Best Places to Buy a House in Wayne County

Explore Wayne County’s best places to buy a home in 2024, ranked by Niche.

Buying a home isn’t just a contract to the property, it’s a sometimes lifelong commitment to the surrounding community, too.

Choosing where to buy a home is a major life decision. Luckily, Niche, a website offering rankings and statistics on towns, schools and colleges, also publishes a ranking of the best places to buy a home. See the rankings below to find out how towns in Wayne County stack up.

These statistics were calculated based on home values, taxes, crime rates and quality of local schools. Data for these categories come from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC and other data sources. You can find the full methodology here.

Here are the top 10 best places to buy a home in Wayne County on the list.

Northville

  • Average home value: $431,500
  • Population: 6,088

This city has highly rated public schools and parks. There are many family friendly festivals throughout the year in this historic town.

Grosse Pointe Woods

  • Average home value: $309,700
  • Population: 16,338

Located along Lake St. Clair are the five Grosse Pointes: Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe City, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Woods and Grosse Pointe Shores. Each suburb offers stellar park access for family activities, historic downtown shopping and excellent schools.

Grosse Pointe Farms

  • Average home value: $409,200
  • Population: 10,018

Located along Lake St. Clair are the five Grosse Pointes: Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe City, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Woods and Grosse Pointe Shores. Each suburb offers stellar park access for family activities, historic downtown shopping and excellent schools.

Grosse Pointe

  • Average home value: $379,400
  • Population: 5,621

Located along Lake St. Clair are the five Grosse Pointes: Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe City, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Woods and Grosse Pointe Shores.

Northville Township

  • Average home value: $490,800
  • Population: 31,461

Northville Township is home to some of the world’s top automotive businesses. The city earns an “A” in the jobs category from Niche. The township is a great fit for outdoorsy families, as there are many pathways, wooded areas and parks.

Grosse Pointe Park

  • Average home value: $445,100
  • Population: 11,513

Located along Lake St. Clair are the five Grosse Pointes: Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe City, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Woods and Grosse Pointe Shores. Each suburb offers stellar park access for family activities, historic downtown shopping and excellent schools.

Plymouth

  • Average home value: $413,100
  • Population: 9,300

With a dense suburban feel, Plymouth offers families access to many restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

Livonia

  • Average home value: $249,000
  • Population: 94,928

Residents of Livonia have an abundance of choice when it comes to schools, colleges, churches, parks, libraries and recreation centers. Laurel Park Place, an upscale fashion mall with 74 stores, is located in Livonia.

Plymouth Charter Township

  • Average home value: $384,800
  • Population: 27,755

Plymouth Charter Township earns an “A” in the “public schools” and “good for families” categories from Niche and an “A-” in the categories for housing, jobs and outdoor activities.

Canton Charter Township

  • Average home value: $329,900
  • Population: 98,251

Canton’s numerous businesses make life easier for residents–including its many shopping options. WIth good schools and a good commute, Canton Charter Township ranks highly.


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Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn is a freelance journalist, copy editor and proud Detroiter. She is a graduate of Wayne State University’s journalism school and of the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University. Amanda is a lover of translated contemporary fiction, wines from Jura and her dog, Lottie.

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