Saline, named for its natural salt springs, is located southwest of Ann Arbor (home of the University of Michigan), and offers many exciting activities. Downtown Saline has a small-town appeal and changes with every passing decade.

Packed full of amazing historic buildings that are more than a century old, the area has seen marvelous growth and vitality with a flourishing real estate market, transportation and infrastructure, new retail businesses, unique specialty stores, exceptional restaurants, and a world-class Rec Center. Saline’s school system stands out for its state-level competitive sports teams.


Whatever people’s interests, Saline has something to offer. The downtown has a wide-ranging array of historic and contemporary buildings, housing fun and noteworthy stores and restaurants.

The wonderful community of Saline has more than 8,000 residents and occupies 4.14 square miles. Saline also offers plenty of parks, museums, retails shops, walking paths, and businesses that can be enjoyed by all.


Saline is the perfect location for families who want quiet, relaxed surroundings with city amenities just around the corner. For those whose ideal home is a townhouse with a big living space, investing in a condo in Saline or the surrounding region gives all the perks of row house ownership in a desirable location. The area’s condos are within walking- or mass-transit distance from the business and industrial districts.

They are of premium quality as they follow the strict standards of excellence in their construction phase. Characteristics of townhomes include luxurious interior and exterior finishes, with this type of ownership still a favorable option for potential home buyers.

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People’s Express bus system is used by the residents of Saline for traveling within the city limits and to some specific destinations in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Reservations should be made at least 30 hours in advance. On-demand rides are also available as time permits.


Saline is situated about 10 miles south of Ann Arbor. Visitors enjoy walking this thriving community while seeking unique collectibles, antiques, delightful dining, or an outdoor adventure. With lots of food and dining options, Saline hits the spot whether you seek a cozy coffee and a traditional sandwich shop, a fun family eating experience, or something a little chicer.

Special events make up a huge part of the entertainment scene and include the Farmer’s Market, the Saline Summerfest, Sports Cars to Saline, the Harvest of the Arts Oktoberfest, and the Summer Music Series. Held in convenient downtown outdoor locations, these events are a collaborative venture between the Downtown Merchants Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Saline. Saline’s yearly Celtic Festival alone brings thousands of visitors.

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