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Best Places To Live In Michigan 2018

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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 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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  • Huntington Woods, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,330
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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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  • East Grand Rapids, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,297
  • East Grand Rapids, Michigan is really an up-and-coming part of the United States. I love living in East Grand Rapids because of the great culture that the city holds. It has all the options and style of
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  • Farmington, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,526
  • Farmington, MI is a place like I always dreamed of finding when I was young and planning my future home. I wanted to live in a place where the people were friendly and genuinely caring, where everyone
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  • Grosse Pointe, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,256
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Grosse Pointe Park, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,276
  • While the name "Grosse Pointe Park" may not inspire confidence, this city is one of the best Michigan has to offer. Ranked as one of the top 500 cities in America and the 12th best in the state, it's
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  • South Lyon, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,672
  • Living in South Lyon is far different from most other places in the state, evidenced by its ranking as the 20th best city to live in for all of Michigan. Median household income is extremely high with a
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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
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  • Rochester, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,969
  • I've been living in Rochester for 4 years and have enjoyed the excitement in this college Community that has lots of nightlife and various activities to enjoy in a small town laid-back atmosphere.
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  • Northville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,986
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  • Clawson, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,008
  • I love living here, Clawson, Michigan is a large city with strong community framework and phenomenal amenities. The cost of living is affordable with home cost averaging to $177,400. Airline and bus
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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
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  • 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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  • Walled Lake, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,102
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • St. Joseph, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,307
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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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  • 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
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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
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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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  • Milford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,434
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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
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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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  • 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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  • Grand Blanc, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,039
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  • St. Clair Shores, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,916
  • Ive lived here for 2 years and I must state that my experiance with the city has been pretty poor !! , First if you are from the west side thats mainly Oakland county anything west of Woodward get ready
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  • 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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  • Fenton, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,471
  • I experienced pleasant moments while living in Fenton Michigan. A majority of the city is located in Genesee County. Fenton is close to Rochester Michigan. The city has average scholastic academics and
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  • Marysville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,775
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  • New Baltimore, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,266
  • I encountered great times while living in New Baltimore Michigan. The city is situated on the coast and is a part of Macomb County. New Baltimore is close to the Detroit Metropolitan area. The town sits
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  • Kingsford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,086
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  • Grandville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,842
  • Grandville Michigan is such a great little city. Even thought it's small, it's just a two hour drive from Grandville to Chicago, and a ten minute drive to Grand Rapids. Anything you need you can find in
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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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  • Woodhaven, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,590
  • Woodhaven. Michigan is a great place to live. Living in Woodhaven, Michigan provides my family and I with everything that we need. The history of this town is rich. It is known as being home to the Ford
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  • Flushing, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,129
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mason, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,334
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  • Fraser, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,620
  • I have lived in Fraser for the past few years and I absolutely love it here. Crime rates and the cost of living is low which is a big plus for me and I know it will be for your to. These are important
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  • Haslett, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,951
  • Haslett, Michigan is located to the east of the state's capital city of Lansing. Haslett is an excellent community with an outstanding public school system and an ideal police force that keeps the town

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.