Southfield : Michigan

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What it's Like to Retire in Southfield

Southfield is a busy suburb of Detroit that is now part of the office market for corporate Detroit. There are 5 golden skyscrapers with over a million sq.ft. of office space.   The population, which has declined in recent years, is just over 75,000.   The city has a wonderful library. The Civic Center was expanded in 1971 to include a sports arena with swimming pool. Evergreen Hills Golf Course  is a public golf course. Lawrence Technological University is in Southfield. Photo of Southfield Town Center courtesy of Wikipedia and Dave Parker.
 

Where to Retire in Southfield and Home Prices

There are different neighborhoods in the suburbs and some active communities in the area. According to City-data.com, the median selling price of a home in mid-2013, was just under $80,000.

 

What is special about Southfield

Southfield has a big corporate base to help with its economy. There are some impressive components to its infrastructure.
 

What is not special about Southfield

Crime is above average. Real estate taxes are quite high for the value of the homes - homes with mortgages paid over $4000 in taxes.
 

Who will like retirement in Southfield

People who want to retire in the Detroit area.
 

Local economy is driven by

There are more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in Southfield.

 

Climate and Physical Environment

Southfield is west of Detroit.  The median January  temperature is in the low 20's, the median July temperature is about 72 degrees.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Southfield Library operates several branches. Detroit has many fine cultural institutions  a short ride away.
 

Crime

The crime rate is slightly above average.
 

Medical facilities

Providence Hospital and some specialty medical facilities serve the community.
 

Transportation

The closest airport is in Detroit, about 25 miles away.

 

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Facts about SOUTHFIELD
  • State: MI
  • Environment: Suburban,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): Less than $100,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 4001-6000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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