7.5 out of 10


43.9806287675138 -84.4930753631884
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


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

"Gladwin – Affordable, Beautiful and Nearly Perfect"

There is no denying that Gladwin offers some of the greatest views around. When you have a county where over 50 percent is still naturally forested, offering parks, walking trails, wildlife and streams, an outdoor enthusiast can’t help but fall in love.

This is a small city, housing is affordable and well over half the residents are married. The public school system is fantastic, but there are also private schools available, primarily for the Amish or religious. Colleges and universities can be found in surrounding areas, including Harrison, Midland and Mt. Pleasant.

Interestingly, Gladwin seems to see more snow that a lot of surrounding cities. While one city a half hour away gets a light dusting, Gladwin residents are shoveling their way out, but nobody is complaining! You’ll find that a lot of residents have snowmobiles and look forward to the accumulation.

The city is laid out where everything is easy to find. N. Silverleaf St and W. Cedar are the two main streets, this is where you will go for shopping and restaurants. A few popular favorites include the Riverwalk Grill, Mr. M’s Pizza Lounge and Chee Pang. When you want to mingle with the locals, you can find everyone at Hunter’s Pub Bar Tavern, Slyder’s and O’Sullivan Pub, rumored to have the best burgers in Michigan.
  • Strong sense of community
  • Fantastic schools
  • Haven for nature-lovers
  • Lacking in some amenities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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