The Lansing area is nice. The city itself is home to Cooley Law School, which has a baseball stadium that hosts a number of events. The town of East Lansing, right next to Lansing, is the home of Michigan State University. East Lansing has the more college-town feel if you ask me.
It is a level 8, on the list for a 6. It is rather typical as far as mid to lower level towers go. Management is not over-involved. The traffic has diminished but, still good stuff for a first facility. Martex, a UPS feeder, is based at LAN with about 15 daily morning departures and the same for evening arrivals. So, you will get to sequence a bit. Numerous satellite airports to vector to as well. Lots of crossing traffic into D21. Get ready to say: "cross SPRTN at, maintain 9,000". More crossers going into FNT and GRR.