Located in the northern peninsula of Michigan and facing the US-Canada border, you find one of the state’s best cities to live in. What initially drew Amerindians was copper. This commodity soon drew Finnish and British settlers. For individuals who like colder temperatures – and we mean really like colder temperatures – you will find Houghton is a perfect choice.
The city’s humidity prolongs the winters for a third of the year. Much of the city is built around the Keweenaw Waterway meaning that there is plenty to do in terms of water activities.
Yellow Springs, Ohio
This town or town-sized village in Greene County is one of Ohio’s finest cities. Yellow Springs is known for its local folk – individuals who abide by hippie culture. Many of them are retirees, as the pace of life is best for those who like things slow.
The cost of living is somewhat in between as housing is expensive but utilities are below the national average. One of the main attractions is unsurprisingly the Yellow Spring. Even if the hippie culture isn’t for you, you should check out the Yellow Spring and Glen Helen Nature Preserve.
West Hartford, Connecticut
Located just outside of the state capitol, Hartford, from which it takes its name, West Hartford is becoming a popular affluent area. Two of the major draws are the University of Saint Joseph and the University of Hartford. West Hartford blends suburban life with business districts, meaning that it is easy to find a school, job opportunities, and somewhere to live.
Unsurprisingly, about 63,000 people live in this town. As we warned, this is an affluent town. That means the living costs are above the national average.
Meredith, New Hampshire
This small town has received much approval for being one of the best places to live both in New Hampshire and the USA. What makes this town special is that it is in the vicinity of nine lakes including Lake Wicwas, Lake Winnisquam, Lake Wauke, and its feature lake that makes up Meredith Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee.
It is not just the lakes that are stunning but the landscape is dotted with belts of trees. That being said, like many of the New England states, it might break the bank a bit to stay in this town with its sublime landscapes.
This is a popular retreat for many individuals from Chicago. On the flip side, it means that living in Galena provides you with easy access to the big city. There are a couple of standout features of Galena. First, it is hilly. Second, it is a time capsule of the 19th century, since the likes of Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and Ulysses S. Grant lived in the city.
Third, its wildlife is composed of some dangerous beauties like cougars, timber wolves, and black bears. So, if you’re planning on doing some exploring, remember you are in bear territory.