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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Garfield Charter Township is located in Michigan with a population of 17,017. Garfield Charter Township is in Grand Traverse County. Living in Garfield Charter Township offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Garfield Charter Township there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Garfield Charter Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Garfield Charter Township are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$970
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Garfield Charter Township Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Garfield Charter Township

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,226
National
$55,322
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Garfield Charter Township Reviews

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The Grand Traverse area is beautiful! We are surrounded by Lake Michigan National Lakeshore, and the area is spotted with countless inland lakes as well. There are some high quality public schools, and even a few college options right in town. There are tons of exciting options for dining out, nightlife, and shopping. The Grand Traverse area is very conducive to a natural, environmentally-friendly life-style. The one down-side to living here is that there is very little in the way of affordable housing, and the cost of living here is extremely high compared to surrounding counties and the State of Michigan as a whole. There are a lot of jobs in the service industry that pay extremely low wages and do not offer full-time employment or benefits, but there is nowhere for these employees, who are often seasonal, to live.
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There is no place in Traverse that I'd be scared to let my children ride their bikes unsupervised. The area is extremely safe. The crime is very low, especially violent crime. I am a young woman and I would walk anywhere in town at night, alone, without fear.
Very beautiful place to grow up, wish there were more businesses opened, though.