Why not Bay City, I say! This small town has it all with a population between 34,000 and 35,000. No rush hour to slow you down when trying to get to work and 15 miles means 15 minutes for your commutes.
Part of the Great Lakes Bay Area Region, Bay City is the waterfront of the Tri-Cities. You will find easy highway access to Midland and Saginaw for minor league baseball and hockey games. Detroit is only 1 1/2 hours to see the Tigers, Lions or Red Wings. Other popular recreation includes some of the best Walleye fishing in the world at our doorstep.
On the 4th of July, Bay City's population swells to over 300,000 for one of the largest fireworks celebrations in the State.There are also 128 Restaurants and bars currently listed in and around Bay City with something for everyone.
Bay City was recently honored as the 8th most affordable place to live in the U.S. by CNN Money. There are not many places in the U.S. that someone can purchase a very nice 3-4 bedroom home in move-in condition from $69,900 to $89,900. The job market is also on the upswing with Dow Corning, GM, McLaren Medical, Johnson & Johnson and several other major corporations making major investments into and around Bay City.
Come visit, come stay in Bay City.