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Saline's High Quality of Life

bikes at schoolSaline offers the highest quality in community amenities including top-notch hospitals, schools, and recreation facilities. It is part of the Ann Arbor metropolitan area which is consistently rated as one of the top ten areas for quality of life each year.

Hospitals

Saline Community Hospital-a division of St. Joseph Mercy Health Systems-100 beds.
University of Michigan Medical Center-900 beds

Education

Local education includes pre-school through high school
High-quality education programs and a strong dedication to learning is prevalent throughout the Saline School System
Many local nursery schools
Cleary University (Ann Arbor), 1,000 enrolled
Concordia College (Ann Arbor), 500 enrolled
Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti), 23,000 enrolled
The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 36,995 enrolled
Washtenaw Community College (local office in Saline) 12,000 enrolled

Recreation

The City of Saline boasts a 240-acre park system and is located near the extensive Metroparks system of parks with trails, swimming, and canoeing. Saline also offers many recreational activities at the Saline Recreation Complex—a $4.7 million state of the art facility located adjacent to the industrial parks—including swimming, racquetball, weight training, and classrooms. The city is surrounded by tennis courts, soccer fields, golf courses, nature trails, and picnic areas.

Yearly Events

Antique Shows and Markets (April-November)
Art Fairs (Spring and Fall)
Christmas Parade (December)
Saline Celtic Festival (Summer)
Saline Community Fair (Fall)

The Coalition for a Quality Community

Leaders from the Saline area school district, community hospital, churches, businesses and governmental agencies have recently developed the Coalition for a Quality Community. Their goal is to create a network of cooperation for the purpose of building closer working relationships within these entities. With this alliance, the goal is to provide wise use of shared resources among all levels of organization and to serve the unique needs of our community.

Vision
: A healthy and secure community.
Mission: Create a network of cooperation and interconnectedness that provides wise use of resources to serve the unique needs of our community.

ACT Scores

Saline’s ACT Exam Scores (by year)

Year

Saline Score

U.S. Score

1997

23.2

21.0

1998

24.3

21.0

1999

23.7

21.0

2000

23.3

21.0

2001

23.6

21.0

2002

23.2

20.8

2003

23.5

20.8

2004

23.5

20.8

2005

23.9

20.9

2006

23.8

21.1

2007

24.3

21.2

 

SAT Scores


Saline’s SAT Scores

Year

Verbal

Math

1997

567

604

1998

566

596

1999

561

588

2000

566

600

2001

563

599

2002

555

585

2003

565

587

2004

568

594

2005

562

587

2006

566

592

 

Demographic Data

Population

Year City County State
1980 6,483 264,748 9,262,078
1990 6,660 282,937 9,295,297
2000 8,034 322,895 9,938,444

Source: SEMCOG/U.S. Census
under $10,000 156 4.95