Best Places to Buy a House in Oakland County

Explore Oakland County’s best places to buy a house in 2024, ranked by Niche.

Buying a home isn’t just a contract to the property, it’s a sometimes lifelong commitment to the surrounding community, too.

Choosing where to buy a home is a major life decision. Luckily, Niche, a website offering rankings and statistics on towns, schools and colleges, also publishes a ranking of the best places to buy a home. See the rankings below to find out how towns in Oakland County stack up.

These statistics were calculated based on home values, taxes, crime rates and quality of local schools. Data for these categories come from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC and other data sources. You can find the full methodology here.

Here are the top 10 best places to buy a home in Oakland County on the list.


  • Average home value: $275,100
  • Population: 15,150

Berkley’s high scores in Niche’s categories for housing, public schools, jobs, cost of living and outdoor activities make it an excellent choice for families.

Beverly Hills

  • Average home value: $459,500
  • Population: 10,550

Beverly Hills boasts high ranking schools and highly rated parks. The city earned an “A+” in the “public schools” and “good for families” categories from Niche and an “A” in the “housing” category.

Huntington Woods

  • Average home value: $457,600
  • Population: 6,365

Huntington Woods is located in an enviable spot–close enough to the bustle of restaurants and entertainment of nearby Royal Oak and just 12 miles north of Detroit.

Oakland Charter Township

  • Average home value: $528,900
  • Population: 20,019

Oakland Charter Township boasts the distinction of being one of the oldest townships in Michigan. Currently the Township is served by three school districts: Rochester Community Schools, Lake Orion Community Schools and Romeo Community Schools.


  • Average home value: $375,600
  • Population: 87,170

Troy is home to a number of major companies, and many residents are able to work just a short drive from their homes.


  • Average home value: $262,400
  • Population: 11,486

Farmington is known for its many restaurants, shopping areas, recreation centers and small businesses. It earns great scores from Niche in the school category, too.

Rochester Hills

  • Average home value: $359,800
  • Population: 76,041

Major attractions like Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Yates Cider Mill and Innovation Hills reside in Rochester Hills. Its thriving downtown has been recognized as one of the best in Michigan.

Royal Oak

  • Average home value: $289,800
  • Population: 58,053

Residents and visitors alike love Royal Oak for its major festivals like Arts, Beat and Eats and the Woodward Dream Cruise. Its charming downtown area is filled with thriving restaurants, cafes, salons, boutiques and more.

Bloomfield Charter Township

  • Average home value: $542,400
  • Population: 44,016

With excellent schools, parks and family activities, Bloomfield Charter Township is regarded as a great place to raise a family, earning an “A+” from Niche in the “good for families” category.


  • Average home value: $447,800
  • Population: 12,978

Rochester’s picturesque surroundings offer families excellent access to parks and schools. Kids, and parents, too, have many options for healthy activities.

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Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn is a freelance journalist, copy editor and proud Detroiter. She is a graduate of Wayne State University’s journalism school and of the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University. Amanda is a lover of translated contemporary fiction, wines from Jura and her dog, Lottie.


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