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 9,897,264 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
1Richland, MIPopulation: 77884BA+A+A+B+BD+
2Berkley, MIPopulation: 15,03784A+AA+ABC+D+
3Royal Oak, MIPopulation: 57,76183A+AB+ABBD+
4Rochester, MIPopulation: 12,64783A+CA+A+B+B+D+
5Birmingham, MIPopulation: 20,15383A+DAAAAD+
6Huntington Woods, MIPopulation: 6,23683AD+A+A+AB+D+
7Clawson, MIPopulation: 11,89983A+A+A+AC+C+D+
8Farmington, MIPopulation: 10,40583A+AAAC+C+D+
9East Grand Rapids, MIPopulation: 10,79782A+D+A+A+AB+D+
10Milford, MIPopulation: 6,21182AAA+ABBD
11Pleasant Ridge, MIPopulation: 2,54182A+DB+A+AB+D+
12Northville, MIPopulation: 5,99682A+CA+AB+B+D
13Lake Angelus, MIPopulation: 28182AFAA+A+A+D
14New Baltimore, MIPopulation: 11,88482B+AA+AB+BD
15Lathrup Village, MIPopulation: 4,09082A+BAA+B+BD+
16South Haven, MIPopulation: 4,45882A+AA+B+CBC
17Grosse Pointe, MIPopulation: 5,39782A+D+AA+AB+D+
18Grosse Pointe Farms, MIPopulation: 9,43382ACA+A+AB+D
19Bloomfield Hills, MIPopulation: 3,88281BFA+A+A+A+D+
20Rockford, MIPopulation: 5,71081A+A+AAC+C+D+
21Williamston, MIPopulation: 3,83481AA+A+AC+C+D
22Bingham Farms, MIPopulation: 1,16081C+DA+A+A+AD+
23Grand Ledge, MIPopulation: 7,80581A+A+AAC+C+D
24St. Joseph, MIPopulation: 8,35881A+A+AAC+BD
25Brighton, MIPopulation: 7,49881A+AAAC+BD+
26Wolverine Lake, MIPopulation: 4,32181BAA+AB+BD
27Saline, MIPopulation: 8,84581AB+AA+BBD
28Woodhaven, MIPopulation: 12,80081AA+AABC+C
29Lake Orion, MIPopulation: 2,97981AAAABBD
30Petoskey, MIPopulation: 5,71081A+B+A+ACBD
31Grosse Pointe Woods, MIPopulation: 16,06181ACAA+B+BD
32Forest Hills, MIPopulation: 26,23881AD+AA+AB+D+
33Ferndale, MIPopulation: 20,06281A+A+BAC+CD+
34Portage, MIPopulation: 46,42580A+A+C+ABC+D+
35Franklin, MIPopulation: 3,12980BFA+A+A+A+D+
36Okemos, MIPopulation: 20,88580A+BABBBD
37Farmington Hills, MIPopulation: 80,13180AC+AABBD+
38Grosse Pointe Park, MIPopulation: 11,52380A+D+BAAB+D+
39Rochester Hills, MIPopulation: 71,25180ACAAB+BD+
40Livonia, MIPopulation: 96,63280AAB+B+BBD+
41Waverly, MIPopulation: 24,56780A+ABABC+D
42Trenton, MIPopulation: 18,79280AA+AB+C+CC
43Frankenmuth, MIPopulation: 4,95480A+ABAC+BD
44Douglas, MIPopulation: 1,09780AAA+BCBD+
45Beechwood, MIPopulation: 3,18980A+A+ABC+CD+
46Flushing, MIPopulation: 8,37080BA+AABCD
47Holt, MIPopulation: 24,25880A+A+BABC+D
48St. Clair, MIPopulation: 5,50880AA+AAC+C+D
49Traverse City, MIPopulation: 14,70280A+B+BACBD
50New Buffalo, MIPopulation: 2,04680B+AA+BCBC
51Grand Blanc, MIPopulation: 8,26680AA+B+AC+C+D
52Dexter, MIPopulation: 4,08679AC+AABBD
53Novi, MIPopulation: 55,31979ACAAB+B+D
54Mason, MIPopulation: 8,20379A+A+AB+C+CD
55South Lyon, MIPopulation: 11,30679B+A+AB+C+C+D
56Wixom, MIPopulation: 13,54479A+AB+ACBD
57Caledonia, MIPopulation: 1,46179CAA+ABBD+
58Ann Arbor, MIPopulation: 114,72579A+CBA+C+B+D
59Haslett, MIPopulation: 20,04079B+AB+A+BBD
60Allen Park, MIPopulation: 28,11179A+A+BB+BCD
61Pentwater, MIPopulation: 86079BAA+A+CBD
62Byron Center, MIPopulation: 5,68279BAB+ABBD+
63Chelsea, MIPopulation: 4,94479A+BB+AC+BD
64Linden, MIPopulation: 3,92679BA+AABC+D
65East Lansing, MIPopulation: 48,44979A+B+BAD+BD
66Northview, MIPopulation: 14,69179AA+BAC+C+D+
67Troy, MIPopulation: 81,30779BCAAB+B+D+
68Marysville, MIPopulation: 9,93379B+A+AB+C+CD
69Ferrysburg, MIPopulation: 2,91179BA+A+AC+C+D
70Saugatuck, MIPopulation: 79279AD+AABAD+
71Zeeland, MIPopulation: 5,56179AA+AACC+D+
72Flat Rock, MIPopulation: 9,77379AA+B+BC+CC
73Goodrich, MIPopulation: 1,86778CAA+ABC+D
74Orchard Lake Village, MIPopulation: 2,20978C+FAAA+A+D
75Spring Arbor, MIPopulation: 2,85778C+A+AAC+C+D
76Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, MIPopulation: 3,00778CFA+A+A+AD
77Marshall, MIPopulation: 7,09478AA+BAC+CD+
78Lambertville, MIPopulation: 10,39878BBBABBD+
79Spring Lake, MIPopulation: 2,38678C+A+A+AC+C+D
80Belleville, MIPopulation: 3,96278AA+B+BC+CD+
81Ortonville, MIPopulation: 1,43078BA+AB+C+C+D
82Romeo, MIPopulation: 3,42778AA+ABCC+D
83Midland, MIPopulation: 42,02478A+A+C+AC+C+D
84Portland, MIPopulation: 3,89878B+A+AACCD
85St. Johns, MIPopulation: 7,89078AA+AB+CCD
86Grandville, MIPopulation: 15,50278A+A+C+AC+C+D+
87Hudsonville, MIPopulation: 7,16278B+A+BB+BC+D+
88Southfield, MIPopulation: 72,28078A+A+CAC+CD+
89Plymouth, MIPopulation: 9,07078CB+AABBD+
90Fenton, MIPopulation: 11,65678A+A+BB+CCD
91Grand Haven, MIPopulation: 10,54178A+A+C+B+CCD
92Wacousta, MIPopulation: 1,27178DAA+A+BBD
93Pinckney, MIPopulation: 2,59778D+AA+A+BC+D+
94Edgemont Park, MIPopulation: 2,24478BA+AACCD
95Beverly Hills, MIPopulation: 10,29578D+D+A+A+AB+D+
96Riverview, MIPopulation: 12,45178B+A+ABC+CD
97Jenison, MIPopulation: 17,43978AAC+AC+C+D+
98Village of Clarkston, MIPopulation: 91278BC+AA+C+BD
99Vicksburg, MIPopulation: 2,88478BA+BAC+CD+
100Stevensville, MIPopulation: 1,16578CA+A+AC+CD
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