7.6 out of 10

Lake Isabella

43.6459770613149 -84.9932917082734
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers


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

"Lake Isabella – Middle of the Mitten"

Anyone trying to figure out where Lake Isabella is just needs to look at the map of Michigan and find the middle of the mitten. While you would assume by the name, that the city is on a major lake, it’s not.

Lake Isabella is a small, primarily Caucasian community. Residents here are educated and the average person drives well over 20 minutes to commute to a surrounding city for work. The vast majority of residents are married and this is a great place to raise children. It is incredibly safe and there is not one registered sex offender in the area. Most houses are on a bit of property though, so playtime with friends typically means that you are going to have to drive them somewhere.

Although Lake Isabella feels as though you are in the middle of nowhere, you are actually not far from amenities. Mount Pleasant is right around the corner with a hospital and you are not too far from Harrison, if you enjoy skiing or snowboarding. If you are a college student or have older children, Central Michigan University is only 13 miles away.

If you are looking for entertainment or shopping malls, you will need to venture into a surrounding city, but there are plenty of neighborhood restaurants and pubs to enjoy such as Newk’s Family Diner and Blue Bar & Restaurant.
  • Safe
  • Great Schools
  • Close to Skiing
  • Miminal Shopping
  • Lack of Public Transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

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