214 Homes for Sale in Saginaw, MI

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Saginaw Home Trends

Located in Central Michigan, or Mid-Michigan depending on who you ask, Saginaw is a charming Midwestern city with an endearing spirit. Once a thriving lumber town, then a center for automotive manufacturing, Saginaw is a thriving Michigan city. Today, it’s become a center for clean energy and green jobs, mainly in the photovoltaic industry. Home to just under 50,000 people and 40 neighborhoods, Saginaw has plenty of room and property for new residents. The characterful downtown district and impressive 20th century architecture provide plenty to see and do, while the surrounding neighborhoods and suburbs are top picks for families and residents of all walks of life. Saginaw’s real estate market has fluctuated along with its population, but recent years have seen the median home sale price in the city trend upwards just over $100,000 and the market has become quite competitive.

Saginaw Attractions

Saginaw is split by its namesake river, and there are compelling attractions awaiting residents on each side. There’s an eclectic mix of restaurants in Saginaw including diners, Polish restaurants, upscale eateries, and fast food. On the east side of the river sits the Saginaw Children’s Zoo and the Japanese Cultural Center. On the west side, the Saginaw Art Museum has plenty of engaging exhibits to explore. Locals love grabbing a beer at one of the breweries near the water. The city also doesn’t turn in when the weather gets cold. Many restaurants and bars set up outdoor heating so the fun keeps rolling all winter long. Want to learn more about the city’s history? Head to the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History to explore the city’s role in the lumber industry and more.

Saginaw Schools

With 17 campuses and nearly 5,500 students in grades K-12, the Saginaw Public School District oversees all schools in the city. The district operates one early childhood center, 10 elementary schools, one middle school, three high Schools, one career and technical education center, and one alternative high school. New Millennium Academy is a standout among the few private schools in the city. Saginaw Public Schools is home to two nationally recognized blue-ribbon schools and one of the most competitive career and technical education programs in the region. Saginaw is also served by Delta College and Saginaw Valley State University, two popular universities technically located in the University Center community.

Commuting in Saginaw

The average one-way commute in Saginaw is well below the national average and sits at just 21 minutes. The city is walkable thanks to a neat grid layout, and there’s a solid push toward more bike-friendly infrastructure. There is light public transit. The city’s transit authority, STARS, operates 11 bus routes throughout the city. There are also several major commuting thoroughfares that make getting around by car easy. Interstate 675 runs right through the center of the city and makes connecting to neighboring communities a breeze. The MBS International Airport is located less than 15 miles north of the city center.