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A High Quality of Life

Saline 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

University of Michigan Medical Center-900 beds.

Education

High-quality education programs and a strong dedication to learning are prevalent throughout the Saline School System. Saline has many local nursery schools and local education includes pre-school through high school.
Local colleges include:

  • 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.

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
2010 9,158 358,880 9,923,693

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