Kalamazoo County Apartments for Rent(hide county information)
Just thinking “Kalamazoo” may get your toes tapping. Many songs contain a reference to Kalamazoo – some about the small city in Michigan, but others refer to a brand of guitar made by Gibson. The Gibson guitar, incidentally, was born in Kalamazoo – so this small city and music have a long and unique history.
In 1894, Orville Gibson set up shop in Kalamazoo and began making mandolins. His patented style was less fragile, more stable, and had a deeper sound than the traditional mandolins, and he patented his design in 1898. The Kalamazoo Electric Guitar was introduced in the 1960s, just before the Kalamazoo Bass. Gibson also introduced a line of Kalamazoo amplifiers. The Kalamazoo bass was referred to in Credence Clearwater Rivival’s hit, “Down on the Corner.”
Not only is Kalamazoo a real town, it is a college town. Western Michigan University was established in 1903 and is home to one of the country’s largest aviation programs. The Broncos sports teams perform in NCAA Division I. The football team plays at Waldo Stadium, while baseball games are held at Hyames Field.
Rent a Kalamazoo apartment and you’ll be roughly two hours from Chicago and only about 25 miles from Lake Michigan. From the theaters, museums, restaurants, and excitement of the Windy City to the boating, swimming, and outdoor fun on Lake Michigan, you’ll never be far from great adventure. But Kalamazoo has a vibrant arts scene, a charming downtown filled with art galleries, shops, and restaurants, and great parks.