St. Clair County Real Estate Information

One of the noted counties in the metro Detroit region, St. Clair County, Michigan, sits on the western shores of Lake Saint Clair, with which it shares it name. The county was home to a population of around 164,000 at the time of the 2000 census, though estimates from 2008 showed that figure to have grown to around 169,000. 

The county was created on September 10, 1820, and its government was organized in 1821. Its county seat is Port Huron, and it encompasses a total area of 837 square miles, 112 square miles of which is water. The county neighbors part of Ontario, Canada, and is home to seven cities, two villages and half a dozen unincorporated communities. Public schools here are run through St. Clair County Independent School District, which is made up of another seven smaller districts

In 2000, St. Clair County residents had an annual median household income of just over $46,000. Transportation in and out of the area can be obtained via the St. Clair County International Airport. Medical services are provided at some of the area's major hospitals, Mercy Health Center, Port Huron Hospital and St. John River District Hospital. The county is one of five the make up the peninsula jutting into Lake Huron commonly colloquially referred to as "The Thumb."

Attractions in St. Clair County include the International Symphony Orchestra, the Sanilac Shores Underwater Preserve, the Glacier Pointe Ice Complex, the Imperial Theatre and 12 public golf courses, including Lakeview Hills Golf Resort, Leaning Tree Golf Course, Oak Ridge Golf Club. The location of the county near one of the Great Lakes also affords it many lake-based attractions, such as cruises. Events held annually here include the Yale Bologna Festival, the St. Clair Art Fair, Happy Apple Days, Art on the Avenue, the annual 4-H county fair, CelticFest and Icefest. There are also several museums: Huron Light Ship Museum, Marysville Historical Museum, Wills Sainte Claire Automobile Museum and Port Huron Museum.