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Dearborn, Michigan Community Guide...

Dearborn combines a rich heritage, a strong feeling of community, and a healthy commercial and industrial base. The earliest settlers had "ribbon farms" with the narrow end fronting on the Rouge River.

The Dearborn area began to emerge as a community when it was chosen as the site for the Detroit Arsenal in the early 1830's. In 1838, the area around the Detroit Arsenal was incorporated and named Dearbornville at the request of the arsenal's first commandant who wanted to honor Major General Henry Dearborn, a Revolutionary War hero under whom he had served. The only arsenal structure left is the commandant's quarters which today houses the Dearborn Historical Museum.

Dearborn may be best known as the hometown of Henry Ford. Henry Ford first boosted Dearborn's growth by constructing the Ford Rouge Plant here in 1917. As Ford Motor Company grew, Dearborn became the location of its World Headquarters.

Some of the biggest tourist attractions in southeastern Michigan are located in Dearborn. Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village which attract visitors from all over the globe have the world's largest collection of Americana. Dearborn's newest attraction - The Automotive Hall of Fame, offers automotive history and education to visitors of all ages. Henry Ford's Fair Lane Estate located on the University of Michigan - Dearborn Campus offers tours and cultural events.

Dearborn Michigan Housing Market:

Dearborn, Michigan offers a wide variety of home styles to choose from. Prospective home buyers will find houses and condominiums that are well suited for nearly every budget including starter homes that are perfect for the 1st time buyer all the way up to luxury homes and condominiums that offer spectacular golf course and nature views.

Dearborn offers home buyers many choices in regards to construction styles and types of homes. Some examples include...
  • Historic homes built in 1919 and 1920
  • Brick and/or sided bungalows, colonials, ranches and more built primarily in the 1920's, 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's.
  • Some infill newer construction homes
  • Condominiums recently built that are adjacent to the new downtown development in West Dearborn...walking distance to many shops and restuarants.
  • Private gated community condominiums and patio homes
  • Luxury condominiums and homes backing to lush Dearborn golf courses.

Real Estate Services in Dearborn...

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Dearborn Schools...

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Dearborn MI Community Highlights...
  • Dearborn offers many retail shopping alternatives including the Fairlane Town Center as well as large and small shopping districts along Ford Road, Warren Avenue, and Michigan Ave.
  • Dearborn is centrally located, a short drive from downtown Detroit, Southfield, Ann Arbor, the Downriver communities and the airport. Residents also have easy access to public transportation and major highways.
  • Dearborn offers its Senior Citizen population an abundance of activities and housing.
  • Dearborn is home to the Ford-Wyoming Drive-In Theatre - one of the few remaining drive-in theatres in Michigan

Dearborn Parks and Recreation...

Dearborn maintains a large number of parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities and services. Residents enjoy the fact that no matter where they live, they are always just a short walk away from a tot-lot or park. Dearborn's extensive recreation areas and facilities include the following:
  • Over 30 parks and playgrounds
  • Camp Dearborn - Located in Milford, Michigan
  • 29 Tennis courts
  • 52 Baseball and softball fields (8 lighted)
  • The Dearborn Civic Center
  • Competitive sports leagues and clinics
  • Several private health and fitness club facilities
  • One public and two private golf courses
  • 6 Bowling alleys

Dearborn Libraries...

Henry Ford Centennial Library
16301 Michigan Avenue

Bryant Branch
22100 Michigan Avenue
  Esper Branch
12929 Warren Avenue

Snow Branch
23950 Princeton

More Dearborn Facts and Info...
  • Total Area (Sq. Miles): 24.45
  • Major Employers: Ford Motor Company, Oakwood Health Services, AAA Michigan
  • Medical Facilities: Oakwood Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, Garden City Osteopathic Hospital, Heritage Hospital (Taylor)
  • Major Highways: I-94, I-96, M-39 (Southfield Road), US-24 (Telegraph Road), M-153 (Ford Road), US-12 (Michigan Avenue)

City of Dearborn Offices:

Dearborn City Hall 13615 Michigan Ave. 313-943-2000
Mayor's Office 13615 Michigan Ave. 313-943-2300
Police Department 16099 Michigan Ave. 313-943-2240
Dearborn Fire Department 3750 Greenfield 313-943-2218
Dearborn Building Department 13615 Michigan Ave. 313-943-2150
Dearborn City Assessor 13615 Michigan Ave. 313-943-2140
City Treasurer 13615 Michigan Ave. 313-943-2045
Water Department 13615 Michigan Ave. 313-943-2399
Recreation Department 15801 Michigan Ave. 313-943-2090
Health Department 16301 Michigan Ave. 313-943-2350
Housing Department 13615 Michigan Ave. 313-943-2390
Dept. of Public Works 2951 Greenfield 313-943-2085

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