Located within Michigan, United States, the city of Dearborn is situated in the Detroit metropolitan area.
Dearborn offers a calm ambience and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. There are around 20 public green spaces nearby for residents to explore, such as Patton Park and Lower Rouge Parkway, making them easy to access. This part of the Detroit metropolitan area is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although there are still several louder sections, especially closer to Southfield Freeway, Edsel Ford Freeway or one of the railway lines.
The sizeable proportion of single detached homes in the housing stock of Dearborn is an important part of its character. This city also has quite a good choice of unit sizes; properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 70% of the units in the city are occupied by home owners whereas renters occupy the remainder. Most of the housing growth in this part of the Detroit metropolitan area took place before the 1960s.
Residents will find that no matter where their home is situated in this city, both primary and secondary schools are close by. Residents have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. As far as eating is concerned, it is easy to get to the closest supermarket by walking from any home in Dearborn. A limited selection of restaurants and cafes can be found as well.
Dearborn will attract physically active home buyers because it is reasonably suitable for walking; many daily errands can be run on foot. This city is very car friendly. Parking is easy, and it is a reasonably short drive to the nearest highway, such as Detroit Industrial Expressway, from any location in Dearborn. However, the public transit network in Dearborn is not very accessible. Nonetheless, the city is connected by a few bus lines.