The Differences Of Living In Eastern Michigan And Western Michigan
Start writing a post

When You Grew Up On One Side And Moved To The Other, Michigan Edition

Growing up in Michigan has its ups and downs...


After having lived on the east side of Michigan for my whole life and frequently visiting the west side, I have noticed some major differences between those who live in Michigan depending on which side they associate with most.


On the east side, the people are very straightforward and blunt about things which can come off as rude.

On the west side, the people are more reserved but talk shit behind your back and that is how they are rude.

On the east side, people aren't as friendly but they are typically more genuine people.

On the west side, people are a lot more friendly but that friendliness turns dark, as they are very judgmental people.

On the east side, people don't seem to worry about others and are more carefree and chill.

On the west side, people are very uptight and you can tell that they care a lot about what others think.


On the east side, depending on where you go, they seem very affordable whether it be for gas, groceries or anything else.

On the west side pretty much everywhere you go, you are going to be paying much more for everything.

On the east side, it seems like places don't care much about the overall planet or its needs besides having most lakes over there.

On the west side, it seems like everywhere you go there is recycle bins and flyers talking about how we need to save the Earth.

On the east side there seems to be many more eclectic places and unique opportunities that are brought around.

On the west side, there seems to only be small shops and less interesting places to visit as they are generic.


On the east side, we don't have to worry about the Michigan left turn, and the seemingly more aggressive drivers.

On the west side, there are Michigan left's and the drivers are just unaware of others and honestly suck.

On the east side, we have more lakes but most of the city people come out and ruin the experience.

On the west side, there is a large lake that is on the coast and you don't have to worry about people ruining your time or taking up space.

On the east side, we have better weather but our overall system for clearing roads of ice and snow is ineffective.

On the west side it is very hit or miss with the weather and it is always colder especially with lake effect.

In the end, Michigan is a beautiful unique place with so many things to offer; life in Michigan, regardless of where you live, is always going to be unique and different. From the cold winter storms, the hot hot summer days or the cool spring, it is truly an amazing experience to live in such a unique place. Michigan is full of little treasures and beautiful locations everywhere you go and I am personally lucky enough to call this state home.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments