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A+ Harper Woods Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Harper Woods Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Michigan
Harper Woods
8614% less expensive than the US average
8812% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Harper Woods cost of living
F Harper Woods Crime Total crime is 158% higher than Michigan
Total crime
5,808111% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 18111% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-16%Year over year crime is down
Harper Woods crime
F Harper Woods Employment Household income is 3% lower than Michigan
Median household income
$49,30611% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,85723% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
9%97% higher than the US average
Harper Woods employment
C Harper Woods Housing Home value is 48% lower than Michigan
Median home value
$66,20064% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,04010% higher than the US average
Home ownership
63%2% lower than the US average
Harper Woods real estate or Harper Woods rentals
F Harper Woods Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Michigan
High school grad. rates
81%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
25%49% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:114% higher than the US average
Harper Woods K-12 schools

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Compare Harper Woods, MI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Harper Woods, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
English Village, Detroit776.3688
Detroit Golf, Detroit7510.21,616
Medical Center, Detroit758.61,336
Sherwood Forest, Detroit7510.6904
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Downtown, Detroit729.44,983
Joseph Barry, Detroit706.4445
Virginia Park, Detroit689.52,005
Palmer Woods, Detroit67101,003

Best Cities Near Harper Woods, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Berkley, MI8913.715,239
Huntington Woods, MI8812.56,330
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI881.515,785
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI883.59,265
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Farmington, MI8822.910,526
Plymouth, MI8827.98,956
Troy, MI8714.982,982
Grosse Pointe Park, MI874.511,276
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Harper Woods, MI: Mixed Neighborhood

Harper Woods, Michigan is located just to the west of Detroit. It is a small suburban community that is quite mixed. On the side closer to Detroit, the neighborhoods seem to be in slow decline, with homeowners having either left or are renting their homes to lower income families. However, on the other side of Harper Woods, the neighborhoods are geared more towards the upper middle-class and the neighborhoods are safer.

Shopping, dining and nightlife in Harper Woods is decent. There are a few independent shops, restaurants and bars that line a few of the streets towards the north and west of the city. The city also provides essential chain stores for basic needs. Harper Woods is also home to the Eastland Center Mall which has many stores that will suit the needs of everyone in the family.

Overall, Harper Woods is a good place to raise a family as long as you're in the right neighborhood. It's a great place to settle in general for anyone looking to live a more aristocratic life without the expense of the city or surrounding communities like Grosse Point Woods.
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Source: The Harper Woods, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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