Saginaw - Part of the Great Lakes Bay Region

Saginaw offers its citizens the best of both worlds - big city assets and a small town atmosphere. The area offers extremely affordable housing with one of the lowest cost of living rates in the nation.

Saginaw is located along the I-75 corridor in the heart of the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan. This region is comprised of three cities - Saginaw, Midland and Bay City which has a combined population of 400,000 and Saginaw's medical community has a service population of about 750,000.

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Saginaw is ideally located in one of the most beautiful states in the nation. If you are an outdoors enthusiast, you need not look far to find outstanding golf and ski resorts. Saginaw County alone has 75 parks and more than two dozen golf courses. Michigan also has about 50 downhill ski areas, more than most other states. Six rivers in Saginaw County provide 160 miles of waterway for boating, fishing and other water sports. Michigan touches on four of the five Great Lakes, and boasts more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, more than any other inland state.

Saginaw has several strong school systems, which are the result of experienced teachers, low student/faculty ratios and concerned communities. Higher education is available locally at Saginaw Valley State University, Delta College, Davenport and Northwood University. Saginaw is only 90 minutes away from Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Central Michigan University and Alma College.

Cultural activities abound in Saginaw whether it's at the Midland Center for the Arts, Saginaw Event Center, Anderson Cultural Center or any of our more than 30 performing arts groups. Because Saginaw is a regional hub for Northeast Central Michigan, the shopping opportunities are more than ample. We have several malls, including the Outlets at Birch Run, which feature more than 200 stores.

Saginaw County is a great place to live, work and raise a family.

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