranova can attest. Originally from Lansing, the law-school grad moved back after having called Chicago his kind of town for several years. In the fall of 2014, Terranova got a job offer from Auto Owners Insurance to work in the home office legal department. While the position aligned with his career goals, he was on the fence about trading Chicago for Michigan’s capital city. But after a little research, he changed his mind, realizing he could attain a quality of life that might be out-of-reach in a major urban area.
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