Where are the best cities in America to create a life you love?

Livability compiled a list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S. Today.

"We partnered with Applied Geographic Solutions (AGS) to select our Top 100 Best Places To Live in the U.S. in 2023. Together we curated our cities based on nearly 100 data points and an algorithm taking into account measures of a city’s economy, housing and cost of living, amenities, transportation, environment, safety, education and health. To learn more about how we chose the Top 100 cities, check out the Livability Top 100 Methodology. "

Three cities in the state of Michigan are among the best of the best.

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What 3 Michigan Cities Are Among The 'Top 100 Best Places To Live In U.S.?

Troy, Michigan

Located outside of Detroit, Troy has a bunch to offer to people.

"Troy was named after its namesake city in New York and, indirectly, after the original ancient city of Troy. It’s a great place to start a family, thanks to the highly rated schools, including a stand-out fine arts program, along with a college and branches of several universities. Not to mention that Troy was voted the safest city in Michigan and the 19th-safest city in the whole country."

You can read the full reason why the city of Troy was featured on this list.

Rochester Hills, MI

Located 30 miles north of Detroit, Rochester Hills is a very picturesque community.

"There is plenty to do there, no matter what your idea of fun might be. Watch a concert, show or sporting event at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre. Play golf on one of several courses or soak in nature at one of the many parks. Take in some history at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm or at the old-timey water-powered Yates Cider Mill. Or find something you can’t live without at the Village of Rochester Hills, which is a 375,000-square-foot outdoor shopping district with a downtown-like feel."

You can read the full reason why the city of Rochester Hills was featured on this list.

Ann Arbor, MI


Home to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor has a youthful spirit to it.

"Ann Arbor is also a creative hub, and residents have access to live music, independent bookstores, museums, theater performances and the annual Ann Arbor Art Fair that takes place every summer. Great restaurants with flavors from around the world and an iconic deli (Zingerman’s) add to Ann Arbor’s appeal."

You can read the full reason why the city of Ann Arbor was featured on this list.

Check out the full report here.

The 22 Towns With the Lowest-Rated Schools in Michigan

In no particular order, these 22 Michigan towns have the lowest-rated public schools in the state, according to Niche.

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