6 Michigan areas among the best places to live in America
6 Michigan metro areas ranked among the 150 best places to live in the U.S.
Each year, the folks at U.S. News put together a list of the best metropolitan areas to live in the U.S.
The tally is out for 2022-2023, and six Michigan areas are on the list. In order to be recommended, a location had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life. “The rankings are based on overall retirement scores that we calculated for each metro area,” they state in the study. “The overall retirement score is a weighted average of six indexes. The overall retirement score and each index score were calculated on a 10-point scale based on the data sources and scoring methodology described below. The six indexes are: Housing Affordability, Happiness, Desirability, Retiree Taxes, Job Market and Health Care Quality.”
The top places to live in the U.S. were:
Colorado Springs, CO
Green Bay, WI
San Jose, CA
Raleigh & Durham, NC
The 6 Michigan metro areas ranked among the 150 best places to live in the U.S. were:
No. 11: Ann Arbor
No. 16: Grand Rapids
No. 40: Kalamazoo
No. 65: Lansing
No. 112: Detroit
No. 131: Flint