Once again something to be proud of being a Michigander, especially if you live in Traverse City, Holland or Alpena.  Those 3 cities were ranked in the top 10 of WalletHub’s “Best beach towns to live in”.

It gets even better, Traverse City was named the #1 beach town in America.

Do not sweat Holland you were ranked the 6th best beach town in American and Alpen put on some extra sun tan lotion because you were ranked the 7th best.

The methodology WalletHub used was as follows:

WalletHub compared 205 cities across six key dimensions: 1) Affordability, 2) Weather, 3) Safety, 4) Economy, 5) Education & Health and 6) Quality of Life, splitting the sample into ocean towns and lake towns.

We evaluated those dimensions using 58 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for beach-town living.

Our sample includes all cities with populations between 10,000 and 150,000 and at least one beach listed on TripAdvisor

Don’t get sand in your swim suit Muskegon and Port Huron, you were ranked 35th and 37th respectively.

Looks like I have some traveling to do this summer right here in the great state of Michigan.

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