Portage residents enjoy affordable housing with low taxes, safe and well-maintained neighborhoods, world-class healthcare, enriching activities and entertainment, and a unique parks system that connects citizend to each other and the natural world

Here are a few distinct advantages to living in Portage:

  • Very low municipal tax rate
  • Diverse and affordable housing opportunities
  • Over 2,000 acres of park and recreational space
  • Largest retail center in southwest Michigan
  • Strong regional healthcare system - Borgess & Bronson hospitals
  • Low crime rate and nationally accredited Public Safety services
  • Wide variety of shopping, dining, and consumer services
  • Award-winning public schools
  • $119 million facility improvements approved by Portage Public
    School voters (November 2007) for enhanced learning opportunities
  • Portage Historic District - click here to see the location of Portage Historic District homes and sites