Kalamazoo area?

<p>What's the overall vibe at Kalamazoo? Do students venture off campus often and, if so, where do they go?</p>

<p>There is a nice downtown area about a 5-10 minute walk from campus with a bunch of shops and restaurants. For other shopping there are some big chain stores a longer walk away but about a 10 minute bus/car ride. There are also some really good coffee shops nearby. However, it is completely possible to not leave campus, there is something going on almost every day, and there are tons of clubs to join.</p>

<p>I am about to go to Parents' Weekend. One of the agenda items is to introduce my freshman daughter to the downtown. I've been there a few times myself. She seems to stay on or near campus. She's having a great time without leaving campus, so no big deal. But the downtown area really is nice.</p>

<p>^^ Hope you found Food Dance.</p>

<p>Yup! And going back to Bell's today on my way out.</p>

<p>Food Dance is awesome! My daughter and I had lunch there after our tour. I love their ginger-mint lemonade.</p>