Small-Town Saline:
A Top Community of Central Michigan

Life moves a little slower along the quiet streets of Saline, MI. Though it’s located just nine miles southwest of downtown Ann Arbor, Saline is a placid community of friendly neighbors, safe streets, excellent schools, and plenty of local businesses. Filled with smiling faces, bursting with opportunities, and bustling with small-town charm, Saline is a top community for work, life, and play. In fact, it was named the 67th Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine!

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Spotlights of Saline

Downtown Saline

Quaint shops, eateries, and local businesses line the streets of Saline’s beautiful historic downtown. This friendly and intimate setting is one where shop owners know your name, where you’ll stroll past neighbors who are also friends, and where you can enjoy natural beauty and small-town bustle along the same streets.

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Community Events

Meet your neighbors, celebrate the season, or simply enjoy a beautiful day with one of Saline’s many community events held throughout the year. Farmers markets offer opportunities to shop local, summer concerts are a great way to unwind and relax, Saline Summerfest offers activities and attractions for all ages, and the Saline Celtic Festival draws visitors from across the state.

No matter the time of year, there's always something fun happening in Saline! Check it out!

Parks & Rec

It’s easy to get outside in Saline! There are 12 maintained parks within the community, featuring picnic areas and playgrounds, sports fields, and even boat ramps. Miles of parkways, bikeways, and waterways offer plenty of opportunities for exercise or waterfront relaxation and recreation. And don’t forget to try out the Mastodon, Saline’s bootcamp-style obstacle course!

And for even more recreational opportunities, don't miss a trip to the Saline Recreation Center.

Saline at a Glance

Getting Around

Ann Arbor Municipal Airport: 15 min
Downtown Ann Arbor: 25 min
Downtown Detroit: 50 min
Public Transportation: Ride Saline
Major Roads: US-12, US-23


Population (2014): 9,158
Population Growth since 2000: +14%
Zip Code: 48176
Median Home Value (2013): $195,786

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Living in Saline

Visiting Saline is one thing... but living here is quite another! Find out what it's like to really be a part of the community of Saline.

The Homes

There's a home for every buyer in Saline, whether you're looking for something cute, cozy, and close to town or something extravagant and surrounded by the beauty of nature. There are townhomes, single-family homes, mansions... and everything in between. There are affordable homes, move-up homes, and completely magnificent luxury homes. There are older homes, newer homes, and homes still waiting to be built. Whatever you're looking for, you'll find it in Saline.

The Amenities

Saline may be a small, cozy town, but it’s home to plenty of amenities, such as the Saline District Library, the Saline Senior Center, the Saline Area Historical Society, and plenty of shopping and dining along Michigan Ave. Additionally, the Saline Recreation Center is a world-class facility featuring two swimming pools, an indoor track, weight and cardio rooms, an outdoor fitness trail, and several sports courts and fields.

And did you know that Saline Hospital was listed among the Top 100?

The Schools

Saline residents are served by the top-notch Saline Area Schools, which ranks in the Top 10 Best School Districts in Michigan, and has been named the #1 School District in Washtenaw County and the #1 District for Athletes in the state. Schools within the district include Harvest Elementary, Woodland Meadows Elementary, Pleasant Ridge Elementary, Heritage Middle, Saline Middle, and Saline High (ranked #12 Best High School in MI).

The Jobs

Saline residents enjoy the peace, the affordability, and the charms of living in a small town... as well as the convenience of big-city opportunities. The little town is surrounded by big opportunities throughout Washtenaw County, like the University of Michigan, Trinity Health, Faurecia North America, Toyota Technical Center, Thomson Reuters, and many more.

Ready to Find Home in Saline?

Searching for a home for sale in Saline or want to learn more about what it’s like to live in Washtenaw County? We’ve got the resources to help you out! Contact us to learn more and schedule a showing of your favorite homes, or browse our Buyer’s Resources below!

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Based on information from the MichRIC Board of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service through 07/23/24 10:01 AM.