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Saline, Michigan
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Location of Saline, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Washtenaw
Government
 • Type City Council
 • Mayor Brian Marl (D)
 • State Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D-52)
 • US House Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI07)
Area
 • Total 4.33 sq mi (11.21 km2)
 • Land 4.26 sq mi (11.03 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,810
 • Estimate (2012) 8,976
 • Density 2,068.1/sq mi (798.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48176
Area code(s) 734
FIPS code 26-71140
GNIS feature ID 0637119
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  • Full Service Packing - All items in your home are packed by our trustworthy household movers using the most up-to-date packing methods and materials in the industry.
  • Fragile Packing - You define your breakable or high-value items such as dishes, glassware, artwork, fragile furniture, mirrors, etc. and we will professionally pack them with care, while you pack all of your other belongings.
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  • Loading - Each of your belongings is labeled, inventoried and loaded in a systematic process. Additionally, all upholstered furniture is wrapped in stretch wrap, a strong, clear plastic that completely covers the furniture, protecting it from dirt and damage.
  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
Saline MI 48176
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We have used Rose Moving twice now. Once to move our entire home across country, and then a second time to move the rest of our items from storage. Both experiences were great. Jim was friendly and helpful in quoting the jobs and always answered any questions promptly. The movers handling the jobs were all professional and courteous and they took great care with all of our property. I would definitely recommend Rose Moving!
May 11, 2017
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"Perfect" is the word to describe our experience with Rose Moving & Storage. Everything was perfect. The team of six movers, led by Mark McLean arrived right on time, and after sizing up the job went right to work. The team worked together, packing and loading everything in one day. Delivery was accomplished the following day. All of our possessions were delivered in the same condition they were in prior to Rose handling/moving them. Not only that, but these pros made sure to leave your old home and your new home in the same condition they found them in. It rained on day one and yet nobody from the Rose staff trailed any water or dirt into the old house.
Efficient, honest, friendly and professional. That is what you can expect from Rose Moving & Storage. And this description extends to not only the Rose employees who handle your property but the behind-the-scene staff as well. Mike Engelhardt, Beverly and the rest of the Rose staff all carried themselves in a most professional manner.
This isn't the first time we hired Rose Moving & Storage. Approx. eight years ago, Rose moved out daughter from Michigan to the east coast. Bottom line, they were perfect then, too.
I love Rose Moving, I really do. I have complete trust in this company and every one of their employees. Two moves spanning eight years, and nothing but perfection to report.
April 24, 2016
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Moving can be a real pain, and and when my moving company told me they could not do the move, I was in a panic. My house closing was coming up very quickly and I needed to be out of my house.  Add on top of that I was retiring at the same time and moving to Texas, well the stress level was high.  In the matter of three days, seven companies told me they could not do the move.  Until I talked to Erica at Rose moving.  She listened to my story, called her boss, and told me she could meet the next day to get everything set for the move the day I needed it.  In the span of three hours, all the paperwork was complete, inventoried the entire house, locked in the movers and was able to work within my schedule. Beverly Thomason in the office sent me all the paperwork I needed the next day, was signed and returned.  On the day of the move, the team came in and were very pleasant and professional.  Every specialty item, heirloom, breakable glassware and framed paintings and memorabilia was cared for as if it was their own. Within three hours,, everything was loaded on the truck and sent to the warehouse for storage and crating.  Through the two weeks it sat in storage, Beverly kept me up to date with shipment to my new address.  On the day the shipment came, the delivery team took extra special care in preparing the house to move items inside.  This team was great! The entire process from when they arrived until they departed was about two hours.  They were very professional and worked through a couple of changes in where items were to go.  Everything arrived it perfect condition. They were kind and courteous and went out of their way to make sure that everything I needed done was done.  Although a long review, Rose Moving went out of their way at the last minute to take care of my move.  Two teams, two trucks, two really great move specialists, two thousand miles of travel and the best, most professional move I've ever had. Instead of shopping around, make Rose your first choice in preparing your move.
July 22, 2015
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Saline (Get Moves Quote for Saline, MI) /səˈln/ is a city in Washtenaw (Washtenaw, MI Moving) in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 8,810.

