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STREET SMART GUIDE TO DETROIT NEIGHBORHOODS PART 1

Posted by MARK Z on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 1:44pm.

Moving to a new neighborhood can be both an exciting adventure and a challenging prospect, especially when you know nothing about the community. This Detroit-area neighborhood guide provides valuable information and insight to help you learn more about the local neighborhoods that you can use when buying or selling a home.

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Ann Arbor

This larger-sized neighborhood is the sixth largest community in Michigan.

  • Population: 121,477 people
  • Real Estate Data: Median home value: $390,329; very hot rating from Zillow.
  • Education: 72.8 % of the residents are college graduates.
  • Median Household Income: $57,697, which is $2,375 above the U.S. average.
  • Job Sector: 93.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs

 

Birmingham

  • Population: 21,142 people
  • Neighborhoods: Consists of seven constituent neighborhoods.
  • Real Estate Data: Median home value: $684,413. Homes have appreciated 47.15 % since 2000.
  • Education: 78.1 % of the residents are college graduates.
  • Median Household Income: $112,525, which is just about more than double the U.S. average.
  • Job Sector: The top employers are professional sciences, technical services, manufacturing, and healthcare.

 

Bloomfield Hills

This city is a small but wealthy one located north of Birmingham,

  • Population: 3,990 people
  • Real Estate Data: Median home value: $1,074,801; 83.9 % of people own their homes.
  • Education: 73.8 % of the residents are college graduates.
  • Median Household Income: $169,265; the poverty rate is only 2.7 % which is substantially below the national average.
  • Job Sector: 30% of the workforce is employed in healthcare.

 

Bruce Township

Bruce township resides within the borders of Macomb County and consists of mostly rural area.

  • Population: Estimated 9,236 people
  • Real Estate Data: Median home value: $235,900.
  • Median Household Income: $84,838.

 

Canton

This medium-to-large-sized community is the 11th largest in Michigan.

  • Population: 91,791 people
  • Real Estate Data: Median home value: $225,844; total home appreciation is up 87.9% since 2000. 64.9 % of the homes are single-family style.
  • Education: 49 % of residents are college graduates, and 94.8 % have a high school education.
  • Median Household Income: $93,047.
  • Job Sector: Almost half of the workforce (46.1%) is in either the manufacturing, healthcare, or education industry.

 

Chesterfield Township

This Detroit suburb rates #10 best place to raise a family in Macomb County.

  • Population: 44,726 people
  • Real Estate Data: Median home value: $390,329; very hot rating from Zillow.
  • Education: 72.8 % of the residents are college graduates.
  • Median Household Income: $57,697, which is $2,375 above the U.S. average.
  • Job Sector: 93.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs

 

Clinton Township

  • Population: 121,477 people
  • Real Estate Data: Median sale price for a home is $165,900
  • Education: 62 % of residents have some college education.
  • Median Household Income: $71,210.

 

Commerce Township

  • Population: 26,203 people.
  • Real Estate Data: Median home value: $277,335. Home ownership is at 91.2 %.
  • Education: 46.2 % of the residents are college graduates.
  • Median Household Income: $100,330.
  • Job Sector: The top three employers in the workforce are in manufacturing (20.9 %), healthcare (12.6n%), and retail (10.3%). People average about a 32-minute commute to work.
  • Crime: Rates 78 on the crime index (100 is the safest).

 

Farmington Hills

  • Population: 81,050 people and 14th largest community in Michigan.
  • Real Estate Data: Median home value: $$299,453; There are 57.1 % single-family homes in the area.
  • Education: 53.4 % of the residents are college graduates.
  • Median Household Income: $71,463.
  • Schools: Three school districts serve Farmington Hills, which are Clarenceville, Farmington, and Walled Lake Consolidated. The schools get an A- rating from Niche.com.

 

Harrison Township

  • Population: 26,617 people.
  • Real Estate Data: Median home value: $80,011. There are 8.7  vacant homes in the area, and 12.4 % of homes are 2000 or newer.
  • Education: 92.3 % of residents are high school graduates.
  • Median Household Income: $59,130, which is slightly above the U.S. average.
  • Job Sector: The workforce is comprised of both blue and white-collar workers.

 

Independence Township

This suburb of Detroit is located in Oakland County and has highly-rated public schools.

  • Population: 36,342 people.
  • Real Estate Data: Median home value: $237,700 and 81% of people own their own home.
  • Crime: Rated #31 safest suburb to live in Michigan out of 120.
  • Median Household Income: $88,403
  • Job Sector: Niche.com gave this township an A- in the “Jobs” category.

 

Lake Orion

This tiny, historic village is situated on the north side of the outskirts of metro Detroit.

  • Population: 3,108 people
  • Real Estate Data: Median home value: $336,190. There are 38.5 % of homes built before 1940. Just over 66% of the homes have either 2 or 3 bedrooms.
  • Demographics: 32.8 % of the people are between ages 35-54.
  • Median Household Income: $76,169.
  • Job Sector: 93.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs

 

Livonia

  • Population: 6,471 people.
  • Real Estate Data: Median home value: $213,238.
  • Education: College graduates comprise 36.3 % of this population.
  • Median Household Income: $71,063
  • Job Sector: Top three employers are manufacturing, healthcare, and retail, which make up 41.1 %.

 

Milford

  • Population: 121,477 people
  • Real Estate Data: Median home value: $233,053.
  • Education: 44.2 % of the residents are college graduates.
  • Median Household Income: $71,250

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