5.5 out of 10


41.8402626596989 -84.7468034036801
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers


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

"Reading – Where Nothing Ever Happens"

You better really love rural living to move to Reading. Although considered a city, it is seriously only 1 square mile, where about 1,000 residents live. This is certainly not an elite neighborhood either. Housing is super cheap and the majority of residents are well below the Michigan income average, many under the poverty level as well. That doesn’t necessarily mean that people are struggling here though, you will find a pretty friendly community.

There are a few family owned restaurants in the city but other than that, there is not much happening here. Even to go to the gym, you will need to drive into Hillsdale or Coldwater, which are both only a few miles away. There is a nice place to walk trails right over the Ohio line at Lake La Su an Wilderness Area. Reading does not have much in the way of entertainment, but what it does offer is location. Not only are you minutes away from Hillsdale and Coldwater, you are right near the Ohio and Indiana border, so there are always things to and places to work in surrounding areas. Not to mention, this is about as safe as you will find. Although nothing exciting happens here, nothing bad ever seems to happen either. Not sure if this place even has a police department, but they certainly don’t need one.
  • Very quiet
  • Central location
  • Very safe
  • Nothing to do
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers

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