5.6 out of 10


42.9405139310471 -83.2879215024764
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Metamora – Enjoy the Annual Balloon Festival"

I have to admit, when I was talked into going to Metamora for its Country Days and Balloon Festival, I thought I was going to some ghost town for a low-class event. I was so wrong! First of all, the city is quite nice. Houses are lovely and certainly well-kept. Second, the festival is a really good time; it would be perfect for someone with children. There is face painting, a petting zoo and pony rides. The balloons are quite a sight and well worth the drive, as 30 hot air balloons in every color imaginable are launched into the sky.

We also spent a day enjoying the trails and forest around Lake Minnawanne. There’s a nice little campground there too, which we did not stay at. Although the White Horse Inn is recommended by all to eat at, it was really crowded so we tried out Karen’s Sunflower Café; a quaint little eatery with amazing homemade soup.

This seems to be a friendly city; I’m guessing most residents work and go to school in Lapeer or Oxford Twp., as I didn’t notice any schools in Metamora. This would also put Lapeer as the closet place to find a hospital and other amenities.
  • Safe city
  • Friendly
  • Quite a drive from next city for amenities
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers

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