7.4 out of 10


42.1680627210602 -85.8460273768686
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Lawton - A Tiny Town with a Great Beer Selection"

Lawton is a small village in Michigan, with a population of only a couple thousand people. I love that so many of the restaurants and businesses here are locally owned. It is definitely a place where community supports one another.

There is a growing "craft beer" scene in Michigan which Lawton is part of via the Tiny Old Hat Brewery. This is a fantastic place! Upon entering the bar, you are allowed to take down any number of the hats hanging from the rafters and wear them while you’re there. It’s actually kind of a gross tradition, but no one really thinks about it while they’re having a good time.

The main street in Lawton is dotted with restaurants that serve award-winning locally brewed beers along with some great food. Residents are primarily white and middle aged, with middle to low income. There are also a lot of families with children living in the village. Although I don’t know much about the public school district, it is close to Kalamazoo and Paw Paw, so I can only assume that they are pretty decent. This is definitely a safe city!

The entire town is only 2 square miles, so it is easy to get to know all of the hot spots. It’s a sleepy, kind of quaint town. It’s close enough to the bigger cities to enjoy amenities, but far enough away to not be bothered by traffic.
  • Haven for beer lovers
  • Friendly community
  • Safe
  • Likely have to commute to work
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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