Home is the most important place to the people of Dearborn, and there are as many kinds of homes here as there are kinds of people.
House-hunters may choose from among Cape Cod bungalows, traditional colonials, ranches, spacious condos and townhouses, with prices ranging from $50,000 to $800,000.
Housing values have remained high in Dearborn for many reasons. Stringent building codes and zoning ordinances require quality construction and neighborhood architectural harmony. The school system is without equal. An extensive network of city services has helped Dearborn win 20 state and national "cleanest town" awards. An investment in Dearborn real estate is a wise one indeed.
In Dearborn, the housing choices are quite diverse...
Springwells Park - Developed by Edsel Ford in 1939, Springwells Park is a quaint collection of single Cape Cod bungalows, colonials, and townhouses reminiscent of old New England; adjacent to the TPC (Tournament Players Club) golf course.
Ford Homes Historic District - Another distinctive collection of colonial homes built by Henry Ford in 1919-20 can be found on six streets in west Dearborn. This neighborhood of more than 250 "Ford homes" is now designated as an historic district. Skillful modernization has helped to preserve many other diverse styles of custom homes in even older neighborhoods.
Dearborn Hills - Developed from property owned by Robert Herndon, a friend of Henry Ford and builder of the Dearborn Hills golf course which runs through the community. Dearborn Hills was patterned after quaint New England neighborhoods and consists of all single family homes, mainly brick colonials, tudors, and some bungalows.
Country Club Estates - Adjacent to and located east of the Dearborn Country Club, this subdivision consists of large custom built homes and is made up primarily of ranches built on larger lots. A few of the homes in this subdivision back up to the fairways and greens of the Dearborn Country Club golf course.
Aviation Subdivision - Located in the Northeast corner of the city, the Aviation subdivision was one of the first exclusive subdivisions built outside of the city of Detroit. This neighborhood contains many large, unique homes that were built in the 1920's and 1930's. Home styles include tudors, colonials, and some bungalows and ranches.
Dearborn Manor Subdivision - Located near Oakwood Hospital in south central Dearborn, this community is within close proximity to all major freeways and expressways, as well as many of Ford Motor Company's engineering facilities. This community consists of mainly bungalows and a some ranches - all built in the 1940's and 1950's.
Levagood Park area - This neighborhood is located in the Northwest corner of Dearborn and in it's center is a 10 square block city park offering picnic areas, swimming pools, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and a jogging track. Homes in this area were built mainly in the 1940's and are mostly bungalow style but there are a few cape cods, colonials, and ranches.
Condominiums - The most recent development is "The Residences at TPC." This development is a gated community which features luxurious site condominium living as it is located within the Jack Nicklaus designed Tournament Players Club of Michigan golf course. Fairlane East is located across the street from the TPC and consists of 153 condos and 244 townhouses/apartments that surround a man-made lake. Fairlane Woods is a luxury condominium development of contemporary ranches, townhouses, and detached site condos. These condominium complexes are all part of Fairlane, a 2,300 plus acre planned community of Ford Motor Land Development Corporation. There are many other smaller condominium communities located throughout the City of Dearborn.
Senior Citizen Housing - Safe, comfortable housing for senior citizens is a priority in Dearborn. As a result of it's leadership, the City owns and manages five modern high-rise apartments for low and moderate income seniors. There are 648 units available in Townsend Towers, Kennedy Plaza, Sisson Manor, and Hubbard Manor West. In addition to the City operated Senior housing facilities, Dearborn is proud to be the home of the brand new Henry Ford Retirement Village. "The Village" is a very large complex which is complete with indoor shopping, banking, cultural events, exercise rooms, college classes, and much, much more.
Over seventy-five percent of Dearborn's 35,500-plus homes are owner-occupied, and there is always an ample housing supply due to retirements and employment transfers.
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