5.5 out of 10

Imlay City

43.0205642150007 -83.0770211698577
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • 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 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Imlay City – The Blueberry Festival"

Although I don’t live far from Imlay City, it is not a place I really ever visited until I heard about the Blueberry Festival. Of course, being a vegan, I figured this would be right up my alley, and it was. It takes place every August and there is plenty of art, an antique car show, an outdoor movie and a ton of food and craft venders. You immediately get a feeling of just how close and friendly this community is.

I would have to say that this is close to being split down the middle of Caucasian and Hispanic residents, and it definitely feels like a safe place. The housing that I saw was quaint, in clean neighborhoods, and filled with a ton of kids playing outside.

Imlay City is about 15 minutes from Lapeer, which I’m guessing is where most people work. I know that they have their own school system so I’m guessing it is small, offering plenty of attention.

There is a bunch of little shops and restaurants all along N. Van Dyke Rd, but I didn’t see a shopping mall or too many specialty stores. Therefore, I think you would have to go to the city for a lot of stuff.

Highway I-69 is right there so commuting is easy. One thing I really didn’t notice any of though are parks, small or large. Maybe there are some small ones hidden in neighborhoods?
  • Plenty of families with children
  • Quiet
  • Safe
  • Far away from amenities
  • Lack of public transportation
  • No parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

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