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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Harper Woods is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 13,895. Harper Woods is in Wayne County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Harper Woods offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Harper Woods there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Harper Woods and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Harper Woods are highly rated.
About Harper Woods...
Population
13,895

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$66,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,040
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Harper Woods Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    530
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    72
    41
  • Robbery
    305
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    930
    500
  • Theft
    5,623
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    806
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,306
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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I have lived safely and comfortably in Harper Woods all of my life. As for feedback, I think that the education system is a bit limited when it comes to a variety of options. Families only have one choice of an elementary school, middle school, and high school to send their children to. This was troubling for me personally because when I wanted to leave the Harper Woods School District, I had to enroll in a private school because there were no other public schools I had access to. On that note, although the Harper Woods School District has excellent teachers, the aggressive student body interferes negatively with the educational atmosphere. Overall, Harper Woods has a rather unfortunate reputation in the neighboring communities, but it is certainly a respectable place to live and I have generally enjoyed my experience.
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My experience in Harper Woods has been very good. They have a good public school system along with an excellent public service works (police/fire/roads). Harper Woods is a suburb of Detroit, MI surrounded by the Grosse Pointe Communities along with St. Clair Shores. Great night life with a variety of restaurants and bars for entertainment.
I live in a neighborhood where a lot of young children reside. Some are obedient, and most are loud and disrespectful. I love a quiet neighborhood, but in certain areas of the block? You hear gun shots, certain neighbors fighting, drag racing, dogs barking all night, etc..