People in Michigan share "why they stay"

After a poll found that 37% of Michiganders said they would live somewhere else if they could, we asked people to share their thoughts and photos that represent why they stay.

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  1. Here are 100 reasons people stay in Michigan.
  2. My kids love their cousins. And all the cousins have great adventures around the Great Lakes. That's #whyIstay
    My kids love their cousins. And all the cousins have great adventures around the Great Lakes. That's #whyIstay
  3. I stay for days at Lake Michigan with my favorite people...and one perfect stranger carrying a Chinese lantern.  #whyistay
    I stay for days at Lake Michigan with my favorite people...and one perfect stranger carrying a Chinese lantern. #whyistay
  4. "This is why I stay in Michigan: Family" - Shannon Mongar #whyistay
    "This is why I stay in Michigan: Family" - Shannon Mongar #whyistay
  5. "Family, Burt Lake, and the Mackinaw Bridge." - Jim Weidman #whyistay
    "Family, Burt Lake, and the Mackinaw Bridge." - Jim Weidman #whyistay
  6. #whyistay #puremichigan
    #whyistay #puremichigan
  7. My Mother's Day gift to myself? Yes please! Happy Mother's Day! #vernors #michigan #whyistay
    My Mother's Day gift to myself? Yes please! Happy Mother's Day! #vernors #michigan #whyistay
  8. #whyistay in michigan: because i love our squirrels!
    #whyistay in michigan: because i love our squirrels!
  9. Hey instagrammers! We're kicking off a new project: #WhyIstay 
37% of Michiganders don't want to live in MI. That means 73% of you DO!  Tell us where your pictures are from and why they're important. 
This is from @trcharney: "Higgins Lake! The prettiest blue water north of the Caribbean."
    Hey instagrammers! We're kicking off a new project: #WhyIstay 37% of Michiganders don't want to live in MI. That means 73% of you DO! Tell us where your pictures are from and why they're important. This is from @trcharney: "Higgins Lake! The prettiest blue water north of the Caribbean."
  10. A recent Gallup poll found that 37% of people in MI would rather live somewhere else. 
Why do you stay here? Share it with others using #whyistay on Instagram or Twitter. 
This is why Instagram user Don Ashcraft stays in Michigan.
    A recent Gallup poll found that 37% of people in MI would rather live somewhere else. Why do you stay here? Share it with others using #whyistay on Instagram or Twitter. This is why Instagram user Don Ashcraft stays in Michigan.
  11. Because the water is clear, the beaches are empty, and summer is incomparable #whyistay
    Because the water is clear, the beaches are empty, and summer is incomparable #whyistay
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