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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 Best Places to Buy a House in Michigan

    This list is via Niche.com.

  • 50. Oneida

    Living in Oneida

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

  • 48. Williamston

    Williamston, City > Home

    Our goal is to provide information about our community for residents and visitors to learn about who we are and what we can provide. This will be an ongoing project with updates and additions as we go along, so check back often!

  • 47. Blendon Township

    Blendon Township

    The official government site of Blendon Township, Ottawa County Michigan

  • 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 1972. Notice of Public Hearing Tecumseh Township A Public Hearing will be held on Monday January 10, 2022, at 6:00 P.M.

  • 45. Sheridan Charter Township

    Living in Sheridan Charter Township

    Sheridan Charter Township is located in Michigan with a population of 2,767. Sheridan Charter Township is in Newaygo County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Sheridan Charter Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes.

  • 44. Jamestown Charter Township

    Jamestown Charter Township - Established 1849

    NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION AND POSTING OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a proposed Jamestown Charter Township Ordinance, No. 22-002 entitled, "An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 34 of the Zoning Ordinance of the Charter Township of Jamestown Regarding Spring Meadows Planned Development," was introduced and had its first reading at a meeting of the Jamestown Charter Township Board held on February 21, 2022.

  • 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 Addresses Mailing AddressP.O. Box 59Chelsea, MI 48118Mail All:Tax PaymentsAbsentee BallotsBallot ApplicationsVoter RegistrationsAll CorrespondenceTownship Office12172 Jackson Rd.Dexter, MIM-W-Thu 9-12 noonNo Mail Delivery toThis Address.TaxesPermitsAssessingRegister to VoteAbsentee Ballots 24/7 Drop BoxTownship Hall11452 Jackson Rd.Dexter, MI(meetings & voting)MeetingsPrecinct #1 and [...]

  • 41. Frankenmuth

    Frankenmuth Michigan | Frankenmuth

    Spring Break in Little Bavaria Whether you are six or sixty years old, born to swim or afraid of the deep-end, there is so much fun to be had at the Bavarian Inn Waterpark and Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark.

  • 40. Courtland Township

    Courtland Township, MI |

    Courtland Township has an opening on the Planning Commission. If you have an interest in serving your township this may...

  • 39. Bloomfield Charter Township

  • 38. Ingersoll

    Living in Ingersoll Township

    Ingersoll Township is a suburb of with a population of 2,681. Ingersoll Township is in Midland County. Living in Ingersoll Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Ingersoll Township there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Ingersoll Township and residents tend to be conservative.

  • 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

    HOME | Baldwin Township

    Meeting Notices Board Meeting Wednesday, April 13 , 2022 6:00 P.M. ​ Baldwin Township Hall 1119 Monument Road Tawas City, MI 48763 Planning commission APRIL MEETING POSTPONED TO MAY 3RD, 2022 6:00 P.M. Baldwin Township Hall 1119 Monument Road Tawas City, MI 48763

  • 35. Haslett

    Living in Haslett

    Haslett is a suburb of Lansing with a population of 19,565. Haslett is in Ingham County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Haslett offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Haslett there are a lot of restaurants and parks.

  • 34. Jenison

    Living in Jenison

    Jenison is a suburb of Grand Rapids with a population of 17,431. Jenison is in Ottawa County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Jenison offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Jenison there are a lot of parks.

  • 33. DeWitt

    Living in DeWitt

    DeWitt is a suburb of Lansing with a population of 4,691. DeWitt is in Clinton County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in DeWitt offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in DeWitt and residents tend to lean conservative.

  • 32. Quinnesec

    Living in Quinnesec

    Quinnesec is a town in Michigan with a population of 1,177. Quinnesec is in Dickinson County. Living in Quinnesec offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Quinnesec there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Quinnesec and residents tend to be conservative.

  • 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

    The next Fire Board meeting will take place on at 4:00pm on Monday, March 21, 2022 at the Bear Creek Township Hall. Additional details can be found in the Meeting Notice and Agenda.... The Board of Trustees will hold a Public Hearing at 12:00pm on Tuesday March 29, 2022 at the Resort Township Hall to review the proposed 2022/2023 Township Budget.

