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
1Grand Beach, MIPopulation: 27184FA+A+A+AA+C
2Berkley, MIPopulation: 15,03784A+AA+ABC+D+
3Richland, MIPopulation: 77884BAA+A+B+BD+
4Royal Oak, MIPopulation: 57,76183A+AB+ABBD+
5Pilgrim, MIPopulation: 2383BAAA+BAD
6Rochester, MIPopulation: 12,64783A+CA+A+B+B+D+
7Birmingham, MIPopulation: 20,15383A+DA+AAAD+
8Huntington Woods, MIPopulation: 6,23683AD+A+A+AB+D+
9Michiana, MIPopulation: 15483FA+A+A+B+AC
10Clawson, MIPopulation: 11,89983A+A+A+AC+C+D+
11Farmington, MIPopulation: 10,40583A+AAAC+C+D+
12East Grand Rapids, MIPopulation: 10,79782A+D+A+A+AB+D+
13Bay View, MIPopulation: 6182BAAA+B+AD
14Lathrup Village, MIPopulation: 4,09082A+BAA+B+BD+
15Pleasant Ridge, MIPopulation: 2,54182A+DB+A+AB+D+
16New Baltimore, MIPopulation: 11,88482B+AA+AB+BD
17Lake Angelus, MIPopulation: 28182AFAA+A+A+D
18Milford, MIPopulation: 6,21182AAA+ABBD
19Northville, MIPopulation: 5,99682A+CA+AB+B+D
20South Haven, MIPopulation: 4,45882A+A+A+B+CBC
21Grosse Pointe, MIPopulation: 5,39782A+D+AA+AB+D+
22Grosse Pointe Farms, MIPopulation: 9,43382ACA+A+AB+D
23Rockford, MIPopulation: 5,71081A+A+AAC+C+D+
24Bloomfield Hills, MIPopulation: 3,88281BFA+A+A+A+D+
25Williamston, MIPopulation: 3,83481AA+A+AC+C+D
26Grand Ledge, MIPopulation: 7,80581A+A+AAC+C+D
27Bingham Farms, MIPopulation: 1,16081C+DA+A+A+AD+
28St. Joseph, MIPopulation: 8,35881A+A+AAC+BD
29Petoskey, MIPopulation: 5,71081A+AA+ACBD
30Brighton, MIPopulation: 7,49881A+AAAC+BD+
31Lake Orion, MIPopulation: 2,97981AAAABBD
32Wolverine Lake, MIPopulation: 4,32181BAA+AB+BD
33Leland, MIPopulation: 37281B+AABBA+F
34Woodhaven, MIPopulation: 12,80081AA+AABC+C
35Forest Hills, MIPopulation: 26,23881AD+AA+AB+D+
36Grosse Pointe Woods, MIPopulation: 16,06181ACAA+B+BD
37Ferndale, MIPopulation: 20,06281A+A+BAC+CD+
38Barton Hills, MIPopulation: 28681FC+AA+A+A+D
39Saline, MIPopulation: 8,84581AB+AA+BBD
40Farmington Hills, MIPopulation: 80,13181AC+AABBD+
41Franklin, MIPopulation: 3,12980BFA+A+A+A+D+
42Rochester Hills, MIPopulation: 71,25180ACAAB+BD+
43Grosse Pointe Park, MIPopulation: 11,52380A+D+BAAB+D+
44Okemos, MIPopulation: 20,88580A+BABBBD
45Portage, MIPopulation: 46,42580A+A+C+ABC+D+
46Livonia, MIPopulation: 96,63280AABB+BBD+
47Waverly, MIPopulation: 24,56780A+A+BABC+D
48Douglas, MIPopulation: 1,09780AAA+BCBD+
49Trenton, MIPopulation: 18,79280AA+AB+C+CC
50Crystal Mountain, MIPopulation: 3680FAAA+AAD
51Frankenmuth, MIPopulation: 4,95480A+ABAC+BD
52Beechwood, MIPopulation: 3,18980A+A+ABC+CD+
53Crystal Downs Country Club, MIPopulation: 4880FA+AA+AA+D
54Flushing, MIPopulation: 8,37080BA+A+ABCD
55Traverse City, MIPopulation: 14,70280A+ABACBD
56St. Clair, MIPopulation: 5,50880AA+AAC+C+D
57New Buffalo, MIPopulation: 2,04680B+AA+BCBC
58Grand Blanc, MIPopulation: 8,26679AA+B+AC+C+D
59Novi, MIPopulation: 55,31979ACAAB+B+D
60Dexter, MIPopulation: 4,08679ACAABBD
61South Lyon, MIPopulation: 11,30679B+AAB+C+C+D
62Caledonia, MIPopulation: 1,46179CAA+ABBD+
63Wixom, MIPopulation: 13,54479A+AB+ACBD
64Holt, MIPopulation: 24,25879A+ABABC+D
65Allen Park, MIPopulation: 28,11179A+A+B+B+BCD
66Pentwater, MIPopulation: 86079BAA+A+CBD
67Mason, MIPopulation: 8,20379A+A+AB+C+CD
68Lambertville, MIPopulation: 10,39879BB+BABBD+
69Haslett, MIPopulation: 20,04079B+AB+A+BBD
70Byron Center, MIPopulation: 5,68279BA+B+ABBD+
71Northview, MIPopulation: 14,69179AA+BAC+C+D+
72Ferrysburg, MIPopulation: 2,91179BA+A+AC+C+D
73East Lansing, MIPopulation: 48,44979A+B+BAD+BD
74Troy, MIPopulation: 81,30779BCAAB+B+D+
75Ann Arbor, MIPopulation: 114,72579A+CBA+C+B+D
76Marysville, MIPopulation: 9,93379B+A+AB+C+CD
77Wacousta, MIPopulation: 1,27179DA+A+A+BBD
78Saugatuck, MIPopulation: 79279AD+AABAD+
79Linden, MIPopulation: 3,92679BA+AABC+D
80Zeeland, MIPopulation: 5,56179AA+AACC+D+
81Flat Rock, MIPopulation: 9,77379AA+B+BC+CC
82Goodrich, MIPopulation: 1,86779CAA+ABC+D
83Orchard Lake Village, MIPopulation: 2,20978C+FAAA+A+D
84Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, MIPopulation: 3,00778CFA+A+A+AD
85Spring Lake, MIPopulation: 2,38678C+A+A+AC+C+D
86Midland, MIPopulation: 42,02478A+A+BAC+C+D
87Ortonville, MIPopulation: 1,43078BA+AB+C+C+D
88Marshall, MIPopulation: 7,09478AA+BAC+CD+
89Romeo, MIPopulation: 3,42778AA+ABCC+D
90Chelsea, MIPopulation: 4,94478A+BB+AC+BD
91Portland, MIPopulation: 3,89878B+A+AACCD
92Belleville, MIPopulation: 3,96278AA+B+BC+CD+
93Chums Corner, MIPopulation: 76078C+AAB+BB+D
94Grandville, MIPopulation: 15,50278A+A+C+AC+C+D+
95St. Johns, MIPopulation: 7,89078AA+AB+CCD
96Hudsonville, MIPopulation: 7,16278B+A+BB+BC+D+
97Southfield, MIPopulation: 72,28078A+A+CAC+CD+
98Grand Haven, MIPopulation: 10,54178A+A+C+B+CCD
99Spring Arbor, MIPopulation: 2,85778C+A+AAC+C+D
100Fenton, MIPopulation: 11,65678A+A+BB+CCD
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