10+ Great Cities to Live in the Suburbs of Detroit Michigan

If you are moving to the Detroit area or Metro Detroit as we call it you may be wondering what are the great cities to live in the suburbs of Detroit.  South East Michigan and the suburbs of Detroit is a great place to live.  Where ever you are from you will find that the Metro Detroit area has a lot of things that you had where you lived.  It’s a great place to live with good schools, low crime rates, very good highway and street system.  Another great feature of the area is the abundance of recreation.  Our golf courses, ski hills, lakes, city, county, and state parks can keep you occupied year round.

Plymouth Michigan

I recently had a relocation buyer ask me what are some of the best cities to live in near Detroit?  The question I had for them is what is your criteria for being a good city in the suburbs of Detroit?

Bloomfield MI

What is your criteria for a great city near Detroit?

  • A community like where you came from?  If so what was that city like?
  • An area with nearby hospitals?
  • An area with lots of shopping?
  • A city with plenty to do? Restaurants, shopping, theatres?
  • Or a place that has easy highway access for the new job?
  • Or maybe a place that is close to recreation areas?
  • A city with good city services?
  • A city with low taxes?
  • A community that is close to the airport for the frequent traveler?

These all could be great answers and may appeal to many buyers transfering to SE Michigan. But usually the two most important criteria for people moving to Metro Detroit are:

  1. Safety – low crime rates
  2. Good Schools

Novi fire stationThese two items are usually the two items that most relocation buyers ask me about first.   I believe that you will find areas that have good schools and low crime have a strong real estate market.  Buyers want to move there.  So the homes are desirable.  You should get a good return on your investment when you move out too.

Park in West Bloomfield MI

Some of the best communities near Detroit are:  (in no particular order)

  • Birmingham
  • Bloomfield Township
  • Bloomfield Hills
  • Northville
  • Novi
  • Plymouth
  • Milford
  • West Bloomfield
  • Rochester
  • Troy
  • Grosse Pointe
  • Grosse Pointe Shores
  • Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Grosse Pointe Woods
  • Grosse Pointe Park
  • Brighton

Downtown Northville

These are just some of the wonderful cities near Detroit.  We also have several lakes areas.  So you can find lakefront homes for sale in Oakland County Michigan.   You may find a wonderful lakefront home for sale on Walnut Lake in West Bloomfield or a lake property on Commerce Lake in Commerce.

If you have questions about the area and need a good realtor to provide answers for all your questions text or call me at (248) 310-6239

Russ Ravary your local Metro Detroit realtor

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