5.7 out of 10


43.8830726696704 -84.4859607680502
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Beaverton – A Long and Colorful History"

Nestled away in Gladwin County, Beaverton is a small city of around 1,000 residents. It has had an exciting history from building the first mill in the area to 20th century gun battles in the streets to tragic fires and regrowth. As soon as you set foot in Beaverton, you are transported back in history. You can almost feel the blood, sweat and tears that has gone into every bit of growth of this area. When people move here, they don’t leave; it just feels like home.

Although you are secluded, the city has its share of resident-owned stores and restaurants, such as Delina’s Family Restaurant, Beaverton Tavern and Beaverton Dairy Bar. Rent and housing is way below Michigan average, so if you don’t mind a 20 to 60 minute drive, this area is perfect for college students. You will find seven colleges and universities scattered around in Harrison, Midland, Mt. Pleasant and Big Rapids.

The school district is small and special. Students get a lot of attention since classes are small, and this is the type of district that encourages parents to really get involved.

The biggest turn off to Beaverton is the 47 registered sex offenders, but they genuinely keep to themselves. This is a city that has virtually no crime, not even theft.
  • Plenty of history to appreciate
  • Sense of community
  • Great schools
  • Far away from amenities
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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