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We are pleased to welcome you to the Greater Kalamazoo area.Please contact the Veenstra Team for any of the following services.We have been serving relocating families since 1986.David Veenstra, REALTORJason Veenstra, REALTORCindi Veenstra, Office ManagerJeremy Veenstra, Commercial REALTOR partner, NAI Wisinski Ask us to send you our E-Relocation Guide with hotlinks to all resources Kalamazoo Community Tours Free Personal Home Search Website Confidential Relocation Counseling Cost of Living Comparison Mortgage Pre-qualification Transitional Housing Home Purchase Representation Assistance with Moving Related Services Connection to REALTOR to Sell your Current Home Free Consultation with Commercial REALTOR regarding office space leasing/purchaseWe work in partnership with the Great Lakes Relocation Center.Great Lakes Relocation Center is a member of the "National Employee Relocation Council” and“Relocation Directors Council”.Great Lakes Relocation Center has attained “Preferred Broker” statuswith the nations four largest relocation companies.Company VP, Connie Schlaak, has also obtained the designation GMS (Global Mobility omThe Veenstra Team with Evenboer Walton REALTORS 1601 W Centre Ave Portage MI 49024David Veenstra REALTOR, Associate Broker Jason Veenstra REALTORPhone 269-350-5514 Fax 773-751-2206 [email protected] FindHomesinKalamazoo.com MovingtoKalamazooMI.com

Kalamazoo is a great place to live, work, raise a family and have fun! It is a city that cares about hercitizens and an enjoyable life style, is committed to economic success, that loves to innovate, and has ahistory of solid entrepreneurism and core business development. It is a community that combinesenergy and innovation with friendliness and an easy-going attitude.Greater Kalamazoo is a community where there is a wonderful diversity of neighborhoods and housing,it is a community that is committed to education at all levels. Kalamazoo County has a new pre-schoolinitiative to make sure that all the children in the County get started with their education with the bestpossible chance of success. The Kalamazoo Public Schools is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise, aninitiative which allows a free college education for every child that attends and graduates from theKalamazoo Public Schools.It is a community that enjoys 4 beautiful seasons and all the sports and outdoor activities that comewith the seasons. It is half-way between Chicago and Detroit, about 30 minutes from Lake Michigan, acommunity peppered with wonderful inland lakes and great things to do with family and friends.Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is the county seat ofKalamazoo County. Kalamazoo is located geographically in Western and Southern Michigan. Here aresome facts about Kalamazoo according to Wikipedia.Area: 25.11 sq miles (65.03 km²)Weather: 36 F (2 C), Wind W at 12 mph (19 km/h), 89% HumidityPopulation: 75,092 (2012)Unemployment rate in Kalamazoo County: 7.2% August 2013Colleges and Universities: Western Michigan UniversityWestern Michigan University Medical SchoolKalamazoo CollegeKalamazoo Valley Community CollegeEverest Institute-KalamazooWest Michigan College of Barbering and Beautyand several other colleges/universities that offer classes in KalamazooThe Veenstra Team with Evenboer Walton REALTORS 1601 W Centre Ave Portage MI 49024David Veenstra REALTOR, Associate Broker Jason Veenstra REALTORPhone 269-350-5514 Fax 773-751-2206 [email protected] FindHomesinKalamazoo.com MovingtoKalamazooMI.com

