Ranked in the 84th percentile


  • Ferndale is ranked #115 in Michigan
  • Ferndale is ranked #4,561 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Stable Housing Market
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Low Crime Rates
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Ferndale, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Detroit Golf, Detroit752.41,616
Sherwood Forest, Detroit751.7904
Downtown, Detroit719.74,983
Joseph Barry, Detroit7010.4445
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rosedale Park, Detroit686.33,323
Virginia Park, Detroit686.62,005
Palmer Woods, Detroit671.71,003
Gold Coast, Detroit6710.3294

Best Cities Near Ferndale, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Berkley, MI893.915,239
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI8911.915,785
Huntington Woods, MI882.46,330
Plymouth, MI8818.28,956
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Farmington, MI8712.610,526
Grosse Pointe, MI8712.75,256
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI8713.19,265
Troy, MI878.682,982
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Open-minded gem of Detroit.

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 accepting and open-minded vibe throughout town with all of the residents. Ferndale is conveniently located near Detroit to have the conveniences of both a smaller community while being close enough to the city for even more cultural options. Crime has been in steady decline over recent years, however, police do warn that it is important to stay vigilant when out at night. Especially in less populated and non-residential areas. The city's dining and shopping options are excellent, with many unique and many ethnic and fusion restaurants that are becoming more and more popular with people from all around the Detroit area .The city is close to more populous areas of Detroit that have many dining and shopping options that suit everyone. Overall, Ferndale is an amazing and open community perfect for younger adults. If you're looking to settle down or start a family, you might be better off looking elsewhere in the Detroit area, though Ferndale is not a terrible option.
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Source: The Ferndale, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).