Washtenaw County, Michigan Real Estate

Washtenaw County, Michigan Real Estate

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Taking its name from the Native American word, "Owashtanog" (far away waters), Washtenaw County, Michigan is nestled in southeast Michigan and is home to thriving communities, excellent universities, and a strong arts and culture scene. Washtenaw County covers 720 square miles with 27 villages, cities, and townships including the largest two, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Other communities of note in Washtenaw County are Chelsea, Saline, and Milan.

Washtenaw County is 30 miles from Detroit and has a combined population of 344,000 residents. Arts, education, and a strong economy, with both urban and rural settings, make Washtenaw County a desirable place to live for those looking to buy or invest in Washtenaw County real estate.

Notable Cities & Towns

Ann Arbor, Michigan with 113,394 residents is the county seat of Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan and a thriving arts and cultural scene. Sports enthusiasts attend football, hockey and basketball games at state-of-the-art facilities like Michigan Stadium, Yost Ice Arena and Crisler Arena, all of which have been recently renovated and which draw enthusiastic fans from neighboring communities. Ann Arbor is also home to The Ark one of the top musical venues for folk music in the country. Hill Auditorium, one of the nation’s best concert halls, is the site of all manner of fine arts presentations. Music, art, dance and theater are all part of the charm and draw to this thriving community which enjoys a vibrant downtown scene and boutique shops and restaurants.

Ypsilanti, Michigan is the home of Eastern Michigan University, a popular college town of 19,435 residents. Ypsilanti is located 6 miles from Ann Arbor and has won awards for its economic development and downtown revitalization. Ypsilanti is known for its summer festivals like the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, Michigan Brewers Guild Festival, and even the Elvis Festival. Like many of the communities in Washtenaw County, Ypsilanti has a thriving and experimental arts scene that draws people to the city. Most notably is The Riverside Arts Center a multi-purpose venue for artists and cultural organizations.

Chelsea, Michigan is a quaint and comfortable town with small town charm and a population hovering around 5,000 residents. Chelsea is most notably home to the Purple Rose Theater owned by actor and part-time Chelsea resident, Jeff Daniels. Chelsea is also close to the Waterloo Recreation Area where locals and visitors can hike, bike, picnic, and fish at this 25,000 acre park.

Saline, Michigan is home to over 9,400 residents and showcases Middle America at its best. Bloomberg/Business Week named Saline one of the best places in the U.S. to raise kids in 2013 and city leaders call it a friendly, family-oriented town. Natural beauty, upscale shops and a quaint downtown attract people to Saline along with the annual Celtic Festival.

Named an “unsung jewel” by Ann Arbor News, Milan, Michigan has a population of 5,866 residents who enjoy the natural green spaces, community activities, and a day at the races at the Milan Dragway. Milan is a short drive to Ann Arbor and Detroit with direct routes to Toledo, Ohio.

Washtenaw County Real Estate

Tree-lined streets, quaint towns, and a thriving arts, academics and sporting scene are a big draw for people looking to relocate to or invest in Washtenaw County real estate. The variety of homes and styles for sale in Washtenaw County have a wide appeal for everyone from relocating families to retirees to empty-nesters. There are single-family homes, waterfront properties, and historic homes for starter families.

Two story colonial homes are popular with Ann Arbor home buyers and so are the bungalows and single-family ranch-style homes. Ann Arbor real estate also has upscale condos and luxury homes along the Huron River. The average listing price for a home in Ann Arbor is $371,000 and the median sale price is $225,000.

Ypsilanti housing options range from lofts and studios and efficiency apartments for college students to Victorian homes and mid-sized starter homes. Homes in Ypsilanti’s downtown area or “Depot Town” are also very popular. The average listing price for a home in Ypsilanti is around $131,000 and the median sale price is $113,000.

Single family homes, condos and a few apartments make up the real estate scene in Chelsea. The average listing price for a home in Chelsea is around $284,000 with the median sale price at $185,000.

Saline has condos and single-family homes for sale in a variety of urban and rural settings. Waterfront homes are an option along with homes surrounded by trees or on tree-lined streets. The average listing price for a home in Saline is $310,000 and the median sale price is $181,000.

Milan has a variety of home choices from post World War II turn-of-the century homes to the older homes built between 1940 and 1959. The average home listing price is $159,000 and the median sale price is $120,000.

Whether you're looking to relocate, retire, or just attend college, Washtenaw County real estate offers homes in an incredible range of prices, styles and settings.

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