The city is popular for its annual Celtic Festival, which attracts people from all over the United States and its sister cities Brecon, Wales, United Kingdom (established 1966) and Lindenberg, Germany (established 2003). It is also the hometown of the Saline (Get Move Estimate for Saline, MI) Fiddlers and Fiddlers ReStrung, two nationally renowned high school bluegrass/fiddle groups. Saline (Get Relocation Prices for Saline, MI), whose well-regarded school district is perhaps its biggest draw, was ranked the 43rd best place to live out of 1,300 rated cities in the United States in a 2005 CNN/Money Magazine poll, 59th in 2007's poll, and 63rd in 2009's CNN/Money Magazine and also made CNN/Money's list of best places to retire in 2005.

History

Before the 18th century, Native Americans traveled to what is now Saline to hunt wildlife and gather salt from the salt springs they found nearby. In the 18th century, French explorers canoed up to the area and also harvested the salt. They named the local river Saline, which means salty or saline in French. Europeans settled the area in the 19th century, most of them coming from England and Germany. Together with Orange Risdon, a government surveyor who is generally considered to be the city's founder, the residents named the town Saline, which was officially established in 1832. In 1870 railroad service, provided by the Detroit-Hillsdale (Hillsdale, MI Relocation)-&-Indiana Railroad, first reached Saline. In 1875 Salinians built one of the city's most famous landmarks, the Second-Empire frame, 2 12-story residential building, the Davenport House, a.k.a. Curtis Mansion. The town continued to grow, and in 1931 the Village of Saline (Get Moving Quote for Saline, MI) became the City of Saline (Get Moves Cost for Saline, MI). The Saline (Get Relocation Estimate for Saline, MI) Fisheries Research Station was built on the site of a pioneer grist mill. The city of Saline (Get Movers Quote for Saline, MI) has had its own newspaper since ca. 1874 and is currently served by the Saline (Get Relocation Estimate for Saline, MI) Reporter, a weekly print publication, also providing current news on its website.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.33 square miles (11.21 km2), of which, 4.26 square miles (11.03 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.

The city is southwest of the City of Ann Arbor and northwest of the City of Milan, where U.S. 12 (Michigan Avenue) intersects the Saline River, a tributary of the River Raisin. The city is bounded on the southwest by Saline Township; on the southeast by York Charter Township; on the northeast by Pittsfield Charter (Pittsfield Charter, MI Moving Reviews); and on the northwest by Lodi Township.

Weather and climate

The weather in Saline (Get Moves Cost for Saline, MI), Michigan, is highly variable and is greatly influenced by the Great Lakes. Saline (Get Moves Quote for Saline, MI) experiences a four-season climate, with summer temperatures reaching as high as 105°F and temperatures falling as low as -29°F in the winter. Average high temperatures in the summer range between 70°F and 85°F, with average high temperatures in the winter ranging from 15°F to 35°F. Precipitation falls year round, with snow being the main form of precipitation during the winter months. Saline (Get Moves Quote for Saline, MI) experiences an average yearly snowfall of 53 inches (1.3 m), with most of that coming from "Snowstorms" and "Clippers". "Lake effect" is a common sight in Saline (Get Moving Cost for Saline, MI) during the winter months; however the snow is typically much lighter than the heavy accumulations that occur on the western side of the state, which is closer to Lake Michigan. The Great Lakes influence the weather in other ways in Saline (Get Move Estimate for Saline, MI), bringing constant clouds in the winter, even with dry air masses in place. Summers are cooler than those in surrounding states, with cool breezes off of the Great Lakes when the water temperature is colder than the air temperature.

