Best Places to Live in Michigan

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Michigan by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in Michigan is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Michigan has a population of 9,895,622 and a population density of 100.9. The capital city is Lansing and the largest city in Michigan is Detroit. To filter the results, use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Royal Oak, MIPopulation: 57,76186A+AA+ABBD+
2Berkley, MIPopulation: 15,03786A+AA+ABC+D+
3Pilgrim, MIPopulation: 2385BAA+A+BAD
4Birmingham, MIPopulation: 20,15385A+DA+AAAD+
5Farmington, MIPopulation: 10,40585A+AA+AC+C+D+
6Rochester, MIPopulation: 12,64785A+CA+A+B+B+D+
7Grand Beach, MIPopulation: 27185FA+A+A+AA+C
8Clawson, MIPopulation: 11,89984A+A+A+AC+C+D+
9Huntington Woods, MIPopulation: 6,23684AD+A+A+AB+D+
10Bay View, MIPopulation: 6184BAA+A+B+AD
11Lathrup Village, MIPopulation: 4,09084A+BA+A+B+BD+
12Lake Angelus, MIPopulation: 28184AFA+A+A+A+D
13Rockford, MIPopulation: 5,71084A+A+A+AC+C+D+
14East Grand Rapids, MIPopulation: 10,79784A+D+A+A+AB+D+
15Richland, MIPopulation: 77884BAA+A+B+BD+
16Grosse Pointe, MIPopulation: 5,39784A+D+A+A+AB+D+
17Pleasant Ridge, MIPopulation: 2,54184A+DA+A+AB+D+
18Northville, MIPopulation: 5,99683A+CA+AB+B+D
19St. Joseph, MIPopulation: 8,35883A+A+A+AC+BD
20New Baltimore, MIPopulation: 11,88483B+AA+AB+BD
21Grosse Pointe Farms, MIPopulation: 9,43383ACA+A+AB+D
22Grand Ledge, MIPopulation: 7,80583A+A+A+AC+C+D
23Milford, MIPopulation: 6,21183AAA+ABBD
24Woodhaven, MIPopulation: 12,80083AA+A+ABC+C
25Grosse Pointe Woods, MIPopulation: 16,06183ACA+A+B+BD
26Michiana, MIPopulation: 15483FA+A+A+B+AC
27Saline, MIPopulation: 8,84583AB+A+A+BBD
28Leland, MIPopulation: 37283B+AA+BBA+F
29Forest Hills, MIPopulation: 26,23883AD+A+A+AB+D+
30Lake Orion, MIPopulation: 2,97983AAA+ABBD
31South Haven, MIPopulation: 4,45883A+A+A+B+CBC
32Farmington Hills, MIPopulation: 80,13183AC+A+ABBD+
33Barton Hills, MIPopulation: 28683FC+A+A+A+A+D
34Rochester Hills, MIPopulation: 71,25183ACA+AB+BD+
35Okemos, MIPopulation: 20,88583A+BA+BBBD
36Bloomfield Hills, MIPopulation: 3,88283BFA+A+A+A+D+
37Trenton, MIPopulation: 18,79283AA+A+B+C+CC
38Petoskey, MIPopulation: 5,71082A+AA+ACBD
39Williamston, MIPopulation: 3,83482AA+A+AC+C+D
40St. Clair, MIPopulation: 5,50882AA+A+AC+C+D
41Brighton, MIPopulation: 7,49882A+AA+AC+BD+
42Livonia, MIPopulation: 96,63282AAA+B+BBD+
43Franklin, MIPopulation: 3,12982BFA+A+A+A+D+
44Grosse Pointe Park, MIPopulation: 11,52382A+D+A+AAB+D+
45Beechwood, MIPopulation: 3,18982A+A+A+BC+CD+
