Wayne County, Michigan Real Estate

Wayne County, Michigan Real Estate

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Wayne County, Michigan, with a population of about 1,800,000, is the 15th most populated county in the United States and home to the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan. Located in southeast Michigan, Wayne County is bordered by the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair and was one of the first counties formed when the Northwest Territory was formed.

Notable cities and town in Wayne County include Detroit, Dearborn, Plymouth, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms and Gross Pointe Park, and Harper Woods. Wayne County is rich in cultural and historic traditions and is the hub of the U.S. automotive industry. There really is something for everyone when it comes to Wayne County real estate. Buyers can choose from options like waterfront homes, historic dwellings in affluent suburbs, or apartments and condos in Detroit. Wayne County has it all and your Realtor can help you make the best decision on what home to buy and where to live.

Notable Cities & Towns

Wayne County real estate offers the best of both worlds whether you’re looking for a picturesque home in a small community or want to enjoy urban living in big city living.

Detroit is the largest city in the state with a population of 706,000 residents. The Detroit Metro area has a combined total of 5.2 million people making it the 18th most populated metro area in the U.S. Detroit has a rich and cultured history, both as the county seat and as a major hub for national and international trade and commerce. Detroit is also the automotive capital of the world and is famous for being the home of the Motown sound (and record label) in popular music. World class music, theater, restaurants, recreation, sports teams and cultural events make living in Detroit and Wayne County exciting. Detroit's downtown area has seen an increase in new development and condos, along with the arrival of newly built casinos. Downtown Detroit was also listed as one of the best places to retire by CNN/Money Magazine in 2007.

For those looking to move out of the big city, Grosse Pointe, Michigan is another well known and well loved community in Wayne County. This affluent community of just over 5,000 residents is located on the southwestern shore of Lake St. Claire, bordered by Grosse Pointe Farms and Grosse Point Park. This area has a very strong French influence from its very early settlers and residents enjoy the contemporary and traditional atmosphere in this picturesque town.

Dearborn, Michigan is the 8th largest city in Michigan with a population of 98,000 residents. Ford Motors and the Henry Ford Museum are headquartered in Dearborn along with the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The Henry Ford Museum is the largest indoor-outdoor museum and the area’s leading tourist attraction. A large population of Arab-Americans makes their home in Dearborn and the Arab American National Museum is a prominent local attraction. Dearborn has 43 public parks and community celebrations in a melting pot setting harboring community pride.

Plymouth, Michigan is another city that contributes to the local charm and personality of the region. With a population just over 9,000 residents, Plymouth is an active community with seasonal festivals, a thriving downtown scene and twelve city-owned parks. Plymouth is known for its good schools and quiet neighborhoods and the popular Kellogg Park and an ice arena for hockey fans and ice skaters.

Wayne County Real Estate

With a major metropolitan area and affluent and thriving suburbs, deciding where to live and what home to buy may be the hardest decision a person has to make when relocating or purchasing a home in the Wayne County real estate market. The market offers something for almost everyone whether it’s a starter home for a new couple, a luxury mansion on the water, a condo in one of the local towers, a small home along a tree-lined street, or an investment opportunity.

The average home in Dearborn lists for $110,000 while the median sale price is $71,000. In the Grosse Pointe area, the average home lists between $100,000 and $600,000 with average sale prices found in a wide (typically high) range. In Plymouth, the average home lists for $340,000 and the median sale price is around $180,000.


Wayne County has five major arterials running through the area including Interstates 75, 94, 96, 275 and 375. For flights in and out of the area Detroit Metro Airport provides domestic and international flights. Other options include Willow Run Airport, Grosse Ile Municipal Airport and Coleman Young International Airport which is just a short drive from downtown Detroit. The historic Saginaw Trail connects Wayne Count to other major cities and has many historic sites along the way.

The Wayne County real estate market is diverse in its settings, prices, and amenities. Talk to Tom Stachler today about Wayne County real estate options and the communities that will fit your lifestyle needs.

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