6 Michigan metro areas ranked among best places to live in US

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Do you live in one of the nation’s best metropolitan areas?

U.S. News released their annual list of the best places to live for the 2022-2023 period. U.S. News analyzed the 150 most populous metro areas to find the best places to live. To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life. You can read more about the methodology here.

The top places to live in the U.S. were:

  1. Huntsville, AL
  2. Colorado Springs, CO
  3. Green Bay, WI
  4. Boulder, CO
  5. San Jose, CA
  6. Raleigh & Durham, NC
  7. Fayetteville, AR

Here’s where the 6 Michigan metro areas ranked among the 150 best places to live in the U.S.:

  • No. 11: Ann Arbor
  • No. 16: Grand Rapids
  • No. 40: Kalamazoo
  • No. 65: Lansing
  • No. 112: Detroit
  • No. 131: Flint

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


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Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.