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Places With The Best Housing In Michigan 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score93
  • 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]
89
  • 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.…[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]
81
  • Southgate, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,355
  • Living in Southgate, MI has been a great experience. I have lived here for over twenty years and cannot see myself moving anywhere else. The city is beautiful; not too big and not too small. There are…[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]
83
  • Wixom, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,733
  • We don't have a lot of activities in Wixom but it is very peaceful and quiet. I usually travel outside of Wixom for activities. Wixom is very country but I like that because it allows me to relax and…[read more]
79
  • Comstock Park, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,401
  • Living in Comstock Park, you get to see beauty and nature every day of your life, if you care enough to do so. The best areas in Comstock Park to spend a long, lazy afternoon are the golf course. We have…[read more]
68
  • Allegan, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,051
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]
85
  • Ferndale, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,167
  • Ferndale, Michigan is one of Detroit's north/northwest suburbs. It is a city built more for the younger crowd, and is very culturally accepting. It is popular with the LGBT community for having a very…[read more]
76
  • Holly, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,171
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]
83
  • 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…[read more]
95
  • 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]
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]
79
  • Auburn Hills, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,342
  • 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…[read more]
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…[read more]
85
  • 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…[read more]
84
  • 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…[read more]
77
  • Wyoming, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 74,692
  • As a native Michigander, I have many friends who live in Wyoming, MI. Wyoming is one of the greatest rural parts of Michigan. It is a very tranquil place to live with many farms and orchards. It is a…[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]
88
  • 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…[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]
85
  • Holland, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,581
  • PERFECT SMALL TOWN WITH SOME BIG CITY PERKS! LOVE THIS PLACE FROM THE STATE PARK TO THE NICE DRIVES ALONG THE COAST AND THROUGH TOWN CHECK OUT THE PARKS LIKE DUNTON PARK AND KOLLENS PARK, GO RAFTING…[read more]
91
  • Milford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,434
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]
78
  • Flat Rock, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,836
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]
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]
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]
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]
87
  • 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…[read more]
80
  • Kentwood, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,761
  • I have lived in Kentwood, Michigan for about 10 years. I moved to the area after I had my daughter because of a job offer. This is one thing that lured me to the city. There are several jobs waiting to…[read more]
86
  • Kingsford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,086
87
  • Lake Fenton, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,386
81
  • 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]
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]
93
  • Grosse Pointe, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,256
66
  • Springfield, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,218
80
  • Northview, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,393
  • Northview, Michigan is a farther northeastern suburb of Grand Rapids. It is home to a great public school system and is a safe community due to adequate police presence keeping people informed and safe…[read more]
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
  • 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]
93
  • 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…[read more]
80
  • Marshall, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,046
87
  • 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…[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]
85
  • Hudsonville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,278
77
  • Westland, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 82,218
  • Some people drive thru a city too fast and then write a review. Westland does have a nightlife, independent restaurants and good shopping. Some of the lively bars in Westland are, Malarkey's, Chatters,…[read more]
72
  • Swartz Creek, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,617

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Michigan. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Michigan to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Michigan as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Michigan, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.