5.5 out of 10


43.0489774185643 -83.3250100732553
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids


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

"Lapeer – Not a City that Impresses Me"

I have only been to Lapeer a few times, and they all involved either rescuing a dog or picking up one from animal control to transport to a rescue. That being said, there is nothing that I can find about this city that makes people want to live there. The closest big city to work in would be Flint, which is still a good 25 to 30 minute commute, but I guess you don’t have to worry about so much traffic when you come back home.

The houses are okay, none that really caught my attention. The downtown area is quaint, lined with specialty gift, clothing and home furnishing stores, but again, nothing to get excited over. The highlight of the year for the city is when it hosts their annual Lapeer Days Festival in August with rides, food and entertainment.

For how small the city is, it does offer a nice selection of restaurants and bars, mostly along Main St. Farm House Family Restaurant is a favorite spot for breakfast while EG Nick’s Grill & Tavern and Blind Fish are good for dinner.

There are actually a couple nice parks in Lapeer. The school district is also pretty good. The closest colleges are about 20 miles away though. Although Lapeer offers the impression as being a safe city, it’s really not. They actually have a pretty high crime rate and 96 registered sex offenders.
  • Little traffic
  • Decent restaurantss
  • Good school district
  • High crime area
  • Long commute to Flint
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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