Greenville 67 Good
Greenville Livability #395 ranked city in Michigan#10,204 ranked city in the USARanks better than 65% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Greenville

  • Cost Of Living

    The cost of living in this region is notably lower than the national average, encompassing everyday goods, housing, utilities, transportation and health care expenses.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are attributed to this area, possibly pointing to a favorable home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Ratings

    Locals express favorable opinions about the proximity of everyday local amenities, parks, public transit, neighborly atmosphere, strong sense of community and the general safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    A large portion of amenities are not ideally situated within walking distance, potentially requiring residents to utilize a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Access to public transportation in this particular area may be limited, which can result in longer-than-average commute times to reach workplaces.

  • Employment

    Low income levels and high unemployment rates results in a low score in the employment category. It could prove difficult to find well-paying employment in this area.

  • Health & Safety

    A low health and safety score may be attributed to factors such as subpar air quality and the unavailability of certain health-related facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors and pharmacies.

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What's it like Living in Greenville?

Greenville, Michigan is a small city with a population of 8,407 people. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (95% White). Given that fact, Greenville could be considered less diverse than other cities. Greenville is not known to have a high population (over 15 years old) of married people. At only 48% married, this city falls well below the national average. The average American spends about 26 minutes on their one way commute to work each day. Lower travel times can increase overall happiness and allow for more time to be spent with family and friends. While living in Greenville, your commute times will be about average, with a one way commute time of 23 minutes.

Living in Greenville can be a good experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of Michigan, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, health & safety, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Greenville and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Greenville to Michigan and the national average.

Greenville has a livability score of 67 out of 100 and is ranked #369 in Michigan and #9,085 in the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Greenville has higher than average rankings for the following: housing (A+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Greenville. The following was graded with a discouraging score: amenities (F) and employment (F).

Finding affordable real estate and housing in Greenville can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

Assuming that Greenville meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Greenville. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Greenville are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Greenville come in at $113,900, which is 10.9% lower than the Michigan average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Greenville, the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 4% higher than the Michigan average.

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      Greenville transportation information

      Statistic Greenville Michigan National
      Average one way commute23min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work86.3%82.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.2%8.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%1.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.0%2.2%2.8%
      Working from home1.5%3.7%4.6%
      Source: The Greenville, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).