It’s Time To Put Down Roots
How does it sound to live in one of the most affordable states in the U.S. without giving up any of the amenities? With housing options from urban apartments to rural cabins, buying a home in Michigan lets you do just that.
Nestle into a spacious new build in Brighton, for example, or a historic home full of character in Grand Rapids’ Heritage Hill. The state capital of Lansing and surrounding areas provide family-friendly living, thriving neighborhoods and a short commute to work. If it’s a city close to nightlife and events with other young professionals you’re looking for, you can find it in Michigan.
Or be closer to nature with a waterfront property in the Upper Peninsula or towns like Alpena, Ludington, Port Huron, or on one of the 11,000 inland lakes in the state. With Michigan’s low cost of living compared to other coastal locations, owning a vacation home or lake house doesn’t have to be out of reach.
Michigan is among the most affordable states in the country considering overall cost of living and housing affordability. Hear from real Michiganders about their experience living and working in Michigan.
What Michiganders Are Saying
“What Michigan has is what a lot of other places don’t — a chance to live in a great town or a great state and be part of a global development community and also have a great quality of life. I think that’s rare, and that’s exciting.”
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Unlock an Affordable and Vibrant Lifestyle
Are you looking for a rental in a community that supports your remote work life? Michigan has walkable college towns like East Lansing and Ann Arbor, plus vibrant city neighborhoods like Midtown Detroit and Grand Rapid’s West Side. Want a quiet spot near the lake? Check out the condos in Elk Rapids or Grand Haven. If you want to be right near the action, the population in Downtown Detroit has grown by 30% over the last decade – with new housing developments, entertainment and events always on the rise across the state.
First-Place Homes for First-Time Homebuyers
Whether you’re looking for a mid-century modern abode or a cute suburban cape cod, an affordable starter home or a luxurious waterfront estate, the Great Lakes State has a variety of options at costs well below the national average.
The city of Farmington offers a mix of homes for purchase at a median sale price that’s 7% less than the national average, while the Grand Rapids area’s urban and suburban living communities were ranked the best place to raise a family in the U.S. by Rocket Homes in 2022. Between our diverse, affordable housing options and our easy-to-use resources, it’s a breeze to search for your dream home in Michigan.
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Michigan State Housing Development Authority
MSHDA’s Homeownership division provides a variety of programs and products for both homebuyers and homeowners. We can help if you’re trying to purchase a home, improve your current property and more.
The Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity and Michigan Reconnect work together to provide eligible individuals with free tuition to community colleges across the state.
Pure Michigan Talent Connect
Pure Michigan Talent Connect is your launch pad for new jobs and careers. It is an online marketplace connecting Michigan’s jobseekers and employers across all industries and occupations.
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Charting New Waters: Northern Michigan’s Blue Tech Revolution
Michigan is leading the latest wave of freshwater research. With its abundance of natural resources and the brightest minds in tech, the Grand Traverse region is emerging as a leader in “blue tech” – a term encompassing a wide range of marine technology, including vessel autonomy, underwater drones, environmental sensors, and vessel electrification. With […]Read More
Driving Innovation: Michigan’s Research and Development Landscape
With a rich history of innovation and commitment to fostering growth, Michigan serves as a thriving hub for cutting-edge research and technological advancements. The state’s research and development (R&D) sector continues to propel advancements across industries in part through strategic investments by the state. Historically, Michigan businesses spent $22.4 billion on R&D investments, making […]Read More
Community revitalization project in Merrill wins national recognition
MAEDC award highlights impact of MEDC’s community revitalization initiatives in Michigan. The Merrill High School Redevelopment Project in the village of Merrill has been recognized with a Project of the Year (Small Division) award by the Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC) at the 2023 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference in Indianapolis. “The Merrill High School Redevelopment Project is a […]Read More