DowntownDowntown Kalamazoo is known as “Central City” and is supported by a strong and vibrant DowntownDevelopment Authority. You will experience wonderful cafes, restaurants and clubs, diverse shops andretail, a Radisson Hotel, great loft condos and apartments, a vibrant night life, and the opening an AlamoDrafthouse Kalamazoo in the fall of 2013 which will feature 10 screens for new release movies, familyand independent films, as well as the Alamo’s unique signature repertory programming food andentertainment. The first Friday evening of each month the downtown is buzzing with people enjoyingthe Art Hop, celebrating many of the great Kalamazoo artists who display throughout the downtownarea. The Kalamazoo Public Library is stellar and won the Library of the Year award in 2002. TheKalamazoo Art Institute, the Civic Auditorium, several small theatres and the WMU Miller Auditoriumensure that the arts maintain a strong place in Kalamazoo life.Greater Kalamazoo and Portage24 Cities, Townships and Municipalities make up Kalamazoo County. You will find everything from urbanlofts and condos, neighborhoods to suite any lifestyle and country living. A good percentage of thepopulation lives within 20 minutes of the downtown area, yet you will not find the traffic jams found inmany cities. Kalamazoo boasts many large city amenities with a “small town” feel and friendliness. TheKalamazoo area is served by about 20 school districts, the Kalamazoo Public Schools (home of theKalamazoo Promise) and there are many churches of all denominations throughout the area.Battle Creek / MarshallThe Greater Kalamazoo area is within 20 minutes of the Battle Creek community and there is muchsharing and cooperation between the cities. The area United Way is a combined Kalamazoo/BattleCreek United Way and the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport serves both communities. Theease of flying in and out of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International airport improves your entire travelexperience.CountiesThe greater Kalamazoo area is typically understood as being Kalamazoo County, some parts of VanBuren County and some parts of Allegan County.The Veenstra Team with Evenboer Walton REALTORS 1601 W Centre Ave Portage MI 49024David Veenstra REALTOR, Associate Broker Jason Veenstra REALTORPhone 269-350-5514 Fax 773-751-2206 [email protected] FindHomesinKalamazoo.com MovingtoKalamazooMI.com

Schools in the Greater Kalamazoo AreaThere are excellent schools in the Greater Kalamazoo area. Go to Schools.VeenstraTeam.com to accesslinks to all the school districts. You will also be able to see houses for sale by school district. TheKalamazoo Area also has a very active home school community which is served by the Kalamazoo AreaHomeschool AssociationPUBLIC SCHOOLSClimax-Scotts Community SchoolsComstock Public SchoolsGalesburg-Augusta Community SchoolsGull Lake Public SchoolsKalamazoo Public SchoolsParchment School DistrictPortage Public SchoolsSchoolcraft Community SchoolsVicksburg Community SchoolsPUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIESOakland AcademyParamount Charter AcademyYouth Advancement AcademyNON-PUBLIC SCHOOLSGagie SchoolHackett Catholic Central High SchoolHeritage Christian AcademyKalamazoo Christian School AssociationKalamazoo Country Day SchoolKalamazoo Seventh-Day Adventist SchoolKazoo SchoolThe Montessori SchoolPrairie Baptist SchoolProvidence Christian SchoolReformed Heritage Christian SchoolSt. Augustine Cathedral Elementary SchoolSt. Monica Elementary SchoolNEARBY PUBLIC SCHOOLSAllegan Public SchoolsBurr Oak Community SchoolsCovert Public SchoolsCentreville Public SchoolsColon Community SchoolsConstantine Public SchoolsDelton-Kellogg SchoolsFennville Public SchoolsGobles Public SchoolsHartford Public SchoolsHastings Area School SystemHowardsville Christian SchoolKalamazoo Area Math and Science CenterLawton Community SchoolsMattawan Consolidated School DistrictOtsego Public SchoolsPaw Paw Public SchoolsPlainwell Community SchoolsSouth Haven Public SchoolsThe Montessori SchoolThree Rivers Community SchoolsWhite Pigeon Community SchoolsVisit Schools.VeenstraTeam.com tosearch for Homes for Sale by SchoolDistrict and to see direct links to allthe school districts.Ask us for a copy of a SchoolDirectory with all the contactinformation for all the Districts.The Veenstra Team with Evenboer Walton REALTORS 1601 W Centre Ave Portage MI 49024David Veenstra REALTOR, Associate Broker Jason Veenstra REALTORPhone 269-350-5514 Fax 773-751-2206 [email protected] FindHomesinKalamazoo.com MovingtoKalamazooMI.com

