9.2 out of 10

Bay City

43.5888870549725 -83.8836573706169
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


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

"Bay City – Where Everything is Cause for Celebration"

If you are looking for a city that offers countless celebrations and festivals, Bay City is it! It seems as though every time you turn around, residents are gathering to have some fun. Just a few of these exciting festivals include River of Time, Independence Day Fireworks Festival, St. Stan’s Polish Festival and River Roar.

Bay City is made of about 90 percent Caucasians with nearly half the population being couples. This is a family city where parents can feel safe letting their kids walk to their friend’s house three doors down without anything happening. Everyone seems to look out for one another here and the school district is outstanding.

The Farmer’s Market is open May through Fall where you can run into nearly everyone you know picking up fresh produce, flowers and homemade goods. The downtown area is voted as having one of the best “Great American Main Streets,” made up of restaurants and one-of-a-kind boutiques, nearly all family owned and operated. This is a community that supports one another.

Bay City is a haven for art lovers too. There are an abundance of artisan cooperatives and art studios with a diverse collection of work. This is just a laid back city. You can sit on a bench, enjoy your espresso and nearly everyone will take the time to say hello.

When you are not shopping, dining or enjoying riverfront views, other points of interest include State Theater, Bay City’s Antique Toy & Firehouse Museum, Trombley House and Appledore Tall Ships.
  • Abundance of Festivals
  • Perfect for Families
  • Safe
  • Lack of Nightclubs
  • Minimal Public Transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers

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