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It’s a wild time to buy a house. The prices seem to just keep going up and up, with no end to this housing bubble in sight. I would love to buy my first hour, but like many, I’m being forced to wait until the housing market drops a bit, and it’s anybody’s guess when that will happen.

If you are buying a house right now, you should make sure it’s in a good place to live, since you’re likely paying a pretty penny for it. Thankfully, the folks at Niche.com have done the homework to determine the best places to buy a house in Michigan. They recently released a list of the best places to live in the state, factoring in both cities, suburbs, towns and city neighborhoods.

“The Best Places to Buy a House ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the housing and community of an area,” they explain the in the study. “This grade takes into account key factors of a location’s housing market, including home values, taxes, crime rates, and quality of local schools, in an attempt to measure the quality and stability of an area’s real estate market.” They also look at aspects such as home value to income ratio, public schools grades, monthly housing costs, the cost of living, the higher education rate, the median home value and much more. Statistics are mainly obtained from the U.S. Census and represent the most recent data available, they state.

So, what places are the best to reside in Michigan? Read on for the top 50 list via Niche.com, and best of luck with your home buying experience.

  • 50. Oneida

    Oneida, MI

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

  • 48. Williamston

  • 46. Tecumseh Township

    Tecumseh Township

    Tecumseh Township is located in southeastern Michigan in the county of Lenawee. The township covers an area of 13.407 square miles with a population of 2000. See Info/Zoning page ( here) for voting information NOTICE of Public Hearing A Public Hearing will be held on Monday April 8, 2024 at 7:30 P.M.

  • 45. Sheridan Charter Township

    Sheridan Charter Township, MI

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

  • 44. Jamestown Charter Township

    Jamestown Charter Township - Established 1849

    NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING JAMESTOWN CHARTER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION TO: CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF JAMESTOWN, OTTAWA COUNTY, MICHIGAN.

  • 43. Ferrysburg

    City of Ferrysburg | A Tri-Cities Community

    Ferrysburg's roots are woven deeply into the fabric of the Tri-Cities area. Since incorporation as a city in 1963, work has progressed steadily to develop the community with imagination and an eye to the future. Adequate transportation, open land, industrial diversification, recreational resources and substantial residential development all serve to help underwrite and insure the Ferrysburg of tomorrow.

  • 42. Lima

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    Historic Residence in Lima Township Locations News Bulletins Calendar Mailing AddressP.O. Box 59Chelsea, MI 48118* Tax Payments* Absentee Ballots* Ballot Applications* Voter Registrations* All CorrespondenceTownship Office12172 Jackson Rd.Dexter, MIM-W-Thu 9-12 noonNo Mail Delivery toThis Address.* Tax Payments* Assessing* Register to Vote* Absentee BallotsTownship Hall11452 Jackson Rd.Dexter, MI(meetings & voting)* Board Meetings* Election Day Voting1 N [...]

  • 41. Frankenmuth

    Frankenmuth Michigan | Frankenmuth

    Frankenmuth is a Michigan vacation destination with plenty of fun things to do. We have great restaurants, shopping, festivals, and events. Learn more.

  • 40. Courtland Township

    Courtland Township, MI |

    The Courtland Township Planning Commission has been working hard on the development of the master plan. The members...

  • 39. Bloomfield Charter Township

  • 38. Ingersoll

    Ingersoll Township, MI

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

  • 37. Grand Haven Charter Township

    We look forward to seeing you there on this exciting milestone in our new Township Park!

    Posted by Grand Haven Charter Township on Tuesday, March 29, 2022
  • 36. Baldwin Township

  • 35. Haslett

    Haslett, MI

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

  • 34. Jenison

    Jenison, MI

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

  • 33. DeWitt

    DeWitt, MI

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

  • 32. Quinnesec

    Quinnesec, MI

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

  • 31. Freeland

    Freeland

    Freeland is located about 15 miles northwest of Saginaw in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Freshwater adventures and natural wonders are beckoning you to Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay.

  • 30. Resort Township

    Resort Township Michigan News

    Curbside Spring Clean-up 2024 The general curbside spring cleanup will take place Monday, May 13, 2024. You can put up to 2 cubic yards of miscellaneous material out at the edge of the road. This would be a pile approximately 4'x4'x4' high. It should be at the street by Monday, May 13th at 7:00am.

  • 29. Midland

    Midland, MI - Official Website | Official Website

    2024 CITY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Read On... PROPOSED DRAFT MASTER PLAN NOW AVAILABLE Click here to read

  • 28. Grosse Point 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...

