7.2 out of 10

Marine City

42.7087017100558 -82.5041762801244
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers


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 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Marine City ā€“ Live on the Lake"

If you love the water, enjoy a small community and prefer to stay away from a busy area, Marine City is perfect for you. When I visited the area, I pretty much expected extra-large houses and snobby residents, but what I discovered was modest housing, most of which I thought was rather small. I also found that this is a friendly city that sort of moves at its own pace. No one seems to be in a hurry here; there is always time for small talk and to hold the door for someone.

The downtown area is just fabulous. It is a historic waterfront district that boasts a boardwalk and charming boutiques and restaurants. We actually went there to check out the antiques and were not at all disappointed as the city has antique malls and stores! You can enjoy the public beach and even take a ferry to Ontario. We ate at Rivera Restaurant one day and although it was so good that we were going to return the next day, the locals recommended Marine City Fish Co., which was equally as fantastic.

I can say that I was impressed by the city. Iā€™m unfamiliar with the school district, but it definitely is a safe place to live if you have a family.
  • A lot of antique stores
  • Lakefront views and property
  • Closest big city is Port Huron which is about 25 minutes away
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers

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