HousingKalamazoo is a wonderfully diverse community with a wide variety of housing options. We understandthat housing plays a major role in considering employment changes and The Veenstra Team has manytools that will help you to get a really good picture of the Kalamazoo housing market.The Kalamazoo area was hurt by the economic situation just like nearly every other place in the nationbut this year has been a much better year for housing in the Kalamazoo area. The average sale price ofhomes sold in 2013 is near 150.000 compared to an average sale price of near 138,000 in 2012.We have specific Market Trend reports that we are able to provide for the area if you are interested inmore detailed information. Just call (269-350-5514) or email ([email protected]) and ask.WHILE YOU ARE CONSIDERING A MOVELet us provide you with a completely free, private website that will show you every house that isavailable on the market that matches the criterion you tell us are important. This includes all houses for sale, no matter what company sign is on the house. This free system will also alert you to every house that comes on the market that matches yourcriterion. This is the best way to get a feel for the market and be able to see what you are ableto get for the money. You are not making any commitments by asking for this website. You will not be hounded withphone calls because you have it. We are happy to set up the website for you while you consideror even months before you might be moving. It is ALWAYS up to date (unlike other 3rd party websites that aggregate MLS data) The search can be made very specific to meet YOUR needs (within a certain school district, or acertain number of miles from a particular location, or in a certain neighborhood.)If you want to do general searching without a private website, use FindHomesinKalamazoo.com for apowerful and pleasant search experience!ONCE YOU DECIDE TO MOVE TO KALAMAZOO Give us a call (269-350-5514) as soon as you make a decision and we will make sure that wepersonally put together a set of tools that will be tailored to helping you meet your housingneeds. We can connect you to temporary housing options or storage units if necessary too. We can also pre-screen REALTORS in your current home town to make sure you get your homelisted with an agent who will get it sold!The Veenstra Team with Evenboer Walton REALTORS 1601 W Centre Ave Portage MI 49024David Veenstra REALTOR, Associate Broker Jason Veenstra REALTORPhone 269-350-5514 Fax 773-751-2206 [email protected] FindHomesinKalamazoo.com MovingtoKalamazooMI.com

Search for HousesWe have a variety of tools to introduce you to the Kalamazoo housing market.To do your own searches visit FindHomesinKalamazoo.com.To set up a free website to see everything that is on the market that match your requirements AND tobe notified every time a new match comes on the market, call 269-350-5514.When you visit, give us a call so we can introduce you to the community and the houses. We can helpyou preview and purchase any house, no matter what company name is on the sign.The Veenstra Team with Evenboer Walton REALTORS 1601 W Centre Ave Portage MI 49024David Veenstra REALTOR, Associate Broker Jason Veenstra REALTORPhone 269-350-5514 Fax 773-751-2206 [email protected] FindHomesinKalamazoo.com MovingtoKalamazooMI.com

Enjoy the Lakes in the Greater Kalamazoo AreaWhen you live in Kalamazoo, you are just 30 minutes from the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan in South Haven.You will LOVE the affordable, waterfront living on one of the more than 62 inland lakes in the Greater Kalamazooarea.We have made it easy for you to search for all the lake homes for sale in Kalamazoo and Van Buren County bygoing to Lakes.VeenstraTeam.com.You will find all sports lakes, fishing lakes, private lakes and rivers and limited use lakes that simply exude theirbeauty.Kalamazoo CountyVan Buren CountyAllegan CountyAustin LakeDuck LakeEagle LakeEagle Lake (Version 2)Goslin’s LakeGourneck LakeHogsett LakeIndian LakeJackson PondLawler LakeLe Fevre LakeLittle Sugarloaf LakeLong LakeLost LakeMud LakePaw Paw LakePickerel LakeRuppert LakeSherman LakeStony LakeSugarloaf LakeWest LakeWhitford LakeWintergreen LakeHickley LakeBankson LakeBrandywine LakeCedar LakeChristie LakeClear LakeCora LakeCrooked LakeEagle LakeFish LakeGravel LakeGreat Bear LakeHalls LakeHuzzys LakeLake 11Lake 14Lake Of The WoodsLime LakeLower Jephtha LakeLower Reynolds Lake (south)Maple LakeMud LakeMud Lake (Version 2)North LakeNorth Lake (Version 2)Round LakeRush LakeSaddle LakeSchool Section LakeScott LakeShafer LakeSouth Crooked LakeThree Legged LakeThree Mile LakeUpper Jephtha LakeUpper Reynolds Lake (north)Van Auken LakeWolf LakeBig LakeBig Lake (Version 2)Duck LakeDumont LakeEagle LakeGreen LakeHutchins LakeLake SixteenLittle Tom LakeLower Scott LakeMiner LakeOsterhout LakePike LakeSelkirk LakeSheffer LakeUpper Scott LakeThe Veenstra Team with Evenboer Walton REALTORS 1601 W Centre Ave Portage MI 49024David Veenstra REALTOR, Associate Broker Jason Veenstra REALTORPhone 269-350-5514 Fax 773-751-2206 [email protected] FindHomesinKalamazoo.com MovingtoKalamazooMI.com

