Albee, MI

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Albee, MI

About Albee, MI

Albee, MI is a small rural community located in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. With a population of just over 500 people, it is a tight-knit and friendly place to call home. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy throughout the year such as fishing, hunting, hiking and camping. The streets are generally quiet and peaceful, making Albee an ideal place for those looking for some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Residents also get to enjoy local businesses like grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations and more. All in all, living in Albee is a great experience for those who seek a laid back lifestyle surrounded by nature and friendly faces. Small-industrial-city complex - Eastern Michigan near the head of Saginaw Bay.

Location Details

State: Michigan
County: Saginaw County
Metro Area: Saginaw Metro Area
City: Albee
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 595 ft above sea level
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Saginaw is a middle-of-the-road industrial city and gateway to recreational areas in northern Michigan. Once an important forest products processor, that industry has declined somewhat and the area now has more general industry and agricultural processing. Downtown has been in decline for years, although there is a small “Old Town” entertainment district across the Saginaw River. Today, unemployment is a problem in the area, crime rates are high and the weak economy has driven housing prices down to the point where they make national news for how low they are. As a gateway to the region, Saginaw does have a good balance of services and facilities for a city of its size and profile, including higher education, healthcare, air service, and some cultural amenities.

This tri-city area of Saginaw, Bay City and Midland sits on Saginaw Bay, which forms Michigan’s “thumb.” Saginaw itself sits about 12 miles up the Saginaw River. The area is mostly flat coastal plain, dotted by industry and agriculture and densely forested land. The continental climate is heavily influenced by the Great Lakes, moderating temperatures but giving extensive periods of cloudy, cool and often wet weather. Summers are humid but moderate in temperature, with most days below 90. Winters are cold with frequent snow and rain/snow mixes. Cold arctic air masses from the north and west are moderated somewhat by lake influences, but lake moisture produces significant snows and snow cover is prevalent through winter. First freeze is early October, last is early May.

Albee Cost of Living

Cost of living and housing, nearby recreation, and healthcare make Albee a great place to live.

-121.1% lower than avg
-28.2% lower than avg
$816 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-40.7% lower than avg
Albee Crime
23.9 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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