St. Clair Shores, Michigan 

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-1.5% since 2020

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9.2 / 4.5

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St. Clair Shores, Michigan is a picturesque city located in Macomb County on the shore of Lake St. Clair. This lively community offers a variety of attractions and activities for all ages to enjoy. Visitors can explore historic landmarks, take part in annual festivals, or spend an afternoon at the beach. The lakeside area is also home to numerous parks, offering plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation such as fishing and boating. St. Clair Shores is a great place to visit for those seeking a unique mix of culture and relaxation. With its many amenities and stunning lake views, St. Clair Shores offers a truly unforgettable experience! Large city - Southeast Michigan, along the Detroit River, across the border from Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
State: Michigan
County: Macomb County
Metro Area: Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metro Area
City: St. Clair Shores
Zip Codes: 48080 48081 48082
Cost of Living: -6.9% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 664 ft above sea level

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St. Clair Shores, Mi Housing Market
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What Bert Has To Say About Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metro Area

Detroit’s seemingly endless grid-patterned suburbs spread mainly west of town, and the northern half of this suburban cluster has been split off of the formerly singular Detroit metro area. That northern half consists of the relatively new and prosperous suburbs spreading north into Oakland County, including not only the named places of Warren, Troy and Farmington Hills but also such familiar names as Southfield, Pontiac, Royal Oak, Auburn Hills and Bloomfield. These suburbs, located on once-agricultural land, are plain, business friendly and mostly family friendly.


The unemployment rate in St. Clair Shores is 4.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. St. Clair Shores jobs have increased by 0.2%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, St. Clair Shores's cost of living is 6.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare St. Clair Shores's Cost of Living

June, August and July are the most pleasant months in St. Clair Shores, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Macomb county remained moderately Republican, 53.4% to 45.3%. More Voting Stats

St. Clair Shores's population is 59,046 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 1.5%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 26.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in St. Clair Shores is Real Estate: $191,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.6%.

St. Clair Shores public schools spend $11,841 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.2 students per teacher in St. Clair Shores. More Education

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Housing Market in St. Clair Shores

It's a good time to buy in St. Clair Shores. Home Appreciation is up 7.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in St. Clair Shores is $191,300.
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Reviews for St. Clair Shores   3 Reviews
SCS is slowly going down hill. - 3/2/2018
I have lived in SCS since 2002. In that time SCS is slowly doing down hill. SCS have three school districts and for a city of its size that's two too many. The... Read More

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Safe but boring! - 6/13/2014
Overall, the city is clean, nice and safe. However, if you are in your 20s, you will hate St. Clair Shores. There is pretty much nothing to do here, and the population... Read More

many choices - 2/14/2009
many choices for diffeernt budgets and... Read More

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