These Are The 10 Safest Places to Live in Oakland County

Explore Oakland County’s safest places to live in 2024, ranked by Niche.

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

Feeling safe in a community is a major factor for families when it comes to choosing where to plant roots. Luckily, Niche, a website offering rankings and statistics on towns, schools and colleges, also publishes a ranking of the safest places to live. See the rankings below to find out how towns in Oakland County stack up. 

These statistics were calculated based on specific crime rates. Data for these categories come from the FBI, CDC and user-generated data sources. You can find the full methodology here.

Here are the top 10 safest places to live in Oakland County on the list. 

Safest Places to Live Oakland County

Troy 

  • 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. 

Novi 

  • Average home value: $380,200
  • Population: 65,870

Novi is located on picturesque Walled Lake. Families enjoy excellent public schools, housing, outdoor activities and jobs.

Birmingham 

  • Average home value: $679,700
  • Population: 21,738

Birmingham’s bustling downtown, excellent schools and well maintained parks are some of the reasons so many families choose to live there. 

Beverly Hills

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

Along with being a safe place to live, 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.

Farmington 

  • 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 quality category, too.

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.

Rochester 

  • 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. 

Berkley 

  • 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 Berkley an excellent choice for families.

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. 

Franklin 

  • Average home value: $710,700
  • Population: 2,653

The quaint city of Franklin provides a glimpse into small town life where neighbors look out for one another and residents feel safe. 


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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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