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Saline Michigan Real Estate - York Township
York Township is a great place to live!
When you are considering Saline real estate, you'll want to explore all the areas around Saline. The Saline area, including York Township, is one of America's Best Places to Live, Work and Play.
York Township is located to the immediate southeast of the City of Saline. The Township is bordered (approximately) on the south by Hack road, to the east by Sanford road, to the north by Bemis road, and to the west by Maple road. The major paved roads running through the township include Saline-Milan (northwest/southeast), Stony Creek (northeast/southwest), and Mooreville (east/west). Many other roads are paved, and the remaining roads in the township are gravel, especially out into the farmlands. It's not uncommon to encounter major farm equipment (Tractors, combines) on the gravel roads, and sometimes even on the major paved roads.
York Township was organized in 1834, and was named after "York State", the origin of many of its early inhabitants. The land was heavily wooded (many parcels still are), so it was hard work to clear the land for farming of crops. A sawmill was built in Mooreville in 1833, allowing for the construction of homes and barns (other than the log cabins built previously). There was competition between Mooreville and Milan for location of the first railroad line - Milan won - so Milan grew more quickly (the railroad was completed in 1878).
York Township is included in two school districts - Saline and Milan. Post office addresses in the township include Saline, Milan, and Ypsilanti. The southern portion of the township, adjacent to the City of Milan, is suburban, with shopping centers and residential developments. The township also has several parks, including Ella Sharp Park, complete with many soccer fields. The northern and central portions of the township are more rural in nature with large lots and several farms.
There are many wonderful neighborhoods in York Township. Many of the newer neighborhoods are located in the Northwest area of the Township, close to the city of Saline. There are several "country" subdivisions located throughout the township, accessible via gravel roads, and offer larger lot sizes (1 acre, or more). Some of these neighborhoods are in the Saline school district, yet have Milan addresses.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,392 people, 1,901 households, and 1,608 families residing in the township. The population density was 210.2 per square mile (81.2/km²). There were 1,936 housing units at an average density of 55.1/sq mi (21.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 83.75% White, 12.72% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.06% of the population.
There were 1,901 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.1% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.4% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the township the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 38.3% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 160.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 182.5 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $84,232, and the median income for a family was $91,986. Males had a median income of $52,788 versus $36,189 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,528. About 3.5% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.
Ask anyone who lives, works, or owns a business in Saline and they're almost sure to tell you some variation of this thought: "We're a friendly, family-oriented town."
In Saline you'll find upscale shops, restaurants, and services - in and around our quaint, intimate downtown and surrounding our clean, safe neighborhoods - while enjoying natural beauty and room to roam on the city's rural edges.
About 9,400 people live within Saline's city limits. Another 20,000+ live in outlying areas (including York Township) within the Saline Area Schools district, renowned for its excellence. Housing values and household income are well above average for the state and country.
Saline is just a short drive from the world-class academic, cultural and sports attractions of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan. Downtown Detroit is only an hour away.
With all Saline has to offer, it's no wonder CNN/Money Magazine once again named the Saline area as one of the country's top 100 "Best Places to Live" out of more than 1,300 cities ranked. Saline enjoys an abundance of Parks, Museums, Walking Paths, Retails shop and businesses that can be enjoyed by all.
Downtown Saline has the charm of a small town that continues to change with the passing of each decade. Historic buildings over 100 years old, buildings built in the 1950's and 1960's and the new construction currently underway are the homes to our retail businesses, restaurants, specialty stores and indoor play facilities make Saline a unique downtown shopping district.
Special events that include the Farmer's Market, Saline Street Machines, the Saline Summerfest, the Harvest of the Arts Oktoberfest, and the Summer Music Series are held in the streets and parking lots in downtown Saline. The events are a coordination effort between the Downtown Merchants Association, the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Saline.
Parades play a big role in community involvement for Saline's downtown with the Holiday Parade as the number one downtown event each year for the last 30 plus years. An active volunteer community works with the City, Merchants and charitable organizations to make Saline's downtown a place to work, eat, shop and enjoy.
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