Wayne Real Estate Information

A mid-sized city in the Detroit area, Wayne, Michigan, is a shrinking city. At the 2000 census, it was home to over 19,000 residents; estimates taken in summer of 2008 showed that figure had decreased to just over 17,000, a decline of 9.8%. Much of this can be attributed to the waning of the area's auto industry. 

Wayne is located in the county that shares its name and sits on an area of around six square miles. Like many Detroit-area cities, it is heavily influenced by the auto industry, with two Ford Motor Company plants, one that assembles the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs and the other that assembles the compact Ford Focus. Medical services can be obtained at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital, another large source of employment for the city. 

Wayne was first settled in the 1820s, and much can be learned of its history at the Historical Museum, which maintains more than 100 exhibits on the area's early years. In 2006, the city began a revitalization of its downtown area. Residents here in 2007 were estimated to have a median household annual income of around $48,500, while the median estimated value at that time of homes and condos was around $135,000. Annual events in the town include a fireworks display at Attwood Park,  Wheelfest celebration at Goudy Park, and the Goudy Park Concert Series at the Goudy Park Amphitheatre.

Public education in the community is provided by the Wayne-Westland Community School District, including four elementary schools, one middle school and Wayne Memorial High School and John Glenn High School. Two private schools, St. Mary's Catholic School and St. Michael Lutheran School, each have more than 200 students. There are 17 neighborhood parks and playgrounds for residents to enjoy, plus the Parks and Recreation Department Community Center, which houses an aquatic area, ice skating rink, racquet & exercise club and banquet area.