A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$802
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%

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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
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,767
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Where I used to live had a great community and school atmosphere. the local school system was based right in the center of the community and it always brought everyone in the community together. The community also is not that far from the main strip of town where the mall, restaurants, and local businesses are located. I would live in a community like this once I developed a family because it is a great area to raise kids. I would rank this in the middle of this compared to other communities in the country It's not the best of the best when it comes to communities, but its a great place to start and raise a family.
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We have a lot "only one/two in the state" locations of restaurants. Such as Cheddars, Tom and Chee and Houlihans. We also have local greats like Golden Harvest and Meat. We have lots of great local restaurants who are able to get food from various parts of MIchigan. We have a good mix of both mom-and-pops and big companies. We have a wide range of big company such as Walmart, Meijers, Target, Krogers, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Sam's Club, Whole Foods and Gordon's. We also have a Michigan specialty corner store, Quality Dairy, which contains a variety Michigan made products.
We experience every season here. We have snow and ice in the winter, leaves in the fall, flowers and rain in the spring, and heat in the summer. We have everything from snowstorms to heat waves to tornadoes. Being prepared for everything is a must. Snow tires, snowblowers, flood insurance, air conditioning, leaf blowers, etc. are all needed. The scenery in every season is great. I have every wardrobe shorts and flip flops to long johns and extra warm boots. Its important to have a good winter coat, nice collection of sweatshirts, and a few swimsuits.