The City of East Lansing, the proud home of Michigan State University, located directly east of Lansing, Michigan, the state's capital. Most of the city is within Ingham County, though a small portion lies in Clinton County. The population was 48,579 at the time of the 2010 census. To live in East Lansing is much like having the best of two worlds. It offers small-town ambience to families that desire a wholesome, quality community in which to raise a family, while also offering a cosmopolitan sophistication to those seeking nightlife, great shopping and more.
The community is centered around tree-lined Grand River Avenue and Michigan Avenue, which serves as a dividing line between the Michigan State University campus and the rest of the city. The street is lined with many college-oriented businesses, such as bars, tanning salons, coffee shops, head shops, restaurants and bookstores. Undoubtedly unparalleled shopping and recreational offerings make it a fabulous living destination for seniors, families, young professionals and students. A culturally and demographically diverse community.
East Lansing is one of the largest learning centers in the country, but is also in close proximity to the City of Lansing. Immediately north of downtown are predominantly student neighborhoods. Further north of that is the residential part of the city. East Lansing has more than 25 neighborhoods, many of which have neighborhood associations that sponsor social events, attend to neighborhood issues, and often advocate for neighborhood interests in meetings of the City Council and city commissions. A section of the city has been designated a Historic District. Notable neighborhoods and subdivisons include: Whitehills, Whitehills Lakes, Glencairn, Ardson, Bailey, Strathmore, Keystone, Rudgate Hills, Brookfield, Chesterfield and Hawk Nest.