With a population of 59,715 according to the latest census, Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, is considered part of the metropolitan Detroit area. The average price of a detached home here is $147,466 while the average price of a townhome or similar attached unit is a bit higher at $151,065. You can find some good bargains in homes for sale in this city, which is pleasantly situated on the shores of Lake Saint Clair.
Saint Clair Shores has a long history; the area was inhabited by French settlers as early as 1710. An amusement park was built here in 1927 and boasted the longest roller coaster in the country. Sadly, a 1955 fire destroyed many of the park’s buildings and in time the property was converted to a marina. In fact, you can visit the city’s "Nautical Mile" to find other marinas and boat dealers, plus popular restaurants and retail shops. The freshwater lake that beckons boating enthusiasts lies between Michigan and the Canadian Province of Ontario. Discovered by European explorers, it is part of the Great Lakes system.
In addition to its water-related pleasures, Saint Clair Shores enjoys a connection to Detroit’s famed music history and, as a member of the Miss America organization, the city is the site of the longest-running local pageant in the country. Many families live in the area and both private and public elementary schools get a five-star rating from parents. You can find a 665-square-foot condo here for $45,500 or a 3 bedroom, 1,200-square-foot, single-family home for $82,000, but you can also find designer homes for considerably more. Detroit with its many amenities, such as major shopping, professional sporting events and fine dining spots, is only a 22-minute drive away. Need to fly? Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is 36 miles from home. All things considered, residents like the small-city feel with big-city links offered by life in Saint Clair Shores.