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I happen to think that Michigan has plenty of amazing places to live. From the beauty of the UP to the hustle and bustle of the major cities, Michigan really has something for everyone. If you’ve ever wondered what would be the best place in Michigan to live, we have the answer.

Niche has released the outlet’s annual Best Places to Live rankings, which ranks the best cities and communities to live in judging by a variety of criteria. According to Niche, the results were based on several key factors, such as the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics and access to amenities. Using all of that data, they put together a list of the best cities to live in Michigan for 2022.

Going outside of Michigan, the handful of cities at the top of the list includes Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania; City Center, California; Penn Wynee, Pennsylvania; and Houserville, Pennsylvania. Gosh, that’s a lot of love for Pennsylvania. I’ve been to that state many times, and it’s beautiful, but I had no idea it had so many cities that would be considered the best in the U.S. In Michigan, the highest-rated city was Okemos, coming in at No. 12 for the entire country. I am very familiar with Okemos and totally agree it’s a great place to be, so that result doesn’t really surprise me.

Read on for the full list of the 35 best places to live in Michigan via Niche. Is your favorite Michigan city here? I was surprised to see Ann Arbor at No. 12, since they are usually No. 1 on these lists. That said, No. 12 is pretty great. I was also hoping to see Detroit on here. Needless to say, all the cities on here are deserving, but remember to venture outside of this list, since Michigan is packed with great spots to live.

  • Read on for the 35 Best Places to Live in the Michigan for 2022

    This list is courtesy of Niche.

  • Okemos


    Enjoy the convenience of this beautiful community and quiet location near Michigan State University. Hand-crafted and award-winning restaurants offer amazing flavor. Shop our stores and find great deals at the [...]

  • Bloomfield Township

    Bloomfield Township

    Its 26 square miles are distinquished by rolling hills, winding roads, and scenic lakes and streams. Its business community is thriving and growing.Vibrant businesses include shops and restaurants and can be found [...]

  • Huntington Woods

    Huntington Woods

    The city is widely known as the "City of Homes", as it consists mostly of residences. Rackham Golf Course is located along the southern end of the city.The western portion of the Detroit Zoo is located within the city [...]

  • Beverly Hills

    Welcome to Beverly Hills, MI

    Welcome to Beverly Hills, MI

  • Grosse Pointe Park

    Grosse Pointe Park

    Grosse Pointe Park is located on Lake Saint Clair about 10 miles northeast of Detroit.

  • Novi


    Home to Suburban Collection Showplace, the largest privately owned Conference, Convention and Exhibition Center in Michigan, hosting a variety of events year round.Lakes, golf and trails offer a wide variety of [...]

  • East Grand Rapids

    East Grand Rapids

    It is located adjacent to beautiful Reeds Lake, just a few miles from downtown Grand Rapids, at the east end of Wealthy Street.The highlight of East Grand Rapids is the Gaslight Village shopping district. It also [...]

  • Northville


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  • Haslett


    Haslett is most notable for being the home of Lake Lansing. The lake is approximately 500 acres and features two public parks, allowing access to beaches, fishing, and a boat launch.The Michigan State University Sailing [...]

  • Ann Arbor

    Ann Arbor

    You may come to the Ann Arbor area to experience world-class dining, or unique shopping. Perhaps you travel here for an event - a football game, the famous Art Fair or a conference. Ann Arbor is a treasured Michigan destination with fun to be had year-round.

  • Birmingham


    This attractive town is a delight to the senses. It is refined by pedestrian-friendly streets filled with upscale shopping, dining to please every palate with nightlife and more.Combinging the perfect blend of outdoor [...]

  • Lodi Township

    Lodi Township

    Gilbert Allen is said to be the first practical temperance apostle in the town. He built the first barn, and presented his friends with the pure aqua vitae instead of the ordinary "calamity water" introduced on such occasions. Yet it is positively stated that T.

  • Grosse Pointe Farms

    City of Grosse Pointe Farms

    Welcome to City of Grosse Pointe Farms

  • Royal Oak

    Royal Oak, MI | Official Website

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  • Berkley

    City of Berkley, Michigan

    We're proud to deliver the proposed draft budget for fiscal years 2024-25 and 2025-26 to the City Council and our residents three weeks ahead of previous years' schedules. Budget work sessions are also scheduled earlier than previous years for April 16-18, and all published draft documents are now available at www.berkleymich.org/budget.

  • Eastgate

    Eastgate - Grand Rapids, MI

    See what it's like to live in the Eastgate neighborhood of Grand Rapids with reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

  • Northville Township


  • Eastown

    Eastown - Grand Rapids, MI

    See what it's like to live in the Eastown neighborhood of Grand Rapids with reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

  • Fulton Heights

    Fulton Heights - Grand Rapids, MI

    See what it's like to live in the Fulton Heights neighborhood of Grand Rapids with reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

  • Forest Hills

    Forest Hills, MI

    See what it's like to live in Forest Hills, MI. Explore reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

  • Franklin

    Franklin Cider Mill

    A national historical site, built in 1832. We sell many fresh products including freshly pressed cider, hot donuts, freshly baked pies and caramel and candy apples made on the premises. We also have smoked beef and many varieties of cheese. Open Labor Day weekend - Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Pittsfield Township

    Pittsfield Charter Township, MI - Official Website | Official Website

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  • Larkin Charter Township

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  • Rochester Hills

    Rochester Hills, MI

    Established in 1984, the City of Rochester Hills is a prosperous community offering residents and businesses superior services. Voted one of the top places to live by several sources including CNNMoney magazine, Rochester Hills is committed to sustaining its position among the nation's preeminent places to live, work and raise a family.

  • Pleasant Ridge

    Pleasant Ridge

    The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is home to more than 60,000 works of art from ancient times through the 21st Century, and from Van Gogh to Diego Rivera.The Detroit Zoo has 125 acres with many naturalistic habitats [...]

  • Grosse Pointe Woods

    Grosse Pointe Woods Michigan Home Page

    Subscribe to our Website The City of Grosse Pointe Woods allows residents and guests to create email subscriptions. Subscribers registered will be notified via email when information specific to the...

  • Farmington Hills

    Farmington Hills

    We have over 600 acres of public parks, including William Grace Dog Park. Splash Pad is located inside Heritage Park, play in a series of fountains and sprayers that is fun for all ages.Play 18 at the Farmington Hills [...]

  • Rochester

    Downtown Rochester, MI


  • Oakland Charter Township

    About Oakland Township

    Welcome to Charter Township of Oakland

  • St. Joseph

    St. Joseph

    Poised atop a bluff along the Lake Michigan shore, sits quaint St. Joseph, one of Michigan's featured Beachtowns. Brick streets welcome visitors downtown to relax as they browse through unique shops and enjoy dining spots in this resort town. Shops display art, antiques, collectibles and lighthouse memorabilia in addition to clothing and giftware.

  • Plymouth


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  • Ottawa Hills

    Ottawa Lake

    Be sure to bring your clubs and experience over 72 magnificent holes of golf, each with their own distinct character and a wide range of challenges.Enjoy U-Pick options every Fall at Bennett's Orchard and Gust Brothers [...]

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