#34. Royal Oak

If you’re a creative looking for a new city on the rise, this Detroit suburb is for you. Royal Oak is in the top 15 for percent of creative class workers. It seems these individuals are having a great time with their salaries, too, as Royal Oak saw the second greatest increase in household income on this list. It’s also one of the safest cities, ranking second overall for crime rate. One last interesting stat: Royal Oak ranks number 1 on this list for economic equality, meaning that income is spread most evenly among residents here (in other words: there isn’t one or two people making all the money). As for quality of life, Royal Oak is a great place to raise a family, ranking on our Top 10 Best Cities for Kids.

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