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Places With The Best Housing In Michigan 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • 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
84
  • 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
  • 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 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
87
  • Huntington Woods, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,330
84
  • Northville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,986
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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
82
  • 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
85
  • 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, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,256
83
  • 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
84
  • 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
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.
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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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  • 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,
80
  • 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
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
82
  • 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
84
  • 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
77
  • Byron Center, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,840
78
  • 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
79
  • Milford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,434
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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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  • 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
75
  • Lake Fenton, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,386
73
  • Traverse City, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,392
  • NW Michigan long ago attracted Chicago folks with money. Detoit's blue collar headed for Oscoda. Traverse feels bigger than the population. Traffic in season is a pain. There are overpriced dining spots
81
  • 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
79
  • 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
82
  • 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
84
  • 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
75
  • Lambertville, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,528
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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
72
  • Freeland, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,141
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  • St. Joseph, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,307
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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
71
  • Temperance, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,705
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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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  • Rockford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,044
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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
77
  • 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
72
  • Holt, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,418
  • I have been living in Holt, MI for 6 years and love the small-town atmosphere and convenience of all the shopping and restaurants within the city. The school system in Holt is some of the best districts
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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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  • 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
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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
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  • St. Clair, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,395
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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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  • 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

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.

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