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Best Places To Live In Traverse City, MI

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  • Traverse City, MI
  • Your matching location
  • 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
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score75
  • Elk Rapids, MI
  • 13.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,574
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  • Bellaire, MI
  • 24.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 877
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  • Crystal Mountain, MI
  • 25.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 57
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  • Leland, MI
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 353
70
  • Suttons Bay, MI
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 540
70
  • Maple Grove, MI
  • 12.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 49
68
  • Lake Leelanau, MI
  • 16.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 206
67
  • Chums Corner, MI
  • 5.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,353
67
  • Glen Arbor, MI
  • 21.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 156
67
  • Greilickville, MI
  • 4.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,905
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  • Kingsley, MI
  • 12 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,662
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  • Alden, MI
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 99
61
  • Maple City, MI
  • 14.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 195
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  • Rapid City, MI
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,768
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  • Lake Ann, MI
  • 12.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 241
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  • South Boardman, MI
  • 17.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 554
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  • Nessen City, MI
  • 20.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 128
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  • Bendon, MI
  • 14.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 209
57
  • Interlochen, MI
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 471
57
  • Fife Lake, MI
  • 17.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 396
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  • Cedar, MI
  • 11.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 81
52
  • Buckley, MI
  • 17.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 806
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  • Thompsonville, MI
  • 23.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 586
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  • Copemish, MI
  • 24.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 162
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  • Grawn, MI
  • 7.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 812

Listed above are the best places to live in Traverse City, 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 - Traverse City, MI, followed by the best places to live near Traverse City, MI, sorted by Livability Score.

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