Key findings

  • Saginaw has a Livability Score of 53/100, which is considered poor
  • Saginaw crime rates are 99% higher than the Michigan average
  • Cost of living in Saginaw is 7% lower than the Michigan average
  • Saginaw real estate prices are 68% lower than the Michigan average
  • Rental prices in Saginaw are 20% lower than the Michigan average

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      Not as bad as you think

      I live in a beautiful neigjborhood in saginaw township surrounded by very nice homes & new builds. I DO drive my kids to a better school district everyday, but my neighborhood is not the same as inner city Saginaw city. I am in SAGINAW TOWNSHIP.& Yes there are parts of the township that are close to the city that I would avoid but my home is beautiful, my neighborhood is too & I know that no thugs without jobs can afford to buya home here.There are no rentals in my subdivision.I live near lots of shopping & restaurants& I would not purchase a home in a pkace I don't feel safe for my children.
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      Saginaw, MI: Decent Shopping, High Crime

      As a native Michigander, I frequently visit the city of Saginaw when I visit another one of my favorite cities named Frankenmuth. I must admit that Saginaw is a pretty dangerous city to live within. It is not the most pleasant city that Michigan has to offer. I felt pretty unsafe walking around Saginaw alone, especially when I would walk to my car at night. It seems to me that Saginaw has a very intense crime problem, which also makes it a place that families should avoid at all costs.

      I would definitely not recommend living in Saginaw for families. I do not think the schools in the area are very good for children. I think that the violence in the city can be very distracting for families that want their children to do the best they can in school. Living in the city of Saginaw is almost like setting up children for failure for their academic endeavors. It is truly important for kids to feel safe in whatever city the family lives within, and I can guarantee children will not feel safe living in this city. The city does have some nice shopping malls, but aside from that it does not have anything but crime to offer.
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      Source: The Saginaw, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).