  • 29. Midland

    Midland, MI - Official Website | Official Website

    The 2022 City Calendar & Services Guide shows an incorrect meeting date for the Midland City Council in April. The correct dates are April 11 and 25. Read on...

  • 28. Grosse Point Woods

    Grosse Pointe Woods Michigan Home Page

    2021 Water Quality Report This report provides a snapshot of the drinking water quality for Grosse Pointe Woods for the calendar year 2020

  • 27. Oakland Charter Township

    Living in Oakland Charter Township

    Oakland Charter Township is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 19,115. Oakland Charter Township is in Oakland County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Oakland Charter Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes.

  • 26. Webster Township

    Living in Webster Township

    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

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  • 24. Fulton Heights

    Fulton Heights Neighborhood Association

    Fulton Heights Neighborhood Association A Nonprofit Organization of Neighborhood Residents Our mission is to sustain a welcoming neighborhood that fosters interaction and communication among residents. We advocate for the neighborhood and keep residents informed.

  • 23. Brighton Township

    Brighton Township, MI | Official Website

    Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about.

  • 22. Texas Charter Township

    Texas Charter Township, MI | Official Website

    Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about.

  • 21. Portage Charter Township

    Charter Township of Portage

    Portage Township | Michigan

  • 20. Crockery Township

    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 |

    Norway Township is located in the south central portion of Dickinson County and consists of approximately 89 square miles. According to the 2010 census there are 1,489 people living in the township with the majority living in the southern portion which consists of rolling hills and farmland.

  • 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

    Living in Cannon Township

    Cannon Township is a suburb of Grand Rapids with a population of 14,792. Cannon Township is in Kent County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Cannon Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes.

  • 15. Beverly Hills

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

    Zillow has 17 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

    Living in Forest Hills

    Forest Hills is a suburb of Grand Rapids with a population of 27,830. Forest Hills is in Kent County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Forest Hills offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes.

  • 13. West Ishpeming

    Living in West Ishpeming

    West Ishpeming is a town in Michigan with a population of 2,739. West Ishpeming is in Marquette County. Living in West Ishpeming offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in West Ishpeming and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in West Ishpeming are highly rated.

  • 12. Tilden Township

    Living in Tilden Township

    Tilden Township is located in Michigan with a population of 1,047. Tilden Township is in Marquette County. Living in Tilden Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Tilden Township there are a lot of bars. Many families live in Tilden Township and residents tend to be conservative.

  • 11. Huntington Woods

    Welcome to Huntington Woods, MI

    AV Applications for the May 3, 2022 Berkley School Special Election have been mailed. The Absentee Voter Application will look a little different than previous elections. Please keep an eye out in your mail for a postcard application, which will look like the image to the left.

  • 10. Hudsonville

    Welcome to Hudsonville, Michiganhome

    Welcome to the official website of Hudsonville, Michigan

  • 9. Ottawa Hills

    HOME | Ottawahillsgr

    Welcome to Ottawa Hills! Established in 1922, Ottawa Hills is a historic neighborhood in southeast Grand Rapids, MI bordered by Hall, Giddings, Franklin, and Cadillac streets. This shows all the homes in OHNA. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we know how important it is to stay safe.

  • 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.

  • 6. Lodi Township

    Lodi Township

    Arbor Preserve has reactivated their application to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for a surface water private wastewater plant to service a proposed 430+ condominium development located in Section 1 of Lodi Township. EGLE will be scheduling a public hearing in the coming months, a 30 day notice will be posted on our website.

  • 5. Royalton Township

    ROYALTON TOWNSHIP

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  • 3. Berkley

    Berkley

    Catching Fireflies, voted best gift shop, is downtown. Experience authentic German cuisine at The Berkley Front Restaurant & Tavern.

  • 2. Eastgate

    Living in Eastgate

    Eastgate is a neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a population of 9,421. Eastgate is in Kent County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Eastgate offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes.

  • 1. Larkin Charter Township

    Welcome to Larkin Charter Township

    2022 Best Places to Live in Michigan: Larkin Charter Township made #26 on list by Niche! See full article. DRAINAGE DISTRICT SURVEYLarkin Charter Township mailed out post cards for an online survey to gauge interest in a drainage district for residents of the Waskevich, Whispering Pines, and Woodland Estates subdivisions.

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  • 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.”