ChurchesThe Kalamazoo Area has churches of many denominations sprinkled throughout the area. You can visitchurches.VeenstraTeam.com to find links to all the churches in the community.Kalamazoo is constantly growing in her understanding of working together. There are several initiativesand ministries that bring the churches of the Kalamazoo area together. The Kalamazoo House of Prayer,Love Inc, The Northside Ministerial Alliance and ISAAC are examples of the cooperative commitment ofthe churches in Kalamazoo.Mobilizing local churches to transform livesand communities In the Name of Christ.Northside Ministerial AllianceThe Northside Ministerial Alliance enhances relations between clergy and community leaders by bringing together its membersand the public for spiritual renewal, sharing and responding to community concerns, and networking. In cooperation with thepublic schools, local law enforcement agencies and other agencies, the Northside Ministerial Alliance strives to strengthenfamilies and promote a better quality of life. By working to eliminate poverty, racism and injustice, the Alliance fosters unity,diversity and equality in the greater Kalamazoo communities.ISAAC KalamazooISAAC Kalamazoo is an interfaith organizing network of congregations and strategic partners working together to build a morejust community.Kalamazoo House of Prayer, Jesus Loves Kzoo, Transformation Michigan, Kalamazoo Prayer PushThe Kalamazoo House of Prayer (KHOP) seeks to be a 24-hour house ofprayer and worship.Jesus Loves Kalamazoo seeks to get more churches involved withcommunity outreach.Transformation Michigan has a vision of 24/7/365 prayer in all 83 countiesof Michigan as Transformation Michigan transforms the prayer movementin our state.Kalamazoo Prayer Push believes that there is “commanded blessing” (Ps.133) that God releases upon His people when they choose to “dwelltogether in unity.”The Veenstra Team with Evenboer Walton REALTORS 1601 W Centre Ave Portage MI 49024David Veenstra REALTOR, Associate Broker Jason Veenstra REALTORPhone 269-350-5514 Fax 773-751-2206 [email protected] FindHomesinKalamazoo.com MovingtoKalamazooMI.com

Employment and Industry in Kalamazoo,(info thanks to the website of the Upjohn Institute. )In 1847, the Southwest Michigan became known as The Celery City. In 1869, the thriving mint industryand our reputation as Peppermint King brought global recognition. The Paper Citywas the area’s next title in 1874 and parchment and most other paper were produced in the region. But,when entrepreneur William Erastus Upjohn founded the Upjohn Pill and GranuleCompany in 1885, the region’s reputation as a leading center for research and development, designbased manufacturing and innovation took off.Today, you will find 20 Fortune 1000 companies headquartered or physically present and a skilledworkforce diversified in our primary industry sectors that have made the region a leader inmedical devices, pharmaceuticals, design-based manufacturing, packaging, agriculture and foodprocessing.The region is the: World Headquarters for the Kellogg Company, Stryker Corporation and Whirlpool Corporation Site selected by more than 100 international companies Tops among metropolitan statistical areas for employment for Drugs and Pharmaceuticals andMedical Device EquipmentStrategic midpoint location between Chicago and Detroit that lies within: 54% of the nation’s manufacturers 48% of all national retail sales 54% of the nation’s business payroll 65% of Canada’s Gross National ProductOn the next page you will see a list of some of the major employers that are found in our community.There are also hundreds of medium and small businesses that provide jobs and stability in the greaterKalamazoo area.Southwest Michigan First is an organization that is committed to the success of business in the area.Here is a great link to review some of the latest business news from around the state of MI.http://www.mlive.com/prnewswire/The Veenstra Team with Evenboer Walton REALTORS 1601 W Centre Ave Portage MI 49024David Veenstra REALTOR, Associate Broker Jason Veenstra REALTORPhone 269-350-5514 Fax 773-751-2206 [email protected] FindHomesinKalamazoo.com MovingtoKalamazooMI.com