The main weather hazard in Saline (Get Move Cost for Saline, MI), Michigan—as well as in all of Southeast Michigan—is severe thunderstorms and snowstorms. Tornadoes, high winds, large hail, and dangerous lightning are the most frequent causes of death from weather in the area. Extreme cold air and flooding are next in line for the most potent hazards.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 8,810 people, 3,699 households, and 2,336 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,068.1 inhabitants per square mile (798.5 /km2). There were 3,923 housing units at an average density of 920.9 per square mile (355.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.6% White, 1.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 3,699 households of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 41.1 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,034 people, 3,148 households, and 2,134 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,736.3 per square mile (670.0/km²). There were 3,213 housing units at an average density of 694.4 per square mile (267.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.69% White, 0.56% African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.94% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.73% of the population.

There were 3,048 households, out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 persons and the average family size is 3.09 persons. In the city the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $59,382, and the median income for a family was $73,162. Males had a median income of $51,391 versus $32,254 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,208. About 3.0% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.

Industry and commerce

Manufacturing related operations probably account for the majority industry of in the Saline (Get Move Quote for Saline, MI) area. The largest single employer in the Saline (Get Relocation Prices for Saline, MI) area is Faurecia, an international automotive parts manufacturer. The University of Michigan is perhaps the second largest employer of Salinians.

Over 500 Saline area businesses are represented by, and are members of, the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce (Commerce, MI Relocation). The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce (Commerce, Michigan Relocation Companies) is also active in supporting various Saline area social and community causes.

City government

Brian Marl is the city's current mayor. Former mayor Gretchen Driskell was first elected in 1999 and re-elected consecutively through 2008. She was the city's longest serving mayor as well as the first female mayor. Driskell declined to seek re-election is 2012, instead choosing to run for the Michigan House of Representatives. Brian Marl was elected to succeed her on November 6, 2012. The City council is non-partisan, and serves at large for 2 year terms.

Transportation

Ride Saline (Get Moving Cost for Saline, MI), a transit service that operates from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM from Monday to Friday, is available to Saline (Get Moves Estimate for Saline, MI) residents.

  • US 12 runs right through downtown, and
  • US 23 is 4.25 miles east of town (along US 12), Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI Movers)–Saline Road also runs through the city's main intersection.

The Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI Relocation) Railroad also operates as far as Maple Rd in the north area of the city, but this portion is only used as a siding for the Faurecia Plant and only freight service is offered.

Recreation

Fiddlers ReStrung
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Saline (Get Movers Cost for Saline, MI) is hometown of two fiddle groups. The Fiddlers Philharmonic was formed in 1994 by Saline (Get Relocation Quote for Saline, MI) Music Educator Bob Phillips. Under Phillips's leadership the group quickly gained national prominence as an example of using alternative musical styles to advance music education. Bob retired in 2003 and created a nationally known consultancy to assist music educators. In 2003, the majority of members in the group voted to become an independent nonprofit organization named "Saline (Get Moving Cost for Saline, MI) Fiddlers". They bill themselves as "America's premier youth fiddling show band". Some parents and students wanted to remain under the school district's auspices and, with the school district's permission, they formed Fiddlers ReStrung. Both groups continue to support the same goals of preserving American fiddling styles, spreading appreciation of this music through performance, modeling the use of alternative music styles in music education and furthering the musical education and social development of students. The groups perform frequently at a wide variety of events and enjoy representing their hometown.

Schools

Saline High School in nearby Pittsfield Charter (Pittsfield Charter, MI Relocation Companies)

Saline (Get Movers Cost for Saline, MI) Area Schools operates public schools.

K-3 elementary schools operated by the district include Harvest, Woodland Meadows, and Pleasant Ridge. Heritage School (4-5), Saline Middle School, and Saline High School (in Pittsfield Charter (Pittsfield Charter, MI Moving Company)) serve the city.

Notable residents

  • George Matthew Ada (Ada, MI Moving Company)ms, newspaperman
  • Lisa Bonder, professional tennis player and ex-wife of Kirk Kerkorian.
  • Ann Pellegreno, aviation
  • Charles Van Riper, pioneer in the field of speech pathology
  • Bryan Thao Worra, writer
  • Brandon Inge, Major League Baseball

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