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Southwest Michigan is a great place to live, work and play. Experience all the perks of big city living with a moderate cost of living and a fraction of the traffic you’ll find elsewhere.

Southwest Michigan offers a wide range of living choices.  Like city living? Downtown Kalamazoo’s residential communities are booming. Have a passion for the water? Places like Portage, Mattawan and Vicksburg boast beautiful inland lakes.  Like some green acres? Then Richland or Galesburg-Augusta might be a better fit for you. Each of the counties that make up Southwest Michigan offer a unique, but equally lovely, perspective for your preferred lifestyle – Berrien, Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren. Over 778,106 people living in the region are waiting to say: “Hello!”

Relocating or purchasing a home in Southwest Michigan? The experts at Jaqua Realtors are positive that your investment comes during a very attractive market with low mortgage rates! The best part is that home prices haven’t been pushed up too much with the uptick in the national economy.

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What will my commute be like?

Never waste a minute! With Southwest Michigan’s short commute times, your available hours for dedicated productivity just increased exponentially.  The average commute for 76% of our workforce is 29 minutes or less, with about half of those driving less than 15 minutes! The region’s lack of traffic will help melt your stress away. You can get home fast and then take it easy!

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Source: Nielsen SiteReports, Claritas 2015

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