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A+ Auburn Hills Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Auburn Hills Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than Michigan
Auburn Hills
946% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Auburn Hills cost of living
C+ Auburn Hills Crime Total crime is 26% higher than Michigan
Total crime
2,6463% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 383% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-16%Year over year crime is down
Auburn Hills crime
D+ Auburn Hills Employment Household income is 6% higher than Michigan
Median household income
$53,6863% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$27,3698% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%10% higher than the US average
Auburn Hills employment
A+ Auburn Hills Housing Home value is 5% lower than Michigan
Median home value
$121,00034% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9854% higher than the US average
Home ownership
45%29% lower than the US average
Auburn Hills real estate or Auburn Hills rentals
F Auburn Hills Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Michigan
High school grad. rates
90%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
37%25% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:18% lower than the US average
Auburn Hills K-12 schools

Living in Auburn Hills, MI

Auburn Hills, Michigan is a mid-sized city with a population of 22,342 inhabitants. The median age of all Auburn Hills residents is 30, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Auburn Hills is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 22 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Auburn Hills, Michigan could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. The best areas in Auburn Hills and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from weather, education, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Michigan and national averages.

The livability score in Auburn Hills is 74 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 80th percentile of all cities across America. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Auburn Hills has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (B-) and housing (A+). There are some categories that Auburn Hills scores poorly for, including: weather (D-) and education (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Auburn Hills, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Auburn Hills: Palace of Auburn Hills, Walter P. Chrysler Museum, and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Auburn Hills can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

Assuming that Auburn Hills meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Auburn Hills. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Auburn Hills are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Auburn Hills come in at $121,000, which is 5.3% lower than the Michigan average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Auburn Hills, the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 8% lower than the Michigan average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Auburn Hills were 4.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 12%.

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Auburn Hills, Michigan

I love heading to Auburn Hills, Michigan to visit my parents, transplants from California. Auburn Hills is home to the Palace (former home of Detroit Pistons) an amazing concern venue that brings all the big names to Michigan. Oakland University is also in the city. You can catch a lecture, play, musical, or show on campus.

Auburn Hills has many parks, open year round. They have summer activities, and in the winter permit cross-country skiing, ice fishing, ice skating and more. There is a free skate park, and a public park that has an amazing fireman themed tot-lot for small children. Oakland University is not the only higher education institution. Oakland Community College, Baker College, and Western Michigan University's Thomas M Cooley Law School are housed in the city. With so many people in their 20s and 30s attending school in Auburn Hills, there is great shopping, eating, and activities.

The City of Auburn Hills hosts many community events including Summerfest, a Friday Night Concert Series, Paddlepalooza and more. The city is currently raising money for an outdoor amphitheater, plaza space, and splash pad at a community park - further increasing the many fun outdoor activities in the city. Located close to Detroit and Flint, and located off highway 75, it is easy to get to Auburn Hills from local airports and other Michigan cities.

If, like me, you like to eat, you won't go hungry in Auburn Hills and the neighboring cities. Rochester Hills is minutes away (just on the other side of Oakland University) and downtown will meet any fine dining needs (Kruse and Muer is a must!). In town, you have your choice of pizza delivery places, fast food, and Michigan's famous Coney Island dogs. If you are in the Detroit or Flint areas, a visit to Auburn Hills is a must.
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Source: The Auburn Hills, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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