If you live in Michigan, you probably think it's the best place to live in the United States, right? Sorry, we know that's not totally accurate but let's try and keep things positive here.

We have so many fantastic rivers, and forests, and the further north you go, the prettier things get. Not to mention, were surrounded by the largest and most beautiful lakes in the country.

While Michigan is no doubt beautiful, it may not be the best place live. At least that's what research is showing in this study.

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After analyzing all 50 U.S. states, HomeSnacks put together a list of the best states to live in America for 2022.


The purpose of this study is to use science to determine which of our great American states are the absolute best. While unbiased, this research does take into account factors that almost all Americans would agree are desirable.

Let's have a look at the top 10 states first.

Michigan Didn't Even Crack the Top 10?

  1. Massachusetts
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Hawaii
  4. New Jersey
  5. Maryland
  6. Connecticut
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Virginia
  9. Vermont
  10. Minnesota

Okay, so we didn't make the top 10. Michigan has to at least be in the top 20, right? Unfortunately, we didn't crack that list either. See for yourself.

11. Wisconsin
12. New York
13. Maine
14. Washington
15. Utah
16. Pennsylvania
17. Iowa
18. Delaware
19. North Dakota
20. California

Where Does Michigan Rank on the List of Best States to Live in 2022?

Are you ready for this? Michigan came in at #30 on the list of best states to live in America for 2022. Out of all 50 states, we're at #30?

The worst part of all, Ohio is sitting at #27. Really,? Now I'm really starting the question the "research" behind this list.

I'm not even going to get into the methodology and criteria used for this. When you're #30 on the list, does it even matter? However, if you really want to dig that deep, go here.

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Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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