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A+ Farmington Hills Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Farmington Hills Cost of Living Cost of living is 18% higher than Michigan
Farmington Hills
1033% more expensive than the US average
8812% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Farmington Hills cost of living
A+ Farmington Hills Crime Total crime is 45% lower than Michigan
Total crime
1,23955% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8155% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is up
Farmington Hills crime
B- Farmington Hills Employment Household income is 41% higher than Michigan
Median household income
$71,46329% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$42,38642% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%34% lower than the US average
Farmington Hills employment
A Farmington Hills Housing Home value is 69% higher than Michigan
Median home value
$216,20017% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,06712% higher than the US average
Home ownership
62%3% lower than the US average
Farmington Hills real estate or Farmington Hills rentals
C Farmington Hills Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Michigan
High school grad. rates
93%12% higher than the US average
School test scores
48%2% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:19% higher than the US average
Farmington Hills K-12 schools or Farmington Hills colleges

Living in Farmington Hills, MI

Farmington Hills is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Michigan. The city has a population of 81,154 people. At 66%, the majority of the Farmington Hills population is White; this is followed by 20% Black and 11% Asian. 81% of the people in Farmington Hills (over the age of 15) are married and 61% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Farmington Hills, Michigan. To help you find the best places to live in and around Farmington Hills, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, weather, employment, housing and more.

Farmington Hills, MI receives 83 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #34 in Michigan and #824 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Farmington Hills could be a great choice! Farmington Hills also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! For each of the livability categories, we see that Farmington Hills ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), employment (B-) and housing (A). Regrettably for Farmington Hills, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: weather (D-).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Farmington Hills on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Farmington Hills has a violent crime rate of 114 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Farmington Hills apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Farmington Hills is real estate affordability. The median home price for Farmington Hills homes is $216,200, which is 69.2% higher than the Michigan average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Farmington Hills, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 20% higher than the Michigan average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Farmington Hills were 5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.9%.

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Compare Farmington Hills, MI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Farmington Hills, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Detroit Golf, Detroit7513.31,616
Sherwood Forest, Detroit7512.7904
Minock Park, Detroit759.21,420
Rosedale Park, Detroit699.73,323
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Palmer Woods, Detroit6713.21,003
Blackstone Park, Detroit6710.62,082
Old Redford, Detroit677.4564
Aviation, Detroit6613.93,888

Best Cities Near Farmington Hills, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Berkley, MI899.815,239
Huntington Woods, MI8810.66,330
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI8824.515,785
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI8825.69,265
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Farmington, MI881.710,526
Plymouth, MI889.28,956
Troy, MI8713.682,982
Grosse Pointe Park, MI8724.311,276
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Upscale Michigan Living: Farmington Hills

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 upscale suburb of Detroit. Located in southeastern Michigan, many families choose to reside in Farmington Hills for its low crime rates and access to elite private schools in Michigan. Farmington Hills is located close by to Cranbrook Schools, which are some of the best private schools in the state of Michigan. It is also a midpoint between Detroit and Ann Arbor, the home of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Farmington Hills has some great downtown shopping to offer residents. There are also upscale boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, and even a vintage cinema in Farmington Hills. The city also has many architectural points of interest and history for the state of Michigan. Many families choose to raise children in Farmington Hills, because there is always something to do. There are always cultural or educational events going on within the city of Farmington Hills.

Overall, Farmington Hills is a great place to live. For low crime rates and access to wonderful educational opportunities, Farmington Hills has everything to offer.
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Source: The Farmington Hills, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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