Michigan Town Ranked One of the Top Places in America to Live
If you live in Michigan, then hopefully you agree that Michigan is a pretty cool place to live. We have all the seasons here, gorgeous landscapes, plenty of lakes and, of course, the best sports teams. I mean, I like to think of them as the best sports teams. Who doesn’t love the Detorit Lions now that things are starting to turn around? Anyway, if you think Michigan is a great place to live, then note that one Michigan city has been named one of the top places in America to live. What’s more, it might not be what you think.
Niche.com has released a list of the “2023 Best Places to Live in America.” The tally ranked 228 cities and 17,932 towns and neighborhoods. To put together the list, Niche used their staff to analyze federal data from the Census Bureau, FBI, Labor Bureau and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, plus reviews from local residents. Some of the factors considered included affordability, the local housing market, neighborhood diversity, the quality of public schools, crime, and walkability. The Best Places to Live rankings are a way to help residents “find a place to live based on the qualities that matter most to them,” Niche said in a release.
Before we look at the Mitten, let’s look at the No. 1 overall. According to the study, the No. 1 best place to live in the U.S. is Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. So, where is Michigan on the list? We first show up at No. 29 with Okemos being a top spot to live. Of Okemos, the outlet says, “Living in Okemos offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Okemos there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.” They add that, “Many young professionals live in Okemos and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Okemos are highly rated.” Find the full list of the best places to live in America here.