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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Standish is a town in Michigan with a population of 1,529. Standish is in Arenac County. Living in Standish offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Standish and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Standish are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$76,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$455
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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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
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    69
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    208
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Standish

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,115
National
$55,322
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Standish Reviews

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Cozy little town that offers many unique features for its size. Some being a golf course, great ice cream shop, taco stand, barbecue food truck, casino, and public access to Lake Huron. The main force that keeps Standish alive is the tourism. Being located on M-13 allows many people traveling to northern towns to have access to Standish causing much money and traffic during the holidays. This also explains the many car dealerships and mechanic shops within the couple miles that Standish is built on.
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I grew up in Standish, and it's always been absolutely beautiful! The locals are wonderful and the businesses are super.
Living in Standish, MI is quite peaceful and frustrating. Low crime, good locals, and good schools make it a plus to living here. Unfortunately, while growing up here, there is nothing for local kids to do. There is a park, but it's the local elementary school's playground. There is a casino, but you can't enjoy that if you are under 18. Need to run to Walmart or a clothing store? You'll have to drive at least 25-30 minutes to get to the nearest "big city". While Standish does have its positives, it has too many negatives for teens.