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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
New Buffalo is a town in Michigan with a population of 1,750. New Buffalo is in Berrien County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in New Buffalo offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In New Buffalo there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in New Buffalo and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in New Buffalo are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$220,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$835
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    53.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    107
    500.1
  • Theft
    909.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
  • Public Schools
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Working in New Buffalo

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,602
National
$55,322
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New Buffalo Reviews

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New Buffalo is a quiet little quaint town right on the shores of the beautiful Lake Michigan. Enjoy the sunset from New Buffalo's boardwalk where you get a magnificent view of the lakeshore and on the clearest of days, the Chicago sky line. For the best burger of your life check out Redamaks which is the local legend for having great food and a relaxing environment the whole family can enjoy. For a more formal dining experience, visit Brewsters Italian Restaurant or Timothy's Restaurant just down the road. Hurry down and experience the magic of New Buffalo, you won't be disappointed!
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It can be peaceful and quiet and very ordinary.
In tourist season, the tourist-class out-do themselves with; driving around in a hurry with no place to go; ruining the peace and quiet with hog bikes while the operators delusionally think that all of those disturbed people are admiring them; look upon the locals as poor folk who don't know what they're missing by not living in Chicago, yet they come here to get away from it; the visitors who park at the beach for a sunset, never get out of their cars, leaves their headlights on, foot still on the brake pedal, engine running...they just don't get it..then hurry back home..yay !!
I love it here. It's so quiet in the wintertime and there is a LOT to do in the summer! Definitely THE place to vacation summer or winter. Incredibly safe, too!