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Best Places To Live In Michigan 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • East Grand Rapids, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,297
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  • Huntington Woods, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,330
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  • 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
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  • Rochester, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,969
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  • 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.
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  • Grosse Pointe, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,256
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  • Northville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,986
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  • 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
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  • Beverly Hills, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,450
  • I have lived in Beverly Hills, Michigan for the last 25 years and truly feel this is one of the best places on the planet to call home. This community is rich in wonderful people who have a clear
84
  • Birmingham, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,653
  • Birmingham, Michigan is a well-developed suburb to the northwest of Detroit. The city is commerce-driven with a booming downtown/shopping district. The city is kept safe by a fair and competent police
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  • Berkley, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,239
  • Berkley, MI is well-known for its rich musical history. We have the Motown Historical Museum to share it with everyone. As a suburb of Detroit, people often get the wrong idea about our beautiful little
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  • Grosse Pointe Park, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,276
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  • Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,785
  • Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan is a north/northweset suburb of Detroit. It is a safe and harmonious community that is geared towards the upper middle-class with the higher priced homes and prominent
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  • 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.
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  • 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
82
  • Farmington, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,526
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  • Forest Hills, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,667
  • Forest Hills, Michigan is situated along the Grand River and just minutes away from the bustling new economy of Grand Rapids. I've lived in Forest Hills for several years now and can say that it is one
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  • South Lyon, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,672
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  • Okemos, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,493
  • Okemos, Michigan is located just outside of Michigan's capital city- Lansing. It is a relatively upper middle-class town and a very safe and cost effective option as opposed to living directly in
81
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Walled Lake, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,102
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  • 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
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,
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  • St. Joseph, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,307
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  • 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
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  • Clawson, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,008
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  • 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
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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
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  • Trenton, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,426
  • Trenton has a lot of enjoyable attractions that will appeal to travelers of any age. If you're planning a vacation to the area soon, here are a few worthwhile suggestions. Elizabeth Park is one of the
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  • Milford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,434
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  • Houghton, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,924
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  • 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
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  • New Baltimore, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,266
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  • Walker, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,458
  • The city of Walker, Michigan is a suburb of the Grand Rapids area. The city itself blends into Grand Rapids well so you often don't feel like you're in a different city. There are plenty of housing
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  • Marysville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,775
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Mason, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,334
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  • Allen Park, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,519
  • Allen Park, MI is an excellent choice of suburbs in the downriver area of Detroit. It is home to an excellent public school system and touts itself as one of the safest places in the downriver area.
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  • Wyandotte, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,225
  • I have lived in Wyandotte, Michigan for almost my entire life and I can honestly say this place just keeps getting better and better! The weather is never too extreme no matter the season, and the people
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  • Byron Center, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,840
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  • Woodhaven, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,590
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  • 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
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  • Grand Blanc, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,039
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  • Tecumseh, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,370
  • Nice village. Some lovely old homes. Small downtown. One great restaurant. Safe place. Not much to do, and it is 45 minutes to Toledo or Ann
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  • Fenton, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,471
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  • Rockford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,044

Michigan: The Wolverine State

Michigan is one of the fastest growing states in the country. Many people are moving to the state because of the booming economy and the affordable housing. Although many parts of the state were hit hard in the last recession, there is an economic jobs boom coming back to the area. There are many reasons why people call this great state home. If you are moving to the area, there are several things to keep in mind. This is a state that is home to a lot of jobs in certain industries. The cost of living really changes depending on what part of the state that you are interested in.

Like many areas of the country, Michigan has gone through a lot of changes recently. There are many people who are excited about those changes, and they are ready to start investing in the state again. With the growth of the economy, more people have moved to the state which has increased the cost of housing. Although there are still some cities that are struggling to stay above water, many cities are booming with new jobs that pay well. The closer you get to Detroit, the less expensive housing gets. After Ford moved out of the city, it has been a tough battle to get things going again. Not only that, but many people would prefer to live in other parts of the state.

One of the things that Michigan is known for is education. There are many quality universities in the state, and a lot of people are excited about the future of the state educational system. The state likes to invest a lot of money into teachers so that the best and brightest stay within the state. Not only that, but the test scores in Michigan are some of the highest in the country. The more expensive the area you live in, the better the schools are as a general rule. Over time, Michigan is planning to try and make sure that other people who move have access to great educational opportunities.

If you are planning on moving to Michigan, you need to have a plan to find the best places to live. With an abundance of great cities and neighborhoods, finding the perfect spot to settle down in Michigan isn't easy. AreaVibes will give you a head start as these cities are our picks for the best places to live in Michigan. To further customize your list of the best places to live in Michigan, you can also specify your search radius, population size, home/rent budget and what metrics (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment, housing, weather) are most important to you. AreaVibes has all of the information that you need to make the best decision possible.