Tetra Discovery Partners LLC uses structure-guideddrug design to discover isoform selective inhibitors ofphosphodiesterase 4B (PDE4B) and PDE4D. Their research focuses on developing new treatments for depression, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).provides low-cost mass spectrometry, proteomic and histology services as well asentrepreneurial start-up space and access to equipment.www.launchmilab.comRealBio Technology, Inc. provides leading edge cell and tissue culture technologiesthat support the growth, expansion, differentiation, and collection ofhuman and non-human cells.Client CompaniesSingle Source Procurement, Inc. staffs and stocksan on-site scientific supply store room and coordinatesongoing routine procurement for companies as wellas researching and negotiating one-time purchases.Arcadia Supplements, LLC. formulates and distributesfulvic mineral based health and wellness products.Sunapten Therapeutics, Inc. has developed a targeted vaccine therapy that will provide an alternativetherapeutic option for the treatment of prostate cancer.Anisyn, Inc. provides custom medicinal chemicalsynthesis, process chemical synthesis and nucleosidessynthesis to support drug discovery and development.Vestaron Inc. is developing the next generationof proprietary insecticide products based on spider peptides.Western Michigan University’s Biosciences Research& Commercialization Center dedicates its pharmaceutical expertise and resources to the commercialization of lifescience discoveries and the growth of Michigan’s life sciences sector.West Labs Scientific, LLC provides cellular analysis services for industry, biotech/pharma, research and academicinstitutions.CeeTox, Inc. is a contract research organization specializing in in vitro toxicity screening and ADME services.graduatesEmiliem Inc. is developing Molecular TargetedTherapeutics for oncology and other indications.Genemarkers offers customized genomics researchservices for academic institutions and the pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical industries.Metabolic Solutions DevelopmentCompany, LLC is developing innovative therapeutics to treat diabetes andrelated symptoms of metabolic syndrome with PPARγ-sparing insulinsensitizers.Micromyx, LLC is a microbiology services company specializing in anti-infective discovery and development for industryclients.MLC Researchand Development, LLC is dedicated to developing new and exciting products.drugs.AureoGen Biosciences, Inc. is developing anovel genetic-engineering technology for the discovery and production of cyclic peptide-basedKalexsyn, Inc. provides medicinal and syntheticchemistry services to life science customers.PharmOptima, LLC provides consulting andlaboratory services to expedite drug discovery.PharmOptima helps clients create data packagesto maximize the value of their intellectual property.Tolera Therapeutics, Inc. is developing targeted, safetherapies for immune modulation and related medicalneeds.NanoVir, Inc. seeks small molecule antiviral therapies forthe treatment of human papilloma virus (HPV) and cancer.ProNAi Therapeutics, Inc. is focused on bringing tomarket novel nucleic acid inhibitor (NAi) drugs to treatcomplex genetic disease, initially oncologic disease.Proteos, Inc.* provides protein science expertise:custom services in protein expression and production,protein products, and translational research for commercialization. *Anchor tenant since 2008PSB ADME Associates, LLC helps identify itsclients’ best drug development candidates based upontheir absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination issues.Researchers at CeeTox, Inc.4717 Campus Drive Kalamazoo, MI 49008 269.353.1823www.kazoosmic.com

ShoppingThe Kalamazoo area has lots of excellent shopping. You will find everything from quaint boutiques tolarge chains.There are many local artists that sell one of a kind originals.You will love the Antique Stores and if you are a lover of thrift shops you will have several options.The Kalamazoo area is blessed to be near great fresh produce produced by local farmers which are soldin several area Farmer’s Markets.There are orchards and vineyards and plenty of farms nearby where you can pick strawberries,blueberries, peaches, pears and apples. There is nothing like fresh pressed apple cider in the fall setagainst the backdrop of beautiful fall colors. You can enjoy that in Kalamazoo.Check out DiscoverKalamazoo.org to see more of the specific shopping opportunities.The Veenstra Team with Evenboer Walton REALTORS 1601 W Centre Ave Portage MI 49024David Veenstra REALTOR, Associate Broker Jason Veenstra REALTORPhone 269-350-5514 Fax 773-751-2206 [email protected] FindHomesinKalamazoo.com MovingtoKalamazooMI.com

