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Safest Cities In Michigan 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Iron Mountain, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,535
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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…[read more]
93
  • 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.…[read more]
91
  • Milford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,434
91
  • 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…[read more]
90
  • 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…[read more]
88
  • 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…[read more]
93
  • Huntington Woods, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,330
88
  • 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.…[read more]
89
  • 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…[read more]
86
  • 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…[read more]
92
  • Northville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,986
86
  • Grand Blanc, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,039
78
  • 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…[read more]
75
  • Ironwood, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,089
92
  • 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…[read more]
93
  • 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. …[read more]
94
  • 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…[read more]
96
  • 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…[read more]
90
  • Marysville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,775
89
  • 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…[read more]
95
  • 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…[read more]
86
  • 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…[read more]
88
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • St. Johns, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,951
91
  • Walled Lake, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,102
76
  • Holly, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,171
84
  • 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…[read more]
78
  • Grand Ledge, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,794
89
  • Rockford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,044
84
  • Marquette, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,282
  • Marquette, MI is an amazing city. You have the conveniences of a larger city along the highway and the quaint charms of a small town more towards the center of the city. Marquette is located on the…[read more]
82
  • Riverview, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,208
  • I have fond reflections on living in Riverview Michigan. The city is a part of Wayne County. Riverview is a suburb of Detroit. It runs along the shore of the Detroit River. The city is served by a public…[read more]
96
  • 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…[read more]
83
  • 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…[read more]
87
  • Saline, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,082
  • Saline is far enough from Ann Arbor that it is OK to have traditional family values, but close enough to have the nicer entertainment, hospitals, diverse shopping, and dining options to keep life…[read more]
94
  • 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…[read more]
96
  • 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…[read more]
93
  • 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…[read more]
81
  • Houghton, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,924
87
  • Flushing, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,129
91
  • 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…[read more]
87
  • Lake Fenton, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,386
82
  • 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…[read more]
87
  • Brighton, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,550
  • I've lived here for 2.5 years. My wife is from here. It is an excellent place to raise a family. Town is just big enough---not too big, expensive, or congested like Ann Arbor----and not so small it…[read more]
75
  • Milan, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,917
  • Flat. The land is flat and low. Not very interesting, not much happening. Commuting distance to Toledo and Ann Arbor. Limited shopping options. Population is about 5000. Rural vibe. Short drive to…[read more]
86
  • 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…[read more]
80
  • Byron Center, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,840
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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…[read more]
90
  • 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…[read more]
72
  • St. Louis, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,302

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Michigan. Finding the safest places to live in Michigan can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Michigan with a population over 5,000.

The Michigan cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Michigan? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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