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Anne Erickson

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I’m a Michigan girl, born and raised, and I personally think Michigan is a great state. In the summer, we have the Great Lakes, plus a bunch of inland lakes, and in the winter, it’s snow heaven. (Okay, I could do without the snow. But still.)

WalletHub.com recently conducted a study to determine the best states to live in across the United States.

The study looked at affordability, economy, education and health, quality of life and safety.

So, how did Michigan do?

The Mitten actually landed smack dab in the middle of this list, coming in at the No. 25 best state to live in. Michigan’s overall score was 53.28. In comparison, the No. 1 state scored 63.01, so we’re not far from it.

Below are the top 10 best states to live in, according to the study.

Top 10 States to Live In (via WalletHub.com):

New Jersey
Massachusetts
New York
Idaho
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Utah
New Hampshire
Iowa
Pennsylvania

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com and tweet at her @AnneErickson!