Lansing No. 88 on list of nation’s best places to live
Lansing's secret is out.
Money magazine has selected Lansing as No. 88 on its list of Best Places to Live.
"Lansing's economy may have been jumpstarted by the opening of a state penitentiary about 150 years ago, but the city has worked hard to shed its jail-town image - and it's been successful," says the magazine on its Web site.
"Its school system is one of the top-rated in the region, and more than one in three teachers have an advanced degree. It's a 15-minute commute to Kansas City, Kansas but maintains the affordability of a small town. The city has big plans for the future - the government recently bought 127 acres to turn into parkland with football fields, softball fields and, possibly, an aquatics center," Money adds about Lansing.