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Places With The Best Education System In Michigan 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score80
  • Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,265
  • We moved here a year ago from Northern California and love it! Why? 1) It's beautiful. It's like "The Truman Show" - a ton of Tree-lined trees. Everyone takes really good care of their historic homes
83
  • Huntington Woods, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,330
84
  • East Grand Rapids, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,297
82
  • Grosse Pointe, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,256
78
  • Forest Hills, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,667
83
  • Rochester, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,969
80
  • Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,785
74
  • Troy, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 82,982
  • Schools, recreation, shopping, dining, city services, neighborhoods, parks...it’s all in Troy with access to expressways for easy drives to Detroit for sports, night life, culture, and Canada as well as
82
  • Northville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,986
74
  • Byron Center, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,840
76
  • Grosse Pointe Park, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,276
75
  • East Lansing, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,395
  • I have lived in East Lansing, Michigan for ten years and have yet to get bored with the vibrant mix of energy that infuses the city. The Downtown area is mixed in with the town's university and is filled
65
  • Hudsonville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,278
80
  • Saline, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,082
  • Small town. Longtime locals plus many commuters. Small homes, McMansions, big box stores on the outskirts. More high school kids drive to school than any other district in the region. Drugs are a
84
  • Plymouth, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,956
  • Darling little town in W Wayne County. Streets need improvement, but cute place. Lots of nice shoppes. Cantoro's on the outskirts is a wonderful market. Many great homes. Expensive.
79
  • Okemos, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,493
83
  • Birmingham, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,653
78
  • Chelsea, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,140
  • Combo of long time residents plus commuters. Small town feel. Everyone wants to know your business, but you will not get mugged walking at night. Mayberry in Michigan. Good local health care. Twenty
75
  • Rochester Hills, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,987
  • Rochester Hills is like the Northern vibe of Oakland county. Its a fine place for Families and wealthy people. I wouldn't recommend it for the poor and the disabled people who dont have transportation.
80
  • Berkley, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,239
80
  • Beverly Hills, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,450
79
  • South Lyon, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,672
81
  • Novi, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,233
  • I truly love Novi! I've lived in Michigan for most of my life but moved to Novi in 2008. I live in a cul-de-sac community that is beautiful and the neighborhood is a bonded family. Living in a city
69
  • Ludington, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,051
75
  • Houghton, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,924
80
  • Farmington, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,526
69
  • Walker, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,458
68
  • Jenison, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,461
79
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 118,087
  • This is a town and gown world. The campus area is bustling. U-M is expensive and selective. Lots of grad students, lots of folks born in other countries. Great grocery options with 2 whole foods stores,
68
  • Rockford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,044
76
  • St. Joseph, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,307
76
  • Grand Haven, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,853
  • Resort vibe. Expensive real estate. Lots of churches. Dead in winter, touristy in summer. Conservative community. Safe place to live. Many lovely homes. Limited shopping and entertainment
76
  • Walled Lake, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,102
75
  • Portage, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,854
  • I have lived in Portage for the last two years. I relocated here a few years after college from the suburbs of Detroit and own a home here. I would say it is similar here to other suburbs, and would be
75
  • Marysville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,775
78
  • Brighton, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,550
  • Charming mill pond. Tiny downtown that is adorable. Problem is, there is not much to it. Edge of town has many retail stores. Not diverse. Twenty minutes to Novi or Ann
72
  • Zeeland, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,595
75
  • Midland, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,063
  • Midland, Mi is the county seat of Midland County. This is a city that has friendly neighbors and a pleasant atmosphere. It's an area where you can walk down the sidewalk and speak to others without
69
  • Freeland, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,141
75
  • Royal Oak, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,823
  • Two suggestions: 1. There needs to be lighting at the kiosks to pay for parking in Royal Oak. Too dark so see what to do. 2. Don't understand why you can't prepay at the parking machines in the
74
  • Grand Blanc, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,039
76
  • Petoskey, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,731
  • We've been coming up here for over 2 decades now, and have cherished memories. Petoskey is an excellent tourist location, while at the same time is a central hub to several prominent surrounding cities
70
  • Grandville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,842
70
  • Haslett, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,951
66
  • Flushing, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,129
66
  • Iron Mountain, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,535
73
  • Marshall, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,046
78
  • Milford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,434
72
  • Lambertville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,528
74
  • Fenton, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,471

Moving to a new city in Michigan is a stressful process. Combine that with having to find a new school for your kids and stress levels can reach epic proportions! As they say “education is the cornerstone of our society” so you want to be sure that you find the right school for your children. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of cities with the best education system in Michigan with a minimum of 5,000 people.

Your children’s academic success can depend on your choice of education system. Finding the right city with the best education system in Michigan is no easy task. The quality of education varies from state to state, city to city and even district to district. In creating this list, we wanted to take into account more than just test scores. Although we do believe that standardized test scores are important we also wanted to factor in classroom sizes and graduation rates.

To further narrow down your list of the cities with the best education system in Michigan, you can use the filters above. This will allow you to filter based on cities or neighborhoods, city size as well as home and rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your housing budget. You can also filter based on other important categories that may be important to you like amenities, cost of living, crime, employment, housing and weather.