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Best Places To Live In Michigan 2017

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • Huntington Woods, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,310
84
  • Birmingham, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,382
83
  • East Grand Rapids, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,999
82
  • Pleasant Ridge, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,544
81
  • Rochester, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,872
81
  • Richland, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 858
81
  • Okemos, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,827
81
  • Forest Hills, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,072
81
  • Northville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,001
80
  • Frankenmuth, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,934
80
  • Novi, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 56,887
80
  • Williamston, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,855
80
  • Grosse Pointe Park, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,412
80
  • Chelsea, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,085
80
  • Rochester Hills, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,195
80
  • Royal Oak, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,382
79
  • Grosse Pointe, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,350
79
  • Saugatuck, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 883
79
  • Spring Lake, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,413
79
  • Douglas, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,046
79
  • Ridgemoor, Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,586
79
  • Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,371
79
  • Greilickville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,960
78
  • South Lyon, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,514
78
  • Caledonia, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,595
78
  • Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,943
78
  • Lake Angelus, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 264
78
  • Dexter, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,482
78
  • Farmington, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,472
78
  • Oakland-Winchell, Kalamazoo, MI
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,919
78
  • Stevensville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,312
78
  • Shorewood-Tower Hills-Harbert, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,188
78
  • Bingham Farms, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,220
78
  • Saline, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,000
78
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 115,985
77
  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 80,682
77
  • Brighton, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,562
77
  • St. Joseph, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,310
77
  • Petoskey, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,705
77
  • Edgemont Park, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,242
77
  • Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,031
77
  • Midland, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,067
77
  • New Baltimore, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,144
77
  • Houghton, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,897
77
  • Fowler, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,252
77
  • Troy, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 82,106
77
  • Lowell, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,838
77
  • Ferrysburg, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,939
77
  • Franklin, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,106
76
  • Wolverine Lake, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,357

Michigan: The Wolverine State

Michigan is one of the fastest growing states in the country. Many people are moving to the state because of the booming economy and the affordable housing. Although many parts of the state were hit hard in the last recession, there is an economic jobs boom coming back to the area. There are many reasons why people call this great state home. If you are moving to the area, there are several things to keep in mind. This is a state that is home to a lot of jobs in certain industries. The cost of living really changes depending on what part of the state that you are interested in.

Like many areas of the country, Michigan has gone through a lot of changes recently. There are many people who are excited about those changes, and they are ready to start investing in the state again. With the growth of the economy, more people have moved to the state which has increased the cost of housing. Although there are still some cities that are struggling to stay above water, many cities are booming with new jobs that pay well. The closer you get to Detroit, the less expensive housing gets. After Ford moved out of the city, it has been a tough battle to get things going again. Not only that, but many people would prefer to live in other parts of the state.

One of the things that Michigan is known for is education. There are many quality universities in the state, and a lot of people are excited about the future of the state educational system. The state likes to invest a lot of money into teachers so that the best and brightest stay within the state. Not only that, but the test scores in Michigan are some of the highest in the country. The more expensive the area you live in, the better the schools are as a general rule. Over time, Michigan is planning to try and make sure that other people who move have access to great educational opportunities.

If you are planning on moving to Michigan, you need to have a plan to find the best places to live. With an abundance of great cities and neighborhoods, finding the perfect spot to settle down in Michigan isn't easy. AreaVibes will give you a head start as these cities are our picks for the best places to live in Michigan. To further customize your list of the best places to live in Michigan, you can also specify your search radius, population size, home/rent budget and what metrics (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment, housing, weather) are most important to you. AreaVibes has all of the information that you need to make the best decision possible.