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Best Places To Live In Rochester, MI

  • Rochester, MI
  • Your matching location
  • 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.…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score89
  • Berkley, MI
  • 13.4 miles away (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…[read more]
  • Huntington Woods, MI
  • 14.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,330
  • Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
  • 20.5 miles away (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…[read more]
  • Farmington, MI
  • 20.4 miles away (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…[read more]
  • Troy, MI
  • 7.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 82,982
  • Schools, recreation, shopping, dining, city services, neighborhoods,’s all in Troy with access to expressways for easy drives to Detroit for sports, night life, culture, and Canada as well as…[read more]
  • Royal Oak, MI
  • 12.5 miles away (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…[read more]
  • Wolverine Lake, MI
  • 20.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,410
  • Novi, MI
  • 23.6 miles away (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…[read more]
  • Northville, MI
  • 25.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,986
  • Sylvan Lake, MI
  • 11.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,688
  • Clawson, MI
  • 10.5 miles away (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…[read more]
  • Rochester Hills, MI
  • 2.6 miles away (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.…[read more]
  • Walled Lake, MI
  • 20.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,102
  • Lake Orion, MI
  • 9.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,040
  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • 19.1 miles away (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…[read more]
  • Village of Clarkston, MI
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 902
  • Beverly Hills, MI
  • 12.9 miles away (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…[read more]
  • New Baltimore, MI
  • 19.4 miles away (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…[read more]
  • St. Clair Shores, MI
  • 17.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 59,916
  • Ive lived here for 2 years and I must state that my experiance with the city has been pretty poor !! , First if you are from the west side thats mainly Oakland county anything west of Woodward get ready…[read more]
  • Bingham Farms, MI
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,112
  • Birmingham, MI
  • 11 miles away (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…[read more]
  • Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
  • 20.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,933
  • Oxford, MI
  • 11.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,511
  • Sterling Heights, MI
  • 8.6 miles away (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…[read more]
  • Franklin, MI
  • 14.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,262
  • Fraser, MI
  • 13.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,620
  • I have lived in Fraser for the past few years and I absolutely love it here. Crime rates and the cost of living is low which is a big plus for me and I know it will be for your to. These are important…[read more]
  • Keego Harbor, MI
  • 12.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,022
  • Lathrup Village, MI
  • 14.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,127
  • Madison Heights, MI
  • 12.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,168
  • Madison Heights, Michigan is one of the best suburbs of Detroit. It is safe and away from the city's notorious crime scene, and is very culturally and economically diverse. It offers extensive housing…[read more]
  • Utica, MI
  • 6.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,838
  • Ferndale, MI
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,167
  • 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…[read more]
  • Pleasant Ridge, MI
  • 14.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,562
  • Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • 9.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,984
  • Detroit Golf, Detroit, MI
  • 18.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,616
  • Sherwood Forest, Detroit, MI
  • 17.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 904
  • Minock Park, Detroit, MI
  • 20.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,420
  • Auburn Hills, MI
  • 6.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,342
  • I love heading to Auburn Hills, Michigan to visit my parents, transplants from California. Auburn Hills is home to the Palace (former home of Detroit Pistons) an amazing concern venue that brings all the…[read more]
  • Lake Angelus, MI
  • 10.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 260
  • Armada, MI
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,864
  • Ortonville, MI
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,734
  • Romeo, MI
  • 10.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,919
  • Richmond, MI
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,844
  • My husband and I moved here after living in a large suburb. Richmond is a small town, 2.8-ish square miles that is a mix of small neighborhoods as well as farmland. It has one elementary, one junior…[read more]
  • Southfield, MI
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 73,055
  • Overall I do not mind the City but they shouldn't give you a ticket for parking from 3-6am on street if no sign is posted. Absolutely…[read more]
  • Center Line, MI
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,313
  • I came to this library to search the internet while here to do business now I live in Lexington KY and the library is the same as here but here if you are a visitor you have to pay a dollar to use the…[read more]
  • Oak Park, MI
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 29,751
  • The homes in Oak Park are very affordably priced. You can get a nice ranch in the very low six-figure range. It's pretty close to Detroit so keep that in mind when you're looking for a job. You might…[read more]
  • Warren, MI
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 135,069
  • I recently traveled to Warren, MI for a job interview. I was not expecting good things from the city of Warren. I was expecting it to be cold and snowy, with a bunch of people who drive GM vehicles.…[read more]
  • Roseville, MI
  • 15.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 47,606
  • I have lived here for two years plus. I am looking forward to moving out of Roseville, MI. There is no sense of community. The taxes are excessively high and the utilities are outrageous compared to the…[read more]
  • Rosedale Park, Detroit, MI
  • 20.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,323
  • Memphis, MI
  • 22.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,196
  • Orchard Lake Village, MI
  • 14.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,517

Listed above are the best places to live in Rochester, MI for 2020. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Rochester, MI, followed by the best places to live near Rochester, MI, sorted by Livability Score.

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