  • 27. Oakland Charter Township

    Oakland Charter Township, MI

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

  • 26. Webster Township

    Webster Township, MI

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

  • 25. Troy

    Welcome to City of Troy, Michigan

    How often are City Council meetings held and where?

  • 24. Fulton Heights

    Fulton Heights Neighborhood Association

    Neighbors and friends in the Fulton Heights area of Grand Rapids, MI

  • 23. Brighton Township

    Brighton Township, MI | Official Website

    Create a Website Account - Manage notification subscriptions, save form progress and more.

  • 22. Texas Charter Township

    Texas Charter Township, MI | Official Website

    Create a Website Account - Manage notification subscriptions, save form progress and more.

  • 21. Portage Charter Township

    Charter Township of Portage

    Portage Township | Michigan

  • 20. Crockery Township

    Home - Crockery Township

    Search for Crockery Township under the look-up for municipalities. From there you will fill in the appropriate information to obtain your desired information. If you are not the property owner, charges may apply.

  • 19. Norway Township

    Norway Township Michigan |

    NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION NORWAY TOWNSHIP ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. #2024-1 TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND GENERAL WELFARE BY ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE OPERATION, CONTROL, MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF NORWAY TOWNSHIP CEMETERY Norway Township Board adopted Ordinance #2024-1 to Protect the Public Health, Safety, and General Welfare by Establishing Regulations Relating to the Operation, Control, Maintenance and Management of Norway Township Cemetery at their regular board meeting held on March 12, 2024 at the Norway Township Hall.

  • 18. Zeeland Charter Township

    Zeeland Charter Township | Zeeland, MI

    Zeeland Township is a beautiful Township which shows pride in its historic background and its strong religious heritage. The Township, named after the Province of Zeeland in the Netherlands, was settled in 1847 by a group of 457 courageous settlers who were seeking religious and political freedom.

  • 17. Northville

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  • 16. Cannon Township

    Cannon Township, MI

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

  • 15. Beverly Hills

    Beverly Hills MI Real Estate - Beverly Hills MI Homes For Sale | Zillow

    Zillow has 16 homes for sale in Beverly Hills MI. View listing photos, review sales history, and use our detailed real estate filters to find the perfect place.

  • 14. 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.

  • 13. West Ishpeming

    West Ishpeming, MI

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

  • 12. Tilden Township

    Tilden Township, MI

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

  • 11. Huntington Woods

    Welcome to Huntington Woods, MI

    Welcome to Huntington Woods, MI

  • 10. Hudsonville

  • 9. Ottawa Hills

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  • 8. Grosse Pointe Farms

    City of Grosse Pointe Farms

    Welcome to City of Grosse Pointe Farms

  • 7. Okemos

    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 [...]

  • 6. Lodi Township

    Lodi Township

    Ann Arbor, MI. Washtenaw County Water Resources Materials Management Division is excited to announce the 2024 County Clean-Up Day schedule. This year, County residents have access to 4 County Clean-Up Days to dispose of - or recycle - a variety of household items in a safe and responsible manner.

  • 5. Royalton Township

    ROYALTON TOWNSHIP - We're growing with great people.

    Royalton Township, St. Joseph, MI - We're growing with great people. Proudly located on the St. Joseph River in the fruitbelt of Michigan grape country!

     

  • 4. East Grand Rapids

    East Grand Rapids, MI - Official Website | Official Website

    The City of East Grand Rapids invites community members to the dedication and unveiling ceremony for a Michigan Historical Marker designating Ramona Park as a historical resort and amusement park Thursday, Sept. 21. Read on...

  • 3. Berkley

    Berkley

    Situated to enjoy small town benefits with an active downtown district and home to the annual Dream Cruise Parade.Catching Fireflies, voted best gift shop, is downtown. Experience authentic German cuisine at The Berkley [...]

  • 2. 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.

  • 1. Larkin Charter Township

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  • Best cities, exclusively, to buy a house in Michigan

    This study looked at cities, townships, suburbs and towns, but what about just the best city in Michigan to buy a house?

  • The No. 1 best city to buy a house in Michigan is...

    When it comes to cities, Lansing is actually No. 1 on the list, followed by Grand Rapids. Ann Arbor is next, followed by Warren and Detroit.

  • Lansing stats

    For Lansing, which was ranked the No. 1 city to buy a house in Michigan, Niche says, “Lansing is a city in Michigan with a population of 117,159. Lansing is in Ingham County. Living in Lansing offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lansing there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lansing and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Lansing are above average.”

  • 50 Best Places to Buy a House in Michigan

    This list is via Niche.com.

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