Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
38 Grosse Ile 11,300
28 Plymouth Township 28,800
52 Rochester 11,000
68 Saline 9,000
93 Tecumseh 8,700
Other cities
Rank City Population
  Allen Park 26,800
  Ann Arbor 115,100
  Auburn Hills 20,900
  Berkley 14,900
  Beverly Hills 9,900
  Birmingham 19,000
  Charlotte 9,000
  Clawson 12,300
  Clinton 97,600
  Detroit 917,000
  East Grand Rapids 10,400
  Farmington 9,900
  Fenton 11,800
  Ferndale 21,200
  Flat Rock 9,000
  Flint 114,700
  Forest Hills 23,800
  Fraser 15,000
  Garden City 27,600
  Grand Haven 10,600
  Grand Rapids 193,600
  Grandville 16,800
  Grosse Pointe Park 11,300
  Grosse Pointe Woods 15,600
  Harrison 25,200
  Haslett 11,400
  Holland 34,000
  Holt 11,400
  Howell 9,800
  Jenison 17,500
  Kentwood 47,300
  Lansing 114,900
  Lapeer 9,100
  Livonia 93,900
  Madison Heights 29,700
  Midland 41,100
  Monroe 21,500
  New Baltimore 11,400
  Northview 14,900
  Norton Shores 23,300
  Oak Park 30,700
  Okemos 22,600
  Plymouth 8,700
  Portage 46,100
  Riverview 12,200
  Roseville 47,000
  Saginaw Township North 26,300
  Saginaw Township South 13,000
  South Lyon 11,000
  Southgate 28,500
  Sterling Heights 127,300
  Traverse City 14,300
  Trenton 18,500
  Walker 23,700
  Warren 134,200
  Waverly 16,200
  Wixom 13,500
  Woodhaven 13,000
  Wyandotte 25,600
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