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      Living in Royal Oak, MI

      Located in the state of Michigan, Royal Oak is a moderately-sized city with a population of 58,823 people. Royal Oak has a population density of 4,988 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 91% of Royal Oak residents are White, 4% Asian and 3% Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 81% of the population considered married and 64% with kids under the age of 18, Royal Oak could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Royal Oak, Michigan. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is of utmost importance, ensuring a secure environment with low crime. Proximity to your workplace or school helps reduce commuting time and offers convenience. Access to amenities such as parks, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities enhances your daily life. Public transportation options contribute to easy mobility. A sense of community fosters a supportive and engaging environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere should align with your desired lifestyle, ensuring a fulfilling living experience. Considering these items will guide you towards finding the perfect neighborhood that fits all your needs. To help you find the best places to live in and around Royal Oak, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, education, employment and more.

      Royal Oak has a livability score of 82/100 and is ranked #46 in Michigan and #923 in the USA. Compared to the United States average, Royal Oak ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! The cherry on top is that Royal Oak also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we consider each of the categories individually, we see that Royal Oak ranks well for crime (A+), cost of living (B+), education (B+), employment (A+) and housing (A+).

      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 can help foster positive community dynamics and social cohesion. Royal Oak has a violent crime rate of 101 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 Royal Oak 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. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

      Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Royal Oak. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Royal Oak are affordable. Median real estate prices in Royal Oak come in at $175,200, which is 37.1% higher than the Michigan average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Royal Oak, the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 4% higher than the Michigan average.

      Royal Oak transportation information

      Statistic Royal Oak Michigan National
      Average one way commute25min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.7%82.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool4.8%8.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.3%1.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%2.2%2.8%
      Working from home9.1%3.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Royal Oak, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).