AccommodationsBaymont Inn & Suites2203 S 11th St (269) 372-7999Kalamazoo House Bed and Breakfast447 W South St (866) 310-0880Best Western Suites2575 S 11th St (269) 350-5522Knights Inn1211 S Westnedge Ave (269) 381-5000Candlewood Suites3443 Retail Place Dr (269) 270-3203Motel 63704 Vanrick Dr. (269) 344-6649Comfort Inn739 W Michigan Ave (269) 384-2800The Oaklands Bed and Breakfast1815 W Michigan Ave (269) 387-4073Econo Lodge3750 Easy St (269) 388-3551Quality Inn3820 Sprinkle Rd (269) 381-7000Fairfield Inn East3800 E Cork St (269) 344-8300Radisson Plaza Hotel100 W Michigan Ave (269) 343-3333Fairfield Inn West6420 Cracker Barrel Dr (269) 353-6400Red Roof Inn3701 E Cork St (269) 382-6350Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo3600 E Cork St (269) 385-3922Residence Inn by Marriott1500 E Kilgore (269) 349-0855Hall House Bed and Breakfast106 Thompson St (269) 343-2500Staybridge Suites2001 Seneca Ln (269) 372-8000Hampton Inn Kalamazoo-Oshtemo5059 S 9th St (269) 372-1010Stuart Avenue Inn229 Stuart Ave (269) 342-0230Henderson Castle100 Monroe St. 269-344-1827Super 8 Motel618 Maple Hill Dr (269) 345-0146Holiday Inn Express East3630 E Cork St (269) 373-0770Value Place1653 S 11th St (269) 372-6300Holiday Inn Express West2747 S 11th St (269) 375-6000The Veenstra Team with Evenboer Walton REALTORS 1601 W Centre Ave Portage MI 49024David Veenstra REALTOR, Associate Broker Jason Veenstra REALTORPhone 269-350-5514 Fax 773-751-2206 [email protected] FindHomesinKalamazoo.com MovingtoKalamazooMI.com

Wellness and HealthThe Kalamazoo Community has excellent health care options.Health CareBorgess HealthBronson HealthBronson Battle CreekBattle Creek HospitalsBattle Creek VA HospitalBorgess Pipp HospitalDesert Streams Christian CounselingGilmore Community Healing CenterKalamazoo Community Mental HealthKalamazoo Regional Psychiatric HospitalOtsego Medical CenterPine Rest - Kalamazoo ClinicAllegan Medical FacilitiesLake Michigan Shoreline Medical FacilitiesHealth ClubsWest Hills Athletic ClubBronson HealthKalamazoo Athletic ClubBorgess HealthSWATThe CourthouseKalamazoo YMCAMinges Creek Athletic ClubFeeling FitFlow Yoga StudioSenior ServicesKalamazoo Area Agency on AgingSouthwest Michigan Area Agency on AgingPlainwell Seniors in ActionPortage Senior CenterThe Veenstra Team with Evenboer Walton REALTORS 1601 W Centre Ave Portage MI 49024David Veenstra REALTOR, Associate Broker Jason Veenstra REALTORPhone 269-350-5514 Fax 773-751-2206 [email protected] FindHomesinKalamazoo.com MovingtoKalamazooMI.com

