7.5 out of 10


42.6206425799966 -82.5345973202587
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


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

"Algonac – The Venice of Michigan"

If you are someone who loves boats and waterfront concerts in the park, you will enjoy living in Algonac. This is a small city with less than 5,000 residents, but it sure does have a big heart. At the core of Algonac is a park that offers a long boardwalk along the river. This is where you are always bound to run into someone you know either out walking their dog, jogging, or simply sitting on a bench enjoying the cool breeze.

An abundance of canals flow through the city, which is why it was granted its nickname of “Venice of Michigan.” The historical museum is great to visit on a rainy day or you can take a ferry over to Walpole Island in Canada. Algonac hosts waterfront concerts all summer long as well as annual events, such as the Algonac Rotary Art Fair and Annual Pickerel Tournament. Plenty of family owned restaurants and small boutiques can be found everywhere here to enjoy.

There hasn’t been a murder in Algonac in over a decade and if it wasn’t for the fact that there are 25 sex offenders living here, it might be the perfect little city. Still, this is a desirable place for families. The school district is small so kids get personal attention and there are seven colleges within driving distance.
  • Great sense of community
  • Smal classroom size
  • Plenty of restaurants and boutiques
  • A lot of registered sex offenders
  • Not much of a night life if you're looking for one
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers

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