What 2 Michigan Communities Made This Top 2017 List?

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What 2 Michigan communities made this top 2017 list? The communities were Troy and Rochester Hills and the list was the “Top 2017 Best Places to Raise a Family in America.” I thought that was pretty special news to share with you on this week’s blog. We do a lot of real estate work in both of those communities and for good reason.

Niche.com looked at 15,711 communities and here are the criteria and the percentage of the whole grade they used when determining what makes a community the best place to raise a family.

  1. Public School Grade: 20 percent
  2. Crime Rate Grade: 12.5 percent
  3. Higher Ed Grade: 12.5 percent
  4. Cost of Living Grade: 10 percent
  5. Family Friendly Amenities Grade: 10 percent
  6. Housing Grade: 10 percent
  7. Outdoor Activities Grade: 7.5 percent
  8. Residents 17 Years Old And Under Grade: 7.5 percent
  9. Composite Overall Score Grade: 5 percent
  10. Diversity Grade: 5 percent

Troy was #9 on the list. This community scored an overall niche grade of A+! Pretty impressive, right? Here are the individual category scores.

  • Public schools: A+
  • Housing: A
  • Good for Families: A+
  • Jobs: A
  • Cost of Living: B
  • Outdoor Activities: A-
  • Crime & Safety: B
  • Nightlife: B+
  • Diversity: A
  • Weather: C+
  • Health & Fitness: A-
  • Commute: A-

Rochester Hills was #17 on the list of 100 communities which made the cut. This community also scored an overall grade of A+!  Here are the individual category scores for Rochester Hills.

  • Public schools: A
  • Housing: A
  • Good for Families: A+
  • Jobs: A-
  • Cost of Living: B
  • Outdoor Activities: A-
  • Crime & Safety: B+
  • Nightlife: A-
  • Diversity: B+
  • Weather: C+
  • Health & Fitness: A-
  • Commute: B+

If you would like to know more about these communities or the other areas we specialize in please visit our community section on this website. Also, feel free to stop in, give us a call or email us. We’d love to speak to you about your lifestyle needs and what community would be a good fit for you.

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