If you're from Michigan you know it's one of the best places to live in the country.

We've got the Great Lakes, tons of outdoor activities, historic sports teams, top colleges, and my favorite thing amazing craft beer.

Michigan being great isn't just my opinion, a major publication agrees and named four cities in Michigan among the top 100 places to live in America for 2024.

The website Niche came up with the rankings based on the following categories.

  • cost of living
  • high education
  • housing
  • public schools
  • diversity
  • composite
  • crime & safety
  • family
  • health and fitness
  • jobs
  • nightlife
  • outdoor activities
  • walkability
  • weather
  • shortest commute

Four Michigan Cities Among The Best Places To Live In America

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Let's take a look at the four Michigan cities that are among the best places to live in America.

#93 Best Places To Live In America - Birmingham, Michigan

Population: 21,738

Median Household Income: $151,556

Median Home Value: $679,700

Median Rent: $1,803

Here's what residents say about Birmingham

Birmingham is simply the best Michigan has to offer. The best homes, schools, restaurants, parks, nightlife and more. Perfectly located and close to everything.


#78 Best Places To Live In America - Novi, Michigan

Population: 65,870

Median Household Income: $110,588

Median Home Value: $380,200

Median Rent: $1,584

Here's what residents say about Novi

Novi, MI is a hidden gem in the heart of Michigan! This thriving community combines suburban charm with modern conveniences. Excellent schools, diverse dining options, and recreational parks make it a family-friendly haven. Novi's strategic location provides easy access to major highways and attractions. Whether you're a resident or visitor, Novi's welcoming atmosphere and community spirit make it a delightful place to live and explore!


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#47 Best Places To Live In America - Troy, Michigan

Population: 87,170

Median Household Income: $115,639

Median Home Value: $375,600

Median Rent: $1,461

Here's what residents say about Troy

Great location, welcoming community, beautiful parks, outstanding school district and extremely safe.Troy is a great place to start a family.


#14 Best Places To Live In America - Okemos, Michigan

Population: 25,549

Median Household Income: $88,298

Median Home Value: $304,800

Median Rent:$1,188

Here's what residents say about Okemos

Okemos is a really nice town. We have great looking, neat neighborhoods tucked between the countryside and the greater busy cities around Lansing. Lots of stores and our own mall are conveniently located near the middle. And, Okemos is quite safe, too.


I've had the chance to check out several of the cities mentioned above and I would like to add another that I think you should check out because it's such an amazing city.

I'm talking about Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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