These Are The 10 Safest Places to Live in Wayne County

Explore Wayne County’s safest places to live in 2024, ranked by Niche.

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

Feeling safe in a community is a major factor for families when it comes to choosing where to plant roots. Luckily, Niche, a website offering rankings and statistics on towns, schools and colleges, also publishes a ranking of the safest places to live. See the rankings below to find out how towns in Wayne County stack up. 

These statistics were calculated based on specific crime rates. Data for these categories come from the FBI, CDC and user generated data sources. You can find the full methodology here.

Here are the top 10 safest places to live in Wayne County on the list. 

Safest Places to Live Wayne County

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. 

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 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 Park

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

Grosse Pointe Park’s Matthew C. Patterson Park is a popular choice for families looking to play pickleball, kayak on the lake or walk a nature trail. 

Grosse Pointe Woods

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

Grosse Pointe Woods scores an A+ in public schools, health and fitness and “good for families” categories from Niche. 

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. 

Grosse Pointe

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

Grosse Pointe’s quaint downtown is a draw for visitors and residents alike, while Neff Park offers residents a pool, marina and kayak rentals. 

Village of Grosse Pointe Shores

  • Average home value: $641,500
  • Population: 2,610

The striking lakefront view from the Village of Grosse Pointe Shores is a nice perk for residents. The Ford House, a historic mansion which hosts year round events, is located within the village. 

Plymouth Charter Township

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

Plymouth Charter Township is a safe place to live and earns an “A” in the “public schools” and an “A+” in the “good for families” categories from Niche.

Canton Charter Township

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

Canton’s numerous businesses make life easier for families–including its many shopping options. With good schools and a good commute, Canton Charter Township ranks highly for families looking for a safe place to live.


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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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