5.5 out of 10


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Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers


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

"Morley – Manistee National Forest"

Who cares that there is virtually nothing to do in Morley; Manistee National Forest is in your back yard! First, you have White Pine Trail State Park which is located in the forest. If you love the outdoors, you could never get tired of this city. There’s hiking, camping, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Please don’t look for a mall or any other type of city amenity though because you won’t find them. There are some friendly neighborhood restaurants though!

Housing is cheap, typically sitting on a good piece of land. There are only a few hundred people that live there so schools are small, and you can definitely plan on knowing everyone. This is the type of area where you could be really happy if you prefer to keep to yourself.

Lakeview and Big Rapids are both about 15 minutes away so you can plan on commuting to work. This of course isn’t bad when weather is clear but this doesn’t strike me as the type of area that plows their roads all that promptly. Although, I’ve only been there in the summer, so who knows, maybe a couple locals have plows for their trucks and handle the roads themselves.
  • Manistee National Forest
  • Quiet
  • Inexpensive
  • Quite a drive from next city for amenities
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers

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