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Best Places To Live In Portland, MI

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  • Portland, MI
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 3,920
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score74
  • DeWitt, MI
  • 16.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,657
74
  • Fowler, MI
  • 12.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,161
71
  • Hastings, MI
  • 24.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,312
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  • Waverly, MI
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 24,617
70
  • St. Johns, MI
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,951
69
  • Holt, MI
  • 24.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 24,418
69
  • Lake Odessa, MI
  • 13.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,066
69
  • Grand Ledge, MI
  • 11.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,794
68
  • Pewamo, MI
  • 9.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 554
66
  • Edgemont Park, MI
  • 17.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,148
66
  • Potterville, MI
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,621
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  • Dimondale, MI
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,134
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  • Belding, MI
  • 23.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,766
64
  • Westphalia, MI
  • 6.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 995
64
  • Clarksville, MI
  • 17.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 375
63
  • Eagle, MI
  • 6.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 104
63
  • Saranac, MI
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,232
63
  • Wacousta, MI
  • 11.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,425
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  • Mulliken, MI
  • 7.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 619
60
  • Woodland, MI
  • 15.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 468
59
  • Ionia, MI
  • 11.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,396
59
  • Hubbardston, MI
  • 15.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 334
58
  • Muir, MI
  • 9.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 692
58
  • Maple Rapids, MI
  • 19.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 726
57
  • Sunfield, MI
  • 8.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 516
52
  • Lyons, MI
  • 8.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 839
50
  • Lansing, MI
  • 20.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 114,773
  • I moved to the Lansing, MI area for work about 8 months ago from another part of Michigan. Lansing is a pretty typical Mid-Western town that's seen economic trouble recently. It still has it's share of
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  • Vermontville, MI
  • 18 miles away (City)
  • Population: 851
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  • Nashville, MI
  • 20.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,606

Listed above are the best places to live in Portland, MI for 2018. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Portland, MI, followed by the best places to live near Portland, MI, sorted by Livability Score.

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