Niche rankings: 25 best places to live in Michigan for 2022

Okemos, Troy top the state list

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Do you live in one of Michigan’s best places?

Niche released their annual Best Places to Live rankings this month, ranking the best cities and communities to live in based on various criteria. The Niche grade takes into account several key factors of a location, including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities in an attempt to measure the overall quality of an area. (Learn more about methodology here)

Topping the national list this year is Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania; City Center, California; Penn Wynee, Pennsylvania; and Houserville, Pennsylvania. Okay, Pennsylvania, we get it. Okemos, Michigan came in at No. 12 for best places to live in America, and Ann Arbor topped the best cities to live in America list.

Inside Michigan, Okemos and Troy took the top spots for best places to live. Here’s a look at the top 25 on the list.

25 best places to live in Michigan for 2022

  1. Okemos
  2. Troy
  3. Bloomfield Township
  4. Huntington Woods
  5. Beverly Hills
  6. Grosse Pointe Park
  7. Novi
  8. East Grand Rapids
  9. Northville
  10. Haslett
  11. Ann Arbor
  12. Birmingham
  13. Lodi Township
  14. Grosse Pointe Farms
  15. Farmington
  16. Royal Oak
  17. Berkley
  18. Eastgate
  19. Northville Township
  20. Grosse Pointe
  21. Eastown
  22. Fulton Heights
  23. Forest Hills
  24. Franklin
  25. Pittsfield Township

Other notable cities on the rankings past the top 25:

  • No. 27: Rochester Hills
  • No. 30: Farmington Hills
  • No. 34: Plymouth
  • No. 36: West Bloomfield Township
  • No. 38: Canton Township
  • No. 41: Dexter
  • No. 49: Brighton

You can check the full Michigan list here from Niche.

Last year: 6 in Michigan make ‘2021 Best Places to Live’ list

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