Four Michigan cities have been named among the best beach towns near lakes to live in, and of all the locations in the United States, Port Huron was among the top 50. WalletHub.com put together a study of the beach towns in the U.S. that best fit everyday life in terms of living standards, not tourism. The study was based on many factors that included education, housing costs, economy, weather, and health, as well as quality of life. While there were nearly 150 ocean-side towns studied, only 46 lakeshore beach towns made it on WalletHub’s list; only four of them were in the Great Lakes State – Traverse City, Holland, Alpena, and Port Huron. While Traverse City took the number one spot thanks to a high quality of life ranking and a relatively affordable cost of living, Port Huron made the list at number 31 overall. It was the closest city to the metro Detroit area to appear on the list, and its benefits included a favorable weather ranking.