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Michigan is a beautiful state. I truly love driving through our small towns during the summer months, taking in the sights while road tripping. But, how does Michigan rank when it comes to being a good state for road trips and car repairs?

WalletHub.com recently conducted a study to determine the best states for road tripping. “Summer is the perfect time to hit the open road: School’s out, the weather’s warm, and the possibilities are endless,” they state in the study. “While many people avoided travel in the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, states have released most restrictions now thanks to the distributions of vaccines. As a result, this summer, nearly 80% of American adults plan to take some sort of road trip.”

The outlet adds, “Deciding to take a trip is the easy part, though. Picking a destination and affording everything you want to pack into your itinerary is harder. Gas prices might be one thing to worry about, for example. They’ve been growing this year, with the national average at over $4 per gallon now. On top of that, you’ll need to consider accommodations, activities and dining. All of these certainly contribute to the more than $751 billion we spend on leisure travel each year.”

So, where does Michigan fall on the tally of the best, and worst, states for road tripping? Michigan is No. 16, so fairly high on the list. The Mitten has a total score of 50.24. Moreover, Michigan is one of the best states when it comes to the cost of car repairs, as the state is No. 4 in the country for a decently priced repair. The No. 1 state for road tripping was New York, followed by Minnesota, Texas, Louisiana and Maine to round out the top five. Read the full list of the best states for road tripping here.

25 Michigan Counties With the Highest Property Taxes

  • 25 Michigan Counties With the Highest Property Tax

    This list is via H&R Block.

  • 25. Genesee

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $1,845
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.91%

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  • 24. Jackson

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $1,819
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.51%

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  • 23. Isabella

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $1,898
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.48%

    https://www.isabellacounty.org/

  • 22. Monroe

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $1,975
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.32%

    Monroe County

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  • 21. St. Clair

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $1,949
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.44%

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  • 20. Emmet

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $1,946
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.14%

    Emmet County, Northwest Michigan | Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Pellston

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  • 19. Calhoun

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $1,944
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.89%

    Calhoun County, MI

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  • 18. Van Buren

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $1,934
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.57%

    Van Buren County, MI | Official Website

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  • 17. Barry

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $1,903
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.30%

  • 16. Ingham

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $2,761
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 2.23%

  • 15. Livingston

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $2,681
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.23%

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  • 14. Kalamazoo

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $2,576
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.76%

    City of Kalamazoo

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  • 13. Macomb

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $2,570
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.75%

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    Whether you enjoy getting outdoors or discovering local communities, there is something for everyone in Macomb County.

  • 12. Clinton

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $2,521
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.53%

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  • 11. Eaton

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $2,411
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.69%

    Eaton County, MI | Official Website

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  • 10. Kent

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $2,385
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.55%

    accessKent.com - Kent County, Michigan

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  • 9. Wayne

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $2,359
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 2.55%

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  • 8. Ottawa

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $2,364
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.41%

    miOttawa - Ottawa County, Michigan

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  • 7. Grand Traverse

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $2,348
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.28%

    Grand Traverse County, MI | Official Website

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  • 6. Midland

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $2,282
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.72%

  • 5. Leelanau

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $2,244
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 0.90%

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  • 4. Allegan

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $2,057
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.37%

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  • 3. Lenawee

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $2,011
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.61%

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  • 2. Oakland

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $3,429
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.63%

  • 1. Washtenaw

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $4,079
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.76%

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  • The county with the lowest average property tax in Michigan: Oscoda

    Median Annual Real property Tax Payment: $901
    Average Effective Real property Tax Rate: 1.08%

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