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Places With The Best Education System In Michigan 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • 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
88
  • Huntington Woods, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,330
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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
83
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
86
  • 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
86
  • 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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  • 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
77
  • Byron Center, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,840
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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
88
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
83
  • 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.
84
  • 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
82
  • 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
89
  • 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
77
  • Hudsonville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,278
86
  • 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
86
  • 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
73
  • Ludington, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,051
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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
75
  • Houghton, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,924
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  • Jenison, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,461
  • Jenison, Michigan is a quaint small town that is one of Grand Rapids' southwest suburbs. It has an excellent public school system with a low student to teacher ratio, making it the envy of Grand Rapids
81
  • 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
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,
83
  • St. Joseph, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,307
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  • Rockford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,044
82
  • 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
82
  • 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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  • 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
81
  • Marysville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,775
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  • Walled Lake, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,102
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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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  • 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
81
  • Grand Blanc, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,039
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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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  • Zeeland, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,595
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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
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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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  • Flushing, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,129
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  • Iron Mountain, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,535
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  • Marshall, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,046
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  • Milford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,434
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  • Lambertville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,528
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  • Freeland, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,141
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  • Mason, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,334

Moving to a new city in Michigan is a stressful process. Combine that with having to find a new school for your kids and stress levels can reach epic proportions! As they say “education is the cornerstone of our society” so you want to be sure that you find the right school for your children. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of cities with the best education system in Michigan with a minimum of 5,000 people.

Your children’s academic success can depend on your choice of education system. Finding the right city with the best education system in Michigan is no easy task. The quality of education varies from state to state, city to city and even district to district. In creating this list, we wanted to take into account more than just test scores. Although we do believe that standardized test scores are important we also wanted to factor in classroom sizes and graduation rates.

To further narrow down your list of the cities with the best education system in Michigan, you can use the filters above. This will allow you to filter based on cities or neighborhoods, city size as well as home and rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your housing budget. You can also filter based on other important categories that may be important to you like amenities, cost of living, crime, employment, housing and weather.