46Crystal Mountain, MIPopulation: 3682FAA+A+AAD
47Wolverine Lake, MIPopulation: 4,32182BAA+AB+BD
48Bingham Farms, MIPopulation: 1,16082C+DA+A+A+AD+
49Crystal Downs Country Club, MIPopulation: 4882FA+A+A+AA+D
50Ferndale, MIPopulation: 20,06282A+A+AAC+CD+
51Traverse City, MIPopulation: 14,70282A+AA+ACBD
52Waverly, MIPopulation: 24,56782A+A+AABC+D
53Frankenmuth, MIPopulation: 4,95482A+AAAC+BD
54Grand Blanc, MIPopulation: 8,26682AA+A+AC+C+D
55Flushing, MIPopulation: 8,37082BA+A+ABCD
56Novi, MIPopulation: 55,31982ACA+AB+B+D
57Douglas, MIPopulation: 1,09781AAA+BCBD+
58Dexter, MIPopulation: 4,08681ACA+ABBD
59Haslett, MIPopulation: 20,04081B+AA+A+BBD
60Wixom, MIPopulation: 13,54481A+AA+ACBD
61Byron Center, MIPopulation: 5,68281BA+A+ABBD+
62Lambertville, MIPopulation: 10,39881BB+A+ABBD+
63New Buffalo, MIPopulation: 2,04681B+AA+BCBC
64South Lyon, MIPopulation: 11,30681B+AA+B+C+C+D
65Orchard Lake Village, MIPopulation: 2,20981C+FA+AA+A+D
66Saugatuck, MIPopulation: 79281AD+A+ABAD+
67East Lansing, MIPopulation: 48,44981A+B+A+AD+BD
68Mason, MIPopulation: 8,20381A+A+A+B+C+CD
69Portage, MIPopulation: 46,42581A+A+BABC+D+
70Flat Rock, MIPopulation: 9,77381AA+A+BC+CC
71Troy, MIPopulation: 81,30781BCA+AB+B+D+
72Allen Park, MIPopulation: 28,11181A+A+A+B+BCD
73St. Johns, MIPopulation: 7,89081AA+A+B+CCD
74Caledonia, MIPopulation: 1,46181CAA+ABBD+
75Pentwater, MIPopulation: 86081BAA+A+CBD
76Holt, MIPopulation: 24,25880A+AB+ABC+D
77Northview, MIPopulation: 14,69180AA+AAC+C+D+
78Portland, MIPopulation: 3,89880B+A+A+ACCD
79Chums Corner, MIPopulation: 76080C+AA+B+BB+D
80Romeo, MIPopulation: 3,42780AA+A+BCC+D
81Ann Arbor, MIPopulation: 114,72580A+CAA+C+B+D
82Ortonville, MIPopulation: 1,43080BA+A+B+C+C+D
83Ferrysburg, MIPopulation: 2,91180BA+A+AC+C+D
84Spring Lake, MIPopulation: 2,38680C+A+A+AC+C+D
85Linden, MIPopulation: 3,92680BA+A+ABC+D
86Zeeland, MIPopulation: 5,56180AA+A+ACC+D+
87Spring Arbor, MIPopulation: 2,85780C+A+A+AC+C+D
88Marysville, MIPopulation: 9,93380B+A+A+B+C+CD
89Goodrich, MIPopulation: 1,86780CAA+ABC+D
90Chelsea, MIPopulation: 4,94480A+BA+AC+BD
91Belleville, MIPopulation: 3,96280AA+A+BC+CD+
92Edgemont Park, MIPopulation: 2,24480BA+A+ACCD
93Village of Clarkston, MIPopulation: 91280BC+A+A+C+BD
94Marquette, MIPopulation: 21,38380A+AA+B+CBF
95Riverview, MIPopulation: 12,45180B+A+A+BC+CD
96Wacousta, MIPopulation: 1,27180DA+A+A+BBD
97Hudsonville, MIPopulation: 7,16280B+A+AB+BC+D+
98Holly, MIPopulation: 6,09980B+A+A+BC+CD
99Marshall, MIPopulation: 7,09480AA+AAC+CD+
100Midland, MIPopulation: 42,02480A+A+B+AC+C+D
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