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Places With The Best Housing In Michigan 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score83
  • Birmingham, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,653
80
  • Beverly Hills, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,450
76
  • Grosse Pointe Park, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,276
84
  • East Grand Rapids, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,297
83
  • Huntington Woods, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,330
82
  • Northville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,986
80
  • 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
78
  • Forest Hills, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,667
83
  • Rochester, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,969
82
  • Grosse Pointe, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,256
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
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
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.
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
  • 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,
71
  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 81,154
  • In Michigan, when you hear someone say he or she lives in Farmington Hills then one automatically assumes that person is rich, affluent, or important in some way. Farmington Hills is a very affluent and
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
79
  • Okemos, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,493
80
  • Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,785
74
  • Byron Center, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,840
76
  • New Baltimore, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,266
78
  • Milford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,434
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
72
  • Wixom, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,733
69
  • Lake Fenton, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,386
71
  • Traverse City, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,392
  • NW Michigan long ago attracted Chicago folks with money. Detoit's blue collar headed for Oscoda. Traverse feels bigger than the population. Traffic in season is a pain. There are overpriced dining spots
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
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
75
  • Livonia, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 94,849
  • Metro Detroit offers many great suburbs for business professionals relocating to Michigan. I have lived in Michigan for 21 years, and have enjoyed visiting the various suburbs of Michigan. Overall, they
80
  • Farmington, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,526
72
  • Lambertville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,528
80
  • Berkley, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,239
70
  • Haslett, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,951
69
  • Freeland, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,141
76
  • St. Joseph, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,307
79
  • South Lyon, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,672
69
  • Temperance, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,705
71
  • Sterling Heights, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 131,674
  • The overall citizens are okay however the corruption within the city officials is insane. There is corruption in the police department,city council,Mayor and from city workers lowest to the top. The
68
  • Rockford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,044
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
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
69
  • Holt, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,418
69
  • Walker, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,458
63
  • Northview, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,393
68
  • Jenison, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,461
72
  • St. Clair, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,395
74
  • Marquette, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,282
78
  • Clawson, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,008
68
  • Milan, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,917
  • Flat. The land is flat and low. Not very interesting, not much happening. Commuting distance to Toledo and Ann Arbor. Limited shopping options. Population is about 5000. Rural vibe. Short drive to
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  • 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

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Michigan. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Michigan to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Michigan as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

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