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Macomb Township Snags Spot on CNN's List of Best Small Towns in America

CNN Money named Macomb Township one of the top 100 best small towns in America in which to live.

You always knew Macomb Township was one of the best places to live, but now it's official. The township was voted No. 84 on CNNMoney.com's list of the 100 best small cities in American in which to live.

Other Michigan cities to make the prestigious list were Troy at No. 26, West Bloomfield at No. 37, Shelby Township at No. 78 and Ann Arbor at No. 100.

Carmel, IN, was voted the No. 1 best small city in America in which to live.

The list is based on several factors ranging from real estate; job opportunities; education rates; crime statistics supplied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; health care; quality of life factors such as young population, shortest commutes; things to do and clean air.

The website says Macomb Township's best attribute is its "fiscal strength," going on to write that, "With more than $29 million set aside for a rainy day, Macomb Township is the most financially solvent city in the state."

The report also cites the area's attractive low property taxes and median home price of $185,000.

While the township's lack of a downtown is noted, Macomb does receive props for its numerous "parks, outdoor community centers, and sports courts."

The full list can be found at www.money.cnn.com.

Why do you find Macomb Township the best place to live? 

Lisa Nash August 24, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Congratulations to the Residents and the Board of Macomb Township for achieving this wonderful recognition. This is exactly why the August primary vote was so important. We want to keep the momentum going and continue to move up on the list making our Township the best place to work and live in the State. Great job Clerk Koehs for being recognized for the rainy day fund and for being fiscally responsible with the budget. I can't imagine what the future would have looked like if we would have succumbed to the tactics of the Macomb Business Alliance and their less-than-qualified candidates. No need to worry about that now, let's just make sure this doesnt happen again!

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