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Overview of Wayne

Wayne is located in southeastern Michigan in Wayne County, approximately three miles south of the city of Westland and 17 miles west of the bustling city of Detroit. Wayne apartments for rent are excellent options for joining the estimated population of more than 19,000 living across the approximate six square miles of land.

The city of Wayne boasts its own style of "Wayne Living," with a focus on long-standing friendships, neighborly behavior and pride and volunteerism. This city is extremely family-friendly, with roughly one-fourth of its population under the age of 18, and it offers its residents quiet and safe suburban living with close proximity to the major urban center of Detroit.

Living in Wayne, MI

People living in Wayne apartments can enjoy the fact they're part of a community that takes pride in itself. The city was settled in the 1820s by George M. Johnson, and Wayne was officially incorporated as a city in 1869. In 1871, the Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad line was extended through the city to the township of Plymouth, making the area even more accessible.

Wayne boasts a rich history and a wealth of information can be found at the Wayne Historical Museum. The city gets its namesake from a Revolutionary War hero, General Anthony Wayne. The Wayne History Mural was created to capture the unique city history through public art. 

Wayne Work and Study

Business professionals find Wayne apartments to be a convenient and attractive option. The U.S. Census Bureau revealed that approximately 8,818 Wayne residents make up the local labor force. The Wayne Chamber of Commerce indicated that more than 11,000 people commute into the city of Wayne on a daily basis for business purposes. Some of the major employers in Wayne include Ford Motor Company and Oakwood Hospital.

Students have a large variety of options for higher education in Wayne, including the local institutes of Dorsey Business Schools and Annapolis Hospital School of Xray Technology. There are numerous higher education institutes located just outside of town in neighboring communities, such as Madonna University, Schoolcraft College, the University of Michigan in Dearborn, Wayne State University and Henry Ford Community College.

Rentals in Wayne, MI and Cost of Living

According to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, Wayne rentals have a vacancy rate of 10.7 percent, and median gross rent was valued at $627 as of 2010. The largest portion of renters, 45.4 percent, fall in the gross rent range of $500 to $749, with 78 percent of all renters falling in the wider range of $300 to $999. The data further indicated that roughly 42.6 percent of all renters reported spending 35 percent or more of their household income on gross rental costs.

City-Data information revealed that in March 2012, the cost of living in Wayne was assigned a value of 89 points, which is 11 percent less than the national average of 100 points.

Wayne Attractions and Special Events

Residents living in Wayne apartments can find a little of everything to experience. Many locals enjoy heading to the downtown district to shop along Michigan Avenue and enjoy eateries and fine dining.

There are numerous opportunities for recreation in Wayne. The Ted D'Pulos Aquatic Area contains a recreation pool as well as a competition pool for swimmers to enjoy. The aquatic center provides a number of services and classes to residents, including swim lessons, water fitness classes, parent tot swimming, open swim and even has amenities for hosting birthday parties.

Residents and visitors can also enjoy theater productions and shows at the State Wayne Theater, or immerse themselves in culture and history at the Wayne Historical Museum. City Town Info lists other notable Wayne and nearby attractions, which include Lower Huron Metropolitan Park, Fair Lane, Dearborn Historical Museum, Maybury State Park and Historic Fort Wayne.

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