Kids CampsThere are lots of camp opportunities for kids and youth in the Greater Kalamazoo Area.General Day and Overnight CampsSports Camps4-H Camp Kidwell - BloomingdaleBair Lake Bible Camp - JonesCamp Kaskitowa - AlleganComstock Community Center - ComstockCran-Hill Ranch - RodneyGirl Scout Camp - KalamazooHabonim Dror Camp Tavor - Three RiversHilltop Preschool of Zion Lutheran Church - KalamazooIndian Lake Nazarene Camp - VicksburgKalamazoo Institute of Art - KalamazooKalamazoo Nature Center - KalamazooKalamazoo Parks & Recreation - KalamazooKazoo School - KalamazooKids Play Etc. - KalamazooKinderCare Learning Center - Kalamazoo & PortageLake of Woods & Greenwoods Camp - DecaturMark Kistler’s Summer Art Camp - PortageMiracle Camp & Retreat Center - LawtonPeace and Nature Day Camp - KalamazooPortage Parks & Recreation - PortagePretty Lake Vacation Camp - MattawanSherman Lake YMCA - AugustaSpringHill Camps - EvartThe Looking Glass Pre-School & Daycare - KalamazooTutor Time Child Care / Learning Center - PortageTwin Lakes Co-Op Preschool - kalamazooVanBuren Youth Camp - BlommingdaleWest Michigan Glass Art Center - KalamazooYMCA of Greater Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo PortageBranch Gymnastics - KalamazooClimb Kalamazoo - KalamazooEast Fork Farms – Horseback Riding - AugustaKid’s Gym Inc. - PortageKids Sports USA - KalamazooKingdom Sports - KalamazooSeminole Canyon Farm – Horseback Riding - AlleganWest Michigan Dance Center - KalamazooWestern Michigan University Sports Camps – WMU KalamazooYMCA of Greater Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo PortageSpecial Needs CampsYMCA of Greater Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo PortageScience and Nature CampsAir Zoo - KalamazooBinder Park Zoo - Battle CreekFrederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park - GrandRapidsKalamazoo Area Math & Science Center - KalamazooKalamazoo Nature Center - KalamazooMad Science of Greater Kalamazoo – KalamazooPerforming Arts CampsBlue Lake Fine Art Camp - Twin LakeGilmore Piano Camp - AugustaInterlochen Center for the Arts - InterlochenKalamazoo Civic Theatre - KalamazooSuzuki Academy of Kalamazoo - KalamazooWellspring Cori Terry and Dancers - KalamazooWest Michigan Dance Center - KalamazooWMU School of Music - KalamazooYMCA of Greater Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo PortageThe Veenstra Team with Evenboer Walton REALTORS 1601 W Centre Ave Portage MI 49024David Veenstra REALTOR, Associate Broker Jason Veenstra REALTORPhone 269-350-5514 Fax 773-751-2206 [email protected] FindHomesinKalamazoo.com MovingtoKalamazooMI.com

Fun Options and Activities for Kids in the Greater Kalamazoo AreaGeneral InformationBorgess Hospital - KalamazooKalamazoo Community Education - KalamazooKalamazoo Parks & Recreation - KalamazooKingdom Sports - KalamazooPortage Parks & Recreation - PortagePortage Public Schools Enrichment Programs - PortageSWAT Fitness Youth Classes - KalamazooYMCA of Greater Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo PortageArtArt Bayou - KalamazooBroughton Music Center - KalamazooGymboree Play & Music of Kalamazoo - PortageKalamazoo Institute of Art - KalamazooMichael’s - KalamazooSaturday Morning Art (SMArt) - KalamazooWest Michigan Glass Art Center - KalamazooY Arts Center – PortageDance and GymnasticsBallet Arts School of Dance - kalamazooBoheme Tribal Belly Dance - Kalamazoo, Portage &AlleganBranch Gymnastics - KalamazooCenter Stage Dance Studio - KalamazooDance Zone - Paw PawExcel Dance Center - KalamazooGreater Kalamazoo World of Gymnastics - KalamazooGymboree Play & Music of Kalamazoo - PortageKid’s Gym Inc. - PortageKids Sports USA - KalamazooPatti Herm School of Dance - AlleganSteps Dance Center - PortageThe Ballet Academy - KalamazooTiny Tumblers - KalamazooWellspring Cori Terry and Dancers - KalamazooWest Michigan Dance Center - KalamazooXtreme Dance Sports LLC - ScoolcraftY Arts Center - PortageYMCA of Greater Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo PortageBaseball and SoftballGolfEastwood Little League - ComstockGull Lake Little League - RichlandKingdom Sports - KalamazooMattawan Little League - MattawanMichigan District #2 Little League - KalamazooMilwood Little League - KalamazooNorthwood Plainwell Little League - KalamazooParchment Little League - ParchmentWest Michigan Broncos Youth Travel Baseball Club –KalamazooWest Portage Little League – PortageCheerleadingKids Sports USA – KalamazooJunior Gold Association of Southwest Michigan –KalamazooHockey and LacrosseKalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association - KalamazooKingdom Sports - KalamazooPortage Women’s Lacrosse - PortgageSoccerZone – PortageIce SkatingKalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association - KalamazooLawson Ice Arena - KalamazooSouthwest Michigan Skating Club - KalamazooClimbing and Ropes CoursesClimb Kalamazoo - KalamazooThe Adventure Center - Kalama

The Kalamazoo Public Schools is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise, an . The Kalamazoo Public Library is stellar and won the Library of the Year award in 2002. The Kalamazoo Art Institute, the Civic Auditorium, several small theatres and the WMU Miller Auditorium . Fennville Public Schools Gobles Public Schools Hartford Public Schools